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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Inspiring and Motivating Individuals by University of Michigan

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About the Course

In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates. You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared vision. Finally, you will understand the most important needs and drivers of performance across cultures, and will learn to align rewards with desired behaviors so that your teammates are motivated to attain the team’s objectives. Motivation represents a crucial challenge for contemporary organizations: A recent Gallup poll revealed that only 13% of workers worldwide exhibit high levels of engagement and motivation. We will show you why these motivation problems are not simply due to a “bad” or “unmotivated” team member. Rather, motivation is very much driven by what work conditions we create for our teammates, how we structure goals and objectives, and how we reward people for the accomplishment of those goals. This course will help you diagnose and solve motivation problems so that you can bring out the best in your people....

Top reviews


Mar 23, 2021

Excellent instructors, material is reliable and more than sufficient, overall presentation of information is well-paced, and all activities, included peer-graded assignments have learning potential.


Jun 20, 2017

Great course, but perhaps forewarn students of the feedback assignment in week 4 a little bit earlier - it took me nearly a month to get feedback from people on my team because we are pretty busy.

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By Mohammed S H

Jan 5, 2022

best content


Sep 19, 2018

Good Course.

By Eoghan K

Jan 9, 2017

Good course.

By Peter Z

Feb 15, 2017

Good Course


Jul 7, 2020

Very good


May 12, 2020

good one.

By Jagdeep S

Mar 12, 2017

Better !

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By Roshni

Jan 8, 2018

Great course, taught me quite a bit about goal setting and vision statements. However, could be more in depth in a few areas. I would recommend taking the first two sections of this course (visionary leader and goal setting). The other areas are interesting such as how to motivate using rewards but that is more applicable if you are an employer, as compared to the leader of a voluntary organization or just a member looking for leadership training.

Some suggestions for improvement: It could be beneficial to be given some complex problems and be given an exercise to navigate it in the best way given the course material and discuss the situation and approaches via the forum. Also more emphasis on being a charismatic leader would be helpful- there is a great body of research and I was expecting and hoping for more depth in this area. Perhaps a future assignment where students record themselves giving a speech about the vision would be beneficial. Then peers would analyze and critique the content and delivery.

By Alethea J H

Aug 23, 2022

Quiz Questions Failure | I felt the quizzes were not relevent in some capacity or their entirity to the concepts being taught and did not help reinforce the materials. I suggest someone review the quiz questions and re-work them to ensure they match the course content.

Videos & Articles | The accompanying videos and articles are outdated and I suggest newer, more socially relevent materials accompany the course.

Quiz Metrics | I appreciate the feedback on what percentage of students do not pass the quizzes on their first attempt. However, with a 66-77% failure-on-first-attempt rate, perhaps someone should be verifying the quiz questions match the materials.

By Mirjana T

Oct 26, 2015

I have learnt a lot or new information and improved my understanding in the filed of motivation. I have leart that as a leader you need to communicate clearly the vision, set goals which are in line with the vision. The thing that I miss is how to connect the motivation with the set goals.

By Joachim L

Feb 29, 2016

Some of the videos made too long by unnecessary clips from hollywood which illustrate the point but are too long. The assignment of the final week felt tacked on and not at all related to what was taught that week.

By S.M A H

Apr 16, 2020

This is an informative course as you will know many things. But they should make the video interesting and change the instructor as well.

By Kambham m

Dec 23, 2022

This course helped a lot in setting smart goals and how to motivate individuals, how to get work done from team mates.


Jan 3, 2016

3 stars for the missing pdf slides. other than that it was very well structured and oraganized!!

By Elaine W

Nov 4, 2018

Research is well done as you would expect from Michigan

By Andy K

Jun 6, 2017

Have taken more interesting courses

By Vinoliah T

Jul 21, 2018

Good delivery so far

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