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Southampton Business School

The Art of Motivation, busting the myths *CANCELLED* Seminar

Steve Jones
18:00 - 20:00
25 March 2020
Building 2, Foyer and room 3043, University of Southampton Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Event details

‘Making sense of motivation’

Our performance at work is the result of a combination of our skills, abilities and level of motivation.

Even the most skilled and experienced person cannot be a peak performer if they are not motivated. But what is it that motivates us to get up every morning and do the job we have chosen for a career?

Is it just the money? If so, no one would be doing the many important but not highly paid jobs in society! The truth is that there are nine basic motivators at work, and we have a mixture of them all in various quantities. But how can we work out the formula for every person in our team, workplace or even ourselves? This evening seminar will set out to answer these questions - based on research into human motivation - and demonstrate a quick and easy way to interpret motivation for employees and managers alike.



18:00: Registration, refreshments and networking (opposite reception, in Building 2)

18:30: Keynote seminar (in room 3043)

19:30: Q&A

20:00: Event Close

Speaker information

Steve Jones, Skills for Business Training. Steve’s unique understanding of leadership and management, team building and motivation in business, coupled with his understanding, drive and enthusiasm, were gained by being part of the management team at Fitness First PLC. Fitness First Plc went from a handful of health clubs on the south coast to become the largest Health Club Chain in Europe and then the world, taking the AIM and FTSE by storm, all in a seven-year period. Steve freely admits: ‘one of the keys to our success was putting together highly motivated teams fast!’ For the past 19 years Steve has been sharing this passion and knowledge to create high performing individuals, teams and businesses, including a 3 years period co-chaired the Government's Employee Engagement Task Force team where he contributed his knowledge in the areas of team building, motivation and performance improvement. Steve has also written two books: ‘Turning on Your P.R.O.F.I.T.S. Tap’ showing business owners how to create revenue and profit in their business. ‘Mapping Motivation for Engagement’ which he has co-written with James Sale, the founder of Motivational Maps Ltd

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