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“Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”
- Sam Walton


Motivation is the key to success & job satisfaction. Motivation is the power source, the force that drives employee behaviors and performances in organization. It is the hidden dynamo that keeps the individual and teams focused and on target no matter how many setbacks or deviations they may take. While the subject of motivation is so important, it is irony that many organizations do not officially train their employees on motivation, esp. those newly promoted managers or department heads who supervises others on a daily basis to work the best for the organization. The misconceptions most people made was that they can motivate others or managers put on the job will automatically learn how to motivate others. These misconceptions had led to many in the organization being de-motivated rather than motivated.

While different theories can be useful in helping people to understand human behavior and design effective organizations, the scope of this 1-day course is not large enough to explore many of them in-depth. Instead, this course will focus on learning about and applying a few major concepts, techniques and tips dealing with motivation at work. The goal is to answer some of these important questions:
· What motivates people to do their best at work?
· What effect does the job itself have on motivation and performance?
· How to be self-motivated?
· How can leaders build commitment?
· What are the ways to get others motivated?

This training program focuses on the essential skills needed to lead others to be motivated. It includes discussions, individual exercises, lectures, role play and group work to give participants the best opportunities for learning not just what to do – but how to do it well.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to...

  • Link motivation to its impact on workers’ behavior, performance, and productivity.
  • Recognize the power of choice and learn how to motivate yourself towards personal goals.
  • Discuss the various motivation theories
  • Apply motivation techniques & tips
  • Plan and create the environment and opportunities for employees to be motivated
  • Employ various ways to motivate others


To maximum learning impact and retention, this course uses the following methods:

  • Case studies and Small group discussions
  • Video and Role-plays
  • Questionnaires, Exercises and Quizzes
  • Developing action plans
course contents:


  • Exercise 1 : Ice breaker
  • Definition of motivation
  • Misconceptions about motivation
  • Exercise 2 : Motivating Others
  • Understanding Natural Law and Principles


  • Personal Needs Survey
  • Exercising our freedom of choice to be Proactive
  • Exercising our self-awareness
  • Ability Vs Willingness
  • Video: Self motivation
  • Case study 1

Motivation Theories

  • Understanding motivation from researched work
  • Hawthorne Studies
  • Maslow hierarchy of needs
  • Hertzberg motivators and hygiene factors
  • Expectancy & Equity
  • Positive and negative reinforcements

Suggestions For Managers

  • Four Areas of Motivation:
    - Provide for the Needs
    - Ensure benefits are motivating
    - What are your subordinates' Expectations?
    - What to reinforce? When?

Motivating Others

  • Exercise 3: Motivating Others
  • Motivation techniques and tips
  • Top 10 Motivators
  • Staff motivators examples
  • Ways to motivate others


  • Role play
  • Individual & group exercises
  • Video
  • Games
who should attend:
  • Managers, Engineers, Executives, Supervisors, Team Leaders – those whose job involves supervising and coaching individuals or teams towards performance excellence.
administrative details :
Duration : 2 days
Time : 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue : In-house or public program
Language medium : English
Trainer :
Nelson Kok (please click here to see trainer's profile)
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