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Susan Fowler

Susan Fowler implores leaders to stop trying to motivate people. In her best-selling book, she explains "Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... And What Does: The New Science of Leading, Engaging, and Energizing." In her latest book, "Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals," she reveals motivation is a skill that can help any individual thrive. She is the author of bylined articles, peer-reviewed research and six books, including the best-selling "Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager" with Ken Blanchard. Tens of thousands of people worldwide have learned from her ideas through training programs, such as the Situational Leadership and Optimal Motivation product lines. For more information, visit her website.

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Dispelling the myth of laziness
Dispelling the myth of laziness

The famous marshmallow study needs a re-examination, as we might be labeling people incorrectly and unfairly. Doing so exacerbates societal inequality and is poor leadership.

Why return to normal? How to capitalize on lessons learned
Why return to normal? How to capitalize on lessons learned

Not all change is good, but the changes we make now should be examined so that the "new normal" is truly a new beginning.

How to evolve from managing time to managing energy
How to evolve from managing time to managing energy

Taking 24 hours to consider how your to-do list can create Choice, Connection, and Competence reminds you how every day is worth living!

Strategies for thriving when emotionally hijacked
Strategies for thriving when emotionally hijacked

Understanding what motivates you can be helpful in navigating yourself and employees through a crisi -- coronavirus or otherwise.

Your company is unfair. So what?
Your company is unfair. So what?

What should you do if you find yourself in an unfair, unjust, or corrupt organization?

Without this, your dreams will die
Without this, your dreams will die

Why diets are a microcosm of the importance of motivation in whether we succeed or fail.

What's become clear?
What's become clear?

Motivation is about meeting psychological needs, not biological needs. Look to the words of Emerson: "what’s become clear since last we met?”

Are you a mentor magnet?
Are you a mentor magnet?

Mentorship is a two-way street, and good mentors have key characteristics that make them attractive to potential mentees.

Warning: Do not try this at home
Warning: Do not try this at home

Even for a practiced motivation leader or coach, talking to family isn't easy.

How do I get my boss to stop micromanaging me?
How do I get my boss to stop micromanaging me?

Being micromanaged doesn't need to be a permanent state. Here's what you need to know.