Managers: Stop trying to motivate people

This is a "must read" for leaders who are serious about coaching more effectively. Provocative advice from Susan Fowler's blog: 
1. Stop driving for results. 
2. Stop saying "I'm holding you accountable." 
3. Stop using carrots to motivate. 

What can you do instead? 
1. Recognize you cannot motivate your people because they are already motivated. 
2. Help them mindfully explore how their goals are aligned with meaningful values and connected to a noble purpose. 
3. Learn more about the compelling science of motivation what is required for true human flourishing. 

The article is concise and very well written - quite engaging. 
Enjoy!

Source: http://management.about.com/od/managements...