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GA 112 | How to Pursue Greatness with Ron Pereira

By Jessica Bush Updated on September 30th, 2016

Today’s episode features a keynote speech, “In Pursuit of Greatness,” delivered by our own Ron Pereira at the TWI Summit in San Antonio, Texas. As you’ll hear, he thoroughly enjoyed the conference and learned a lot about the human side of lean. Ron’s speech contains a lot of great advice on motivating people and creating culture. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • An inspiring anecdote about Team Hoyt (3:19)
  • What percentage of American workers are disengaged in their work (7:28)
  • About extrinsic motivation (8:57)
  • About intrinsic motivation (12:07)
  • The autonomy component (13:20)
  • The mastery component (17:43)
  • The purpose component (20:02)
  • About passion (28:08)
  • The characteristics of passionate people (32:14)
  • Why you should read Richard Sheridan’s book, Joy Inc (35:38)
  • About trust (37:26)
  • What The Jacobs Model says (38:01)
  • About perseverance (41:19)
  • A closing quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (46:35)

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What Do You Think?

What are your thoughts on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation? Which works better? In what situations?

  1. David

    May 27, 2016 - 2:06 pm

    Are the slides for the talk available for download? Thank you!

    • Ron Pereira

      May 27, 2016 - 9:04 pm

      Hi David, we just added the slides to the resources section. Let us know if you have any problems accessing them. Please note since it’s a PDF the videos won’t work.

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