If you want to accomplish what's important to you, discipline and willpower won't get you where you need to go. In this iconoclastic new book, Susan Fowler reveals compelling insights and actions to help you master and maintain your motivation.
Susan Fowler is Senior Consulting Partner with The Ken Blanchard Company and has over 30 years experience as a researcher, consultant, and coach in over 30 countries around the globe. She is the lead developer of The Ken Blanchard Company's Optimal Motivation program, which has been implemented worldwide. Widely respected as one of the foremost thought leaders on the science of motivation, leadership, and personal empowerment, Susan is a globally sought-after speaker and consultant. Tens of thousands of people worldwide have learned from her award-winning training programs including the Self Leadership and Optimal Motivation product lines. Susan is also the author and co-author of the bestselling books Why Motivating People Doesn't Work...and What Does, Leading at a Higher Level, Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager, Achieve Leadership Genius, and The Team Leader's Idea-a-Day Guide.
"Truly great performers in every field have mastered their
motivation. Now we finally understand the magic--and the
science--behind how they've done it. More importantly, Master
Your Motivation is the first book to teach a revolutionary
idea: motivation is a skill you can use to achieve your goals--and
sustain high performance."
--John Calipari, Hall of Fame basketball coach, University of Kentucky
"I have no doubt that the powerful ideas in Master Your Motivation will change your perspective about motivation. But what I love about this book is how Susan's storytelling brings the skill of motivation to life with relevant examples you can begin using today."
--Tracie Lorber, Director of People and Culture, Peet's Coffee
"Master Your Motivation teaches you how creating choice,
connection, and competence leads to the optimal motivation you need
not only to be more productive but also to lead a happier and more
--Brian Tracy, bestselling author of Eat That Frog! "Master Your Motivation teaches each of us that when it comes to motivation, the quality of our motivation matters--and that through the skill of motivation, we can shift our motivation anytime we choose! Our tribe flourishes when every member of the tribe thrives through optimal motivation."
--Garry Ridge, President and CEO, WD-40 Company, and coauthor of Helping People Win at Work "I've performed at the Oscars several times and toured the world with artists such as Justin Timberlake. But Master Your Motivation emphasizes that even as a professional dancer, the real reason I practice every day isn't for those big moments alone. I was energized by remembering to reflect on my life credo: why walk, when you can dance? Now I can apply that important insight to everything I do!"
--Ava Bernstine, professional dancer and choreographer "In Susan's last book, Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does, I keyed in on debunking the myth 'It's not personal; it's just business.' As a business owner, 'If it's business, it's personal' because my work and personal life are both guided by the same values. Now, Master your Motivation gives me the practical skills and tools to guide everything I do. Continuously evolving through mindfulness is keeping my passion alive!"
--Lynn Hutton, business owner and CFO, InnovaSystems International, LLC "Master Your Motivation is a wake-up call about the nature of motivation. The techniques Susan offers in this groundbreaking book work--I have personally seen people's motivation transformed, allowing them to be more productive and personally fulfilled in their endeavors. She blazes a trail that leads to a new understanding of motivation that everyone can follow, myself included."
--Tom Hood, Deputy Director, Field Sales Leadership Development, Bayer "I loved Susan's last book, Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does. Our leaders use it to guide their one-to-one goal sessions--which improved our employee work passion scores dramatically. Master Your Motivation brings Susan's groundbreaking model to everyone, along with the skills and tools to apply to both personal and professional goals on a regular basis."
--Chris Wollerman, CEO, Inspire Software "Master Your Motivation teaches all of us, no matter our role, that we can apply the skill of motivation to thrive. But what resonates most for me is the science behind why a strong sense of personal purpose and an investment in deeper relationships are such powerful tools for achieving our goals."
--Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., and author of Dare to Serve