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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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It’s not personal, it's business?
It’s not personal, it's business?

We spend most of our waking hours preparing for work, at work or recovering from work, and yet it's not personal, it's just business? Susan Fowler explains why that's not the case, and where servant leadership can help.

4 ways to encourage people to do what needs to be done
4 ways to encourage people to do what needs to be done

People will resist when they don't feel they have autonomy. Help them disover their choice with these 4 tips.

Why leadership is 5 times harder than you think
Why leadership is 5 times harder than you think

Leadership isn't one thing but the culmination of numerous tactics and contexts. Learn more about the five key contexts.

Is motivation science the answer to leading a hybrid workforce?
Is motivation science the answer to leading a hybrid workforce?

Motivation science can help leaders make smart, empathetic decisions about restructuing work and schedules after the pandemic.

How to promote your team's mindfulness at work
How to promote your team's mindfulness at work

Leaders can help their teams with mental and physical health in small ways -- and they don't need to wait for someone else.

3 ways to manage up today
3 ways to manage up today

Executives are busy, and how you communicate with them makes a difference -- especially when you need something from them.

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The way we think about leadership and performance competencies is out of date.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.

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