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Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic Motivation Models Lead To Business Success

Marty Zwilling | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

In my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons. Everyon...

Overcoming Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis by Engaging the Heart

Reiner Lomb | Posted 03.10.2017 | Business
Reiner Lomb

Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization are engaged, according to a January 2016 Gallup report. This is shocking because it means...

Reclaiming Autonomy: Could "Coaching" be the New "Teaching"?

Paul Emerich France | Posted 03.06.2017 | Education
Paul Emerich France

It's tough to give up control, especially in the classroom. Giving up control means opening oneself up to the possibility that children may fail and ...

Evolution's Other Message

Steven Reiss | Posted 02.15.2017 | Religion
Steven Reiss

Religion is at its best when it helps people become who they are. It is much less successful when it seeks to impose group values on individuals.

Human Nature and God

Steven Reiss | Posted 01.08.2017 | Religion
Steven Reiss

Religion presents each and every fundamental psychological force that makes us tick as an attribute or quality of god. Nothing significant is left out.

Religious Contradictions: The Deeper Message

Steven Reiss | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion
Steven Reiss

The faithful pray to a god of peace for assistance in winning wars. They fear the god who protects them. They seek personal fortune but pray to a god...

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

America is doubling down on a losing hand. Education reform policy is destined to fail because it is based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of human motivation.

On Police Brutality

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Everywhere one looks the press and television are filled with accounts of police brutality. Ferguson, Missouri, now Baltimore......what is going on? Here is how I see it.

My Child Is Not Interested in Learning: What Can I Do?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Mastery also demands persistence. Teachers face this problem all the time with a classroom full of learners of varying interests and abilities. But teachers get formal training that equips them to deal with this problem.

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Career advice to "follow your passion" or "do what you love" has fallen out of favor in recent times and is often dismissed as hackneyed and unrealist...

A Key to Success -- With Interest

Craig Dowden | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

There is a reason that the phrase "Do what you love and the money will follow" is a popular piece of business advice. People who enjoy their jobs gen...

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 1)

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

When a child gets to swing at a ball until he hits it (there are no strike outs), when coaches decide not to keep score (there are no losers), and when everyone gets the same award in the end (we are all equal), it can begin to de-motivate kids.

Emotional Fuel and the Power to Motivate Students

Robert Sun | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

Most people think raw intellectual talent is the primary marker for academic success among children. But new insights are proving that motivation is perhaps even more important to learning than innate intelligence.

The Happiness Deferral Chain: Music Versus Test Preparation

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my college-student daughter started singing. My father, a pediatrician, asked what he thought was a rhetorical question. "Why do kids know the words to every song but they can't memorize something for a test that will get them a higher grade?"

Is the American Happiness Formula Making our Kids Depressed?

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

We have become approval junkies always looking for the next fix, the next hit of validation and approval. The problem is that our goals (Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval) are all extrinsically based.

The Key To Getting Motivated

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

Motivation is not something you have or do not have, but more like a throttle that has a low, medium, and high gear. Highly motivated people know how to rev up this mechanism every day.