The July Resolution

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For a Toastmaster, July 1st is the start of the new program year. Just like the start of the calendar year, conversations drift to “what is your Toastmasters new year’s resolution?” When I ever talk to anyone about resolutions, they seem to fall into one of 3 categories: The few – those who make resolutions […]

Holy Cow – Dan Pink has a podcast

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I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but the 1-3-20 podcast with Daniel Pink is out there, it’s free, and it’s just plain awesome. Daniel Pink is my favorite author, and on top of having some incredible books, he also interviews other outstanding authors for his podcast. According to his page: “In each episode, […]

Book Review: Drive

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You’ve no doubt read different theories about motivation. and you’ve probably heard different methods about how to motivate others and the opposing thought that we only motivate ourselves. If you’ve ever been interested in what motivates us, or how we can effect the motivation of others, then Daniel Pink’s book Drive is for you. Whether you are a speaker […]

Are you motivated?

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Yesterday I mentioned Daniel Pink’s freakin’ awesome book, Drive. In there he discusses the two types of motivation that we are all familiar with, as well as one more that you probably knew you had, but didn’t know it had a name. This third motivation is important, because in numerous studies (and probably in your […]

Human nature and business

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Are you giving your customers the $2 treatment? I’m reading a very interesting book on motivation, called Drive, by Daniel Pink. There is a point made early in the book about the effects of human nature vs. rational behavior. It’s similar to some of the points in The Upside of Irrationality, but this one specific experiment […]