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One of the key puzzles of engagement is why people work so willingly in their spare time on voluntary projects, when it is so hard to get them interested in the work they are being paid for.

These podcasts from WeThrive.net unravel some of the mysteries of human motivation, explains why there is often a gap between job descriptions and the actual behaviour of staff, and sets out the conditions necessary for people to find work engaging and self-motivating.

Listen to the Missing Manual for the Human Being first. You can listen to these podcasts here – from here you can also download them into iTunes so you can listen to them on your phone etc. while travelling.

Author Bio: : Piers Bishop

Piers Bishop has spent 30 years working with individuals and groups who want to change something about the way they think, act and feel. This includes trauma-focussed therapy with PTSD sufferers including Forces Veterans, consulting work in large organisations that want to improve motivation and engagement, and sensitive personal development work at Cabinet level. He has a Master’s degree in psychotherapy, sat on the panel that defined the occupational standards for CBT, and founded the military trauma charity Resolution, which now treats hundreds of veterans a year. He and Andy Heath founded WeThrive in 2012


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