The 8 Motivational Challenges

A Short Guide to Lighting a Fire Under Anyone--Including Yourself (A Penguin Spe cial from Hudson Street Press)


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From the author of Succeed and Focus, a quick and easy guide to motivating anyone – including yourself.

There is no one-size-fits-all way to get people motivated. Anyone who tells you that you should do X to get the most out of your employees, your students, or even yourself, isn’t telling you that – at best – X only works for some of the people, some of the time. In this short guide Heidi Grant Halvorson identifies the eight different types of underperformers and draws on research from her books Succeed and Focus to offer tailored strategies for lighting a fire under each one.

Underperformers range from the truly achievement challenged to those who are actually performing at a high level but could perform even better if someone knew the right way to motivate them. Halvorson explains how we can understand each profile in terms of the mindset and motivational focus they bring to their work, in addition to the confidence with which they approach it. For each profile, each she lays out specific, evidence-based strategies for increasing effectiveness and engagement. Succinct and focused, this prescriptive guide will appeal to readers of What Successful People Do Before Breakfast and 9 Things Successful People Do Differently.
  • Penguin Publishing Group; October 2013
  • ISBN 9781101624104
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  • Title: The 8 Motivational Challenges
  • Author: Heidi Grant Halvorson
  • Imprint: Avery
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  • 9781101624104

About The Author

Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, is a social psychologist whose primarily interested in the science of motivation. She is the author of the bestselling books Succeed: How We Can All Reach Our Goals; Nine Things Successful People Do Differently; Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence (cowritten with E. Tory Higgins); and The 8 Motivational Challenges. Dr. Grant Halvorson is associate director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University and senior scientist for the NeuroLeadership Institute. She is a member of the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology, as well as of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.