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Intrinsic Motivation at Work

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Intrinsic Motivation at Work by Kenneth W. Thomas
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Apr 06, 2009 | ISBN 9781576755679

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"Ken Thomas continues to contribute to our understanding of the mystery of employee engagement. He provides leaders with a roadmap that will not only guide them in working with their talented teams, but also help them understand their own motivation as well.”
—Beverly Kaye, CEO/Founder, Career Systems International and coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em and Love It, Don't Leave It

“This new edition is even more timely and relevant than the first. Before you work another day, read this book so you know how you can make the most of what drives you and others.”
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy

"In this second edition, Ken Thomas elegantly captures the essence of engagement and how leaders can create and sustain it. Valuable reading for anyone wishing to create or lead a 21st century organization.”
—David. W. Jamieson, PhD, President Jamieson Consulting Group, Past President, American Society for Training & Development, and coauthor of Managing Workforce 2000

Table Of Contents


Part I:What Engagement Looks Like Today
A Management Tale
1. How Work Has Changed
2. The Rediscovery of Purpose
3. Self-Management in the Pursuit of Purpose

Part II: The Intrinsic Rewards that Drive Engagement
A Management Tale, continued
4. Four Intrinsic Rewards
5. How Intrinsic Rewards Work—and Their Effects
6. A Diagnostic Framework for Rewards

Part III: Managing Your Own Engagement
A Management Tale, continued
7. Tuning Into Your Own Intrinsic Rewards
8. Building Your Sense of Meaningfulness
9. Building Your Sense of Choice
10. Building Your Sense of Competence
11. Building Your Sense of Progress

Part IV:Leading for Engagement
A Management Tale, concluded
12. General Tips on Leading for Engagement
13. First Impressions and Priorities
14. Leading for Meaningfulness
15. Leading for Choice
16. Leading for Competence
17. Leading for Progress
18. Enjoying the Ride
Resource A: Two Earlier Models of Intrinsic Motivation
Resource B: Putting Money in Perspective
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