报告主题：《全球菁英》系列活动2019年第2期主题讲座 — Drivers of Performance: Understanding What Motivates People
报 告 人：Dr. Sam Van Damme
This lecture will focus on drivers of performance in order to understand what motivates people and what type of leadership they will benefit from. We ask some critical questions: Is there a hierarchy of needs? Should we pay more attention to intrinsic or extrinsic factors? On what type of motivational factors should leadership focus? And what are the four most common motivation traps? In this lecture offering a deeper insight into top-down leadership based on trust and sense. Students and executives are invited to reflect on relationships between people in spite of their differences of opinion that enables better team leadership.
First active as a Management Consultant for one of the Big Five companies (Deloitte) working on a variety of international projects, Sam amassed experience within both the private (Audi, VW, Lamborghini, Toyota, Aegon, BNP Parisbas, NuonEnergy) and government sector (European Union). His experience in restructuring and Change Management projects within CRM in a variety of industries (Automotive, Banking, and Energy) allowed him to develop a clearer picture of the effectiveness of leadership in a set of different contexts. Later on Sam accepted a new opportunity to lead a Market Research Department for the EU headquarters of the insurance arm of an American Health Care company (CIGNA).
These experiences allowed Sam to get a better picture of the realities of Leadership in the field adding to his Master Studies in Organizational Management and Leadership from European College Brussels. It inspired Sam to go back to the academic world and take on another Masters in Development Studies focusing on developing markets. This turned into a PhD allowing for time to reflect on successes and “near successes” of leadership in the private sector and from an academic perspective.