Dan Pink is the author of a number of best-selling books, including A Whole New Mind, a long running New York Times best-seller that has been translated into 20 languages. He has contributed to The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Wired, and is a frequent lecturer on economic transformation and changes in the workplace.
Historically, our approach to motivating ourselves and others has been built on the concept of external rewards, what some call the carrot and stick approach. What we believe about motivation and consequently what we practice in schools and in the workplace has profound implications for just about everything humans do or attempt to do. So what happens if we're getting it wrong? Which is exactly what our guest thinks we're doing. This week on dialogue host John Milewski is joined by Dan Pink, author of the new book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which addresses the gap between what science knows and what business does.