`📅 Thought for today:

‘Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.’

— Daniel H Pink

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I cannot believe it has taken me two years to include a quote by one of my top non-fiction authors.

You may not be familiar with Dan’s work, but I can safely say I am – particularly “To Sell Is Human” and “Drive”.

I reference both books a great deal in my own work.

Last night I had the pleasure of joining 1300 other people globally to listen to Dan talk about “The 10 Most Important lessons I’ve Ever Learned”.

Just for once, it wasn’t clickbait, it was really interesting.

In 90 minutes he ran through his top 10. It wasn’t that there was anything there that I didn’t know, just that as ever with Dan, he provided context and nuance to simple “rules” and also was very human and showed us how his system works in his office. Warts and all.

He was joined by Anne Lamott, author of “Bird by Bird”; Daniel Goleman (another top NF author, I particularly liked “Outliers” and enjoy his podcast); and Al Gore, who I once sat next to in a Washington DC restaurant – I wonder if he remembers me from 1989?

Part of my personal purpose in life has been to develop managers and leaders beyond “just” coaching. I used to think I could change companies, now I think that if I pick the right leaders I will get to work with companies that think the way Dan does – and that would suit me just fine.

His latest book, well researched, is about the Power of Regret – how it is useful and how to use it. I’ve read previews and the book is published this week.

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