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Inspiring and Motivating Others

Gary L. Hickman
glhickman@charter.net

Inspiration

Motivation

Session Objectives
Understand the difference between
Inspiring and Motivating
Understand the hierarchy of needs
and how it applies to motivation
Developing the conditions for
inspiring and motivating
Coworkers/Employees
Volunteers
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Session Outline
Session Outline
A Definition of Terms
What Motivates Ourselves/Others
What Inspires Ourselves/Others
How to use this at Work
How to use this in Voluntary
Organizations

Definitions
Inspiration:

Stimulation of the mind or


emotions to a high level of
feeling or activity
- Thefreedictionary.com

Motivation:

The general desire or willingness


of someone to do something
- Google.com

More on Motivation
Intrinsic
Based on the enjoyment of the activity
Physical
Beauty
Self Actualization

Extrinsic
Driven to attain an outcome
Externally driven
Base Needs

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs


(and the Hawthorne studies)

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YosemiteFalls

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Inspiration from Ideas


Scientific/Engineering

Lightening is Electricity Ben Franklin


Antibiotics
Segway
Internet

Societal
We hold these truths to be self evident
Judged not by the color of their skin but
the content of their character
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Inspiring Others Where Does


It Come From?
External vs Internal Inspiration
Examples
JFK On the moon within the decade

The Wow Factor


Achievable
Focused
Instantly Understandable

Lincoln The Gettysburg Address


What are we doing here?

Ford Build me an 8 cylinder engine


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Inspiring Others Key


Elements
Think Big and Noble Inspiration
drives the mind or the heart
Be Expressive
Help others to fulfill their needs
Offer a Guiding Hand
Stay Positive
Set the Conditions

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Motivating Others
At Work
One Can Rely on Authority
What does the hierarchy of needs tell
us?
What do the Hawthorne studies tell us?
How can we use this?

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Motivating Others
Motivating Volunteers
There is no direct authority
What does the hierarchy of needs tell
us?
What do the Hawthorne studies tell us?
How can we use this?
Its all about relationships

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Three Ways ASME Inspired Me


Volunteer Organization with Staff
Broad Scope
(Old) ASME Mission Statement
To promote and enhance the technical
competency and professional well-being
of our members,
and through quality programs and activities
in mechanical engineering,
better enable its practitioners to contribute
to the well-being of humankind.

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Two Illustrations
The Factory
Minor Problem, Repeated, Big Problem
Solution Created
Problem Resolved but where was the
problem?
A Better Solution?

Communication Styles
Authoritarian
Persuasive
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Summary of Key Points


Summary
Inspiration and Motivation are
related but different
Motivation is understanding needs
and helping others fulfill them.
Depends on Authority or Relationships

Inspiration is Aha!!!
Depends on Conditions
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