Beyond the Call of Duty



Are employers looking for employees who are self motivated? You bet ya! What happens to an employee who lacks motivation and initive? Self-motivation is defined as: Drive within you to get things done and initiative is: The process of starting a task or project without being told to do so; the energy or aptitude displayed in the initiation of action.

Please Note: Students will be using as reference textbook, "Personal Development for Life and Work," 9e by Wallace and Masters. ISBN: 97-0-538-44148-3. Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning.

Lesson Time

120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Explain what causes a person to be motivated.
  • Explain the importance of being a willing worker.
  • Overcome the tendency to avoid or delay unpleasant tasks.
  • Show the initiative to do and learn more than is expected or required.
  • Display an open and eager attitude.

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