Good Work Studies, Purpose Precedes Excellence

Gems from the Purpose chapter of Drive by Daniel Pink:

“The science shows that the secret to high performance isn’t our biological drive or our reward and punishment drive, but our third drive…Our deep seated desire to direct our own lives…to extend and expand our own abilities…and to make a contribution.”

“…we’re designed to be active and engaged. We know that the richest experiences in our lives aren’t when we are clamoring for validation from others, but when we’re listening to our own voice. Doing something that matters, doing it well, and doing it in the service of a cause larger than ourselves.”

“So in the end, repairing the mismatch and bringing our understanding of motivation into the 20th century is more than an essential move for business. It’s an affirmation of our humanity.”

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