🎵 You Say You Want To Make a Resolution🎵

Well, you knowWe all want to change the world - Opening lines from the song Revolution by the Beatles It's getting close to that time of year when people start creating New Year's resolutions. Even though I'm not sure if I'll be setting any resolutions for 2022, I thought I would share the latest Pinkcast … Continue reading 🎵 You Say You Want To Make a Resolution🎵

How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip

This story is 16 years old, but I just learned about it tonight while trying to think of something to write for my blog. I was feeling good because I received an email that announced Dan Pink had released his newest Pinkcast this week. If it was anything like his previous videos, the odds were … Continue reading How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip

The How and the Why of Giving Compliments

In this week's Pinkcast, Dan meets with Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist at Cornell University and author of You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters. Vanessa offers advice on why we should be more willing to give people compliments, and how to do so most … Continue reading The How and the Why of Giving Compliments

Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

In the most recent Pinkcast, Dan Pink features David Litman, whom Dan describes as one of the premier book jacket designers. David designed the cover for Dan's latest book, The Power of Regret. Here's the cover, featuring a piece of crumpled paper: In The Power of Regret, Pink draws on research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and … Continue reading Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

This May Be My Best Post Ever

This week's newsletter from Dan Pink contained links to a few websites that turn less into more. One of those sites was Just the Punctuation. Here is how it works: You paste some text into a box hit the submit button the program clears away all the words all that is left is just the … Continue reading This May Be My Best Post Ever

How to Get Effective Feedback: Don’t Ask for It

I recently discussed the importance of feedback with my students, and encouraged them to actively solicit feedback, as well as get used to giving constructive feedback. I told them they could practice their constructive feedback on me. But now it seems like I may need to update my slides and talking points a bit, thanks … Continue reading How to Get Effective Feedback: Don’t Ask for It

Tiny Toilet Offers Big Results

Hat tip to Dan Pink for this week's blog post. In this week's Pinkcast, Dan shares an idea that can help us to maximize the benefits associated with mistakes. While we can often learn from our mistakes, it is just as important to be able to move on from them, to put them behind us. … Continue reading Tiny Toilet Offers Big Results

ITFAP

It's Time For Another Pinkcast. In this episode, Dan Pink shares three tips from  Erica Dhawan, author of the new book Digital Body Language, about how to write more effective emails, ones that people will actually read. Tip Number One: Break long emails into two parts. The top part offers a quick summary and then the rest … Continue reading ITFAP

Want Some Advice? Give It, Rather Than Get It…

Most people are taught that if you get stuck on achieving a goal, it may be helpful to ask for some advice. Well in this week's Pinkcast, Dan interviews Wharton professor Katy Milkman who offers two tips that might at first glance appear counterintuitive. Katy is the author of the book: How to Change: The … Continue reading Want Some Advice? Give It, Rather Than Get It…

Forget All That and Just Wail

You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” - Jazz great Charlie Parker And so it is with many things in life, as illustrated with the most recent Pinkcast from Dan Pink. In this episode, … Continue reading Forget All That and Just Wail