Person AA ref by Person BB (Colleague)'s Universal Hierarchy of Motivation Report - Your Motivational Drivers

4. Your Motivational Drivers

4. Your Motivational Drivers
APPENDICES

'It is no good asking the spirits to help you sprint if you don't mean to run' Ugandan Proverb

Your profile here describes which of the Seven Basic Motivations you are currently focusing on the most. Note there is no best or worst motivation just implications for whichever you may have a higher or lower focus on.

Reflection: To what extent are you living the life you want to live? If not, why not?

The results suggest that at the moment your strengths are, or appear to be (which may either mean that these are related to your stronger drivers presently, or, conversely, it may indicate that these are linked to two drivers that are very significant because you have the least opportunity to satisfy them in your life for personal or situational reasons).

  • Power: You tend to be driven to control others, and your environment, for your own sake. You are probably confident and self-disciplined. You might become competitive, and at times appear calculating or just aggressive. One of your most important values is likely to be dignity and it may be useful if you are alert to when you risk becoming arrogant in the way you are maintaining your self-respect1. People who seem to typify this Level is are the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, and in business, Lee Iacocca. (They are, of course motivated at other levels). Generally you tend to show a strong commitment to your particular interests.
  • Wisdom: You tend to be driven to understand the full situation and so get the best outcome for all others in the long term. You probably perceive the wider aspects of the world and see a better future for others. You might appear too hypothetical at times. One of your most important values is likely to be honesty and it may be useful if you are alert to when you risk becoming tactless1. People who seem to typify this Level are Nelson Mandela and, in business, Warren Buffet. (They are, of course motivated at other levels). Generally you tend to give effective feedback to others. A caricature of being low in this motivation is the Scarecrow out of the Wizard of Oz - he is trying to become wise.

The results suggest that at the moment your areas of potential development are, or appear to be:

  • Pleasure: You may be able to feel more fun or act more lively. You could probably do more to enjoy yourself or feel passionate. You possibly seem unfriendly or appear uncomfortable in certain situations1. A person who seems to typify this Level is Richard Branson. (He is, of course motivated at other levels). If things go badly then you may feel bored or get up to mischief. It may help to generate more enthusiasm.

Using the information above, write down what you are now going to stop or start doing:


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