Dan Pink 4.26 Drucker memo

Dan Pink 4.26 Drucker memo

Dan Pink 4.26 Drucker memo
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Personal
Productivity

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CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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  • Do you think people generally learn from history?
  • How much can we learn by analyzing our own past choices?
  • What helps you make better decisions?
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PINKCAST 4.26

Here’s Peter Drucker’s simple method for improving your performance.

In the last 20 years of writing about business, I’ve often dealt with a major annoyance: I’ll come up with what I’m convinced is a mind-shattering, era-defining idea — only to discover that Peter Drucker had the idea a few decades ago.

Drucker was consistently astute about the present and prescient about the future. A true legend.

Among other breakthroughs, he pioneered the concept of “managing oneself” — which was as novel in the 1980’s as it is commonplace in the 2020’s. And perhaps my favorite Drucker self-management technique is “feedback analysis,” which involves writing down your expectations today to improve your performance tomorrow.

It’s all explained in the latest Pinkcast. You can watch the 174-second video by clicking the link below. After you’ve seen the video, come back here and answer the questions below. 

zaniedbywać

znajdować złoty środek

dążyć do, pretendować, mieć aspiracje

zabiegać o, ubiegać się (o coś)

odpuścić, porzucić

ostatecznie, w końcu

zadania, przydział (pracy)

wykupić (czas na coś)

zakres (obowiązków)

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POLL

How practical do you find the Drucker Memo technique?

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COMMENTS

What do you think of the Drucker Memo technique? How effective can it be in improving our performance or decisions? What would you write about if were to try it out?

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WHEN by Daniel Pink

WHEN by Daniel Pink

WHEN by Daniel Pink
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THE BLUE TREE

Personal
Productivity

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CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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warm up

  • When do you feel the most energized during the day?
  • What do you do when your energy levels are dropping?
  • How well do you know your body as regards your circadian rhythm?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 00:39 When do people perform the worst during the day according to research?
  • ⌚ 00:49 What is the most unproductive time in the UK?
  • ⌚ 01:07 Why does Daniel Pink call this time the Bermuda Triangle?
  • ⌚ 01:18 What is the daily Circadian Rhythm?
  • ⌚ 01:43 What are the three stages of our attention and mental ability during a day?
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part two

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 1:58 What is the best thing you can do at the beginning of a trough?
  • ⌚ 2:14 How long should our naps be?
  • ⌚ 2:25 What effect does a 10 minute nap have?
  • ⌚ 3:05 What is Nappuccino and why is it so effective?
  • ⌚ 3:17 If you cannot take a nap, what should you do during a trough?
  • ⌚ 3:32 If we absolutely have to do important work during a trough, what should we remember about?
  • ⌚ 3:44 When should we do our most important work?
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part three

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 4:00 What are the two categories of important work?
  • ⌚ 4:17 What are some examples of logical work?
  • ⌚ 5:18 What makes the Linda Problem a logical problem? Did you get the answer right?
  • ⌚ 5:18 When did people answer this problem correctly more often?
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part four

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 5:34 Which side of the brain does insight work rely on?
  • ⌚ 5:40 What are some examples of insight work?
  • ⌚ 6:19 Why was the coin fake?
  • ⌚ 6:25 What is required to solve insight problems like the Coin Problem?
  • ⌚ 6:25 When did people answer this problem correctly more often?
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part five

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 7:01 How should we organize our work taking the above information into account?
  • ⌚ 7:16 Who are the people who have a late chronotype? Is this you?
  • ⌚ 7:38 How can we know if we have a late chronotype?
  • ⌚ 8:30 What is the ultimate goal that can help us be most productive?
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POLL

Which is more true about you?

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COMMENTS

Do you agree that it as important to know when your trough? What do you do when your energy levels are dropping? How well do you know your own Circadian Rhythm?

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Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear
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THE BLUE TREE

Personal
Productivity

CEF B1

CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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warm up

  • Are you interested in personal development?
  • Have you ever set yourself any goals and achieved them? How did it feel?
  • What is the benefit of having clearly defined habits?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 00:34 What are the Four Laws of Behaviour Change?
  • ⌚ 01:30 How do these four factors work in the context of going to a gym?
  • ⌚ 01:45 What are the benefits of adopting these Four Laws of Behaviour Change?
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part two

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  • ⌚ 1:49 What is the first strategy for developing a new habit?
  • ⌚ 2:13 How does Habit Stacking work?
  • ⌚ 2:35 How did Natan build a habit of flossing his teeth?
  • ⌚ 2:57 How is Habit Stacking like riding a bike downhill?
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part three

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  • ⌚ 3:01 What do we need if the initial effort for the new habit is too daunting?
  • ⌚ 3:30 How did Twyla Tharp adopt the Starting Ritual?
  • ⌚ 3:48 Why was it a good strategy?
  • ⌚ 4:03 What should we focus on when we are creating the Starting Ritual?
  • ⌚ 5:04 How can we use Habit Stacking and Starting Ritual to build a habit of going to the gym?
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part four

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  • ⌚ 5:17 What two strategies will help us make our habits attractive and satisfying?
  • ⌚ 5:48 How did Ronan Byrne adopt the Sync strategy to exercise more?
  • ⌚ 5:59 When will we look forward to doing out new habit?
  • ⌚ 6:31 What will the craving for the reward counteract?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 6:43 What is the final strategy that will help us make the new habit satisfying?
  • ⌚ 7:00 How do such visual proofs reinforce our habits?
  • ⌚ 7:32 How important is tracking our progress?
  • ⌚ 8:06 How will adopting these strategies help us stick to out goals?
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POLL

Which of the Four Laws of Behaviour Change appeal to you the most?

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COMMENTS

What do you think of the ideas presented in this lesson? Have you got your own strategy for setting and meeting goals and targets? What has been your biggest achievement in this regard so far?

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Change Your Life – One Tiny Step at a Time

Change Your Life – One Tiny Step at a Time

Change Your Life – One Tiny Step at a Time
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THE BLUE TREE

Personal
Productivity

CEF B1

CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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warm up

  • What can you do to make your routines more enjoyable?
  • What are some bad habits you’ve fallen into/gotten out of?
  • Do you find creating habits easy?
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part one

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  • ⌚ 0:22 What are some popular goals people often set themselves?
  • ⌚ 0:34 What qualities are necessary to achieve our goals?
  • ⌚ 0:52 How do some people feel when they slip back into old (bad) habits?
  • ⌚ 1:09 Do you agree that change is hard?
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  • ⌚ 1:32 In what sense our brain is like a jungle?
  • ⌚ 1:41 What trick has our brain come up with?
  • ⌚ 2:10 What happens to this rough trail after some time?
  • ⌚ 2:27 Why is change particularly difficult for adults?
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  • ⌚ 2:48 What is a routine? Give some examples.
  • ⌚ 3:26 What are the characteristics of a ‘wise planner’ who executes routines?
  • ⌚ 3:35 How are habits different from routines?
  • ⌚ 3:45 In what sense does a habit make us feel like on autopilot?
  • ⌚ 4:06 What are triggers? Give some examples. 
  • ⌚ 4:45 What are the characteristics of a ‘toddler’ who executes habits?
  • ⌚ 5:12 How are bad habits born?
  • ⌚ 5:43 How are the planner and the toddler helping us going through life?
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  • ⌚ 6:02 Why is it better to improve your life  alittle than aiming high?
  • ⌚ 6:18 What is a better way to form a habit than forcing it with willpower?
  • ⌚ 6:30 How are the planner and the toddler helpful in creating new habits?
  • ⌚ 6:41 What is the first step in creating a new habit? Why is this step important?
  • ⌚ 7:52 What is the next step after setting your trigger and action? What outcome will it bring?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 8:27 What can we do to make the action more likely to be picked up by the ‘toddler’?
  • ⌚ 9:06 Is it possible to know how long it will take us to form a new habit?
  • ⌚ 9:26 Which part of forming a new habit is the most difficult?
  • ⌚ 9:45 Are there any silver bullets for effecting change?
  • ⌚ 9:56 Is change a direction or a destination? How do you understand it?
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DISCUSSION

  • What do you think of the idea of the planner and the toddler presented in this lesson?
  • What do you think of the difference between a habit and a routine? Does it make sense to you?
  • What happens when you put aside instant gratification and prioritise delayed gratification?
  • What happens when we aim too high? 
  • How can we design our environments to help us trigger more good habits?
  • What is your method of forming a habit and sticking to it long-term?
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