Daniel Pink put into words what most of us already feel with his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
He takes a deep dive into motivation, specifically for creative individuals, and how it differs from the carrot and stick approach we envision.His research has helped guide my actions as a leader, but also helped me to understand why some positions have been extremely satisfying while others fell flat.

Videos
There are also two excellent video’s on the topic: