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Drive by Dan Pink

click here to buy 'Drive'Dan Pink challenges some basic assumptions about what motivates us; specifically the notion of ‘contingent’ rewards and shows that this approach has the opposite of the intended effects (better, faster problem-solving/performance).

Previously best known for his earlier work, ‘A whole new mind’, expands Pink's thinking to focus on what motivates success. He draws widely on post-war research, from a variety of disciplines and draws the threads coherently together.

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The Element, by Sir Ken Robinson

the elementThe Element is Ken Robinson’s way of describing the meeting point between our natural aptitude and personal passion. It is different for everyone and its features are aptitude and opportunity. I’m interested in this thinking because I use a ‘strengths-based’ approach in my leadership development work, and this book takes that thinking further.

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