How Motivation Drives Performance – Director Profile

August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

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

If you have Director as one of your top motivators, you want to be able to influence the way things happen, especially having control of people and resources.  This includes making critical decisions about how these are used, and tends towards management roles.  You are self-confident and provide clarity for others.  Consequently you like clarity from others, which means clear objectives and strategy from above.

What can you do if you no longer feel in control?  Ask yourself about the purpose behind what you are doing – if you don’t know then you either don’t have, or don’t understand, your strategy and objectives.  So go and find them out, and clarify exactly what responsibilities you have in the organisation.  If possible, seek more responsibility, for this will be motivating for you, as long as you are in control of related decisions.

You will also want to be at the forefront of any organisational re-structure, as you won’t want to see another layer of management between you and your boss.  If you can get the more senior roles it will, ultimately, mean that you will be responsible for more resources.  Be careful to learn to adapt your management style to others’ preferences, as you will have a tendency to micro-manage!

Next Tuesday : Builder – the need for money.


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