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Review the motivational ideas or theories addressed in the readings for Unit III. Using yourself as an example, do you feel that one or more of the ideas or theories are particularly effective in motivating you, or is there a better way you can be motivated?

  • Engage the reader in the topic with some form of creative “hook” (such as a story, quote, or example).
  • Provide an example of a situation in which a leader used one of these theories to successfully motivate you.
  • Next, provide an example of a situation where an attempted motivational tool did not work.
  • What was it about the second example that did not work? Explain your answer.

Your essay submission must be at least three pages in length. You are required to use at least one outside source to support your explanation. Your essay should be formatted in accordance with APA style.

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Motivational Theories
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Motivational Theories

Human beings, just like organizations, have set goals and objectives that they aspire to
achieve. With each passing moment, they will be checking their progress and weigh the possibility
of attaining the set goals. However, unlike organizations, individual goals are personal targets that
require personal efforts determination. As opposed to organizational goals and objectives where
managers and supervisors keep a close eye on the efforts of junior staff members and can stir up
organizational revolutions to ensure that all workers align their efforts towards achieving the goals,
individual goals, and objectives are managed by the individuals themselves and there is no external
pressure to work towards achieving them (Bouras, 2019). Without the external pressure and push
it is most likely that at some point many will lose focus and as a result, abort their missions and
thus fail to achieve the goals. Due to these eventualities, motivational theories and ideas serve to
encourage and show the need to work harder and attain the set goals. Reflecting upon these, I find
the needs-based theory of motivation, the Maslow Hierarchy of needs and Vroom’s motivation
theory as being core in my life as a number of events that keep me motivated revolve around them.

First of all, it is important to note that while ...

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