Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
By Daniel H. Pink
256 Pages

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Daniel Pink is a fellow Northwestern graduate and when his book was published in 2009, I invited him to present his thinking to our global leadership team in 2010. He was magnificent. His subtitle, “The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, sets the table for a fresh contemplation of motivation in the workplace in the 21st century. In a simple, clear and convincing fashion, he challenges every leader to reexamine their assumptions on motivation as it relates to the leadership of their organization. In particular, he helped me see more clearly beyond “the carrot and the stick” with a deeper examination of what he calls the three elements of true motivation — autonomy, mastery and purpose. I also enjoyed some of his practical tips for advancing this work.

– D. R. Conant

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Doug Conant is a rare combination — someone who thinks like a leader and leads like a thinker. When he talks, not only does the C-suite listen, but they also take notes.”
Dan Pink
Author, To Sell Is Human; Author, Drive
Doug stands out as a high performance CEO who is also a people builder. He demonstrates that one can get outstanding results while also being a good human being”
Fred Hassan
Partner, Warburg Pincus; Former Chairman & CEO, Schering Plough Corp & Pharmacia
Doug is the living embodiment of the power of a great leader as teacher. He has an extraordinary capacity to share the lessons of his experience in a way that enlightens and inspires.”
Russ Eisenstat
Executive Director, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership

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