MVP: Putting people first fulfills both or own and their needs and leads to intrinsic motivation.
Extrinsic motivation comes from the outside, while intrinsic motivation comes from the inside.
Intrinsic motivation is much more powerful and enduring than extrinsic motivation.
Unfortunately, we live in a world that is continually using extrinsic motivation to manipulate our behavior.
One powerful way to increase intrinsic motivation, for us and for others, is to focus on people over purpose. When we focus on supporting and growing people, it satisfies our deepest human needs to connect and feel needed. When we focus on supporting and growing people, we help them improve their knowledge, skills, dispositions, and health, each of which increases self-worth and an internal sense of validation and accomplishment.
If you’d like to hear more about extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, tune in to today’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast with Mike Anderson. Our show page is here.
Today’s intention: Think about your motivations for helping people grow. Is it for your ends, or for theirs?