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Should You Know How Much Your Coworkers Make?

Should You Know How Much Your Coworkers Make?

In this TED talk, David Burkus makes a convincing case that pay transparency can increase intrinsic motivation and employee engagement. This is not an official recommendation from Six Seconds or myself personally, but it’s interesting food for thought…

Posted December 21, 2017 by in Business


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Adam Grant’s Advice for Raising Resilient Kids

Adam Grant’s Advice for Raising Resilient Kids

In this video from The Atlantic, organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses the importance of – and strategies for – raising resilient kids.

Posted December 21, 2017 by in Family


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Classic Example of External Motivation

Classic Example of External Motivation

This ad from 5 hour energy is a funny example of external motivation – and a good reminder of why we need to engage intrinsic motivation!

Posted October 12, 2017 by in Life


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Two Questions for Increased Motivation

Two Questions for Increased Motivation

This short, animated video give you two questions to ask yourself to engage your own intrinsic motivation.

Posted May 18, 2017 by in Life


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The Motivation Iceberg

The Motivation Iceberg

This simple, clear model shows how different motivators drive different kinds of performance — and helps managers, leaders, parents, educators — anyone concerned with motivating others — consider how to use their emotional intelligence to fuel lasting motivation.

Posted April 19, 2017 by in Life


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What Is Engaging Intrinsic Motivation?

What Is Engaging Intrinsic Motivation?

In this video, Six Seconds Program Manager Yoshimi Miyazaki breaks down the components of intrinsic motivation. A great way to deepen your understanding of this competency.

Posted March 9, 2017 by in Life


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Video: Employee Engagement

Video: Employee Engagement

This short video from the HR Directors Business Summit breaks down the importance of employee engagement, and how to cultivate your own engagement.

Posted May 9, 2016 by in Business


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Taking EQ to the Gym

Taking EQ to the Gym

How can emotional intelligence enhance your workouts — and help you keep them going? Here are practical techniques and tips from Jay Grant

Posted March 5, 2016 by in Life


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Video: Start With Why

Video: Start With Why

In this TED talk, Simon Sinek breaks down the importance of focusing on your why, as a business and as a person. This is a great talk for understanding the power of Engaging Intrinsic Motivation and Pursuing Noble Goals.

Posted January 21, 2016 by in Business


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Deng Thiak: From Child Soldier to Refugee Lawyer

Deng Thiak: From Child Soldier to Refugee Lawyer

This video is an inspirational example of how DRIVE works – here’s a young person who Exercises Optimism and Engages Intrinsic Motivation in order to Pursue Noble Goals. For more background, here’s an article about Deng Thiak’s story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-10/from-child-soldier-to-refugee-lawyer-an-inspiring-journey/6764088

Posted January 15, 2016 by in Life


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Using Emotional Data

Using Emotional Data

This article from Harvard Business Review explores how to use emotional clues to better understand and motivate your employees.

Posted January 15, 2016 by in Business


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Attracting Top Talent

Attracting Top Talent

This article from from entrepreneur.com is great for understanding the importance of intrinsic motivation and how to harness it for success. What does it take to attract top talent to your company? URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/253221

Posted December 15, 2015 by in Business


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