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Author: Daniel H. Pink

Year Published: 2009

Description: In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, former White House speechwriter and Fast Company contributing editor Daniel Pink argues for a paradigm shift in how employers approach performance management, drawing upon 40 years of research to demonstrate that, contrary to common practice, people are motivated less by material rewards such as money and more by three intrinsic elements: autonomy (control over one's work); mastery (opportunities to improve one's skills); and purpose (the chance to be part of something larger than oneself). 

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'Greatness and nearsightedness are incompatible. Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one's sights and pushing toward the horizon.'


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