Susan Fowler is the author of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work...and What Doesn't - one of those pleasant surprises in life, 200 pages of Aha moments and head nods and yes-yes-yes, that's so right answers on motivation: what works and what doesn'; and why, too. It's backed with science and case studies and anecdotes and it's well-organized and well-written and one of my favorite books this year. I reviewed it here (Wordy, but I was inspired.)
And Ms. Fowler is not a one-book wonder author. She's been bringing books and solutions and client-successes for over thirty years. She's the lead developer of The Ken Blanchard Companies' Optimal Motivation product line as well as the creator of Situational Self Leadership, the organization's best-of-class self leadership and personal empowerment program. She is the coauthor of six other books, including Situational Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard and Laurie Hawkins, Achieve Leadership Genius with Drea Zigarmi and Dick Lyles, Leading at a Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, The Team Leader’s Idea-a-Day Guide with Drea Zigarmi, Empowerment with Ken Blanchard, Good Leaders, Good Shepherds with Dick Lyles, as well as audio programs on Mentoring—Fostering Your Careers Most Crucial Relationships and Overcoming Procrastination.