Leadership and Motivation: The Fifty-Fifty Rule and the Eight Key Principles of Motivating Others

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John Adair transformed our understanding of how leadership works with his pioneering book Not Bosses But Leaders. Here he explores the nature of motivation, individual needs and how they relate to the key tasks facing leaders and managers.  Positive motivation, he argues, can create, maintain and improve the performance of any team.

In Leadership and Motivation John Adair also puts forward his own theory of motivation – the ...

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Overview

John Adair transformed our understanding of how leadership works with his pioneering book Not Bosses But Leaders. Here he explores the nature of motivation, individual needs and how they relate to the key tasks facing leaders and managers.  Positive motivation, he argues, can create, maintain and improve the performance of any team.

In Leadership and Motivation John Adair also puts forward his own theory of motivation – the fifty-fifty rule – and then identifies the eight key principles for motivating others.

Motivation increases efficiency and productivity, and makes reaching targets more likely. Leadership and Motivation will stimulate readers' thoughts and ideas on how to inspire others, and offers some practical ways to motivate oneself and others to achieve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749454821
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: The John Adair Leade Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Adair is a leading authority on leadership and leadership development.  He advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector.  Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programs he pioneered.  Adair is the author of over 50 books, including the leadership classic Not Bosses But Leaders, (Kogan Page), and he continues to write and teach throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Leadership and Motivation 5

1 Functional Leadership 7

The Background 8

The Theory of Group Personality and Group Needs 8

Individual Needs and Motivation 9

The Needs Interact 10

Leadership Functions 12

Sharing Decisions 14

Conclusion 16

2 Action-Centred Leadership 19

The Wider ACL Framework 20

The Qualities Approach 22

The Situational Approach 25

Individual Needs 28

Leadership and Management Functions 30

The Decision-making Continuum 32

The Levels of Leadership 33

3 The Fifty-Fifty Rule 37

Part 2 Maslow and Herzberg 45

4 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs 47

The Physiological Needs 49

The Safety Needs 51

The Social Needs 53

The Esteem Needs 53

The Need for Self-actualization 54

The Desires to Know and Understand 54

The Aesthetic Needs 56

Coping and Expressive Behaviour 56

5 The Application of Maslow's Ideas in Industry 59

Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y 60

The Wider Dissemination of Maslow's Ideas 63

The Moral issue 65

6 Herzberg's Motivation - Hygiene Theory 69

Basic Characteristics of the Research Project 70

The Categories 72

Experimental Results 76

Herzberg and Maslow 80

Critics of Herzberg's Theory 83

Conclusion 84

Part 3 How to Motivate Others: The Eight Principles of Motivation 87

7 A Framework for Motivation 89

1 Be Motivated Yourself 91

2 Select People who are Highly Motivated 93

3 Treat Each Person as an Individual 95

4 Set Realistic and Challenging Targets 97

5 Remember that Progress Motivates 99

6 Create a Motivating Environment 101

7 Provide Fair Rewards 103

8 Give Recognition 106

Summary: How to Motivate Others 109

8Parting Reflections - Towards a New Theory of Motivation 115

Notes 117

Further Reading 123

Index 131

Introduction: America's Ethnic Heritage Barry Moreno 7

1 The Promise of Lady Liberty 11

2 The First Arrivals 17

3 The Great Rush to Prosperity 25

4 Island of Hope, Island of Tears 35

5 The Narrowing Gate 43

6 A Nation of Nations 51

Chronology 56

Glossary 58

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

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