--Gene Hammett, Inc.com: 10 Leadership Books That Should Be on Your Radar Going Into 2019
''Motivation isn't a surface level fix to be gained from an inspiring speaker or an incentive—it's the result of doing deeper things right. For organizations that want to get the best out of their employees, this book holds the keys to those deeper truths.''
--Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
''John was a mentor of mine 15 years ago. His lessons then about leadership, and today in The Motivation Trap, will be key for any CEOs or leaders who want to grow their people and company.''
--Cameron Herold, Founder COO Alliance, Author of Double Double & Meetings Suck
''I sat in a room of 50 entrepreneurs and watched with interest as John asked an audience member to stand in a red bucket. It was one of those moments when the anticipation in the room had everyone on alert. With some wizardry wave of his arms and a few direct requests, John shepherded that CEO into a moment of such acute clarity that she broke through years of not understanding exactly what motivated her in her business. Bravo, John, for putting some of your magic into a book for all of us''
--Christina Harbridge, author of Swayed and misChief executive officer of Allegory, Inc.
''As a physician, I've seen that true healing comes from within. Changing through motivation only burns us out and cannot bring actual healing. Similar to the body, an unhealthy organization requires a shift from within in order to heal and thrive. The Motivation Trap is a powerful tool for creating this internal healing within your organization.''
--Kim D'Eramo, mind-body specialist and author of The MindBody Tookit
CEOs and team leaders from Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed start-ups often complain that they have trouble keeping their teams motivated. But what if it’s actually not the job of the leaders to motivate their teams? What if team members were responsible for motivating themselves and for bringing their own professional, positive, helpful, best selves to work each day? What might change in companies if teams lived up to this expectation?
In The Motivation Trap, John Hittler draws on the wisdom he has acquired from years of coaching individuals, teams, and organizations and proposes a more effective way to lead. He unwraps the energetic underpinnings of motivation, explains why it holds big limitations, and points out where and when to employ it as an effective tool in coaching management teams. He walks readers through additional tools and suggests how and when to use them to create high-achieving teams who find enjoyment in their work and are ready to take initiative and work more autonomously. His simple, easy-to-use tools will bring team members together so they can accomplish highly leveraged success. With the wisdom he provides in The Motivation Trap, Hittler helps leaders produce great results for their team members, themselves, and their organizations.