A manifesto to reignite our inner drive
Building Motivating Cultures, Navigating Direction & Unleashing Potential
We are currently experiencing a motivational crisis. Many people feel weary and apathetic towards the companies that they work for. The ‘winner takes all’ narratives and rigid definitions of success that permeate mainstream thinking have caused people to lose sight of their purpose. Recent events, from the pandemic to the cost of living crisis, have accelerated this trend and shown that traditional forms of leadership are no longer working.
Within Intrinsic, world-leading expert on intrinsic leadership and motivation Sharath Jeevan OBE explores how we can reignite our inner drive and find greater meaning in work and relationships.
The population has become confused about what truly matters in life and the world we are living in, conditioned into thinking about human nature and motivation through an entirely economic lens. Drawing on real-life examples, psychology, economics and motivation thinking, Sharath argues that extrinsic motivators such as incentives, bonuses and financial rewards may be getting people where they want to be, but are not making anybody truly happy or fulfilled. For Sharath, intrinsic motivation, in comparison, is about going on a journey because it is enjoyable and rewarding in its own right; regardless of the end result. This mentality has direct spillovers on work, society and relationships.
Solution-focused, Intrinsic shows readers how they can let go of extrinsic motivations, reframe their purpose and pursue the lives they truly desire. Within the book Sharath explores ideas of Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery, explaining how these concepts are the key to falling back in love with the world. This core framework is used to analyze the most important aspects of life, as individuals, organisations, and societies.
The insights shared in Intrinsic are invaluable to emerging and established leaders. The book demonstrates how to create an engaged team who feel a keen sense of purpose in their work, are contributing to something ‘bigger’ and are nurtured to reach their individual potential.
Sharath’s deep-dive into motivation is an ideal read for those who are feeling lost or jaded in their current lives, a feeling all too common after the pandemic. With Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery, our workplaces, society and relationships will respect the authenticity of the individual and help them to achieve lasting success.
‘Sharath Jeevan reminds us of an essential truth: lasting motivation comes from within. Readers should rush to embrace the lessons of Intrinsic.’ – Dan Heath, author of Upstream and co-author of Switch
About Sharath Jeevan OBE
Sharath Jeevan OBE is a world-leading expert on Intrinsic Motivation and the Founder & Executive Chairman of Intrinsic Labs.