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Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

An interesting post over on Presentation Zen about Dan Pink's TED Talk on motivation, that Garr summarizes nicely: We don't need sweeter carrots and sharper sticks, Dan says. We need a whole new approach, an approach that puts more stock in intrinsic motivation. Dan identifies three elements that comprise a new way of thinking about management: Autonomy: The urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: The desire to get better... Read more →

Some Links for the Day

Recession-Proof Graduate View more documents from choehn. I'm on my way out the door to do a 2.5 day social media training session for staff at Centers for Independent Living. My blogging has been so sporadic of late, though, I felt like I needed to do a post before I go. So some links that have been hanging out in my "blogthis" tag on Delicious: Is 15 Minutes the New... Read more →

Through a really excellent article about how the Smithsonian is embracing social media, I ran across their "Fill the Gap" project, in which they used Flickr to engage the public in finding a piece of art from their collection to "fill the gap" to be left by a painting that will go into storage. This also seems like a really fun learning and community-building strategy to me. In a factory,... Read more →