This is how PRAISE can stimulate intrinsic motivation

Praise is a very important tool at the hands of Great Leaders and when used in the right manner can drive intrinsically motivated behavior.

The following 4 ways is when PRAISE can stimulate Type I , intrinsically motivated behavior.

  1. Praise effort and strategy , not intelligence
  2. Make praise specific
  3. Praise in private
  4. Offer praise only when there is a good reason for it

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive