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In a recent webinar on A Closer Look at the New Science of Motivation, best-selling business author Susan Fowler opened with an interesting question for attendees, “Why are you here?”  And it wasn’t just a rhetorical question.  Fowler wanted attendees to take a minute and assess what their motivation was for attending.  Here’s what she identified as possible answers.

  1. I am not really here. (Well, maybe my body is, but my mind is elsewhere.)
  2. I am being paid to be here. (And if I wasn’t being paid—or receiving some other type of reward—I wouldn’t be here.)
  3. I have to be here; I’d be afraid of what might happen if I wasn’t.
  4. Being here aligns with my values and will help me and my organization reach important goals.
  5. Being here resonates with me; I feel it could make an important difference to others in my organization and/or help me fulfill…

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