Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories and maybe, a way forward.
What is the crucial variable for cultivating deeply rewarding connections with the people around us? In this charismatic talk Brene Brown argues that it is in fact the capacity to allow ourselves to be vulnerable that enables such deep connections.
In an impressive study conducted on happiness, Matt Killingsworth found that most of the things we pursue, e.g. wealth, recognition, power, etc. are largely irrelevant for our happiness. His findings suggested that happiness is the result of being present in the moment.
Our general lack of gratitude impedes us from appreciating the pleasantness of life. We are not able to appreciate the pleasantness of being alive because we are caught up in achieving things.
“What is required” said the commentator with complete sincerity “is to customize the people to become comfortable in the urban environment.”