want to go for a run every day in the morning you can set your running shoes out next to your bed. When you wake up the shoes are staring you in the face, time to run. This is the trigger. You go for your run and when you come back you have a nice relaxing cup of coff ee or piece of chocolate. You treat yourself to a reward. The length of the run is immaterial at the moment. Concentrate on one item at a time, fi rst is to get you out running. As time passes the reward is no longer required as the accomplishment of fi nishing a run turns into the reward. Lastly you can remove the trigger as it is ingrained to run every morning. Without it, you feel something is missing. How many times have you gotten into your car then arrived at your destination but can’t recall the action of putting on your seat belt. You know you did it but you can’t remember the act of buckling up. This is a habit. You would notice not doing it; rather the act of doing it. I need to go back to the Yin/Yang thing again. The

problem with habits is that you can establish bad habits as well. Practice makes permanent, not perfect, unless you practice perfection. Pursuing perfection is typically met with disastrous results. When things change you need to un- change your current habit and then reestablish a new habit. Getting harder isn’t it? So compliance is good but not great; habits are

problematic and commitment is better but fl awed. What are we to do? Go for better but fl awed and work on the fl aws by allowing open-mindedness and freedom to comment and bring up issues without fear of reprisal. Let those that are involved discover the fl aws, work to resolve them and support their eff orts. “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce Irish author 1882-1941. Now let’s see if I can do to your concept of motivation.

How is management supposed to motivate without a carrot and cattle prod?

Whoops out of time, see you next time for “Demotivated

Motivation” or “I hit my thumb with the hammer just like this. Ouch. Did it again.”

Patrick Kinane is an FAA-certifi cated A&P with IA and commercial pilot with instrument rating. He has over 50 years of experience in aviation maintenance. He is an ASQ senior member with quality auditor and quality systems/organizational

excellence manager certifi cations. He is an RABQSA-certifi ed AS9100 and AS9110 aerospace industry experienced auditor and ISO9001 business improvement/quality management systems auditor. He earned a bachelor of science degree in aviation maintenance management, a master’s of science degree in education, and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology.


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