This paper, out of the Center for Effective Organizations at USC, pokes holes in the oft-repeated refrain of behavior change masters, that rewarding people for tasks is ultimately ineffective because it reduces their intrinsic motivation – the “feeling of accomplishment, mastery and/or self-fullfillment.” This has most significantly been popularized by Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) in his … Continue reading Just Read: Extrinsic rewards aren’t always motivation reducers
I read the things that Brigid McCaw, MD (@BrigidMcCaw) writes. She’s a systems thinker, she’s passionate, and she’s humble about changing the world as she changes it. See my profile of her on our first walk here. Important to know The Affordable Care Act includes IPV screening and brief counseling as part of required free … Continue reading Just Read: Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach
I don’t know where I came across this book by Paul Taylor (@paultaylordc) from the Pew Research Center (@PewResearch) but I did, and it combines a lot of interests of mine (and a lot of other people). Specific to me, an ongoing following of the Pew Internet (@PewInternet)’s former researcher and brilliant community colleague in DC, Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox), and a lot of work I’ve done in diversity and inclusion as well as technology, that has caused me to read a lot of the reports cited in the book. So it’s in one package here, which is great.
Posting some of the reading I’m doing as part of #KPLantern (see: #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better | Ted Eytan, MD). Thanks to project sponsor Arli Christian, JD (@arlichristian) from the National Center of Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) for passing this my way, as a good sponsor does . Continue reading→
It is a gift to have this piece of history completed before his death, and it’s worth the read, if you love Washington, DC, or if you love leadership, as this is one of the most impressive leadership stories of the 20th Century. Continue reading→
“Ironically, CBS-WUSA-Channel 9 new anchorman Bruce Johnson told me years later that a lot of the media professionals were going through the same issues that I was going through with drinks, drugs, alcohol and women.” – Marion Barry, in Mayor for Life Continue reading→