Primed to Perform

You may believe that most people work for extrinsic (external) factors like pay, praise, or awards. But in the introduction to Primed to Perform, Doshi and McGregor write, “Money is weak glue.” Continue reading “Primed to Perform”…

Intelligent Disobedience Part 2

The first signal that something is wrong will be a feeling that you’ve often had but may not trust. Call it a hunch, a niggling suspicion, sinking feeling, gut reaction, or its technical term: cognitive dissonance. Continue reading “Intelligent Disobedience Part 2”…

Productivity Peaks and Valleys

Since you’re not a machine, you don’t run at optimum speed and efficiency all day. There are points in the day when you’re sharp, focused and energized, and points where you’re sluggish, mentally and physically. The key to success is working with these natural rhythms during your day, maximizing your peaks and resting during the valleys. Continue reading “Productivity Peaks and Valleys”…

How to Sabotage Meetings Like a Pro

A fascinating article appeared in Fortune Magazine online this week. It describes a document issued during WWII and… Continue reading “How to Sabotage Meetings Like a Pro”…