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Enhancing Performance through Self-Motivation...and Self-Management

“Self-management” – it can trigger thoughts of personal “to do” lists, time management schemes and feelings of both pride and guilt.  Yes, self-management does refer to skills and strategies individuals can use to direct their own activities toward the achievement of objectives.  But there is a gulf between “can use” and “do use” – buried within self-management is the issue of self-motivation.   How can we develop and sustain the self-motivation necessary to stay on task and succeed with our own effective self-management?

Through at least six decades of academic and popular discussion of motivation, its origins and its effects, we can see what is involved in motivation and the part it plays in performance.  So we begin by looking at the bigger picture: what is the performance you wish to achieve?

This webinar traces the roles motivation plays in performance, derived from organizational psychology and management initiatives, to come to an understanding of how you can look at your own performance, and where and how you can draw upon your own self-motivation for better performance.

Date: TBA
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is a 60-minute interactive presentation.

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  • Understanding the key role motivation plays in performance.
  • Illustrate how your own expectations may be part of an approach you take – and how to challenge and change that approach as the means to improve self-motivation.
  • Use these elements of performance (the “Performance Formula”) to identify how you can better self-manage.
  • Learn how more effective self-management is aligned with self-leadership.

Presentation Overview

This presentation will cover the following topics:

Introduction of the speaker, learning objectives and session outline.

What is “Performance”?
Exploring the characteristics that make up performance, including the role motivation plays.

What Gets in the Way of Self-Motivation?
Recognizing and shifting obstacles associated with self-motivation, and more effective performance.

Developing Effective Self-Management
Using our knowledge of performance and self-motivation to identify, customize and take action on how we can improve our own self-management.

Wrapping up
An overview of some key takeaways when applying the learning from this webinar.


James Beatty Hunter is a consultant and coach in leadership development, working with individuals and organizations to advance their leadership learning needs and goals. He is the principal of Prodaio Leadership (, a firm dedicated to advancing the development of leadership knowledge and skills, building and delivering solutions in individual and organizational efficacy and achievement.

James is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.) and the University of Oxford (MPhil), as well as McGill University, where he received his Graduate Diploma in Management (Leadership). He has worked in leadership development and management consultancy in the real estate, telecommunications, civil aviation, and education industries. He is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (Step I & II) and is currently working towards his certification in co-active coaching with The Coaches Institute. He teaches the graduate level courses “Leadership Theory and Practice” and “Developing Leadership Skills” at the McGill University School of Continuing Studies, and works with the University on a joint venture basis to develop/deliver corporate training programs. He can be reached at james.hunter [at]