This is an awesome TED talk by Dan Pink. He’s talking about the science of motivation and tells us that there’s a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. He goes on to say that traditional motivators are great for compliance but are crap for engagement. Self direction works better. Intrinsic motivation. An approach that includes autonomy, mastery and purpose.
The same goes for managing your career and is what career stewardship is all about. We all have autonomy when it comes to the directions our careers take. How can you better express yours? Where can you seek mastery? What is your purpose?