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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Why Motivating People Doesn't Work

Friday, Mar 9 2018 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Peter Popovich
NewDominion 1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28204

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, March 9, 2018

Location: NewDominion
1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28204

Parking: Park in the Metropolitan Parking Garage on the 4th floor directly across from the glass doors to the office tower (level P4). Enter the office tower and go to the 5th floor.

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging" by Susan Fowler



Top trainer and coach Susan Fowler urges leaders to stop trying to motivate people! It’s frustrating for everyone involved, and it just doesn’t work—not if you want a genuine commitment to excellence. Applying recent, often surprising psychological discoveries, she lays out a tested process for helping people motivate themselves in ways that not only increase productivity and engagement but also give them a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Traditional carrot-and-stick techniques may result in temporary gains, Fowler argues, but once the bribe or the threat is gone, people’s commitment flags. And these kinds of techniques make people focus more on the reward or the punishment rather than on their jobs. Her Optimal Motivation process shows leaders how to move away from dependence on external rewards and help employees discover how their jobs can meet their needs for autonomy, connection, and competence that psychology tells us result in true, long-lasting motivation. Susan Fowler’s book is the groundbreaking answer for leaders who want to “get motivation” right!

This thought provoking discussion will be facilitated by Peter Popovich, one of our best faciliators!

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions Sept- Dec 2018, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!

Online Registration

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