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An offbeat solution for useless meetings One reason I became self-employed 20 years ago was to escape meetings. (Alas, that hasn’t proved a foolproof solution because of the hideous ascent of conference calls. But that’s a rant for another day). Most meetings, I found, were aimless and unproductive. And I could never find a way to put a brake
LINKS: Rob Cross’s research: What Creates Energy in Organizations? | Charged Up: Managing the Energy That Drives Innovation. Bob Sutton’s last 3 books: Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less (Amazon | BN | IndieBound); Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn From
LINKS: The underlying research: The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Notetaking by Pam Mueller at Princeton and Daniel Oppenheimer at UCLA. Articles on the Mueller-Oppenheimer research: Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, APS News. My favorite paper notebooks: Field Notes My
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Tom Rath is a writer who changes lives. His books – which have sold more than 6 million copies and spent more than 300(!) weeks on Wall Street Journal bestseller lists — have had a massive influence on both individuals and organizations (If you haven’t read StrengthsFinder 2.0 and taken the
From my Instapaper account to your inbox, here are the articles that got me thinking: The Secret of Effective Motivation A new multi-year, in-depth study of West Point cadets suggests that intrinsic motivations drive achievement and that instrumental motivations "can actually be counterproductive to success.