I'm motivated by angst and conflict, just differently. I'm not motivated by perform best under it. I don't have a need for it to perform at my best. I'm motivated by keeping it at bay, by preventing it. I'm motivated to work my hardest when I feel it could be around the corner. When the team could be put under that pressure.Yes.
I took a long three day training on motivation and leadership. I feel like a large number of leaders don't recognize the way their team is motivated. What pushed each individual. A lot of leaders tend to coach for success the way they themselves achieved it. "Do what I did, and you will be successful. Our whole branch/district/organization/company will be successful."
Then they wonder why their way that worker for them personally doesn't work. Their way, mandated, micromanaged, beat to death.... Why is it not producing the same results for everyone else as it did for me?
Motivation is a tricky thing for a lot of people. Too many apponted leaders have no idea how to motivate others, and thus have no idea how to lead others.