I'm not particularly motivated or impressed by status, thought I try to understand where I fit in any particular structure and I certainly expect to be recognized for what I do. (Fact: I am a little bitter at how the systems of Big Insurance had me a bit screwed.)
One of the members of The Band once asked me what did motivate me, professionally, if money wasn't a strong inducement. It took me a minute to describe it in big-girl words. "Earned respect. Loyalty. Opportunities to learn."
Fact: I am a sucker. It's just that I'm just a sucker for weird things.