Drive by Daniel Pink
Lessons on life, business, and the battlefield.
Understanding student motivation is important to Sandy Stover, a career specialist for the Professional Development Program at the University of Missouri’s College of Business.
That’s why she read Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink explains why external rewards such as money no longer work in today’s world.
The most significant takeaway from the book is realizing people need autonomy, mastery, and purpose to have meaningful lives, Stover says.
The book has been praised for transforming companies and is featured on numerous best-seller lists. Its valuable lessons can be applied to life, the business world, and even the battlefield.
Stover also serves as a captain in the Missouri National Guard and will be leaving Missouri in June to serve in Afghanistan with the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. She’ll be drawing from the book during that tour of duty.
“I hope to understand what drives each soldier on my team,” she says. “If one soldier gets excited about becoming an even better photographer while another wants to hone her writing skills, I want to support their individual goals while accomplishing our mission—telling the stories of the amazing men and women in uniform.”
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