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Month: April 2018

Motivation for Creative Professionals

Motivation for Creative Professionals

In the book, the Rise of the Creative Class, Author Richard Florida postulates that motivation for Creatives is more intrinsic than extrinsic. Extrinsic Motivation uses rewards or punishment as a way of motivating the correct behavior. While Intrinsic Motivation involves using a personally rewarding factor to achieve a goal. In his research, Richard Florida found that 9 of the top ten motivators are intrinsic. The one? Money, of course. Challenge and responsibility Flexibility A stable work environment Money Professional development Peer…

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Ultimate Success

Ultimate Success

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” ― Fred Rogers It’s not always quite so simple, but what if it were? What if you chose to make it that simple? Would that mean less for you or more for you? Would it mean more or less for those around you? Read my previous post about this topic if you still aren’t…

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Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

The above cartoon was first created nearly 15 years ago. It’s incredible how appropriate it still is. In fact, since it’s creation in 2003, several websites have been created to expand on the story. See http://www.projectcartoon.com/create/ if you want to create your very own version. What’s great about the cartoon and has made it last as long as it has is that it still represents a perceived reality.  It still represents what a lot of people think of when they think…

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The Change Agent’s Persona

The Change Agent’s Persona

When leading a digital transformation effort, there are four essential characteristics that I’ve found separate the elite change agents from the pack. Those four characteristics are Hunger for Skills, (Focused) Hustle, Character (Conscientious Leadership), and (Strong) Relationships. And yes, this is a bit reductive but I figured it’s a good start to the conversation.  First, you need a conscientious leader. A change leader with strong character will dictate the depth of the implementation and influence it’s lasting (and positive) impact. Then,…

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