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“What do you have without pride in work? Just a job, to get some money.” — W. Edwards Deming
“The desire to do something, much less to do it well, cannot be imposed.” — Alfie Kohn
“People become motivated when you guide them to the source of their power.” — Anita Roddick
“And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, shall draw the Thing … ” — Rudyard Kipling
“If we are so rich, why aren’t we happy?” — Mihaly Csikszentmihaly
First instill pride in yourself. Are your ambitions set high enough? Are you tracking on your purpose? Are you a person of character: demonstrating integrity, respect, commitment to the success of others? Would your family and friends be proud?
There is a difference between self-serving pride – the kind that collapsed Enron and others – and organization-building pride. It is a shift in focus from me to WE.
Become a pride-builder: a leader who instills self-esteem in workers by inspiration, recognizing talent, speaking to the importance of their results, and aligning personal and organizational values.
Most employee surveys rank extrinsic motivators (coming from without) as inferior to intrinsic ones (doing something for the sheer pleasure of it).
Learn about Pride in Work and Motivation in our Leadership course: The New Leadership: Spirit & Integrity
Business training videos on leadership and empowerment: Training ABC
Workforce empowerment training resources: Employee Empowerment Training.
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