Resources

Motivation

BRENE BROWN: DARING GREATLY

Brene Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal question to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

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DANIEL PINK: DRIVE

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

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CAROL DWECK: MINDSET

Carol Dweck researches "growth mindset" - the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that's slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it... or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

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MARSHALL GOLDSMITH: TRIGGERS 

In his powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.

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MIHALY CZIKZENTHMIHALY: FINDING FLOW.

Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives.

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Grit

ANGELA DUCKWORTH: GRIT  

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

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CALCULATE YOUR GRIT SCORE

Grit is your courage and resolve; strength of character. Take a brief 5 minute survey to calculate your grit score.

Values

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action  

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership - starting with a gold circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

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