Dan Pink: Three Simple Words for Dealing with Challenging Situations

In the latest episode of his Pinkcast, Dan Pink offers guidance on how to respond more effectively to people when they come to us with complications, confusion, and complaints. Usually, when people come to us with a problem or grievance, we try to respond with a quick solution to the issue at hand. This is … Continue reading Dan Pink: Three Simple Words for Dealing with Challenging Situations

Dan Pink Summons the Spirit of Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker is one of the most well-known names in the world of business, often credited with creating the field of management. In the many business courses I have taken over the years, the odds were high that his name and his contributions would be a featured part of the course. So when I saw … Continue reading Dan Pink Summons the Spirit of Peter Drucker

Better Late Than Never: Dan Pink’s Five Tips for Traveling Abroad

As I was writing the headline for this post, my first thought was - some readers would probably prefer the Never versus the Late. But for me, I've got some catching up to do with Mr. Pink's Pinkcasts, so here we go. Let's cut right to the chase; here are the five tips, followed by … Continue reading Better Late Than Never: Dan Pink’s Five Tips for Traveling Abroad

When in Doubt, Reach Out

It's been aĀ  while since I've shared a Pinkcast, video clips from Dan Pink that offered useful advice typically in less than two minutes. One of Dan's recent Pinkcasts deals with a dilemma many of us have faced. The thought comes into your head to get in touch with a friend you haven't communicated with … Continue reading When in Doubt, Reach Out

I’m Looking Forward to Reading Dan Pink’s New Book: The Power of Regret

Regular readers of my blog (my wife and three sons) know that I have featured Dan Pink quite often in my blog. Dan started a series of bi-weekly Pinkcasts a few years ago, and I believe I have featured every one of those Pinkcasts. I have also read nearly all of Dan's books (I consider … Continue reading I’m Looking Forward to Reading Dan Pink’s New Book: The Power of Regret

šŸŽµ You Say You Want To Make a ResolutionšŸŽµ

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 šŸŽµ You Say You Want To Make a ResolutionšŸŽµ

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

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…

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