To drive employees to performance or even force them, many executives still assume that. You do not notice that many people in suitable structures provide self-motivated best and excellence.

Leadership is a service to the limbic brain

 of the employee. The limbic brain in the employee’s head decides on self-motivated action or obedience to pressure, stress or motivation.

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  • Effective executives offer a strong limbic reward

Effective executives achieve greater self-motivation among employees

 But only if the limbic reward is high enough.
Recent research shows that if we get an interesting result for us, the reward center in the brain becomes active. So the brain says “want to have”.
But when we look at the related work, a very different area becomes active, namely the pain area. This is also the same area, which is activated even with a cut in the finger or only at the thought of it.
In other words, the brain feels pain when thinking through the work involved. The higher the workload in relation to the known limbic reward from the leader, the greater the pain. The higher the chance that the work will be bad or not done.


Good leaders reduce neurological pain

If the limbic rewards (green circles outside) are large enough, the pain (red circle in the middle) is perceived as low. Lens both circles in the middle are the same size. Due to the bigger reward (picture right), the middle circle looks smaller. Likewise, we experience the expense of working as less painful when the limbic reward of a strong leader is great.