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"Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does" throws out the outdated toolbox of carrots and sticks. Susan Fowler argues that true motivation is intrinsic, sparked by autonomy, purpose, and growth. Leaders should ditch controlling behaviors and instead foster supportive environments where individuals can thrive. Building strong relationships, celebrating progress, and leading by example are key to unlocking the full potential of teams and organizations. This book is a call for a paradigm shift in leadership, moving from extrinsic manipulation to nurturing intrinsic passion and driving lasting success.

Lessons from Susan Fowler's "Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does":

1. Rethinking Motivation: The book challenges the traditional approach of external motivators like rewards and punishments. Fowler argues that true motivation comes from within and traditional methods often backfire, creating dependence and resistance.

2. The Power of Autonomy: Humans have a deep-seated need for autonomy. When we feel controlled and micromanaged, our motivation plummets. Instead, leaders should focus on empowering individuals to take ownership of their work and make decisions.

3. Cultivating Relatedness: We are social creatures, and meaningful connections are crucial for motivation. Leaders should foster a sense of community and belonging by building trust, encouraging collaboration, and celebrating shared successes.

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