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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dan Pink's Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

I was moved to post the RSA Animation of Dan Pink's Drive - which I have recommended countless times face to face but neglected to mention on the blog so now its here!

Why was I moved? I read the CIO article on Horrible Bosses and made the following comment today:

Great story, I wanted to respond to your clarion call:"I only wish I understood why even good employers sit idly while bad managers, festering inside organizations, shove their best and brightest out the door." Performance evaluation is more of an art than a science. In our rush to be objective, we neglect the fact that operating organizations are composed not just of processes and finance, but also intensely subjective humans. I look forward to the day when measures of emotional intelligence and social intelligence emerge in practical ways that allow joy to flourish in the environments we create for ourselves. After all, the joy of innovation and creativity is an unstoppable engine of future growth for organizations and economies.

When will we realize the folly of rewarding leaders on achieving self-fulfilling MBO's (management by objectives) while hoping for innovative and joyful workplaces?

May a new generation of leaders emerge to take this thought and run with it - you will have my whole hearted support!

MIT OpenCourseWare: I'm invested

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