Values and Motivation
… a core topic in Leadership Skills
This topic introduces students to the basic principles of human motivation, their importance in public management, and how they relate to personal and institutional values.
Topic learning outcome
Appropriately utilize and interpret results of applying theories of motivation to management problems.
Core concepts associated with this topic
Recommended readings for 7 hours of preparation
Cherry, K. A. (2015). What is Motivation? Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/od/mindex/g/motivation-definition.htm, accessed 31 December 2015.
Daniel Pink, The Puzzle of Motivation (Ted Talk), at http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation?language=en, accessed 29 December 2015.
Helen Riess, The Power of Empathy, TEDx Talk, at http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-power-of-empathy-Helen-Ries;search%3Ahelen%20riess, accessed 28 December 2015.
Bob Behn, On the value of giving people an opportunity to earn An Adrenaline Rush, Bob Behn’s Public Management Report, Vol. 2, No. 6, February 205, at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/thebehnreport/February2005.pdf, accessed 1 January 2016.
Bob Behn, On the value of setting Stretch Targets, Bob Behn’s Public Management Report, Vol. 10, No. 4, December 2011, at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/thebehnreport/All%20Issues/December2011.pdf, accessed 31 December 2015.
Bob Behn, On why public executives need to remember that Leadership Is a “Generative” Activity, Bob Behn’s Public Management Report, Vol. 6, No. 11, July 2009, at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/thebehnreport/July2009.pdf, accessed 31 December 2015.
Bob Behn, On why public managers need to practice Management Noir, Bob Behn’s Public Management Report, Vol 4, No. 3, November 2006, at http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/thebehnreport/November2006.pdf, accessed 31 December 2015.
Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses
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Image: F3Y, at http://f3y.com/tag/motivation/, accessed on 31 December 2015.