Episode 25: Lindsay McGregor – Primed to Perform
How can we make work more enjoyable, so that we look forward to showing up? You may think that putting a ping-pong table in the office will solve this problem, but it’s not that simple. Lindsay McGregor has done the research and with her colleague Neel Doshi, has co-written a book, Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation. Find out why a hands-off leadership approach might not be effective, why what works for Facebook or Google won’t necessarily work for your company, and how can you become a firestarter leader.
- Putting the “play” in work doesn’t necessarily mean getting a ping-pong table in the office. @mcgregorle
- “Why you work determines how well you work.” @mcgregorle speaks with me on the #podcast
Book: Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation
Bio: Lindsay is the cofounder of Vega Factor and co-author of Primed to Perform, published in fall 2015 by HarperBusiness. Previously, Lindsay led projects at McKinsey & Company, working with large Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, universities and school systems. She received her B.A. from Princeton University, and an MBA from Harvard. In her spare time, she loves investigating and sharing great stories.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.