Personal Development

The Subtle Art of Flattery in The Workplace

Does flattery have a place in the office? Does it motivate people to improve their performance? Is someone more likely to provide favors to someone who has used flattery? Or, does flattery simply lead to derisive thoughts and eye-rolling? That's a bit bucket of questions we are about to answer in this post. Despite the common belief, flattery can be more effective and constructive than many people might imagine. However, there are risks involved in using this technique, and in some...

What Is Extrinsic Motivation?

Every day we roll out of our beds and contemplate on what tasks and activities we'll do next. We anticipate some of those and dread others. How come? Well, that has something to do with the pesky thing called “motivation” – our driver for doing what we are doing (or procrastinating on some things). As the title suggests, in this post we’ll take a close look at what is extrinsic motivation and how it can help you get better at managing yourself...