Effective Motivation.

John Adair


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People are the most important asset in any business today. It is through great people that great results are achieved. To ensure that your business is as efficient as possible, as a manager you need to be able to motivate and draw out the best from others, which can be a difficult task in times of corporate change or personal uncertainty.

Effective Motivation is a practical guide to developing this key leadership skill. Written by John Adair, Britain's foremost expert on leadership training, this book will help you to:

Understand what motivates you and your staff

Develop awareness of how you can increase energy and motivation, in yourself and others, in order to achieve your goals

Grow as a leader by putting your motivational skills into practice

Based on scientifically proven motivational methods, and presented in a clear, easy-to-use style, Effective Motivation will tell you everything you need to know to enable you and your team to perform to the best of your abilities and be as energetic and dynamic as you can be.

What will you learn from this book


  1. Understanding Individual Needs: Adair often emphasizes the importance of understanding individual motivations. Effective motivation begins with recognizing what drives each team member personally.

  2. Clear Objectives and Goals: Motivation thrives in an environment where clear and achievable goals are set. Adair stresses the importance of aligning individual and team goals with broader organizational objectives.

  3. Supportive Leadership: Leaders play a crucial role in motivating their teams. Supportive and empathetic leadership encourages and inspires team members to give their best.

  4. Recognition and Reward: Acknowledging and rewarding individual and team achievements is vital. Adair often discusses the significance of positive reinforcement and recognition.

  5. Encouraging Autonomy: Providing autonomy and empowerment within defined boundaries can be highly motivating. Allowing individuals to take ownership of their work can fuel intrinsic motivation.

  6. Effective Communication: Communication that inspires, informs, and connects individuals to the larger vision is critical. Adair stresses the importance of effective and open communication channels.

  7. Creating a Positive Work Culture: A positive work culture promotes motivation. Leaders should strive to cultivate an environment where team members feel valued and supported.

  8. Continuous Development: Encouraging learning and growth fosters motivation. Providing opportunities for skill development and advancement can be highly motivating.

  9. Adapting Leadership Styles: Adair often discusses situational leadership, implying that leaders should adapt their styles to suit different individuals and situations to maximize motivation.

  10. Setting Examples: Leading by example is a cornerstone of effective motivation. When leaders demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication, and a strong work ethic, it often motivates others to follow suit.

Language English
ISBN-10 0-330-34476-5
ISBN-13 9780330504218
No of pages 244
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Pan Macmillan
Published Date 15 May 2009

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