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Why having more things won't make you happy

by - 18 July

Photo by Justin Lim on Unsplash
We increasingly identify happiness with having more things, said George Kohlrieser, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD.
In this talk some years ago we discussed why external motivation won't make us happy.
"The best motivation is intrinsic motivation - where you do it because you're challenged, you want to learn something, you want to be a part of a team, so it comes from inside. Unfortunately the research shows that the majority of people are motivated by externals - bonuses, money, a promotion, something external. And we're growing into a culture of consumerism in which we identify happiness with having more things. We have to help people understand that high performance is about how you go inside".

Part of our talk with George Kohlrieser on Why you could be a hostage without a weapon, you could find here, and on Why secure bases are fundamental for success, you could find here, and on Why we feel more connected to things and technology than people, you could find here 

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