Monday, January 16, 2012

Take an Hour to Inspire Your Work

Every now and again I need something to renew how I feel about my day to day job and liven things up. I found three videos, which give raise my spirits about work, encourage positive thinking and gave me something to chew on as I was looking for some perspective.

These video go well together and just might have you thinking differently and get you revved up about what you are doing, what you want to do, and figuring out what you were meant to do.

First a thought provoking TED video by Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation in which he discusses autonomy, mastery and purpose being key motivators for today's knowledge worker and how the carrot and stick method no longer applies to the current paradigm.

Get AMP'ed!

Up second is a video that shows how important play, creativity and having fun is. Tim Brown the CEO and president of IDEO talks about creativity and play in another TED video.

And finally three stories from Steve Jobs life that really put it all into perspective. Check out Steve's 2005 Stanford commencement address, "How to Live Before you Die".

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