We are humbled that Hawkins Point has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions. We were named #6 on the list “50 Fastest Growing Private Companies” by Boston Business Journal. We also were recognized by CIOReview as one of the 20 Most Promising Biotech Technology Solution Providers. Today, we are very proud of our latest award as #388 on the Inc500 list of the fastest growing companies in America. We are so thrilled!
Reflecting on our Personal Evolution
Consider these and other milestones, I have spent more time than usual reflecting on the past. I’ve thought a lot about the last 5 years our leadership has spent building our business and our brand. I have also deliberated much over the previous years that led me to right here and now. I remember almost everything and everyone and have an appreciation for it and their impact.
Over that time frame I have been interviewed, rejected, hired, fired, coached, mentored, managed, developed, and improving at my craft. And I’ve been on the leadership side of each of those actions too, but also approached them as a learner. I’ve met many people and witnessed many motivations. I love the role of coach (I’m a much better baseball manager than consultant), and I know that I, and my team, get stronger and better together. I’ve come to understand motivations are key to this kind of evolution.
Good Motivation Drives Results
We could all create our comprehensive lists of motivators we have personally dealt with. Money, recognition and job satisfaction would be at the top of many of them. But there are also other ways to think about motivation. Purpose, mastery, autonomy, security, identity, and stimulation are on the list, too. They continue to rise to the top of it.
Of course, money is a driver for many of us as it is a fair reflection of how we measure our contribution. But that motivation alone does not produce these awards and recognitions. They are the result of a simple commitment to really good work. It has reinforced what I have always known about myself. Recognition motivates me. I hope that what my colleagues consistently say about me is, “he’s a good guy, and he is damn good at his work.” Our firm was practically founded on this simple principle, in that we want to be good people and be great at our work. We aim to live it. We endeavor to surround ourselves with colleagues, clients, and partners who feel and behave similarly.
So far, so good. But there’s still more to do. In the spirit of motivation, here are 50 great motivators!