Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees | Kerry Goyette | TEDxCosmoPark

  • Published on May 26, 2016
  • It’s a misconception that you can motivate your employees. They’re already motivated. The key is to unleash their motivation. The Founder of Aperio Consulting Group, Kerry Goyette takes a deeper dive into motivation, how to leverage it, and the counterproductive motivations that may be holding us back from success.
    Kerry is the Founder & President of Aperio Consulting Group, a corporate consulting firm that provides workplace analytics and training to build high performance cultures. Kerry consults clients across the world on scientific strategies for engineering teams that maximize performance. She is also the founding authority of the Motivational Research Institute focused on identifying the key human factor contributors to success.Kerry is certified to administer a wide variety of cutting edge workplace analytics measuring motivation, engagement, safety/risk management behaviors, attitude, mental ability, emotional intelligence and many others. In addition, she is a certified forensic interviewer with advanced training as an expert witness by the American Prosecutors Research Institute. This specialized training has given her unique insight in diagnosing the true problem. Her consulting has taken her all over the world which has exposed her to a variety of workplace cultures and industries.
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Comments • 236

  • General_Buttcrack _Naked

    You can be the best motivator out there and give incentives to have your employees do their jobs well.
    But if you have an employee who is not interested in doing the job. No amount of pep talk, training nor incentives will make them work.

  • J. S.
    J. S. 9 days ago

    This is mostly interesting, until she gets to talking about “hiring for motivation”; this just sounds like one more tool for middle managers, whom tend to be clueless about CLIENT NEEDS, justifying WHY they DID NOT hire someone that the CLIENT WANTS to do the projects, due to competence.
    Middle Managers still BELIEVE that it’s their job to make those determinations. However, they are mistaken and the CONTEMPORARY MARKET has shown it will put those companies/firms out of business in short order.
    We do not live in the 1990s anymore and middle managers are no longer as important as organizations still assume they are.

  • Gary Mehmet
    Gary Mehmet 10 days ago

    The example of charlie sheen was hugely simplified there and quite an extreme example to use. Motivation is not entirely the responsibility of the employee and is not a static quality/attribute. it can be affected both by factors in and out of work and like a creative force that can be used for good or ill, it can need guidance/ pushing/ pulling back/ shaping. .I dont know much about this and that is why I am here. I listened for just a few minutes but found this lady's pace to be a bit too fast to the point, I sadly did not find her engaging at all.

  • UncleRufus A. Bastardson

    Jeezus Kristo , the verbal masterbation in the comments is worse than awakening before a climax from a wet dream!
    Its simple, offer a person more money than they are worth for the job at hand.
    If they fail , FIRE THEM !
    You have a 90 day window for a probationary release. Use it .

  • Jaime Alonzo
    Jaime Alonzo 13 days ago +1

    At my place of employment, they use the punishment will continue, until moral improves technic.

  • Jaime Alonzo
    Jaime Alonzo 13 days ago

    I have news for you lady.your employees don't work for you.they work for their families.they work becouse they live in a debt system, and are enslaved to it.

  • DJQ 15
    DJQ 15 14 days ago

    Why motivate employees if you can give them a soft reminder that there will always be someone out there better than them for less or equal pay.

  • Forrest Battles
    Forrest Battles 14 days ago +1

    it seems like her idea of motivation is selling hope or fear to an employee in exchange for increased productivity. This is all about taking value from employees to increase company profit without any real rewards for employee achievement. This just tells hiring managers to only hire people they can easily manipulate.

  • Marilyn Fullen
    Marilyn Fullen 19 days ago

    What you focus on expands.
    ...just saying...

  • 시연 Siyeon TV
    시연 Siyeon TV 23 days ago +1

    My simple take ‘ motivation is a thing to unleash ... as your employees are already motivated ..’

  • GaymerPrime
    GaymerPrime 27 days ago +1

    First 30 seconds - “organizations, workforce, employees” - ERR WRONG! Start my using the right words, in this case, PEOPLE. Let’s not forget that. I’m a manager myself and HATE when other managers call people resources / directs / org / etc. You have to care and you have to be comfortable getting to know and helping improve people.

  • naveen kumar
    naveen kumar 29 days ago

    The quality minds can do wonders - to narrate what is quality, it is some objective towards the work I found it from school level idea but affects at workshop....
    Everything is learning...
    The companies are intended to place right employees in right place they concern on application factors few times but most important view is aptitude because one person can change the P.V ratio either positive or negative so... Soul investigation is required to implement productivity and enrich goals of company.

  • Jaideep Kulkarni
    Jaideep Kulkarni Month ago

    Look at their horoscope astrology...zodiacs...put them at right place...use their best of the potentials.... don't put wrong person at wrong place... neither he could enjoy nor company could achieve big things.......self motivation is a very big thing.... nothing else

  • scruffypuppy
    scruffypuppy Month ago +11

    I’ve noticed a theme with these Ted talks. They tell you what’s wrong with what you’re doing but they never go in detail and explain how to do it correctly.

    • UncleRufus A. Bastardson
      UncleRufus A. Bastardson 12 days ago +1

      Its simple....talking without saying anything deserves no answers or complexity of thought searching for an answer to your question.

  • Badger Fishinski
    Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

    In my experiece, people are in fact motivated by different stimulus. One common denominator I have noticed, is that an employee who wants their boss to succeed, is often good motivation. A group that likes their boss, often will be more motivated to do a good job. Having a boss that everyone hates, often has the opposite long term effect. Just my experience..... * Disclaimer: This theory does not apply to psychopaths.

  • Stephan Marcus
    Stephan Marcus 2 months ago

    Problem: unit unproductive.
    Solution: A: Ask them what is wrong. Fix what is wrong.
    Solution B: Hire a consulting firm to make them fill in forms and take surveys and create an entire section in HR to analyze this data and generate reports, make all the supervisors take courses on motivating their subordinates, install CCTV cameras to track their movements and install spyware on their computers and...

    Are people supposed to hate their jobs?

  • brian ashby
    brian ashby 2 months ago

    She knows she like 50 right? Her ovaries are more barren than the playground of the sand worms of dune

    • Marco Correnti
      Marco Correnti 2 months ago

      That´s a terrible thing to say. What is wrong with you?

  • mwngw
    mwngw 2 months ago +2

    Employees will be dis-inclined toward motivation and productivity if the executives demonstrate a culturally-corporate disrespect toward subordinates. Translated, if executives treat the workforce with disdain, disrespect, and misjudgment of human behavior, employees will in turn diminish their own motivation.

  • Jared Langley
    Jared Langley 3 months ago

    Stop using temp agencies and only do direct hires. Temp agencies just give the impression you don't care and they never get compensated like they should either. Stop micromanaging. Give your employee tasks and let them complete it and only give insight when they ask or you spot them doing it incorrectly. Set up a real training program too. Have qualified people that are capable of training people the right way and make sure they stick with that person until they are trained. Don't hand them off. I'd ask every 6 months what employees think about the state of the business in general. If you're company compensates employees correctly and doesn't have bad managers and latches onto horrible coworkers then motivation takes care of itself. Like this lady said too cut out the toxic lazy workers.

  • Andrew Moser
    Andrew Moser 3 months ago +1

    She says, human motivation boils down to "seek pleasure and avoid pain." That was all I needed to write off everything else she said. I don't watch TED talks to get stuff dumbed down beyond any actual use.

  • Snooperzan
    Snooperzan 3 months ago +1

    Really wish the people who speak and write on such issues would stop using the phrase “hard wired” and also that we could stop the introvert extrovert labels

    • sitti fatima balunan
      sitti fatima balunan 2 months ago

      Words are inventions that is up for people to use it or not. Imposing rules on others because of our different frame of reality is something that we need to check....

  • 2A_Patriot 🇺🇸
    2A_Patriot 🇺🇸 4 months ago +2

    Toxic employees = failure

  • Shawn Buxton
    Shawn Buxton 4 months ago

    I’ve been teaching this for years. NEVER MOTIVATE. You can’t motivate other people. You can inspire (which is temporary) but you cant motivate (which is more meaningful and lasting). Leaders waste tremendous amounts of energy and time trying to motivate people they’re already paying to do the job. Instead work on creating an environment where SELF motivation is expected, encouraged, and incentivized.

  • Ink_ kid
    Ink_ kid 4 months ago +1

    To be a LEADER start from the BOTTOM see what they see! Don't tell them they are wrong SHOW & TEACH them and they will acknowledge that . Also build up communication skills talk to your employees SHOW them that you care about them. "a BOSS has the TITLE, a LEADER has the PEOPLE" simple ........"Your employees are already motivated. The question is, 'how do I unleash it?'" How do you know if they are motivated if you don't talk to them!? & if they do have Motivation how come they not showing it or so "unleashing it" !? maybe because its YOU the BOSS not the LEADER

  • 王志雄
    王志雄 5 months ago

    so what, China will soon rule this world... firstly, China will annex USA!

    • 王志雄
      王志雄 2 months ago

      @Badger Fishinski china will rule Canada and USA soon!!! take care... learn Chinese now !!!

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

      China? Better watch out...I think CANADA is engineering a sneak attack. :-)

  • David Allen
    David Allen 6 months ago +1

    This lady doesnt have a clue about employees lives or why someone would be a good candidate. This is hard proof that your degree only means you dont pay attention to the world around you.

  • Tangela Serls
    Tangela Serls 6 months ago

    The point about being hardwired to connect is absolutely true. From everyday interactions to media like literature and television shows, humans strive to relate to one another and see shared values in each other to connect.

  • Om Kaushik
    Om Kaushik 6 months ago +1

    This was a pretty decent lesson except that it leaves out a few critical aspects of employee motivation. Employees can come to the job motivation but their behavior would be the dependent variable in the situation. The independent variable is the leader and their leadership style. A highly self motivated individual can decrease in productivity, morale and satisfaction if the leadership style they work under is toxic.
    If this message is towards managers and leaders then it should say that the only way to bring out motivation in employees is by creating the right atmosphere for employees to motivate themselves. I completely agree that organizations must invest in their employees. No matter how motivated an employee can be, they will not succeed if they are not given or offered the resources they need to perform. Employee motivation is more about the leaders they work under than the actual employee. Have well trained, knowledgeable and open leaders that followers will want to work for and the motivation will come naturally. Toxic leaders will only drive their highly motivated employees away.

  • Maru Mura
    Maru Mura 6 months ago

    Anyone explain briefly about what the video, I'm Russian, I do not understand

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

      If you can find what motivates your workers, they will produce better quality vodka.

    • sitti fatima balunan
      sitti fatima balunan 2 months ago

      Simply put,
      1) seek not to be understood but to understand
      2) place people where they are most interested doing

  • aecollector
    aecollector 6 months ago

    How did you value a question as a million dollar value.

  • The Selling Academy TV
    The Selling Academy TV 7 months ago

    I learned this in my NLP practitioner course in META MODELS. Works well when I'm performance coaching.

  • Anthony Ptak
    Anthony Ptak 7 months ago

    Is this Smiler from the Emoji Movie? I’m serious.

  • Sergiu C
    Sergiu C 7 months ago

    there are people who will NEVER change their attitude and behaviour, they just like make things going wrong all the time spreading the negative energy between individuals and create chaos, these people need just to be fired and hire until you find the best person possible, there is no way to discus that

    • Michelle Jaegli
      Michelle Jaegli 13 days ago

      I am seeing this currently and have a team of about a dozen others. I keep missing or ignoring your comment. I continue to try and work with the team but it is so negative. And they intentionally leave me out of the equation.
      I have been working with the team for 5 months and am going insane. I am absorbing the negativity and the more I try the worse it gets. I am feeling at such a loss.
      If most of the employees have two jobs are they only motivated by a paycheck and doing the least amount of work to reserve energy for both jobs? Integrity is not a commonly used values. Any suggestions until I find a more suiting role?

  • don michaels
    don michaels 7 months ago

    I must learn more. I typically think this person is either driven to perform better or adequately or theyre driven to perform bare minimum or not do better or go into minimum routine. and that becomes toxic and others feed of of it.

  • Peter Brauer
    Peter Brauer 7 months ago

    Is this model of seeking pleasure vs protection as a determined character trait based on research or did she make this all up?

    • Heriberto Vizcarra
      Heriberto Vizcarra Month ago

      It's pretty well documented, though it might be presented as pain aversion or loss aversion and not "pain-motivated".

  • Thomas M
    Thomas M 8 months ago

    This is COMMON sense...

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  • Dead Prepper
    Dead Prepper 8 months ago

    I've seen SSSOOOO MANY good employee's turn into useless employees because the company doesn't recognize and reward good performance. They treat the good the same way the treat the bad. All these companies care about is business owner profit. In the end, you get what you pay for. The rich get richer, while the rest of us struggle to make ends meet.

  • Mann SE
    Mann SE 8 months ago

    good talk!

  • wen blue
    wen blue 9 months ago

    Discipline, discipline, discipline!

    • Dead Prepper
      Dead Prepper 8 months ago

      You can discipline all you want, all that does is lead to high turnover and more of the same.

  • Chris S
    Chris S 9 months ago

    More and more I hear the theory of reducing people to ... brains.

  • Zes
    Zes 9 months ago

    wrong, no such thing as try or stop that, do/can do any no matter what and any can be perfx

  • Tomas D
    Tomas D 9 months ago


  • user name
    user name 9 months ago +6

    one word

    • Nichole
      Nichole 6 months ago +1

      user name Dopamine

  • Darwins Myth
    Darwins Myth 9 months ago

    My weekly paycheck and my family are all the motivation I need.

  • jrod324
    jrod324 9 months ago +1

    Here’s the key to motivating your employees: kick out your middle man.

  • Raymundo Garza
    Raymundo Garza 10 months ago

    maybe the charlie sheen in me is saying that, maybe the charlie sheen´s have horrible bosses that drained our positive energy.

  • Harold Palmer
    Harold Palmer 10 months ago +2

    What a puppet!

  • Yusuf Shaikh
    Yusuf Shaikh 10 months ago

    Such a great topic...Needs great amount of conviction to transform to others.....I had expected more!!!

  • Tawanna Rucker
    Tawanna Rucker 10 months ago

    Really great points.

  • Gavin Schuette
    Gavin Schuette 10 months ago +1

    goy ette really?

  • Lb. Wav
    Lb. Wav 10 months ago +2

    She really does not like Charlie Sheen!

  • MaxMinseok Choi
    MaxMinseok Choi 10 months ago

    Great insight for how do I unleash team members already existing motivation

  • curdt79
    curdt79 10 months ago +1

    The best way to motivate employees is to pay them appropriately. Sundae socials and pizza parties along with printed paper certificates are pointless. I'd rather have $5 then a sundae. Also make sure to praise people when they have done a good job. It goes a long way. Also get rid of those toxic, gossipy slugs. Nothing is more damaging then some waste of space dragging everyone down too.

  • LReBe7
    LReBe7 11 months ago

    This talk isn't polished enough, it's really quite boring...

  • Alok Priyadarshi
    Alok Priyadarshi 11 months ago

    Great insights. Thanks a lot

  • Department of Motor Vehicles

    Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees
    thats why they flake out

  • Utica Morris
    Utica Morris 11 months ago +1

    Hmmmm.....but what about the employee that's motivated by a factor that the organization CANNOT deliver ? An exempt employee that's only motivated by intermittent raises not based on performance, but "just because".

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

      Good point. If you are motivated solely by money then the company must give you monetary incentives. If they do not then eventually you will go elsewhere, to someone that does

    • Bethanny Parker
      Bethanny Parker 9 months ago +1

      Prices for consumer goods rise every year, so not getting at least a cost of living raise is essentially the same as getting a pay cut. It seems like most companies view every raise as an increase, but most fail to even keep up with inflation.

  • Robdawwg
    Robdawwg Year ago +10

    At my job, i was motivated at first then that motivation faded away with each passing day. Could be my outside work life affecting me, could be the food i eat not getting the right energy, could be because i'm aware of how low everyone gets paid knowing everyone deserves more than $15H, could be that i became aware of the flaws the companys work process from the outdated tech/equipment they use, many different things affect the motivation. I stopped caring about my motivation when i was told i was getting a write up for having a 92% performance for not hitting 100% knowing damn well their equipment doesn't work 100% of the time. Just waiting to get fired.

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago +1

      Been there. In my case I discovered I hit my learning plateau, bored, and mostly underappreciated. I resigned, and opened new wonderful and fullfilling doors. You may be over qualified and deserve better. All the best.

  • Greg Austin
    Greg Austin Year ago

    Meh, dubious conclusion. Doubtful a corporation can hire much creativity, but by accident.
    Ancient Greeks, the classics, also learned that motivation boils to one of two factors: Fear or Desire. Fear of firing their lazy asses is pretty good motivation, at first, but short-lived, as fear-motivation does not last long, eventually fading to either desire or apathy. Fear appears to have the brainstem attribute of selfishness, survivalism. Desiring, on the other hand, seems to have the quality of selflessness--inclusion, service to others, conceived in the cerebral cortex, where imagination takes place, devoid of animalistic fear. Like a child who imagines building a rocket ship, the untethered imagination leads the effort, while the fear of "what if" can only follow. So how can any project screen for practical utilitarian imagination and problem-solving, when the workforce can only hire based on resume attributes, or nepotism? My stance: It can't. The corporate group cannot motivate inventiveness and authority, and simultaneously wield conformity and authoritarianism, which is why very little inventing came out of the former Soviet Union.
    However, both Japan and Korea prove that the ideas of others can be greatly improved by better engineering, and Italy proves they can be pretty by design. Engineers can build a bridge or an app, given a budget, but the ability to develop novel and utilitarian patentable invention is a rare talent. Inventiveness has been called "The Fountainhead" of economy (Rand).
    Arguably, the only possible success that can be had by those who instinctively problem solve is to put them in charge. A group can encourage an individual's successes, but cannot rightfully own the creative effort, short of the inventor signing away his rights to his employees (stock options, and the like). For example, had The Wright Brothers been hired to be professional, and to come up with something, lest be fired, doubtful that their child-like imaginations would have been free enough to develop heavier-than-air aeronautics. Therefore, individualism, under the safety of freedom, is what invents, while the corporation can only take the credit. Corporatism can only create slightly-varied clones of one another. Want innovation? Then free us from corporate personhood.

  • KanD Johnson
    KanD Johnson Year ago

    Boring. But very accurate

  • John Thompson
    John Thompson Year ago +12

    The destruction of workers........Human Resources.........biggest failure in business models worldwide.

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago +1

      HR primary role is to protect company from employee liability and lawsuits. HR is not your friend. Remember that. That's just reality

    • Cleber Santana Oficial
      Cleber Santana Oficial 6 months ago +1

      If employees would only work in the way they promise in the interview there would be no need for HR.

  • Stacy Gatz
    Stacy Gatz Year ago

    intrinsic motivation is a myth

    • Boss3n
      Boss3n 9 months ago +1

      No it's not.

  • E.G. Systems
    E.G. Systems Year ago +3

    I find people to be individuals, so constantly trying to mentally herd them into groups you can understand (so you can control them) is ultimately lazy, and only partially effective. If you want to REALLY motivate someone you have to get to know them, and that uses precious time, which employers almost always don't want to spend. We have had "consultants" for the last 50 years, so would anyone say that most employees are happier now, or not? Yep, you guessed it....

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

      Bingo. It can be as simple as taking your employees on a fishing trip. Or an outing to a baseball game. That's where the real secret lies in developing relationships and making me stronger productive team

  • Archibald Tuttle
    Archibald Tuttle Year ago +1

    You would expect the high performer bring the low performer up to speed? In which universe would that happen?

  • Lightspit
    Lightspit Year ago +2

    the best motivation was in Jerry Maguire: SHOW ME THE MONEY!

  • Daniel Deschamps
    Daniel Deschamps Year ago

    Tons of great information that is an will be shared among my peers

  • Kapil Bhutkar
    Kapil Bhutkar Year ago

    You won my heart with the Merry and John story, as it solved a critical problem I am facing since 5 years.
    Thank you very much !!!

  • Dissonantia Cognitiva

    A useless video about nothing

  • Onofrio Bacigalupo

    Give them a beenie with a propeller.on top.

  • Franca Fiduccio Buongiovanni

    This is pure stupidity( which is to expected from any TED talk). Employers cannot motivate employees. They can encourage, pressure, threaten, etc- but they cannot motivate.

  • Stephen Waller
    Stephen Waller Year ago +6

    Just another load of corperate clap trap

  • Amazology
    Amazology Year ago

    All going well until "unleash". (I would be the "what could go wrong" type then)

  • Teddy L
    Teddy L Year ago

    How many times do we have to see the infomercial sales pitch from an HR person? The administrative trainer techniques. Use really empty generic examples to make points that really don't need to be made and do it with enthusiasm. 16 minutes to say something that could be said in 2.

    • The12thSeahorse
      The12thSeahorse 8 months ago

      Teddy L Boulden - Gee someone with a profound thought! Most talks are like that, they could just say it in two or three minutes but then they tell the story about Susie and then they also mention John. Then they talk about a famous corporate executive and here’s what he said. Then the speaker throws in some alarming statistics to finish off with a tearful 😢 story about Bill with a happy 😃 ending. All that cost each participant $95 to help them with their motivation.

    RAYMOND STOUT Year ago

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    RAYMOND STOUT Year ago

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  • Dawn Jardine
    Dawn Jardine Year ago +21

    I don't agree with using persons (celebrities) that have mental health issues as examples of bad motivation. This perpetuates the stigma surrounding mental health, which is prevalent in the workplace.

    • Nichole
      Nichole 6 months ago


    • Suzanne Cosper
      Suzanne Cosper 7 months ago +4

      I think you made a good point, but I can also understand how this was an example that a lot of people could understand. I don’t think her intentions were to make fun of people with mental health issues.

    • natalie n
      natalie n Year ago

      Dawn Jardine definately. and what happens if a high performer gets mentally ill after a few years which could not b related to work? their behaviour and concentration at work could change and she is basically saying they are ‘toxic’ to the team .... very wrong

  • Rene’ Schultz
    Rene’ Schultz Year ago


  • Russ Genzmer
    Russ Genzmer Year ago

    She contradicts herself and the research she is basing her discussion on. She says you as a leader can't motivate you have to unleash the motivation that is already there in staff? Your unleashing action as a leader is the act of motivating. How good or bad you are as a leader in this unleashing action will dictate how motivated your staff is. Therefore your unleashing action is based on your ability to motivate your staff. Unleash is just another word for motivate. Which in summary means as a leader of the 21st century you have to MOTIVATE.

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    HR Mentoring Year ago


  • Samuel Drinkard
    Samuel Drinkard Year ago

    Loretta Drinkard

  • Sheldon Han
    Sheldon Han Year ago

    Such a a great and rich content

  • Mike Tython
    Mike Tython Year ago


  • Pierre P
    Pierre P Year ago

    Key points : unleash the motivation / pleasure driven vs fear driven people, adapt your style / invest on people

  • K S
    K S Year ago +3

    Terrible title... Her so each doesn't match the title. Such a mess

  • Christopher Hanley

    My manager's approach to motivation recalls the old Bob Uecker baseball joke: "Bob, get off the bench, grab a bat and stop that rally!" Motivation counts for nothing with us; what's important is meticulous adherence to our manager's interpretation of corporate policy as handed down from 1200 miles away. We are detailing ourselves right into the ground.

  • Dennis R. Levesque
    Dennis R. Levesque Year ago +11

    You're partially right with a couple of exceptions. You can't assume they're already motivated. Tending a garden in a dessert or a swamp, requires different watering policies. Motivation is more about meeting/satisfying the values of the people involved, which can be hard to read/address. And it's not always about the motivation of the individuals. It could also be about the potential/opportunity they're denied. When you mentioned the clean-up crew, do they/other's have the opportunity to switch jobs around to avoid any ruts? They're not robots, you know. Everybody's motivation/values need to be re-examined once in awhile.

    • Ben Tillem
      Ben Tillem Month ago

      Dennis R. Levesque I think you mean “ desert “. Desert has sand and dessert is like ice cream.

  • Timothy Appleseed
    Timothy Appleseed Year ago +2

    Good info.
    Weak ending.

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  • Jonas Van Poucke
    Jonas Van Poucke Year ago

    Terrible examples again where sales is the only department that seems to need motivation. You dropped the ball there.

  • Wisal Khan
    Wisal Khan Year ago

    I like the way you transfer Your knowledge to others
    If U are a teacher let me become your student plz.

  • Sherri Moss
    Sherri Moss Year ago +12

    I agree that this speaker should not be using these celebrities as an example. It turns me off to the message

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

      Right. Makes me want to call my friend Charlie, hit the topless bar, and do some blow....

  • Nasser Shaibi
    Nasser Shaibi Year ago

    I didn’t like what’s she said about these actors she’s just talking about other people. It’s wrong?

  • John Martin
    John Martin Year ago

    Well done Kerry. You make some very good points that I'll share with my management team. Thank you for sharing.

  • Gatot Widayanto
    Gatot Widayanto Year ago +4

    What drives human behaviors?
    Myth around motivation - what drives motivation
    Motivation is about energy
    It's also about quality
    Productive x counter productive
    Maximizing our productive motivation, minimizing counter productive motivation
    It drags top performers down
    Need to be careful to engineer our team
    People have different motivation styles
    Seek pleasure, avoid pain
    Your employees already motivated
    I don't understand how Bob is motivated - the problem is with me.
    1. Hire for motivation-fit

  • Lenin Ramos
    Lenin Ramos Year ago

    Why are you using this peoples names as an example. You might be even worst than them. SMH

  • Jack Daniels
    Jack Daniels Year ago

    does charlie sheen own a big company? is he a CEO? i don't get this lady.

  • Rudy Apollon
    Rudy Apollon Year ago

    Complete and very instructive TY

  • Daniel Iskander
    Daniel Iskander Year ago +23

    i took some minutes to read through the reviews is easy to get what the speaker just said... there are those who are negatively motivated. they observed all the wrong things with the speaker...and those positively motivated ...excited by one or two things that the speaker said. it is fascinating.
    my previous class on motivation... teacher came and said you cannot motivate anyone. that motivation is internal drive. i like how the speaker has put it. it cements that message perfectly. that you as an exernal influence can trigger unleashing of that internal drive of someone

    • Badger Fishinski
      Badger Fishinski 2 months ago

      I am + on Friday....and - on Monday. The rest of the week is up for grabs. :-)

    • B Adams
      B Adams 6 months ago

      I must agree with Russ, although I do like how perceptive you are. Saying people are either ( + ) or ( - ) is a false dichotomy

    • Russ Genzmer
      Russ Genzmer Year ago

      Or you could view the comments as just that comments on a persons believe system not that they are negative or positive. It is just how INDIVIDUALS think and process and therefore comment as INDIVIDUALS.

  • Vijesh Cm
    Vijesh Cm Year ago

    Good thought of defining the motivation