The administrators read Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind last year as a starting point for conversations on 21st century skills and other topics. This presentation by Daniel Pink on TED.com is focused on motivation in the 21st century.
Interestingly, there are commonalities to what research tells us motivates men and women in the businesss world and students. What Pink refers to as “autonomy” in a business setting, we refer to as “personal response” in education. Like individuals involved in business, students who are provided opportunities for personal response are more engaged. “Engagement” (and the resulting benefits of high levels of engagement) is a shared concept in business and education.