Innovation & Total Motivation, with Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor

On this week’s episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we look at how to build high-performing cultures through the science of total motivation.

Topics we discuss include how to spot the worst motivation for getting a job done, why culture might not want to eat strategy for breakfast anymore, and how to help employees “long for the sea” in their own ways.

Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor join us on this episode of the podcast to discuss those topics and more. Neel and Lindsay are co-authors of Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation.

They’re also co-founders of Vega Factor, a company focused on unlocking human potential to build the most adaptive organizations. Prior to founding Vega, Neel was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, as well as CTO and a founding member of Genesant Technologies. Lindsay is a former consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she led strategic and operational projects for Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, media, nonprofit, and education sectors.

Episode Highlights

Some highlights from this week’s episode include:

  • Neel and Lindsay discuss the 6 components of the Motive Spectrum and how they relate to one another
  • We discuss the detrimental effects of inertia in employees and why it should be avoided at all costs
  • Neel and Lindsay explain what they call our “Blame Bias” and give tips on avoiding this practice
  • We discuss how to become the most successful kind of leader – a “Fire Starter”

Listen to the Episode

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Show Notes

 

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

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Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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