What Really Motivates (1)

For decades, the default method of motivating people used by business has been the "carrot and stick" approach - punishments and rewards. Contrary to popular thinking, incentive programs do not inspire people to give their best effort to their employer.

What Really Motivates takes a hard look at how well the traditional approach to motivating people is working and explores four alternative methods based on more recent scientific research. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to motivate themselves, and will learn four simple strategies to motivate others - at work, at home, and in the community.

Participants will learn:
  • The history and drawbacks of the traditional "carrot and stick" approach to motivation.
  • Four proven strategies to motivate yourself and others.
  • The most common management mistake and how to prevent yourself from making it.
  • How to recognize good performance and the unexpected benefits of doing this effectively.
Target Audience: 

All levels of managers, supervisors, and future supervisors

Possible Formats:

This presentation may be delivered as a keynote, breakout or workshop, ranging from 1-hour to full day, depending on your needs.


"Michael's keynote was so well received. His ability to connect with individuals from various backgrounds was remarkable! He had them on their feet, networking and communicating with complete strangers!"

~Sharon Bains, CANWELD 2016 Conference Coordinator

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