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Drew Dudley. Everyday Leadership

Drew Dudley. Everyday Leadership. A short video that asks whether you are having a small effect on peoples’ lives without even knowing it. Leaders can have these positive and negative effects, often without being aware that they are doing it. As Patton, said, you are always on parade. Not only does this mean you are…

Dan Pink, The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink, The Puzzle of Motivation. Leaders motivate and Dan Pink talks about what science tells us about motivation. Extrinsic motivations (reward and punishment) and intrinsic ones (internal motivations). It’s a great talk. So great, in fact, that it was recommended to the Army’s general staff in a letter from DCGS following their 2017 conference.…