Student Leader Motivation and Values

Motivation Inventory

1. How would you prefer to be recognized for excellent work? (Circle five of the following answers below).

  1. An award is given in front of the people you admire most.
  2. A sincere thank you from someone you admire.
  3. A monetary award.
  4. Knowing in your heart or mind that you did a great job.
  5. A surprise gift.
  6. Seeing proof that you are meeting your goals.
  7. A physical award or plaque you can display in your office.
  8. A mentor telling you that you made them proud.
  9. Getting a promotion or raise.
  10. Knowing your work made people’s lives better.
    Odd Answers ______
    Even Answers ______

2. When you visualize success in your life, which of the following most closely matches your goals?

  1. No one can tell you what to do. You have the authority to decide how you spend your time and can direct the efforts of others as well.
  2. You are universally admired. Others know who you are and consider you the best at what you do.
  3. Your skills and abilities have helped you to become wealthy. You can afford whatever makes you happy.
  4. Everyone likes you. You have many friends and are generally regarded as a great person to know.
  5. You have been able to make an impact on the lives of others. You’ve accomplished things that few others have done and it has made people’s lives better.

3. What are five values that make you want to be involved with the organization you advise/participate in? Refer to the values listed below.

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  2. _________________________________________________
  3. _________________________________________________
  4. _________________________________________________
  5. _________________________________________________

4. What is your favorite candy or treat? ______________________________________________

Values

Circle all of the values that make you want to be a part of this organization. Then go back and narrow the list down to your top five values. Then read each of the values aloud to the group and see what values get the most votes. These are your confluent values.

Accomplishment

Achievement

Advancement

Belonging

Caring

Challenge

Charity

Contribution

Creativity

Diversity

Education

Encouragement

Energy

Environmentalism

Ethics

Excellence

Fairness

Faith

Friendship

Fun

Generosity

Giving

Hospitality

Impact

Independence

Individuality

Influence

Integrity

Intellect

Joy

Making a difference

Motivation

Passion

Personal Growth

Persuasiveness

Philanthropy

Power

Pride

Recognition

Recreation

Resilience

Respect

Responsibility

Service to others

Spontaneity

Teamwork

Tradition