The surprising science of motivation

by Marty Crossland on September 30, 2009

Business analyst Daniel Pink recently gave this talk at the TED conference at Oxford University. In it he challenges us to rethink what we believe about motivation, rewards, and what makes people tick. Try to apply what he says to the classroom and beyond, to try and understand what motivates our students to excel and succeed.

About this talk

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

About Dan Pink

Bidding adieu to his last “real job” as Al Gore’s speechwriter, Dan Pink went freelance to spark a right-brain revolution in the career marketplace

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