The Progress Principle, with Dr. Teresa Amabile

On this week’s episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we’ll be talking about the progress principle. Among the topics we’ll discuss are the groundbreaking study that led to a number of insights about motivation in the workplace, the concept of “inner work life” and why it’s important to get right in any company, and why progress checklists and daily journals can be powerful tools for anyone looking to build high-performing teams.

Dr. Teresa Amabile, co-author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, joins us this week to discuss those topics and more.

Dr. Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also a Director of Research at the school, where she teaches courses on creativity, leadership, and ethics. Dr. Amabile has spoken to a range of groups around the world about her research, including giving a TedX talk on the Progress Principle in 2011. Dr. Amabile was also the host and instructor of Against All Odds: Inside Statistics, a twenty-six-part instructional series originally broadcast on PBS.

Episode Highlights

Some highlights from this week’s episode include:

  • Dr. Amabile’s “inner work life” concept and how understanding it can bring more happiness and creativity
  • The definition of meaningful work and its importance in fostering quality work
  • Some of the catalysts that managers can use to get positive results from their teams
  • The necessity of celebrating even small successes and learning from large or small setbacks

Listen to the Episode

Interested in hearing more? Tune in to the full episode via the SoundCloud embed below:

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Show Notes

  • Follow Dr. Teresa Amabile on Twitter
  • Visit the official website for The Progress Principle to buy the book and explore related resources
Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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