Just Read: Extrinsic rewards aren’t always motivation reducers

Just Read: Extrinsic rewards aren't always motivation reducers

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

Just Read: Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach

Just Read: Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach

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

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

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.

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Just Read: Guide to being a trans ally – Straight for Equality – PFLAG National

Just Read: Guide to being a trans ally - Straight for Equality - PFLAG National

Continuing my learning journey as part of #KPLantern, I found this to be a handy guide. Read it. I have a few reflections, comments, and additional tips to share based on my ally journey… Continue reading→

Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is

Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is

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→

Just Read: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

Just Read: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

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→

Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

“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→