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1 Paying the price of ambition: the value of aspiration and the currency of motivation and emotional intelligence Jamie Thompson

2 Ambition Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition - Timothy Leary When ambition ends, happiness begins - Hungarian Proverb Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied - Niccolo Machiavelli Ambition is the last refuge of the failure -Oscar Wilde Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, And falls on the other side - Shakespeare, Macbeth As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him – Shakespeare, Julius Caesar What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? - Gospel of Mark, 8:36

3 Aspiration A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Joseph Conrad

4 Dan Pink http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motiva tion.html

5 Dispositions to Stay Success and satisfaction at University -some small finding s about the importance of curiosity and meaning making -strong evidence that relationships are the key – with each other and with staff

6 Identity Cognitive Relationships

7 contingent Action contingent Collaboration Relationships

8 Well-being

9 Have a chat What does or could motivate you at work? What do you aspire to at work? For the university, for your department, for yourself?

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