The Power of a Spark File

We've probably all experienced it; I know I have. You're in the middle of doing something that needs to be done, like writing a blog post, and an idea pops into your head. In my case, that could be an idea for a future blog post, a new way to teach an accounting concept, or … Continue reading The Power of a Spark File

The Schultz Hour

Do you ever feel like you never seem to have time for yourself, time that you would like to use to think about big picture stuff? Well in his latest Pinkcast, Dan Pink shares a technique he learned from George Schultz, former Secretary of the State, that may offer some help. While Schultz was Secretary … Continue reading The Schultz Hour

Little kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on laughing

In this week’s Pinkcast, Dan looks at the lack of humor in our life as we get older. Research has shown that there are many benefits to humor and laughter but the problem is there’s not much laughter in the world of business. The chart above shows laughter dropping off just about the time we … Continue reading Little kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on laughing

You, Yes You, Can Break Up a Bureaucracy!

Tired of dealing with bureaucracy? Feel like nothing is getting done because of all the red tape? In his latest Pinkcast, Dan Pink notes that the longer we work within a bureaucracy, the more likely we are to absorb the wrong-headed values and practices. However, there is a way to break through bureaucracy, and for … Continue reading You, Yes You, Can Break Up a Bureaucracy!

How to Sell Your Weird Idea

In his latest Pinkcast, Dan Pink sits with Olga Khazan, a staff writer at The Atlantic and author of Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World. In the interview, Olga talks about what it means to be weird, what the advantages are to being weird, and how such outsiders can advance … Continue reading How to Sell Your Weird Idea

Forget about Singing Happy Birthday, Do This When Washing Your Hands Instead

Many people are likely aware of the suggestion to sing "Happy Birthday", twice, while washing your hands to ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly. Here's Prime Minister Boris Johnson showing us (sort of) how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWfZGdLeDl4 But Dan Pink has an even better idea than singing the well-known tune while washing our hands. … Continue reading Forget about Singing Happy Birthday, Do This When Washing Your Hands Instead

It Took 23 Posts, But It Finally Happened

Posts featuring Dan Pink's Pinkcast videos have been a mainstay of my blog for the past year and a half. In fact, this is my 23rd such post. The first 22 posts included topics such as: What If?? Mental Subtraction of Positive Events Creating a Book of Small Experiments Better Feedback in Just 19 Words A Simple, but … Continue reading It Took 23 Posts, But It Finally Happened

What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…

Imagine my excitement when I saw an email in my Inbox from Dan Pink. Dan's biweekly Pinkcast has been a great source of material for my blogs. I used to look forward to those Tuesdays when his Pinkcast newsletter would arrive because the odds were quite high that I would have something to write about … Continue reading What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…

Declutter Your Bookshelves with This Two-Minute Tip from Dan Pink

Many of us are looking for something to do while we are stuck at home (not me, mind you; I'm plenty busy with Netflix and walks back and forth to our snack cabinet). But if you're the ambitious type, then this week's Pinkcast may be right up your alley. In this two-minute clip, Dan Pink … Continue reading Declutter Your Bookshelves with This Two-Minute Tip from Dan Pink

The Hotshot Rule

I found out about the Hotshot Rule through the latest Pinkcast. The Hotshot Rule was developed by Kat Cole, COO of Focus Brands, which owns Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Cinnabon, to name just a few. The way the Hotshot rule works is that once a month you imagine that a superstar comes … Continue reading The Hotshot Rule