Imagine waking up one morning to find you’re paralyzed. That’s the grim reality Nicole Malachowski faced. All her life she’d beaten the odds to rise up the ranks, from ace pilot to Air Force Thunderbird to White House advisor. Now, overnight, she’s gone from those heights to rock bottom. She’s suddenly deathly ill - and scared.
For her to pull through would take motivation. The same strength of will that’s powered her through all her achievements.
What motivates you? With Week 7, we explore how you’re able to cope with adversity, overcome it, and aspire to be great.
Watch (10 pts)
Nicole Malachowski’s incredible story takes a terrible turn with illness. To pull through, she’ll need the same inspiring motivation that made her an ace Air Force pilot.
Read (20 pts)
Read about motivation - what it is, where it comes from, and how it can turn setbacks into triumphs.
Discuss (20 pts)
There are a number of benefits to encouraging employees and team members to grow and develop their skills, talents, and competencies. How can you foster a growth mindset within your organization?
While not due until next week, you can get a head start on your first assignment. You’ll play the role of a Category Manager for the Beauty Products category at a national discount retail store tasked with helping Alikay Naturals determine whether to improve or replace one of their products.
Reflect (10 pts)
Take a few minutes to reflect on what you’ve learned. It will help you hold onto what’s important.