This 2009 TED talk is just as topical today as it was then. This is a great message.
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
Dan Pink has a video series related to his book, To Sell is Human. (see “must read” titled, “Caveat Vendator“) This concept is incredibly simple… but it is also incredibly difficult to accomplish. Watch for the term, “processing fluency” and see if it resonates with you. (It certainly did with me!)
Bob Hubbard, June 2013
People who tell you that they know how ‘you’ can be successful are wrong.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Steve Jobs, From the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.
I strongly encourage you to spend 15 minutes watching and listening to Steve Jobs‘ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. As Steve steps down from Apple’s helm, now is a good time for all of us to remember that life never turns out like you planned, and that we truly are all in this together.