Motivation: The Science of Motivating Yourself and Your Team
What you'll learn
- To gain mastery over your own behavior and to maximize your influence over your employees and associates.
- To learn a model of analyzing and solving human performance problems.
- You will learn an inclusive model that includes spiritual, social and situational motivation.
- To learn to apply the science of behavior management to yourself and others.
- You will learn how Lean management (Toyota Production System) employs the forces of motivation to engage and optimize human performance.
- You will learn the "Coaching Kata", a simple and proven method of coaching others to improve specific skills and behavior.
- No materials or software are required.
- It will be desireable for the student to identify his/her personal long term life goals.
- It is desirable that the student identify the team and team members for which he or she is responsible and be prepared to analyze their behavior and motivation.
Your success is your ability to motivate and develop your team and team members. If they perform, you perform. This course will provide those skills that are critical to your success.
Motivation is not a speech or pep talk! It is the skill of creating a worthy purpose, an effective team environment, designing work for intrinsic motivation, and using positive reinforcement in an effective way. This course will enable you to develop a system of sustained motivation for yourself and your team.
I have authored eleven books and the key to getting books published is simply the self-discipline to sit yourself down and write! I have been CEO of two companies and consulted with more than one hundred major corporations on improving human performance. In this course I have distilled the science of human behavior down to the essential practical lessons that every entrepreneur and manager must know and practice to succeed.
The topics covered in the course include the following:
Sources of Motivation
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Optimizing Social Reinforcement
Developing a System of Motivation
The ABC Model of Managing Behavior
Using Reinforcement Schedules
Is it a “Can’t Do” or a “Won’t Do?”
Managing Yourself. The Biggest Challenge!
What students are saying about this course:
"I love the detailed yet simple approach this course takes." Nikhil Shah
"Excellent content, actionable and well delivered!" David Davis
"Wow Great Course! Easy to understand with true life experience suggestions." Carolyn Swanson
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who manages others, who leads a team, or who wishes to gain mastery over their own behavior.
- Anyone who wants to develop their own self-discipline and self-motivation (writers, artists, entrepreneurs who work alone),
- Team leaders.
- Executives who are building a high performance culture.
Larry Miller is now teaching eighteen courses with more than 260,000 students in 200 countries on Udemy. He is the author of eleven books, and has more than forty years of experience consulting with major corporations on their culture and management systems. Several of his courses on management and leadership are best selling courses in their category and have been adopted by major corporations as part of their leadership development and lean culture implementation process.
His expertise is derived from hands on experience creating change in the culture of more than a hundred organizations. Among his consulting clients have been Honda, 3M, Corning, Shell Oil Company, Amoco and Texaco, Shell Chemicals, Air Canada Eastman Chemicals, Xerox, Harris Corporation, Chick-fil-A, Merck and Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, United Technologies, Metropolitan Life and Landmark Communications.
He began his work in youth prisons after recognizing that the learning system in the organization had exactly the opposite of its intended effect – increasing, rather than decreasing, dysfunctional behavior. For four years he worked to redesign the prison system by establishing the first free- economy behind prison walls, where each inmate had to pay rent, maintain a checking account, and pay for everything he desired. This was his first organizational transformation.
He has been consulting, writing and speaking about business organization and culture since 1973. After ten years with another consulting firm, he formed his own firm, the Miller Howard Consulting Group in 1983. In 1998 he sold his firm to Towers Perrin, an international human resource consulting firm and became a Principal of that firm. In 1999 he left to focus on solo consulting projects.
He and his firm were one of the early proponents of team-based management and worked with many clients to implement Team Management from the senior executive team to include every level and every employee in the organization. The Team Management process created a company of business managers, with every employee focused on continuous improvement of business performance. In addition to directing the overall change process, Mr. Miller personally coached the senior management team of many of his clients.
The implementation of Team Management led to the realization that the whole-system of the organization needed to be redesigned to create alignment so all systems, structure, skills, style and symbols support the same goals and culture. From this realization he developed the process of Whole System Architecture that is a high involvement method of rethinking all of the systems and culture of the organization.
Mr. Miller has authored eleven books, among them American Spirit: Visions of A New Corporate Culture, which was the text for Honda of America's course on their values and culture; and Barbarians to Bureaucrats: Corporate Life Cycle Strategies, which draws on the history of the rise and fall of civilizations to illustrate the patterns of leadership and evolution in corporate cultures. Most recently he authored Getting to Lean – Transformational Change Management that draws on the best change management practices such as socio-technical system design, appreciative inquiry, and systems thinking or learning organizations to provide a road map to transforming organizations. He has also authored Team Kata --Your Guide to Becoming A High Performing Team, the core human process of lean organizations. Most recently he published The Lean Coach that corresponds to his course on Coaching Leaders for Success. He has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, made many appearances on CNBC, has written for The New York Times and been the subject of a feature story in Industry Week magazine. He was recently the subject of articles in Fast Company and Inc. Magazine.