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Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
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Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Good News For A Change

How to Build a Happier Brain

How to Build a Happier Brain | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias

Via David McGavock, Wise Leader™, Bobby Dillard
David McGavock's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:41 AM

"Hanson’s book (a sort of self-help manual grounded in research on learning and brain structure) doesn’t suggest that we avoid dwelling on negative experiences altogether—that would be impossible. Instead, he advocates training our brains to appreciate positive experiences when we do have them, by taking the time to focus on them and install them in the brain."

It is easy to forget how good we have it rather than watching for the next shoe to fall. Rick Hanson posits that that is due to the way we are wired; a necessity for survival. 

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Agile Learning

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Want to know how to destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation at work. It doesn't have to be that way. 


A sample from the list of 10:

 Make rules for the many because of the behavior of a few. Organizations need policies and rules to create a legal, ethical, effective workplace. They do not need a policy to solve every problem. 

Focus on mistakes and errors no matter how trivial they are in comparison with successes.
This is especially a problem at weekly meetings and during periodic performance evaluations. Managers must provide balanced feedback, but let’s get real. If an employee is making mistakes most of the time, why not fire the employee? The job must be a terrible fit for the employee’s skills and capabilities. To dwell only on problem areas destroys the employee’s confidence and self-esteem, makes the employee more error-prone, and makes your organization wonder why they promoted you to management.

Hold meetings, coaching sessions, and performance reviews in which the manager does the majority of the talking.
Only a rare employee will find a work environment in which he or she is talked at motivating. But, it happens frequently. Even in organizations that encourage employee involvement, managers are not always skilled at discussing performance with employees. The manager may be afraid that if he stops talking, the employee will make demands he can’t fulfill. The manager may

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:00 AM

This is leaning gently toward distributed, groups and teams.  We'll see what's next.  Do you agree?

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Maximizing Business Value

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN, midmarketplace
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 4:03 PM
Muito bom!
Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 24, 2013 6:24 PM
Very nice