Smart Things by Smart People

There are many excellent nuggets by many smart people in Seth Godin’s new FREE ebook, titled What Matters. While it isn’t sport related in a direct way, the concepts within are applicable to all contexts of human performance and interactions.

For example, on p.24 you’ll find a page written by Daniel Pink (author of A Whole New Mind) in which he talks about autonomy…one of my favorite motivational constructs. He writes,“If we want engagement, and the mediocrity busting results it produces, we have to make sure people have autonomy over the four most important aspects of their work:

Task – What they do
Time – When they do it
Technique – How they do it
Team – Whom they do it with

This book is worth the download.