What’s the Big Idea?

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You may have heard (or read) me mention that Daniel Pink and Malcolm Gladwell are two of my favorite authors. Now, they have teamed up with two other awesome authors – Susan Cain and Adam Grant – to create a program titled The Next Big Idea Club. This post is about their podcast, which I […]

Picking the next book

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I enjoy reading (you may have already guessed that); however, no matter what your favorite genre, it feels like there is simply too much out there to know what to read next. It’s challenging to pick the next “great thing” to read. I wish there was a secret to it, but when someone asks me […]

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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Editors Update 2020: Dan Pink has discontinued this podcast, and now is involved with The Next Big Idea Club. He participates in a new free podcast with that group as well as additional content for paid subscribers. Read about it here. I’m leaving the original post below since you can still listen to his podcast […]

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 […]