Other Books by Daniel Pink
School Administrator, September 2020

Several of Daniel Pink’s previous books have important applications for school leaders. Here’s what I see as their relevancy:

»When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (2018)
In a world dominated by what, how and why, Pink makes a compelling case for the importance of when. It made me question whether when I’m choosing to do things is reflective of the value of the work I’m trying to accomplish.

»Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2011)
I hate to throw around the word “seminal,” but Pink’s work around “purpose, autonomy and mastery” has become foundational to our understanding of leadership and how to motivate and empower our most precious commodity: people.

»To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others (2012)
Pink makes a compelling case that whether we know it or not, most of us are in the “sales” business. And if we can better understand how to effectively persuade and influence others to engage with our ideas and our vision, to exchange what they have for what we have, we can better lead our organizations.

»A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future (2006)
The very skills we know will be most important for our student’s future, Pink lays out in this book: design, storytelling, symphony (being able to connect unrelated things to create something new), empathy, play and making meaning.