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How To Motivate – Tom Coughlin – Head Coach NY Giants



I’m not going to try to enhance or add to the conversation that Mr. Coughlin had with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show March 7, 2013.  The commentary speaks for itself.

But to give you the net-net… Mr. Coughlin believes that motivation is:

  • A Process
  • Involves learning
  • People wanting to be the best they can be
  • Wanting to be coached
  • Is a function of pride
  • Means setting goals
  • And then attacking goals

His summary – motivation is: EARNING THE RIGHT TO WIN!

Man do I like that.  Do you make sure your employees EARN THE RIGHT TO WIN?

I like this because motivation isn’t something given to people but something they EARN.  I’ve been pretty vocal that engagement, like esteem, is something that is earned, not endowed.  Interesting that Coughlin thinks the same about motivation.

But don’t take my word for it… watch the interview with a Superbowl winner…oh, wait a minute I meant a TWO-TIME Superbowl winner… (Subscribers may need to click through to the post to see video below.)

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