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Using any of the models of motivation, describe your own basis for motivation and how this impacts your responsibility as a leader to followers, peers, and superiors. You may use more than one model if appropriate, but be cautious about making your presentation overly complex. Describe the strategies you use for self-motivation as well as the motivation of others. Are these methods effective, and are they internally consistent (i.e. consistent with your values, talents, and goals)? Are these methods externally consistent (i.e. consistent with the organizational context in which you have responsibilities for people and projects)? Provide examples and rationale to support your opinion. Develop a plan to improve your strategies of self- and other-motivation. Include a timetable and strategy for third-party accountability.

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Motivation is the force that drives all human behavior. It represents the degree of initiative, persistence and intensity of effort. For the self-motivation, Maslow's need hierarchy motivation model will be described. Along with this, impact of self-motivation model on followers, peers and superiors will be discussed. In addition of this, strategies for self-motivation and their effectiveness for internal and external consistency with the help of examples will be discussed. Additionally, a plan will be developed to improve strategies of self and other motivation including time-table and strategy for third party accountability.

Model of motivation
Personal motivation or self motivation can be defined as a motivation arising from an individual's internal desires for the satisfaction and fulfillment of specific needs (Checko, 2007). Without personal motivation, it is difficult to achieve desired goals with the existence of necessary knowledge and skills. According to this model, there are five basic needs that motivate a person to improve their performance and achieve their goals. These are different to person to person. These are as follow:

Physiological Needs: In this, basic needs such as food, drink, air, shelter and cloth are included. These needs must be satisfied for sustaining the life (Rakowski, 2011). At personal level, fulfillment of these needs is important to gain satisfaction. These are the strongest motivators and they are also easily satisfied.

Safety and security needs: Persons have strong need to feel safe and secure from physical harm. Safety needs in current society usually take more subtle and disguised forms. Persons want justice and fair play and safety in society (Goble, 2004). At personal level, safety needs include desire for job security, fair treatment in the eyes of the law, and equal opportunities for the success. Along with this, safety and security in society is important need that must be satisfied.

Social Needs: When physical and safety needs have been satisfied, persons have need for social acceptance, friendship and love. Social needs are powerful motivators for persons and more complex and difficult to satisfy than ...

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The expert examines personal motivations. The basis for motivation and how it impacts the responsibility as a leader to followers, peers and superiors.