Daniel Pink, in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, describes three core drivers of human performance.
- Autonomy: The freedom to determine how I go about negotiating my tasks, time, techniques, and team.
- Mastery: The intrinsic energy and joy that comes from getting better at something, from pushing myself to my own personal best.
- Purpose: Working in the service of a greater objective, something bigger than myself.
Each of these is necessary, but not sufficient alone to drive maximum performance. These drivers apply very differently for different personality types. Below, we outline how a supervisor, leader, teacher, or parent can support these three drivers for each of six different personality types as outlined by Dr. Taibi Kahler in his Process Communication Model (PCM®). Continue reading