Hope of achieving greatness is motivating

Everyone loves a hero, and there's no better hero than yourself, if only you could fly. Basic aspirations of a good, and perhaps expensive, lifestyle exist in the industry and the aspiration deep down is to achieve greatness. Not sure doing what will take you there, but you want a shot at greatness. That most difficult project, and the impossible chance that was against conventional wisdom, are actually attractive.

Glory is always individual. I bet, in M. S. Dhoni's dreams, he lifted the world cup and imagined taking the victory lap with the team in the background. He is of course a great team player, but that doesn't mean he doesn't value personal glory.

Managers need to allow people to think big and possibly help their team learn skills and values that can, hopefully, help them achieve the glory they dreamt about.

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