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Answers to Motivation Quiz Questions #2-6

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Spoiler alert! People keep asking me for answers to my October blog Take This Little Motivation Quiz, so here they come. If you haven’t yet challenged yourself with the six questions about the new science of motivation, you might want to refer back to the October blog before peeking at the answers.

When you are ready, read on! And, please, ask for clarification, references, resources, or further explanations via comments. Otherwise, you can find detailed answers in my latest book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work… and What Does.


Question #1: Motivation is …

A.  A skill (see Oct. 29 blog post)

B.  Inherited

C.  Like intelligence—either one has it or they don’t

D.  All of the above


Question #2: The three Psychological Needs required by every human being to thrive regardless of gender, generation, or race are …

A.  Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

B.  Mastery, Membership, and Meaning

C.  Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competence

D.  All of the above


Question #3: Common practices that undermine people’s Psychological Needs are …

A.  Applying pressure and demanding accountability

B.  Ignoring feelings

C.  Discount learning

D.  All the above


Question #4: Managers cannot motivate people because …

A.  They don’t have enough resources

B.  People are already motivated

C.  They don’t have the skills

D.  All the above


Question #5: A best practice that helps people shift to an optimal Motivational Outlook is …

A.  Praising

B.  Status building

C.  Framing deadlines as information rather than a form of pressure

D.  All the above


Question #6: Viable strategies for self-regulation include …

A.  Personal incentives and rewards

B.  Promoting mindfulness, aligning with values, and connecting to purpose

C.  Competition and treating work like a game to be won

D.  All of the above


Take the free Motivational Outlook Assessment and get your immediate results on www.susanfowler.com

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work… And What Does: The new science of leading, energizing, and engaging is available at Hudson Booksellers in airports across the U.S. in February, and online and in bookstores everywhere.

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