Motivation And Motivation Theories

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Motivation in leadership through Achievement Motivation Theory MM3151 Managerial Leadership Introduction Motivation is the willingness to exert high levels of effort towards a goal, provided the effort made also satisfied some individual need. (Keenan K., 1995, e.g. 60) Everyone at least once asked themselves: “What I am doing now?”, “Where will it bring me?”, “How can it help me to reach my target?”. These questions have always accompanied me and help to understand what I want and what is my goal. We have a motivation from the childhood, for example, to get sweets or toys: every child love candies, chocolates, toys, and parents motivate us by saying: “Study hard, get a high mark and I will buy you everything …show more content…

Each of us has their own needs and wants (these motives is the first step of motivation), which makes us tick. To be quite frank, if we do the things wrong these ticks will not bring to us benefits, in that way we need a leader who guides us to the right way. Leadership is the ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organization. (House et al, 1999, pg. 184) And the leader is a person who has this ability. Leadership and motivation directly interconnected, there are complimented each other. As John Adair mentioned in his book “Leadership and Motivation” that it is difficult to think of a leader who does not motivate each other (Adair J., 206, pg. 7). Mostly people think, a charisma is the only thing of the real leader that attracts people to follow him, nevertheless the leader can not energize them without inspiration and motivation. If there are no inspiration so for what people are going to follow him? The leaders inspire followers by involving people in the work, supporting them and guiding to the way achieve the …show more content…

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains the achievement motivation theory developed by david mcclelland in the 1950s, based on maslow's hierarchy needs theory.
  • Opines that when we have motivation, it seems like we can follow our dreams. as their major specialty is management, they need to use this theory to achieve the goals, by knowing their team workers personality.
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