Issue 126

Why Technologists Should Work For Themselves
Feb. 18, 2015 - By: Mark Beckner
126 “Programmers, developers, solution architects, and technical consultants—all of you have the basic skills necessary to become highly successful outside the confines of traditional employment ... it is a natural progression from where you are today, one which will pay immense dividends.”



Issue 125

Challenging Beliefs that Erode Workplace Motivation
Jan. 21, 2015 - By: Susan Fowler
125 “As a leader, you cannot motivate anyone. What you can do is cultivate a workplace where it is more likely for someone to experience optimal motivation. ... the result of satisfying three psychological needs that lie at the heart of every human being’s ability to thrive: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.”


Headfirst into My So-Called Life: Embracing Your Productivity Style to Work Simply
Jan. 21, 2015 - By: Carson Tate
125 “If you’re reading this article, your efforts to solve your busyness problem have probably not paid off. ... The truth is that the problem is not you. It is how you are trying to overcome your busyness that is the problem.”


Stop Living Urgent; Start Living Significant
Jan. 21, 2015 - By: Rory Vaden
125 “Everything you know about time-management is wrong. 'Try this new app,' we say. Or 'follow this organization system.' And you’ve probably been told a hundred times, 'plan out your week on Sunday night and put some letters by your key tasks.' But time-management isn’t just logical. Today especially, it’s emotional.”


Launching Billion-Dollar Products: How Extreme Entrepreneurs Bring Successful Ideas to Market
Jan. 21, 2015 - By: John Sviokla & Mitch Cohen
125 “The qualities that make an idea great get watered down in the process of going live, and the idea developer is rarely involved ... Self-made billionaires, by contrast, view execution as a creative act that is inextricable from the idea itself.”


The Power of Apprenticeship
Jan. 21, 2015 - By: Nicholas Wyman
125 “There is a huge shift happening in the United States right now: a return to the time-honored tradition of apprenticeship. ... Modern apprenticeships have countless advantages for employers and the economy on the whole, as well as for anyone, at any stage of life, looking to launch a successful, well-paid, and fulfilling career.”


Improvisational Innovation™ Two Words That Will Turn Employee Ideas Into Execution
Jan. 21, 2015 - By: Deborah Perry Piscione
125 “New ideas and bold bets are essential for the livelihood and survival of any organization ... The methodology behind Improvisational Innovation™ addresses how to identify, source, data-mine and execute upon new ideas from any employee, at anytime.”



Issue 124

It’s Your Turn: Make Something That Matters
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Seth Godin
124 “'Your turn' ... is the model of the person who makes change. We seek the change that is interesting, the change for the better, and most of all, the change that connects us to someone else. This is the freedom to make change, and the willingness to seek out the tension it brings.”


Get Off the Couch!
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Roger Connors & Tom Smith
124 “Almost everyone has experienced collapsing from exhaustion on their metaphorical 'couch' after repeated attempts to solve a problem that feels out of their control ... the point is to not be victimized by your circumstances, but to take accountability for your circumstances and get out there and go do something.”


Everything We Know About Great Workplaces is Wrong
Dec. 23, 2014 - By: Ron Friedman, Ph.D.
124 “Suppose that later this evening, after you have stepped away from your keyboard, put on your jacket, and traveled home for supper, your organizations underwent a magical transformation, reshaping itself into the world’s best workplace. How would you know?”




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