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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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The 6 Motivators (Values): INFOGRAPHIC


This infographic serves as an introduction to the Workplace Motivators profile, which measures 6 underlying motivators (or dominant values), and includes a description of each factor, famous characters from movies as examples, who created the assessment, how a motivator is formed, and more.

May 9, 2016

Topics: Motivators & Drivers

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A Timeline of Big Ideas on Motivation

The following infographic includes popular, landmark or influential ideas on motivation and employee engagement pulled from 32 key theorists, researchers, authors, thinkers and speakers over the last 100+ years.

Dec 7, 2015

Topics: Employee Engagement- Motivators & Drivers

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Game of Thrones: DISC & Motivators INFOGRAPHIC

Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows to hit TV in recent decades. The breadth of characters (and the nuances within the characters' personalities) makes it a great educational resource to use in the training room when exploring people's DISC and Motivators profiles.

May 28, 2015

Topics: Motivators & Drivers- DISC Profile

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