How Motivation Drives Performance – Expert Profile

August 17, 2010 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

So we’ve seen how Friends, those who seek belonging, can maintain and increase their motivation levels. Now let’s take a look at the Expert.

If you have Expert as one of your top motivators, you seek mastery of a subject, and you like to pass that knowledge on to others.  You actively seek opportunities to demonstrate expertise in the specialised fields in which you operate.   Training opportunities are highly motivating for you, though a course is not always necessary, as you enjoy self-development too.

How do you make sure you feel comfortable that your Expert motivator is getting satisfied?  A key action is to actively seek learning, training and development – rather than wait for it to be ‘allocated’ to you by others.  Next, your colleagues and customers need to know that you have this expertise, so be pro-active in sharing that knowledge.  You will soon find people come to you with questions.

You need to pay particular attention to your skills when you are changing roles, as starting a new job without the right skills, or at least a development plan in place, will be very de-motivating for you.  Be careful if you have moved into management from an expert role – you will need to focus on your delegation skills rather than taking work from your team.

Next Tuesday : Director – the need for control.


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