Month: June 2017

Motivation 101: How Distinguishing the 6 Types of Motivation Can Improve Your Productivity and Well-Being

Asking “How can I get motivated?” is the wrong question! We are all motivated—but there are different types and qualities of motivation. Learn about the six different types of motivation, and how we can achieve more autonomous, better self-regulated motivation that boosts our effectiveness and livelihood.

Dovetail Groove Method Tunes and Had Yao Beach, Krabi

Pictures taken during an eventful jog along Had Yao Beach, Krabi, Thailand on June 10th, 2017. Music by my son, David Cummings, from his newly-released album “Dovetail Groove Method.” It’s available at https://agargara.bandcamp.com   Making Long-tail boats (so named because of the long propeller shaft on the back once the engine is installed) is an

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การบำรุงรักษารากของความไว้วางใจ : 2 วิธีปฏิบัติเพื่อเสริมสร้างความซื่อตรง

ความไว้วางใจเปรียบเหมือนป่า ที่ต้องใช้เวลาหลายปีในการบำรุงดูแลรักษาให้มีความอุดมสมบูรณ์ แต่ก็มีความเสี่ยงที่จะไม่ได้รับการดูแลอย่างจริงจัง ขณะที่ความซื่อตรงเป็นรากฐานของความไว้วางใจ และสร้างได้ด้วยกิจกรรมที่ทำได้จริงเหล่านี้

Motivation 101: Why Rewards Often Don’t Work, and Why Meeting 3 Critical Psychological Needs Does

In today’s world, much of the effort to motivate others is based on an outdated model of carrots and sticks. Extrinsic rewards often do very little to satisfy, and may even damage, our deeper psychological needs of Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competency. Dive in to understand our critical needs, why autonomy and meaning in work is so essential, and how extrinsic rewards can interfere with achieving competency.