“Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” ― Daniel H. Pink
it is time to fly. i have had the most wonderful couple of weeks saying goodbye and good luck to clients. i know that i have had an incredible adventure. i put in my last hours at the local public hospital, and despite the fact that the final 6 months have been like watching flies writhe around helplessly in a pool of clover honey, i am leaving with a fondness for helping others and a stronger and more solid belief in education and in the priniciples and the miracles that recovery bring. i know this to be true in my own life.
i was looking for quotes to place beneath the cardinal enjoying his freedom and i came across several from the author of “drive”- daniel h. pink. they have captured my imagination. from what i can surmise, his premise in “drive” is his sharing what he has found to be authentic inspiration for growth and greatness in the workplace in lieu of the circumstances that create a deadhead approach to work and living. the shortest distance between two points may be a straight line, however a longer more circuitous journey may bring a much higher yield in the long run.
i heartily relate to this idea that compliance is not at all linked to productivity, profit, or creativity. compliance is merely putting blinders on or shackles. it sucks the yellow and blue out of the day.
i left the safety of the nest i had built. i have no straight line. i will fly. i keep saying to myself that i have to believe in myself and in my life. and here is where the rubber meets the road. i do believe in myself and i welcome into my life wonderful wonderful things. and i am flying again towards inspiration and motivation. wings- don’t fail me now….
“The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive—and autonomy can be the antidote.” TOM KELLEY General Manager, IDEO” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“Greatness and nearsightedness are incompatible. Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one’s sights and pushing toward the horizon.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“Newtonian physics runs into problems at the subatomic level. Down there–in the land of hadrons, quarks, and Schrödinger’s cat–things gent freaky. The cool rationality of Isaac Newton gives way to the bizarre unpredictability of Lewis Carroll.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and misbehavior that have seemed endemic to modern life involve shortcuts.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“find what drives us” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“People can have two different mindsets, she says. Those with a “fixed mindset” believe that their talents and abilities are carved in stone. Those with a “growth mindset” believe that their talents and abilities can be developed. Fixed mindsets see every encounter as a test of their worthiness. Growth mindsets see the same encounters as opportunities to improve.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“Goals may cause systematic problems for organizations due to narrowed focus, unethical behavior, increased risk taking, decreased cooperation, and decreased intrinsic motivation. Use care when applying goals in your organization.”