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5 Cartoons Guaranteed to Make You a Better Manager


Just because you don't watch "Schoolhouse Rock!" anymore doesn't mean cartoons have nothing left to teach you. Some pioneering groups, both ASAP Science and RSA Animate, have put together some very cool animations/time-lapse drawings that speak to the building blocks of managing people and, most importantly, ourselves. 

Click on the bubbles in the infographic below to learn about:

  • Why words matter
  • The science behind productivity
  • The truth about what motivates us
  • Different types of thinking
  • And the origin of innovation (aka where good ideas come from)

Other good management videos out there? Send them to me at

Update: For those of you having trouble seeing the videos embeded in the image above due to agency firewalls, you can find each  video below. 

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Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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