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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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How to overhaul leadership
How to overhaul leadership

The way we think about leadership and performance competencies is out of date. We need a realignment that matches with what actually motivates people.

What inaugurations can teach you about your communication
What inaugurations can teach you about your communication

Inaugural addresses are a showcase for communicating to the nation. What can we learn from them about our everyday communications?

The final word on New Year's resolutions
The final word on New Year's resolutions

Too many New Year's resolutions fail to consider how motivation works. Here's a guide to making better resolutions for 2021.

The trouble with lies: How to avoid the downside of tribalism
The trouble with lies: How to avoid the downside of tribalism

When we stick too closely to our beliefs and like-minded people, we lose chances for learning, connection and thriving.

Are you listening to the canary trying to warn you?
Are you listening to the canary trying to warn you?

What is mitigation fatigue, and why does it matter for leaders and business? Learn how understanding this phenomenon helps you exercise choice, connection and competence.

You've lost your sense of control. Now what?
You've lost your sense of control. Now what?

When you lose a sense of control, how can you react? Here are the options, and why creating choice is your best bet.

Where do your beliefs come from?
Where do your beliefs come from?

Companies need informed opinions and beliefs just as much as our democracy does. Read on for an outline of 5 types of beliefs and how to examine them.

The myth of low energy
The myth of low energy

What is energy? What is vitality? How are they different, and why does that matter for leaders?

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.

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