The 99U Website is very inspiring. I watched the talk from Teresa Amabile Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments about creativity and how to improve work. I wanted to read her book The Progress Principle and so one of my XMas presents in 2013 was her book. I could not let go reading it because it reminded me about my feelings and my every day events at work. Because it is of great value for me, I want all of you to read her book.
- It helps to define good and bad leadership
- It helps to become aware of good and bad events
- It helps to better distinguish good and bad behavior
- It helps to improve your (inner) work life and your skills
- It helps to define yourself
She describes very profound the properties of a good and a bad work environment and the events, which boost your inner work life to the bright or the dark side.
For all of you, which are more comfortable watching videos, here is a awesome talk from Simon Sinek: Leadership Is Not a Rank, It’s a Decision. His talk is strongly related to the Progress Principle book Teresa wrote but from another perspective.
I hope you watch the videos and start to get curious about your work environment and your place in the food chain ;-)