Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
September Reading Recommendation
What motivates us?
For many years, it’s been thought and taught that in order to motivate people and mold their habits, one should punish undesired behavior, and reward desired behavior. This “carrot and stick” approach to management is based on the idea that humans are fundamentally extrinsically motivated. (more…)
2 Billion Under 20: August Reading Recommendation
At the National Speakers Convention this year, I had the pleasure of seeing Jared Kleinert speak about his newly released book “2 Billion Under 20.” Along with co-author Stacey Ferreira, Jared’s power-packed book highlights the successful journeys of 75 influential, world-changing, entrepreneurial millennials. These individuals are doing and will continue to do incredible things. These young innovators know how to set and get goals. (more…)
December Reading Recommendation: The Power of Full Engagement
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz is one of my favorite books to recommend to my coaching clients. Why? Because the prescriptions offered for becoming more engaged with your life and work are life-changing. I’ve used them personally, and they really work. Years ago, at an Association for Training and Development meeting in Broward County, Florida I had the opportunity to share the stage with Jim Loehr who shared many great ideas from his book including the following: (more…)
Nov. Monthly Reading Recommendation
Welcome to my first Monthly Reading Prescription! I have a sea of wonderful books I have read and would love to share them with my readers. Each week I will share one of my favorite books with you for your health, communication, and enjoyment. This week’s highlighted reading recommendation is “Positivity” by Barbara L. Fredrickson.