Chapter 9. Team Motivation

"The energy levels of and responsibility within the team, and whether competition is working for or against the team."[7]

Team motivation is exemplified by a team's commitment to activate its three essential resources of time, energy, and intelligence—all of its intelligences: IQ and emotional and social intelligence. Teams tap into motivation via the internal state of each member—the mixture of these states form the drive for the team to execute its plan of action.

Seven ingredients form the recipe for motivating your team. They are

  1. People

  2. Needs

  3. Desires

  4. Goals

  5. Accountability

  6. Reinforcement

  7. Persistence

All of these elements must be considered from two aspects: individual team members and team goals. The seven ingredients for motivating ...

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