What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by
making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

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How to make work-life balance work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

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Life at 30 000 feet

Richard Branson talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about the ups and the downs of his career, from his multibillionaire success to his multiple near-death experiences — and reveals some of his (very surprising) motivations.

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Job Hunting Obstacles and…

“Finding a new job” makes itself on the list of New Year’s Resolutions of managers and top executives around the world. If you are one of them, make sure you are aware of the obstacles that are ahead of you. Every one is explained on the next slides – in the most likely sequence of occurring (watch it full screen for best effects):

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Job Hunting – a quick reminder

The end of the year is approaching fast and maybe some of you will make a New Year’s resolution to find a new job.

Job hunting is not as difficult as we tend to imagine, but you need to make some preparations beforehand and remember the most relevant points. Read more