HUFFINGTON POST
08/17/2013 04:13 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2013

Staying Motivated: CEOs, Founders And Thought Leaders Reveal What Inspires Them Most

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Lacking inspiration? You're not alone. A recent Gallup poll indicates that a vast majority of Americans - almost 70 percent - are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work. So how can you get more motivated about your job? Take some advice from people who's success has depended on them staying engaged day in and day out.

Some of America's most prominent business leaders weighed in on what motivates them for LinkedIn's "What Inspires Me" series. And some of their answers aren't what you'd expect from the founders and chief executives across a number of industries that chose to contribute. Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen and Donald Trump (yes, seriously, Donald Trump) are all sources of inspiration.

More from LinkedIn Influencer program:
--The No 1 Thing Successful People Always Do
--Inspiration Index survey

Click through to see what inspires some of America's most successful leaders:

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11 Thought Leaders Share What Inspires Them
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11 Thought Leaders Share What Inspires Them

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