Monday, June 18, 2018

book: The Progress Principle


Amazon.com: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work eBook: Teresa Amabile, Steven Kramer: Kindle Store




TEDxAtlanta - Teresa Amabile - The Progress Principle - YouTube

Teresa Amabile: "The Progress Principle" | Talks at Google - YouTube

PNTV: The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer - YouTube


The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile, Steven Kramer - PhilosophersNotes | Optimize

"As inner work life goes, so goes the company. We discovered that people are more creative and
productive when they are deeply engaged in the work, when they feel happy, and when they
think highly of their projects, coworkers, managers, and organizations. But there’s more. When
people enjoy consistently positive inner work lives, they are also more committed to their work
and more likely to work well with colleagues. In other words, work-related psychological benefits
for employees translate into performance benefts for the company"


THE KEY 3 INFLUENCES ON INNER WORK LIFE
  • The progress principle 
  • catalyst factor:  Catalysts are actions that directly support the work on the project  
  • nourishment factor:  nourishers are interpersonal triggers, directed at the person. They include respect, encouragement, comfort, and other forms of social or emotional support  
Just as setbacks are the opposite of progress, inhibitors are the opposites of catalysts,
and
toxins are the opposite of nourishers. 

THE PROGRESS LOOP
Progress and inner work life feed each other ...  Progress enhances inner work life (the progress principle) and positive inner work life leads to further progress.
To harness this powerful force, you must ensure that consistent forward movement in meaningful work is a regular occurrence in your employees’ daily work lives, despite the inevitable setbacks that all nontrivial work entails.
...be aware of when we start to spiral down into the vicious rather than virtuous loop.

CATALYSTS 
  • Setting clear goals 
  • Allowing autonomy 
  • Providing resources 
  • Giving enough time—but not too much  
  • Help with the work
  • Learning from problems and successes  
  • Allowing ideas to flow  
NOURISHERS
  • Respect
  • Encouragement 
  • Emotional support 
  • Afliation"
     





Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale


Earl Nightingale - The Strangest Secret - YouTube

The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale 1950 (With Subtitles) - YouTube

Earl Nightingale - The Strangest Secret

strangestsecret.pdf

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal." (goal)
A success is anyone who is doing/pursuing deliberately a predetermined goal/job, 
because that's what he or she decided to do ... deliberately.
Instead of competing, all we have to do is create

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. 
It's that simple.

Here is the key to success, and, the key to failure. 
"We become what we think about"
And if we think about nothing ... we become nothing.

The human mind is much like a farmer's land...
...the mind, like the land ... will return what you plant, but it doesn't care what you plant.

All ... priceless possessions are free.
The human mind isn’t used because we take it for granted.

So decide now. What is it you want? Plant your goal in your mind.
It's the most important decision you'll ever make in your entire life.

All you have got to do is plant that seed in your mind, care for it, work steadily towards your goal, and it will become a reality. It not only will, there's no way that it cannot.

Every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts.
We must control our thinking.
This is The Strangest Secret in the world. Actually, it is not a secret at all.

Life should be an exciting adventure. It should never be a bore. 
A person should work fully, be alive. You should be glad to get out of bed in the morning. 
You should be doing a job that you like to do because you do it well

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".
We can achieve nothing without paying the price
  1. Think Constructively- You will become what you think about. 
  2. Imagine - Remember the word imagination and let your mind begin to soar. 
  3. Courage - Concentrate on your goal every day. 
  4. Save - ten percent of what you earn. 
  5. Action - Ideas are worthless unless we act on them.
First, write down on your card specifically what it is you want.
Second, stop thinking about what it is you fear

The moment you decide on a goal to work toward, you immediately are a successful person
"Act as though it were impossible to fail"

...remember that you must reap that what you sow. 
If you sow negative thoughts, your life will be filled with negative things. 
If you sow positive thoughts, your life will be cheerful, successful, and positive.

The only way to earn money is by providing people
with services or products which are needed and useful.


Success is not the result of making money. 
Earning money is the result of success- 
and success is in direct proportion to our service.

Don't concern yourself with the money. 
Be of service ... build ... work ...dream ... create!

No person can get rich themselves, unless they first enrich others.
There are no exceptions to a law.


Pay the price by becoming the person you want to become.

How Successful People Think - Earl Nightingale - YouTube

Saturday, May 5, 2018

book: As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen

As a Man Thinketh - Wikipedia

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen - Free Ebook  @ Project Gutenberg

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities."

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.  - James Allen