Wednesday, 2 February 2011


"One cannot lead a life that is truly excellent without feeling that one 
belongs to something greater and more permanent than oneself."

When I caught up with my colleague Dee Reid she reminded me about Dan Pink's book Drive...

It's a great short read and again reinforces all the key messages about the journey to outstanding. Dan Pink argues that there are simply three keys; autonomy, mastery and purpose! He also argues that the carrot and stick approach has seven deadly flaws; it extinguishes motivation, it diminishes performance, it crushes creativity, it crowds out good behaviour, it encourages short cuts and cheating, it becomes addictive and it fosters short-term thinking.

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