Motivation- The Third Component of Emotional Intelligence.
Virtually all effective leaders are driven to achieve beyond expectations –their own and everyone elses. Whilst plenty of people are motivated by external factors, such as big salary or the status that comes from having an impressive title or being part of a prestigious company, those with leadership potential are motivated by a deeply embedded desire to achieve for the sake of achievement.
How can you identify people motivated by the drive to achieve?
- Highly motivated people seek out creative challenges, love to learn and take great pride in a job well done. They often display an unflagging energy to do things better. They are persistent with their questions about why things are done one way rather than another; they are eager to explore new approaches to their work
- They are forever raising the performance bar, during performance reviews people with high levels of motivation might ask to be “stretched” by their superiors. An employee who combines self-awareness with internal motivation will recognize her limits
- Highly motivated people will keep score by tracking such hard measures as profitability or profit share.
- People with high motivation remain optimistic even when the score is against them. In such cases, self regulation combines with achievement motivation to overcome
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