What Is Your Life’s Greatest Contribution?

What I’m reading: Life’s Greatest Contribution by Tom Rath Takeaways: Move from “you are what you do” to “you are how you help” — for the last year (and still) I haven’t been able to answer the “what do you do?” question. I relish being able to answer how I …

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How to Motivate Employees … You Can’t!

According to Susan Fowler, they already are motivated. They just have suboptimal or optimal motivation, generally speaking. (There are 6 motivational outlooks she talks about.) In her book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging, she says that …

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5 Mindsets for Designing Your Life

I’ve been wading through a great book by two Stanford design professors called “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.” The five mindsets they encourage are: Be curious Try stuff Reframe problems Know it’s a process Ask for help In the video above I talked through using …

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