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The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment by Mike Thompson

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Part Two: DRIVEN FOR PROGRESS

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MOTIVE DIFFERENTIATES THE ANYWHERE LEADER’S DRIVE

Driven for progress—what exactly does that mean? Not what it used to. A few years ago, progress was all about you—your advancement, your growth, your gain. It meant being the expert and making sure everyone knew it. But that doesn’t fly today. In the new business world and for the Anywhere Leader, drive is different. To explain the difference, I’ll have to start off with a little cognitive psychology talk. You might want to read this chapter while lying on a nice comfortable couch.

One of the most evasive and enduring questions in the field of psychology is “Why are some people more motivated than others?” Over the last several hundred years, psychologists have worked ...

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