I truly believe that everything about how and why we work has changed. There is no reason to do anything you aren’t inspired to do, if you’re not inspired you are wasting your time and no amount of managerial motivation will change that.
I’ve raved about Daniel Pink‘s new book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. I’ve even given away several copies of the books here because I believe so much that everyone should read it.
Seriously, please read this book. Then go read John Hagel‘s new book The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion.
You have just about enough time to read them both before Clay Shirky’s new book: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.
Despite my best efforts most of you probably still haven’t read Drive so here’s the cliff notes in animated video. You can at least watch this right?
Video credit: This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. www.theRSA.org
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