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Kelly Falcone

Professor & Professional Development Coordinator

Category: motivation

What really motivates us? Are you motivated by money or more by intrinsic motivators?

It is very interesting to think about what really motivates people. Is it as simple as, if you do this task or solve this problem I will pay you lots of money? or is there more to Motivation like wanting to learn things and feeling purposeful?
The book Drive by Daniel Pink is a fantastic view into the underlying causes of motivation.  I encourage you to watch this video and read the book!


Here is a short Prezi presentation about Motivation and Drive (note you may need to use Chrome browser to view this Prezi):

Where do good ideas come from? How do they happen?

Do you ever think about where “good ideas” come from? Do you envision the light bulb in your head just all of a sudden turning on? Or is there more to how we come up with those genius ideas? Are there things you can be doing to increase the likelihood of having these “moments”?

It’s time we get connected!  Watch this awesome TEDtalk…

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from | Video on



Top 5 Videos Showing How Marissa Mayer’s Vision Will Shape Yahoo

Read Write Web article: Top 5 Videos Showing How Marissa Mayer’s Vision Will Shape Yahoo.

All of the videos in this article are awesome. As Google has shown, it is so important for people to work together to increase productivity, motivation and the generation of “GOOD IDEA’S”!

Marissa Mayer is very well spoken and a great role-model, not just for women, but for seeing what it takes to be successful.

Illinois Institute of Technology Commencement Speech: