Reiss Motivation Profile
Are you swimming upstream and getting exhausted at work?
In many organisations people work very hard, but due to lack of clear direction or focus on key priorities, many overwork. They try harder and harder to swim upstream, but don’t get to the expected results.
Your subordinate managers are not your fans, they play in your band
Some higher up managers act as their subordinate managers are their raving fans. That is not the case. They actually play in your band.
Are you a leader affirming others’ potential?
Many people seeking for managerial positions have high desire for Power (motive). They enjoy being managers over other people and making decisions affecting employees.
My motivation and potential is not utilized! Why? What should I do?
Managers are supposed to get the best out of employees, but they are oftentimes demotivating their co-workers instead.
Solve the intrinsic motivation puzzle, so you don’t demotivate co-workers
If you wish to be the person who demotivates, you could do for example the following:
Good leaders do not need to intimidate or use old fashioned carrot and stick motivational methods
Leaders who are good at leading people do not need to intimidate their co-workers, or use old fashioned motivational methods as carrot and stick (reward and punishment).