Top 6 Resources to Help Leaders Inspire an Ownership Mentality

A vital source of employee engagement and motivation is rising to a challenge. It can be solving a tricky problem, hitting a stretch deadline, or going the extra mile for a customer. When teams lack an ownership mentality or do not seek to improve, it's often a sign they are unchallenged. It's also a sign of micromanagement.


The Coaching Mindset: How to Unlock the Motivation and Performance of Your Teams by Leveling Up Your Thinking

Scott Drake, JumpCoach
This powerful lesson is a shortcut that will help you: 1) Delegate in empowering and motivating ways; 2) Coach problem solving and unlock the best thinking of others; 3) Inspire motivated teams who will bust through walls to get things done; 4) Grow your emotional intelligence and avoid traps that derail many well-meaning leaders.


Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
"A thought-provoking, accessible, and essential exploration of why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results. Including a foreword by Stephen R. Covey, as well the five key disciplines that turn smart leaders into genius makers, Multipliers is a must-read for everyone from first-time managers to world leaders."


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Kindle Edition

Daniel H. Pink
"Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink. In this provocative and persuasive book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world."


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni
"Lencioni goes to the very heart of why teams -- even the best ones -- often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders."


What Motivates Employees (and Yourself)? An Illustrated Explainer

Learn how to motivate your employees and team to care as much as you do.


How Can Neuroscience Improve Employee Motivation (Including Your Own)? An Illustrated Explainer

Your brain judges everything as a threat or a reward, and the typical workplace is full of threats that reduce performance, motivation, and effectiveness.