10 Ways to Motivate: Part 2

This is part two of my series on ways to motivate different kinds of people. To read the first part, click here.

6. Expressive — Expressive people prefer things to be in the open. Try having a group discussion about their role, but make sure they have an opportunity to have their voice heard.

7. Peacekeepers — It’s difficult to motivate an idealistic person, and that’s often what peacekeepers are. Most of the time, they will simply hope things go well rather than take action. Let them know when it’s okay to get fired, but also take the time to compliment their ability to keep a cool head.

8. Hard-Drivers — These people think very independently, and are most motivated when they agree with your goals and methods. If they don’t see the value in what you want them to do, they won’t be nearly as effective. Hard-drivers work best when they get immediate recognition for their accomplishments.

9. Focused — People who are very focused see the end goal more than the process. They’ll want to know what the reward will be up front, because it will be what pushes through the work it will take to get there.

10. Flexible — These are the easiest people to motivate, because they tend to go with the flow– that is, as long as the work doesn’t do against their own values or beliefs. Flexible people are more likely to be happy with anything.

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