The magic and media of instrinsic motivation

We know that one of the differences between higher and lower performers is their motivation. Higher performers tend to work with internal motivation. Lower performers who need more leading tend to work with external motivation.  

Focusing on leader praise, contests and tangible rewards fosters external motivation. Four ways to support intrinsic motivation include: storytelling, learning questions, habit building and feedback. 

In storytelling, we share stories of things done and gone well. Learning questions are the questions that represent what people want to discover, improve and master in their work. Habit building is the growth of habits that support metrics. Feedback is what supports learning questions and helps grow habits.