Motivation

Improving Your Motivation: Seven Important Considerations

A new article in Costco Connection, Improve Your Motivation, highlights Susan Fowler’s new book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does, and points out an important fact about motivation—it’s an inside-out proposition. The article summarizes some of the key takeaways from the book, and shares important concepts for individuals and leaders to consider…

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Are You Feeding Your Employees Motivational Junk Food?

In a recent online column for Fast Company, motivation expert Susan Fowler uses the metaphor of junk food to describe the shortsighted approach some managers use when motivating their direct reports—reaching for easy motivational rewards instead of digging deeper for sustainable ones. The result is suboptimal motivation, which characterizes three out of a possible six…

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Four Ways to Refire at Work

People who embrace life with gusto enjoy better health and more happiness and fulfillment says Ken Blanchard in his latest column for Chief Learning Officer magazine, Blanchard goes on to explain that the same principle applies at work, yet many people who’ve been in a job for a while see the days ahead as something…

Hierarchy Of Needs

Is It Time to Rethink Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

Most human resource and organizational development professionals are familiar with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  In his 1954 book, Motivation and Personality, Maslow’s proposed that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, before they can move on to being motivated by higher-level needs such as self-actualization. In a…