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My Motivation is on a Holiday, But I’m Not!

Taking a break from regular responsibilities, such as work, hobbies, associations, school and the like, is a good way to re-energize and relax. So, what happens when it’s not easy or possible to take that break and enjoy a much-deserved holiday? 

Sep 21, 2021

Topics: Employee Engagement- Motivators & Drivers- Future of Work

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A Simple Model of Employee Engagement

Back in 2013, we developed a model to help explain what engagement looks like and, in particular, how it differs from the likes of employee satisfaction. We call it the Effort-Enjoyment Model of Engagement.

Sep 20, 2021

Topics: Employee Engagement- Motivators & Drivers- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The Change Leader

The change leader is able to leverage others' motivators or personal drivers to mobilise the energy to make change happen. Whether you are an executive, director or project leader, one of the most powerful and pivotal roles you can play in your organisation is that of a change leader

Jun 29, 2021

Topics: Leadership- Motivators & Drivers- Change & Transformation

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The Reasons People Work & Previously Unseen Challenges

According to the American Psychological Association, “Motivation is important in almost every aspect of human behaviour. When you make a decision, your choice is certainly influenced by your motivational state.”

Aug 11, 2020

Topics: Motivators & Drivers- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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12 Driving Forces™

A motivator (or value) is a cluster of beliefs with a similar underlying pattern or idea that we believe to be fundamentally important. Our primary motivators help determine what gives us joy, happiness, energy and purpose — at work and in life.

Aug 10, 2020

Topics: Motivators & Drivers- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The Biggest Problem With the DISC Assessment

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”— Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science (1966), p15

Sep 24, 2018

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Motivators & Drivers- DISC Profile

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Personality Infographic: DISC & Motivators


This infographic helps illustrate why two people with the same DISC style can come across as completely different people.

Mar 8, 2017

Topics: Motivators & Drivers- DISC Profile

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Driving Forces


Driving Forces™ is a new report that provides an enhanced way of assessing people’s motivators. The existing report for measuring motivators is called Workplace Motivators (MOT), and the new Driving Forces (DF) report is its natural successor.

Jun 26, 2016

Topics: Psychology- Motivators & Drivers

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