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Understanding what motivates us, what properly captures and explains the full range of such motivations, is essential in making good personal decisions y and managing people in organisations.
This book summarizes all the existing theories of motivation in a simple framework conceived as a practical “map” that will help us diagnose our own motivations and those of people working in our organisations.
ABOUT THE BOOK
We are all driven in life to seek those things we consider ‘good’, the things we love. We all need to be loved, to love ourselves, to love others, and to return love to God (in the case of believers) and therein lies happiness in life and work.
Once the internal logic of the MAP of motivations is understood and its coordinates recognised, the map allows four meanings of work to be identified and displayed in a hierarchical order: work understood as a job, a career, a calling and a higher calling. The understanding of these four meanings provides a compass to give directions to move through the map of motivations.
The book offers a roadmap and suggest searching for higher meaningful work in organizations by seeking higher and better truly human good, with greater love for our work.
As Dr. Donna Hicks (Harvard Associate) claims in the foreword “in this remarkable book, Manuel Guillén has provided the tools to learn how to create meaning, purpose, and a life of fulfillment, not only for ourselves, but also for the organizations that enables us to do what we love.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Manuel Guillén is Associate Professor of Management, Organizational Behavior and Professional Ethics at the University of Valencia (UV), Spain, and specializes in the area of leadership and trust in organizations. He is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Communication and in Organizations (IECO), and Director of the IECO-UV Chair of Business Ethics.
For eight years, he has been the General Secretary of the Spanish branch of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN-Spain).
Co-Founder of the International Humanistic Management Association Center Consortium. He is Visiting Faculty Affiliate at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute (Cambridge, MA) and regular Visiting Researcher at Harvard University, where he is currently the Representative of the University of Valencia Grants Program. Prof. Guillen actively serves as an advisor and contributor to many civil society organizations in Spain and the United States.