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Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
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9 Best TED Talks to Help You Become a Better Leader

9 Best TED Talks to Help You Become a Better Leader | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
You can't have a list like this without the likes of Shawn Achor, Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, and Dan Pink.

Via donhornsby, Chad Manske
donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 9:31 AM
(From the article): What would we do without TED Talks? I don't know about you, but I would be less inspired. Less motivated. Heck, less of a leader! I've learned so much from TED Talks over the years, and when asked to do this article, I beamed like a kid in a candy story. There are so many stellar speakers with jaw-dropping messages, it was hard to pick just nine. While the list is in no particular order, the first one, by Shawn Achor, ranks as my all-time favorite. Have at it. Take some time to reminisce over your favorites. Bring the popcorn. Dim the lights. And share the knowledge!
Chad Manske's curator insight, February 10, 6:48 AM
For those who enjoy TED Talks--some of he greats...
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Agile Learning

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Want to know how to destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation at work. It doesn't have to be that way. 


A sample from the list of 10:

 Make rules for the many because of the behavior of a few. Organizations need policies and rules to create a legal, ethical, effective workplace. They do not need a policy to solve every problem. 

Focus on mistakes and errors no matter how trivial they are in comparison with successes.
This is especially a problem at weekly meetings and during periodic performance evaluations. Managers must provide balanced feedback, but let’s get real. If an employee is making mistakes most of the time, why not fire the employee? The job must be a terrible fit for the employee’s skills and capabilities. To dwell only on problem areas destroys the employee’s confidence and self-esteem, makes the employee more error-prone, and makes your organization wonder why they promoted you to management.

Hold meetings, coaching sessions, and performance reviews in which the manager does the majority of the talking.
Only a rare employee will find a work environment in which he or she is talked at motivating. But, it happens frequently. Even in organizations that encourage employee involvement, managers are not always skilled at discussing performance with employees. The manager may be afraid that if he stops talking, the employee will make demands he can’t fulfill. The manager may

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:00 AM

This is leaning gently toward distributed, groups and teams.  We'll see what's next.  Do you agree?