In this episode, I get to sit down with Dr. Mary Lamia (Ph.D.), author of What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions and Success. Are you task-driven or deadline-driven? Understanding your motivational style, and that of your team, can help you reduces anxieties and maximize success!
[:32] Jennifer introduces her guest for this episode —
Dr. Mary Lamia.
[1:38] What are some of the things that are inhibiting mortgage lenders?
[7:03] Missing deadlines is not a result of procrastination — it is a sign of some other underlying issues or problems.
[9:14] Is it possible for people to change their motivational styles from deadline-driven to task-driven or vice-versa? Mary highlights some of the key differences between the different motivational styles.
[16:03] How can people with opposing motivational styles manage their differences in working styles, both in personal and professional relationships?
[20:53] In a situation where a deadline-driven person is the leader of a team, what are some things he or she can do to motivate his or her team, and reduce some of their anxieties?
[22:51] The avoidance of negative emotions can lead individuals to engage in highly stimulating activities.
[24:02] What are some things a deadline-driven leader needs to be aware of when working with a team of task-driven people? Mary shares some of the strategies of effective deadline-driven leaders.
[28:47] One of the problems of highly successful people who manage a lot of others is that they tend to be perfectionists.
[31:09] Shame and anxiety are powerful motivators of highly successful people. Are there people who are not affected by it?
[33:34] How can a task-oriented manager work better with their deadline-driven team? Mary shares some strategies.
[36:05] Having a daily tracking system can help people with both of these motivational styles. Jennifer shares her experiences with the effectiveness of the tracking systems in her team.
[39:35] Mary leaves us with some final words of wisdom: It is very important to understand who you are and who the people you work with are.
[40:25] Get in touch with Mary via her website to get more information on this topic!
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