I recently had the great privilege and pleasure of interviewing Brené Brown, one of the world’s most original and exciting thinkers about emotional life, before a packed audience at London’s historic Conway Hall. It was no surprise that the event, organised by The School of Life, sold out its five hundred tickets within a record time of 48 hours. (...)
To give you a taste of her book, and the conversation we had, I’d like to pick out five of Brené’s ideas that I find to be particularly insightful, original and applicable to everyday life.
How can I build a path for the growth of innovation in companies that take us to the welfare and happiness of the people and not exclusively for those who are shareholders of these companies?
Tim Brown presents five ways to practice in our daily lives the principles of Design Thinking:
1 – Be optimistic, collaborative and generative.
2 – Think of life as a prototype.
3 – Don´t ask “what?” ask “why?”.
4 – Demand divergent options.
5 -Once a day, deeply observe the ordinary.
These are some important points to reflect and apply in our daily life if we want to evolve towards sustainable well-being. But they are not just notes for life outside of work. Are notes for ours 24 hours and must be adapted or suited to working environments where we operate, that is, according to our role in organizations.
Facts About the Common Core Standards, “teachers will need to continue to devise lesson plans and tailor instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms” (2010, p. 4). As we look to the future—not just in ...
What’s the difference between a coach and a mentor? Aside from cost, that is. In typical situations, coaches charge a fee, and mentors are volunteers. To find out what sets them apart, I spoke to three people—a career coach, an informal mentor (who has worked on an ad hoc basis with more than 30 mentees), and a formal mentor who works with mentees via a defined program.
Doug Sundheim’s book, Taking Smart Risks, isn’t really about making your next risky decision smarter or safer; it’s about pushing all of your choices to be riskier, but smarter on a daily basis. We tend to view our choices as risky or safe.
Bosses are typically viewed as arrogant individuals who drive people using objectives and metrics. One study found that 60% of employees are miserable – not because of low pay, poor workplace benefits, or insufficient vacation days – but because they don’t feel connected at work.
This seemingly innocent parlour trick is actually a method social scientists have used for more than a decade to measure perspective-taking – the ability to step outside one’s own experience and see the world from someone else’s viewpoint. People who write the E so that it’s backward to themselves but legible to their partner have taken the other’s perspective. Those who draw the E so that it’s readable to themselves but backward to others haven’t bothered to consider the other person’s point of view.
Technology is here to stay. Why not embrace it and use it to raise our levels of presence? We can do this by tuning into our breath, our feelings and bodily sensations. This lets us know how we are relating to technology in the moment.
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