lunes, 25 de abril de 2011

Some questions about life

Do you all remember a plane landing in the Hudson River ?
Really interesting speech about how life can change in just some minutes.

Specially this final ones:

  • What would you get done that you are waiting to get done. Still think you will be here forever ?
  • How would you change your relationships and the negative energy in them ?
  • Are you the best parent you can?

Sin duda una historia para escuchar.

lunes, 11 de abril de 2011

The surprising science of motivation

Hi folks,

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.

It´s a litle bit old vid, but still makes me think. and you?. - Stay hungry ¡¡

With a trio of influential bestsellers, Dan Pink has changed the way companies view the modern workplace. In the pivotal A Whole New Mind, Pink identifies a sea change in the global workforce -- the shift of an information-based corporate culture to a conceptual base, where creativity and big-picture design dominates the landscape. 

Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, Daniel H. Pink says in, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, his provocative and persuasive new book. The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

En mi opinión, en interesante un planteamiento como este, sobre todo, en ciertos niveles de gestión en los que es necesario, resetearse de vez en cuando.

un abrazo a todos.