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The Neuroeconomics of Trust: How the "Moral Molecule" Drives Business Results

The Neuroeconomics of Trust:  How the "Moral Molecule" Drives Business Results | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Webinar: The Neuroeconomics of Trust  How the "Moral Molecule" drives business results Join Paul Zak, a pioneering scientist who's work captures the unique intersection of neurology and business, in an important webinar about the most valuable...
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NSC 2013: O'Neill Exemplifies Safety Leadership | Safety content from EHS Today

NSC 2013: O'Neill Exemplifies Safety Leadership | Safety content from EHS Today | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
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There have been 3468 Medals of Honor awarded for bravery. If there was a similar distinction for safety Paul O'Neill would be honored for his bravery in placing safety above all else during his leadership with Alcoa. 

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Happy Habits of Happy People | JobCluster.com Blog

Happy Habits of Happy People | JobCluster.com Blog | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Here are some habits that happy people used to and some good information about what not to do if wanted to be exceptionally happy people.
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Good advice and and entertaining presentation!

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What REALLY Causes Negative Thinking and What Can You Do About It?

What REALLY Causes Negative Thinking and What Can You Do About It? | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Do you find that you get caught up in your head — thinking, churning and ruminating? If the answer is yes and you were to proceed along the generally accepted route for dealing with your negative thinking, you would find yourself challenging and battling your thinking, getting stuck in to change your negative thoughts to positive thoughts. Does this work? In my experience this is a fairly low quality option. Why? Because, it involves more thinking and that generally leaves us feeling worse, and requires a significant amount of energy and practice. So what’s the answer?

Via David Hain
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I think it is impossible to separate thinking and feeling. What comes first the thought or the feeling? We might be more aware of our thoughts, but the thoughts have feelings associated with them. To effectively counter the negative cycle awareness of both the feeling and thought is helpful. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and manage both thoughts and feelings to produce the results you want.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 10, 3:08 AM

"Being present in the now in your body and acting in alignment with your deeper feelings will reduce constant mental chatter." ~ Kyle Davies

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The Death Of Conversation: I Photograph People Obsessed With Their Smartphones

The Death Of Conversation: I Photograph People Obsessed With Their Smartphones | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
I started to photograph people in company on their phones as there was a certain symmetry to them and it appealed on a visual level, but as I continued I noticed an inherent sadness to the proceedings.
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This NOT emotional wisdom! 

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What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child

What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Following the news that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly used a tree branch to hit his 4-year-old son (and the later accusation that he injured another 4-year-old son), the acceptability of physical punishment has been a topi...
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Many of today's headlines are talking about abuse, spousal and child. I wanted to help focus the conversation on why physical abuse/punishment is wrong emotionally, physically and morally.

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Liking Work Really Matters

Liking Work Really Matters | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Being interested in a task is essential to being good at it.
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"interest matters more than we ever knew. It is crucial to keeping us motivated and effective without emptying our mental gas tank, and it can turn the mundane into something exciting. Teachers, managers and parents must play an instrumental role in fostering interest in their students, employees and children — interest that will help them achieve their most important goals.

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The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation

The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Everyone is fueled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation?
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I'm a firm believer in the research and models of motivation that are reviewed in this article. I've put them into practice with organizations and it makes me HAPPY to see the results!

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Going easy on yourself may improve health - Futurity

Going easy on yourself may improve health - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
A new study finds a connection between having compassion for yourself and lower levels of stress-induced inflammation.
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Emotional wisdom is knowing when to be self-compassionate. "The research illustrates how easy it is for stress to build over time and how a seemingly small daily stressor, such as traffic, can impact a person’s health if they don’t have the right strategies to deal with it."

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A Young Inventor, Finding the Crunch Factor

A Young Inventor, Finding the Crunch Factor | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
How should General Mills gauge the texture of its granola bars? An inventor in his 20s has come up with an answer.
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Inspiring story of how a young man's resilience - his unwillingness to  accept no or rejection leads to a life of fulfillment.   

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What Happened When Strangers Saw A Little Boy Shivering Outside Without A Coat

What Happened When Strangers Saw A Little Boy Shivering Outside Without A Coat | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
When an 11-year-old boy sat at a bus stop without a jacket in Oslo, Norway, hidden cameras captured a series of very special moments.

The experiment was filmed by the Norwegian branch of the SOS Children's Villages International charity as part o...
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Empathy is a powerful emotion. If we open ourselves to its power we can change the world. 

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Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love

Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Yale School of Medicine researchers studying meditators have found that a more selfless variety of love — a deep and genuine wish for the happiness of others without expectation of reward — actually t
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I Can't Say I'm Sorry Enough

Emotions and Culture – Drivers of Human Behavior " I can't say I'm sorry enough. I'm sure I'll be criticized, but...

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It is emotions and culture that have the greatest effect on human behavior and any organization that attempts to influence and enforce positive behavior with rules and regulations alone will remain vulnerable to disruption, loss, and plenty of emotional hijacking.

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Presentation Zen: Brené Brown on the Power of Empathy

Presentation Zen: Brené Brown on the Power of Empathy | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Currently I'm compiling a list of my "Top-10 books for 2014." One of the books I'm including on that list is Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by University...
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Excellent resources on empathy and vulnerability.

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Rule Your World: Anger Management | National Geographic Channel

Rule Your World: Anger Management | National Geographic Channel | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Learn how to use an unexpectedly accessible part of life to help change behavior.
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How color affects of moods and emotions and contributes to behavior change. If you want to eat less what color will help you achieve this goal? Watch and find out. 

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The Appreciative Heart

The Appreciative Heart | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
This monograph is an overview of Institute of HeartMath's research on the physiological correlates of positive emotions and the science underlying two core HeartMath techniques which supports heart-based living.
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Life would be boring if didn't have a full range of positive and negative emotions, but the benefits of positive emotions to our wellbeing are substantial. 

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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
A growing body of research shows that meditation is an effective way to boost focus, zap stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits. And according to some mindfulness experts, a meditation practi...
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It's encouraging to see organizations that are smart. They understand that by having healthier, less stressed employees is a win-win. 

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The age of loneliness is killing us

The age of loneliness is killing us | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: For the most social of creatures, the mammalian bee, there’s no such thing now as society. This will be our downfall
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We are frighten by ebola, but this could be the "virus" that has the most potential for our demise.

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5 Ways Brain Science Can Make You More Successful

5 Ways Brain Science Can Make You More Successful | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Feeling overwhelmed by information overload? Start small and achieve more by putting these 5 scientific discoveries to work for you.
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Is your resiliency meter low? Try these to restore and build your resiliency!

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Your most important skill: Empathy - Chad Fowler

TL;DR - Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …
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If we focused on teaching and developing empathy I wonder if  the issues making the headlines would have a tone and outcome. As humans we are blessed with empathy we just need to let find us.

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For maximum happiness, pick concrete goals - Futurity

For maximum happiness, pick concrete goals - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
A new study finds that pursuing concrete "giving" goals, rather than abstract ones, leads to greater happiness.
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Would you like to feel happier today and tomorrow? "The results show that acts designed to improve the well-being of others will lead to greater happiness for givers when these acts are associated with concretely framed, prosocial goals as opposed to abstractly framed prosocial goals—despite people’s intuitions to the contrary."

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The rise of emotional intelligence

The rise of emotional intelligence | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it

n the 1980s, Sir John Alistair Graham, chief executive of the then Industrial Society, stated that the challenge for employers in the future would be to tap into the discretionary effort of their employees.

 

At the time, none of us realised how true this would become.


Via Roger Francis
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EI (EQ) is one way leaders can awaken, inspire and empower the human potential in their organizations.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, March 8, 10:58 AM

I particularly like it when leaders are good role models and enable others to act, rather than holding them so accountable that they're afraid to make decisions and move ahead.

Daniel Elmaleh's curator insight, March 8, 12:44 PM

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Alex Moyle's curator insight, March 11, 9:21 AM

5 Excellent Skills to develop,   Kouzes and Posner one of my favourite leadership books

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Dim the lights if you need to make a big decision - Futurity

Dim the lights if you need to make a big decision - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Human emotions, whether they are positive or negative, are felt more intensely under bright lights.
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The effect bright light has on our emotional system may be the result of it being perceived as heat, and the perception of heat can trigger our emotions. If your the bearer of  bad news to your boss you might want to turn the lights down! 

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The power of empathy: Anita Nowak at TEDxMontrealWomen

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Empathy is the most positively disruptive force

on the planet - but only when it

leads to Empathic Action.

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In this talk, we will explore how empathy can be leveraged for the ultimate win-win: personal well-being and social good.


Culture of Empathy Builder Page: Anita Nowak
http://j.mp/11wasU8


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 An insightful and powerful call to empathic arms. 

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Get a grip. It may help you live longer - Futurity

Get a grip. It may help you live longer - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
People who feel in control and believe they can achieve goals are more likely to live longer and healthier lives, especially among those with less education.
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I believe that the findings and implications of this research also apply to leadership and organizational culture. A command and control organization is a breeding ground for unhealthy relationships, poor work performance and employee disengagement. 

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Stop Trusting Yourself

Stop Trusting Yourself | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Why we struggle to keep the promises we make, even to ourselves.
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So often one's focus is on can we trust others, but can you really trust yourself more than others? Recent findings suggest that the answer is no.

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