What motivates any person is completely subjective and up to that person.
Luckily, language interpretation is ALSO subjective.
If I start jibber-jabbering about “wealth, happiness, more success” it means a completely different thing to EVERY person who hears it.
If I ask you how you’d feel when you realise you are already achieving and moving towards more of the things you want in your life, if I start talking about how you are already getting better and better, how you are already beginning to see the results and that you may be beginning to realise you are achieving your greatest goals now …
well how does that make you feel? different for everyone but generally, talking like that isn’t going to make you feel depressed.
dictators etc… just pop in and jibber jabber about things that are on the minds of everyone at once. Hitler for example was talking about nation, unity, we are great people etc… which is what people wanted to hear after being downtrodden and crushed. It helps of course to have a goon squad running around killing/imprisoning anyone who said anything otherwise.
If you take out all dissent and keep jibber jabberring about airy-fairy positive concepts of happyland and we are the greatest nation, people do get fired up, motivated, and work harder and make things happen. Is that bad? not if your ultimate aim is building a strong country (instead of starting wars etc…)
There isn’t much wrong doing it for companies but wtf, why not instead of paying thousands for some pansy speaker, give everyone a bonus. Better yet, give them shares in the company and the shares are tied to the company performance+bonus.
For anything like that to work, you MUST link the desired action (work harder) to the reward (more money/better shares).
The cheapskate companies instead think they can get people to work harder and brainwash their employees into earning the reward of “happiness and professional fulfillment” and other shit.
I’ve seen companies brainwash employees like this for decades and the employees actually buy this, then retire to discover they were actually screwed on the retirement plans etc… coz the company chose brainwashing bullshit over actual tangible rewards.