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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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Positive energy
Positive energy

Why choice, connection and competence are critical to motivation.

Susan Fowler
Susan Fowler

You have goals to hit, but why are you pursuing them? If you know why, you can improve or negotiate them.

Busyness
Busyness

If you find yourself challenged to let go -- even for a weekend -- you might want to try these three tips for disconnecting from your busyness.

The problem with intrinsic motivation
The problem with intrinsic motivation

Intrinsic motivation is rare. Especially at work. It takes work to discover and nurture this motivation.

Struggle to kick a bad habit? The skill of motivation is being able to identify, shift and reflect on the reasons for your motivation.

Motivation
Motivation

What can we learn from research that suggests some values cycle through generations? How does that help us at work?

Susan Fowler
Susan Fowler

Changes in how and where we work can be unsettling, but there's a way forward.

Russia
Russia

Even across cultural divides, rivalries and conflict, there are human connections to be made.

Asking for help
Asking for help

Be the example: Ask for help when you need it, and encourage your reports to do the same.

How to sell your solutions
How to sell your solutions

If you are frustrated that no one else is solving a problem affecting you or your performance, you need to be able to sell your solution to the higher-ups.

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