Ldr/531 Version6 Week 1 Discussion 2

Class--some folks disagree that people can motivate others, for instance, Dr. McNamara (1999) states, 1. Myth #1 -- "I can motivate people" Not really -- they have to motivate themselves. You can't motivate people anymore than you can empower them. Employees have to motivate and empower themselves. However, you can set up an environment where they best motivate and empower themselves. The key is knowing how to set up the environment for each of your employees (para. 2). http://www.managementhelp.org/guiding/motivate/basics.htm

Abraham Lincoln said, "People are about as happy as they make up their mind to be."

What are your thoughts about what McNamara and Abe have to say?

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