As a Monday pick-up, here's an interesting question posed on QUORA - How can I Motivate Myself to Work Hard? Here are two responses (links below) one published in INC Magazine by Mathew Jones and another by Nelson Wang on Quora. While there is some overlap in the articles, there are elements in both articles that resonate for me. Have a great week!
"Motivation is a lot like happiness; when you look for it as something outside of yourself, it dissipates."
8 Unique Ways to Challenge Yourself to Work Smarter by Matthew Jones
Stop complaining and start reframing.
Self-Improvement: How can I motivate myself to work hard? by Nelson Wang
An interesting article on Creating a Strategy that Works & Closing the Strategy-to-Execution Gap from Strategy+Business. Oftentimes organizations invest a significant amount on building a strategy that in the end becomes a deck of slides with no real teeth. This article speaks about five unconventional practices for building and using distinctive capabilities. No rocket science here, just a stark reminder of what many of us forget while buried in our daily operational activities.
Creating a Strategy that Works
The most farsighted enterprises have mastered five unconventional practices for building and using distinctive capabilities
by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi
Read the article here