Who else wants to contribute to the paperback edition of Drive?
In recent weeks, I’ve begun working on the paperback edition of Drive. This new edition of the book, slated for release in about six months, will include up-to-the-minute studies, fresh examples, and lots more tools, tips, and exercises. But to make it even more valuable for readers, I’d love to get your input.
Here’s a very short survey that asks the three questions:
- How have you used the ideas in Drive?
- What topic would you like me to expand on further?
- What is one tool, tip, exercise, best practice, or reading that’s not currently in the book that you think is worth including in the paperback edition?
If you have two minutes, please share your thoughts on any or all of these questions.
At the bottom of the survey, you’ll also see a field for your name and email address. You don’t have to fill those out if you don’t feel like it. But if you do, as a small thank-you for your feedback, I’ll mention you on the Acknowledgements page of the paperback. (We need your email address in order to verify your name, but we won’t use it for any other purpose.)
Just click here to fill out the survey.
Dan, as you know, I have created a Results Only Learning Environment in my 7th grade classroom. Based on what I learned in Drive, I teach my students autonomy, mastery and purpose. We have thrown out homework, and we’ve almost completely eliminated grades. Students work for detailed, constructive feedback from me, and they take the feedback and make changes in activities, in an effort to demonstrate real learning. My students never ask, “What’s this worth?” In fact, they often thank me for my feedback. We’ve also employed FedEx projects, in which I allow them to create anything they wish, as long as they present it. I’ve gotten some of the students’ best work on these projects. Best of all, classroom management is not a problem. My students love working for results only. They have plenty of choice and they love contributing to the “greater good.” Education in my little portion of the world has forever changed, due to the concepts in Drive. Thanks again.
I once was given the opportunity to include some of my artwork in a book. The publisher then sent me an opportunity to purchase the book.
I’ve taught many of the ideas in Drive in my management and Human Resources classes in a previous life as a business professor. For me, the book was a lot re-learning but it is very well said and putting all those researchers and scholars’ work together really brings so many important ideas on motivation to one nice read. Many thanks. And now, I’m a mom and an entrepreneur. I love asking my children each day, “What did you learn or re-learn?” I think I did this before but after I read Dan’s book I was spurred on to ask this powerful question even more often. Chapter 6 on purpose is my personal favorite. Currently I’m studying to become a certified life purpose coach. I like the straightforward way Dan says, “What’s your sentence?” And, these days I’m facilitating people’s thinking “to help” them find their sentence (their purpose). Dan’s book, Drive, actually inspired me to start my own coaching business when he reminded me of the large age group (cohort) concerned with purpose. I would personally like to see Dan expand a bit more on the ideas of little p — purpose and big P — purpose. I want to be reading some more ideas on these concepts. One tool that could be put in the book is “how to” get your sentence (your purpose). You know, more about the process? Some can just “say it” others may need help. Keep writing….
Dan, I loved DRIVE. I have recommended it to many of my co-workers. I like how you discuss motivation in terms of Autonomy, Purpose, Mastery, but I think you could add another dimension. I like the Marcus Buckingham view of “play to your strengths”. so perhaps we just need to combine Mastery with “play to your strengths” view. (e.g. I will hardly be motivated to master something I don’t like doing even if I have autonomy and purpose.)
you may also want to tap into the Mappiness research. I know I have been participating since August, so they must have some pretty good data to share in an early way.
Glad to hear the paperback is coming out, especially with updates and new material.
Is the offer to mention us on the acknowledgements page an if-then incentive? 🙂