Becoming a Master

Abstract:Mastering any skill takes thousands of hours and sometimes even decades in a person's life, and this intense time investment requires a person to be motivated to keep with it. Motivation comes in two basic forms: extrinsic, or external rewards, and intrinsic, or internal desires. A quality manager looking to lead a team and inspire them to master their skills will need to understand the intrinsic motivations of each team member, as the intrinsic motivation will keep the team members on track to learn and grow. This same quality manager should then keep track of the motivations of team members as things change, as change can sometimes lead to lost …

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I found the article interesting, but I thought the quote by Warren Buffet was a little disturbing. "It’s not that I want money. It’s the fun of making it and watching it grow." What a perfect phrase to capture the ethos of the modern zeitgeist. I think it is interesting that the article discusses sources of motivation without referencing the fundamental incentives provided by global market based economies and the cultural traditions associated with capitalism. The article focused inward and, in my opinion, lacked in the outward environment based sources of motivation. It is not surprising though as most people don't bother challenging the status quo; opting instead to operate within the accepted boundaries of modern business conduct.
--Steven Grieshaber, 05-15-2018


Excellent insight on achieving mastering on skills.
--Qaiser Iqbal, 04-21-2018


Not new but well described. More explanation needed for table 2. Provides clarity in this information overload.
--B N N Prasad, 04-17-2018


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