What moves a person? Knowing what moves a person could help one’s cause. Napoleon knew it.
“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest” — Napoleon Bonaparte
SAFe Principle #8 is a “self-interest” lever: Unlock the intrinsic motivation knowledge workers.
Self-interest/intrinsic motivation such as: 1) the pursuit of mastery; 2) having autonomy; 3) a sense of purpose.
What moves your team? Is there a pursuit of mastery (I.e. becoming a high-performing team)? Do they have the autonomy or freedom to speak their truth? do they have a sense of purpose — a goal to achieve towards a greater goal?
Do you inspire and lead your team? Napoleon inspired and lead his Army.
Are you a mover of men? Ponder upon the following:
SCARF and the two levers:
If a person’s Status is threatened, feels no Certainty, no Autonomy, cannot Relate, there is no Fairness… then he/she moves backward. This is the lever of fear.
On the other hand, if a person’s Status is enhanced/elevated, feels some degree of Certainty, there is Autonomy, can Relate, there is Fairness… then he/she moves forward. This is the lever of self-interest.