Motivation is a complex phenomenon that can be difficult to define. It also applies to a large number of different situations and factors. It is an internal process and as such it cannot be directly observed by a third party. Researchers can indirectly observe motivation through the consequences of an individual's actions, but the actual processes that motivation represents cannot be known directly -- only the behaviors that are a result of the process of motivation. Therefore it is difficult to know precisely what constitutes the process of motivation inside someone's mind.
Motivation is the internal process that describes someone's level of ambition that leads them to display behaviors that are direct at some goal or objective. Because there is an objective or goal that is set, at least part of the process is consciously designed. For example, people have to consciously set a goal which in most cases takes a level of thought and consideration. However, it is also possible to have some goals that are not really the result of a conscious or rational process. For example, if you are hungry then you might automatically set a goal of quenching this hunger with a lunch or dinner. The goal would be partly rational and partly...
For example, if a person had a desire to complete a graduate degree then the source of the motivation towards that end could represent both a rational and thought-out process of weighing the costs and benefits of such an action. However, it could also represent an extension of an inner drive that wasn't as focused. For example, an individual could have a general sense that they want to do more to improve their lives.
Another consideration when thinking about motivation is that it can occur on different levels. Using the same example of an individual pursing a graduate degree, the individual could be entirely motivated at a higher level such as finishing their degree, but not as motivated on a more tactical level. For example, the person might have every intention to do well in school and finish their degree, but have an effective lack of motivation that is necessary to finish a particular assignment. Thus, thinking about what motivation is requires some consideration of the scale in which it occurs on. This scale could include high-level goals as well as more practical daily objectives.
I can think of many cases in my life in which the high level motivation towards a high level goal was not consistent with my motivation to complete lower level objectives that were necessary for the bigger goal. For example, you can feel motivated however it many not actually reach the point in…
The leadership style through which the organizational management integrates the staff members in the decision making process reveals two main benefits. First of all, it stimulates the motivation of the employees, who feel like important and valued organizational assets. This sense is increased by the managerial desire to pay attention to the opinions of the subalterns. Consequently, higher levels of employee satisfaction materialized in higher levels of employee performances, operational
Personal Reflection on "The Self" "The self" in the social world is how one presents themselves to others, and how they appear to others. This "outward" self plays an essential role in each person's affect, cognition, human motivation and social identity. According to Jung, "the self" is an archetype, and it represents both the conscious and the unconscious mind. However, there are many concepts of the self, from early philosophers to
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In my experience, a leader without motivation will necessarily be unable to inspire motivation in his or her employees, which in turn will lead to a lack of success in the long-term. In this way, the leader's attitude and qualities lead directly to the success or failure of the company, as leaders infuse the corporate culture with his or her attitude. Another very important component of successful leadership is shared
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