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Can You Motivate People To Change Their Behavior? with Dr. Jason Fox

By Michelle McQuaid

Dr. Jason Fox is a motivational speaker, best selling author, leadership advisor and wizard rogue of ace repute. Often sought for his fresh perspectives, contemporary philosophies, and deep expertise in motivation design, Jason shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to unlock new progress and pry deeper into uncharted territory. His clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, and he’s also the best selling author of “The Game Changer” and “How to Lead a Quest: A Handbook for Pioneering Leaders”. His research has been featured in the likes of Smart Company, Huffington Post, BRW, and the Financial Review. In today’s episode, we discuss how leaders can challenge the mindsets that keep them stuck in conventional thinking, by embracing the principals of motivational design and framing change opportunities as quests. Connect with Jason: Website: You’ll Learn: [02:14] - Jason explains how game design can be used to motivate behavior change in workplaces. [04:13] - Jason explains where gamification often goes wrong when it comes to creating meaningful behavior change. [05:02] - Jason shares how a quest – rather than a game – can help leaders bring out the best in themselves and others. [08:30] - Jason explains some of the thinking patterns in workplaces that can limit our ability to create change. [13:18] - Jason shares how he runs leadership programs to help leaders challenge their traditional ideas about what being a successful leader looks like. [15:43] - Jason shares how he helps leaders to maintain momentum for behavior change following workshops and training programs. [17:23] - Jason completes the lightning round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Finite & Infinite Games by James Carse How to Lead a Quest by Dr. Jason Fox Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post. Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing. Until next time, take care!  Thank you Jason!

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