In today’s episode, I’m talking with Susan Fowler, who is the author of various by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. In her new best-seller, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does, she applies psychological discoveries that lay out a successful, research-based model and course of action to assist leaders as they guide their people towards the kinds of motivation that results in increased productivity and engagement, as well as a profound sense of purpose. If you’re tired of unsuccessful attempts to drive your team towards increased motivation, you won’t want to miss this powerful, insightful episode!
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- What the “Motivational Dilemma” is — and why leaders are shocked (and relieved) after they realize this concept
- The different types of motivational outlooks, and why leaders should begin using the “Optimal Motivation” process for their team in order to produce successful results
- How leaders can help their team find their own personal motivational outlooks during change initiatives and/or projects
“Don’t assume your values are the same as those you lead.”
– Susan Fowler
Let’s get the conversation started with a question that Susan mentions in today’s episode:
“When it comes to facilitating new projects or change initiatives, how can you — as a leader — connect organizational values with your team’s own personal values?”
Leave your answer in the comments below.
Additional Leadership Resources
- Learn more about Susan Fowler as well as her book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does, and additional resources.
- Check out what Susan’s reading: Embers in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, and Hello My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names that Stick by Alexandra Watkins
- Sign up for our free video training series, 20 Days to Remarkable Leadership.
- Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, 101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential.
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