Starting Out in a Hospitality Career

There are many ways to stimulate people, but what works for one person may not work for another.  It is important to understand what drives you and keeps you engaged.

Tamara Lowe, author of the book Get Motivated! and Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Get Motivated Seminars, Inc., offers a Motivational DNA model that designates three areas:  drives, needs and awards.  Drives are the internal forces that mobilize a person to act.  Needs are the core requirements that a person must have in order to feel fulfilled.  Awards are the preferred remunerations that a person desires for achievement.

Whether you possess the tendencies of a leader, producer, or connector in the Drives category, coupled with whether you prefer stable versus variable conditions in the Needs category, and prefer internal or external Awards determines your unique DNA.

Knowing your own Motivational DNA is one more tool in identifying the best career choices and career moves as you advance your career and work towards achieving your list of goals.

What you need for a work environment to stay engaged and productive is determined by your Motivational DNA.


About HospitalityEducators

I am Publisher and Co-Founder of My background is in management, banking and finance with a Master's Degree concentration in Human Resources Management. In addition, I am a hospice volunteer in Phoenix, Arizona.
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