Leadership and Motivation

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-28
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
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John Adairhas transformed our understanding of how leadership works with his pioneering book Not Bosses But Leaders. Here he explores the nature of motivation, individual needs and how they relate to the key tasks facing leaders and managers - good, positive motivation can create, maintain and improve the performance of any team.In Leadership and Motivation John Adair also puts forward his own theory of motivation the fifty-fifty rule and then identifies the eight key principles for motivating others.Motivation increases efficiency and productivity - and makes reaching targets more likely. Leadership and Motivationwill stimulate your thoughts and ideas on how to inspire others, and offers you some practical ways to motivate yourself and others to achieve.

Author Biography

John Adair is a leading authority on leadership and leadership development.  He advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector.  Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programs he pioneered.  Adair is the author of over 50 books, including the leadership classic Not Bosses But Leaders, (Kogan Page), and he continues to write and teach throughout the world.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Leadership and Motivationp. 5
Functional Leadershipp. 7
The Backgroundp. 8
The Theory of Group Personality and Group Needsp. 8
Individual Needs and Motivationp. 9
The Needs Interactp. 10
Leadership Functionsp. 12
Sharing Decisionsp. 14
Conclusionp. 16
Action-Centred Leadershipp. 19
The Wider ACL Frameworkp. 20
The Qualities Approachp. 22
The Situational Approachp. 25
Individual Needsp. 28
Leadership and Management Functionsp. 30
The Decision-making Continuump. 32
The Levels of Leadershipp. 33
The Fifty-Fifty Rulep. 37
Maslow and Herzbergp. 45
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needsp. 47
The Physiological Needsp. 49
The Safety Needsp. 51
The Social Needsp. 53
The Esteem Needsp. 53
The Need for Self-actualizationp. 54
The Desires to Know and Understandp. 54
The Aesthetic Needsp. 56
Coping and Expressive Behaviourp. 56
The Application of Maslow's Ideas in Industryp. 59
Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Yp. 60
The Wider Dissemination of Maslow's Ideasp. 63
The Moral issuep. 65
Herzberg's Motivation - Hygiene Theoryp. 69
Basic Characteristics of the Research Projectp. 70
The Categoriesp. 72
Experimental Resultsp. 76
Herzberg and Maslowp. 80
Critics of Herzberg's Theoryp. 83
Conclusionp. 84
How to Motivate Others: The Eight Principles of Motivationp. 87
A Framework for Motivationp. 89
Be Motivated Yourselfp. 91
Select People who are Highly Motivatedp. 93
Treat Each Person as an Individualp. 95
Set Realistic and Challenging Targetsp. 97
Remember that Progress Motivatesp. 99
Create a Motivating Environmentp. 101
Provide Fair Rewardsp. 103
Give Recognitionp. 106
Summary: How to Motivate Othersp. 109
Parting Reflections - Towards a New Theory of Motivationp. 115
Notesp. 117
Further Readingp. 123
Indexp. 131
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