John Hittler is the cofounder of Evoking Genius, a transformational business-coaching firm based in San Jose, California. Father of seven, happily married, competitive athlete, and dedicated volunteer in the field of domestic violence, John spends his free time dancing Tango with his wife, cooking for his friends and family, and traveling to places he has not yet visited. John can be reached at www.evokinggenius.com.
"Pick up this science-based book to understand why
carrot-and-stick motivation simply doesn't work."
--Gene Hammett, Inc.com: 10 Leadership Books That Should Be on Your Radar Going Into 2019
"Motivation isn't a surface level fix to be gained from an
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things right. For organizations that want to get the best out of
their employees, this book holds the keys to those deeper
--Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
"John was a mentor of mine 15 years ago. His lessons then
about leadership, and today in The Motivation Trap, will be key for
any CEOs or leaders who want to grow their people and company."
--Cameron Herold, Founder COO Alliance, Author of Double Double & Meetings Suck
"I sat in a room of 50 entrepreneurs and watched with
interest as John asked an audience member to stand in a red bucket.
It was one of those moments when the anticipation in the room had
everyone on alert. With some wizardry wave of his arms and a few
direct requests, John shepherded that CEO into a moment of such
acute clarity that she broke through years of not understanding
exactly what motivated her in her business. Bravo, John, for
putting some of your magic into a book for all of us"
--Christina Harbridge, author of Swayed and misChief executive officer of Allegory, Inc.
"As a physician, I've seen that true healing comes from
within. Changing through motivation only burns us out and cannot
bring actual healing. Similar to the body, an unhealthy
organization requires a shift from within in order to heal and
thrive. The Motivation Trap is a powerful tool for creating
this internal healing within your organization."
--Kim D'Eramo, mind-body specialist and author of The MindBody Tookit