Lack of Motivation
Motivation and drive are central to executive performance, and any performance in life. Lack of motivation can impair any career, or even end it. Business schools all over the world teach motivation models that simply don’t work in the real world. Yes, some elements work for some people, in the hands of some people, some of the time. How does that apply to executive psychotherapy?
If your own motivation has diminished, or been impaired because of some problem, and you are a manager or leader, it is going to be very hard if not impossible to create a motivational environment for your staff. Your lack of motivation will be contagious.
Normally when someone presents for executive psychotherapy for a lack of motivation, s/he already knows many of the classic theories of motivation – learned in the course of their management or leadership work.
Normally the person reports that the theories don’t work. On deeper probing the person coming to executive psychotherapy expresses that, the models of motivation, at best, work rarely in the real world.
Providing the person with an advanced knowledge of motivational tools that do work in the real world, can, on its own be enough for the executive to overcome their lack of motivation. “The Perfect Motivator” and the effective approaches to motivation that it contains, can help.
Often there is a problem which sapped the drive of the executive, and once that is addressed, the person can be back to their usual self.
It may be that the problem that triggered the drop in motivation no longer plagues the executive, and in those cases less help is required.