Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

by Susan Fowler

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Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging by Susan Fowler

Top leadership researcher, consultant, and coach Susan Fowler says stop trying to motivate people! It's frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn't work. You can't motivate people—they are already motivated but generally in superficial and short-term ways. In this book, Fowler builds upon the latest scientific research on the nature of human motivation to lay out a tested model and course of action that will help leaders guide their people toward the kind of motivation that not only increases productivity and engagement but that gives them a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Fowler argues that leaders still depend on traditional carrot-and-stick techniques because they haven't understood their alternatives and don't know what skills are necessary to apply the new science of motivation. Her Optimal Motivation process shows leaders how to move people away from dependence on external rewards and help them discover how their jobs can meet the deeper psychological needs—for autonomy, relatedness, and competence—that science tells us result in meaningful and sustainable motivation.

Optimal Motivation has been proven in organizations all over the world—Fowler's clients include Microsoft, CVS, NASA, the Catholic Leadership Institute, H&R Block, Mattel, and dozens more. Throughout the book, she illustrates how each step of the process works using real-life examples. Susan Fowler 's book is the groundbreaking answer for leaders who want to get motivation right!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626561847
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 193,707
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Susan Fowler has over thirty years’ experience as a researcher, consultant, and coach in over thirty countries around the globe in the field of self leadership. She is the creator and lead developer of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ Optimal Motivation product line as well as the creator and lead developer of Situational Self Leadership, the organization’s best-of-class self leadership and personal empowerment program. She is the bestselling coauthor of three books with Ken Blanchard: Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager®, Leading at a Higher Level, and Empowerment. She is also the coauthor of Achieve Leadership Genius, The Team Leader’s Idea-a-Day Guide, and Good Leaders, Good Shepherds. A catalyst for growth, Fowler is a senior consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies and a professor in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego.

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