Leadership and Motivation: The Fifty-Fifty Rule and the Eight Key Principles of Motivating Others

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Kogan Page Publishers, Feb 3, 2009 - Business & Economics - 160 pages

John Adair has 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 Motivation will stimulate your thoughts and ideas on how to inspire others, and offers you some practical ways to motivate yourself and others to achieve.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1 Leadership and Motivation
5
01 Functional Leadership
7
02 ActionCentred Leadership
19
03 The FiftyFifty Rule
37
PART 2 Maslow and Herzberg
45
04 Maslows Hierarchyof Needs
47
05 The Application of Maslows Ideas in Industry
59
06 Herzbergs Motivation Hygiene Theory
69
The Eight Principles of Motivation
87
07 A Framework for Motivation
89
08 Parting Reflections Towards a New Theory of Motivation
115
Notes
117
Further Reading
123
Index
131
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John Adair is the world's leading authority on leadership and leadership development. Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programmes he pioneered, and he advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. John is the author of over 50 books, including the leadership classic Not Bosses But Leaders, (also published by Kogan Page), and he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his vision of leadership.

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