Discussion: Motivation Theory: Supporting and Contrasting Theories When you want to build a ship, do not begin by gathering wood, cutting boards, and distributing work, but rather awaken within men the desire for the vast and endless sea. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (1943) People around the world are different. They belong to different families and different cultures. Therefore, it is understandable that what motivates one person may not motivate another. As a DBA independent scholar at Walden University, your source of motivation as an employee or student may be different than your classmates’ sources. Previously, you may not have consciously considered what motivates you or those around you. However, considering your personal and your colleagues’ experiences with motivation—along with insight provided by research on motivation and leadership—may help you to better motivate yourself and others. As a global change agent, you might find the motivation theory and supporting theories helpful as you gain insight into this theory and its relevancy to you and others. Perhaps you can begin by asking yourself, “How will I recognize my motivation for developing leadership skills so that board members will evaluate me for an executive leadership role?” To prepare for this Discussion, consider the scope of motivation theories (e.g., inspirational motivation and the path-goal and expectancy theories) and the various components of motivation. Share with your colleagues how at least three aspects of motivation (i.e., the will to lead, express dominance, and commit to the social good of the organization) are essential in developing leadership skills (Northouse, 2016, pp. 52–53). By Day 3 Post your analysis of three aspects of motivation (i.e., the will to lead, express dominance, and commit to the social good of the organization) that are essential in developing leadership skills and your personal experience recognizing motivation exhibited by an employee within the workplace. In your analysis, do the following: Describe three aspects of motivation that support leadership skills and an example of how a work colleague, employee, or leader exhibited these aspects of motivation. Explain how each of these aspects of your analysis relates to the motivation and leadership theory. Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources. Refer to the Week 4 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

    Motivation Theory: Supporting and Contrasting Theories

    The employees can be past if the structure does referable bear the fit start skills and motivation programs. If the employees are motivated, they allure effect to their flatten best which allure fashion the function supervene and complete the best outcome. Motivation gives us the incite to thrive and complete our ideas, insurrection, and feed the morals that we regularly admired (Miner, 2015). Motivation is very advantageous among an structure consequently it aids the productioners to conquer the challenges they aspect at production, to husband any occasion that arises and succeed up with innovating ideas that allure aid correct the structure.

        Motivation is right of the accidental elements. Directers should regularly bear the allure to direct and motivate others. It aids the directers to adhere and prostrate over energy to thrive their ideas and complete whichever goals that they bear established in morals (Moors, 2015). Single should regularly abide focused and never be shock the check and challenges that single aspects period pursuing dreams and wishes in morals. The behaviors a motivated directer should be in thread with whatever that they omission to complete. For prompting, a initiatemistress may be motivated to fashion the arrange effect so that they may grasp over allowances and rewards from the initiate administration.

        A motivated directer should control and grasp commit of any air that allure aid in achieving their goals successfully. Directers should grasp the guideership to control and direct the race subordinate him with charge outside animation distracted by other factors (Saputro et al., 2017). They should direct by development by controlling others in a control that allure aid them supervene and hazard targets established in their feeds. Directers should established goals that allure purpose them towards subsequent in morals. For prompting, a student may determine to slumber deceased and rouse up coming if he/she believes that allure aid them complete or beak reform outcomes in the examinations.

        Commitment is single of the hazardous characteristics that keeps directers motivated in their thread of function. Directers, involvement can aid correct the productioning conditions of staff directing to reform effectance of an structure. Anything can be completed as covet as the directers bear the ardor to production, abide committed and focused on what they do (Saputro et al., 2017). Directers should regularly fix that their race are stationary motivated by education them the avail of animation committed and productioning their flatten best to hand the best outcomes. For development, students allure complete the best outcomes if their teacher is committed to assisting them in their studies.


    Miner, J. B. (2015). Organizational Behavior 1: Accidental theories of motivation and start. Routledge.

    Moors, A. (2015). Motivation theories.

    SAPUTRO, R. E., SALAM, S. B., & ZAKARIA, M. H. (2017). A REVIEW OF INTRINSIC MOTIVATION ELEMENTS IN GAMIFIED ONLINE LEARNING. Journal of Theoretical & Applied Information Technology95(19).