The most effective presenters use the same techniques as great storytellers: By reminding people of the status quo and then revealing the path to a better way, they set up a conflict that needs to be resolved.
Some grandmothers pass down cameo necklaces. Katharine Cook Briggs passed down the world’s most widely used personality test. Chances are you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or will. Roughly 2 million people a year do.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Famed inventor, entrepreneur, and futurist Ray Kurzweil announced this afternoon that he has been hired by search engine giant Google as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and language processing.
"Since the days of the ancient Greeks, scientists have wondered why the ear prefers harmony. Now, scientists suggest that the reason may go deeper than an aversion to the way clashing notes abrade auditory nerves; instead, it may lie in the very structure of the ear and brain, which are designed to respond to the elegantly spaced structure of a harmonious sound. (...) If the chord is harmonic, or “consonant,” the notes are spaced neatly enough so that the individual fibers of the auditory nerve carry specific frequencies to the brain. By perceiving both the parts and the harmonious whole, the brain responds to what scientists call harmonicity. (...)
“Beating is the textbook explanation for why people don’t like dissonance, so our study is the first real evidence that goes against this assumption” (...)“It suggests that consonance rests on the perception of harmonicity, and that, when questioning the innate nature of these preferences, one should study harmonicity and not beating.” (...)
“Sensitivity to harmonicity is important in everyday life, not just in music,” he notes. For example, the ability to detect harmonic components of sound allows people to identify different vowel sounds, and to concentrate on one conversation in a noisy crowd."
Our brains do an amazing and wonderful job, but they don’t usually like change very much.
How can we rewrite our own programs to set the meaning and get the results we want? Further, as leaders, how can we assist others to get the results and experiences they would like? How can we use this knowledge to increase our own and our team’s performance, innovation, and engagement?
Efforts to understand how we can make decisions more effectively can lead to an improvement in outcomes, writes Philip Delves Broughton in Financial Times.
How to improve your decision-making:
● The ability to make good decisions fluctuates throughout the day. Don’t exhaust yourself with small choices. Save your decision-making energy for what matters.
● Good process leads to good decisions. Consciously work to challenge the bases of decisions and the biases and prejudices of decision makers.
● Make decision-making a constant and flexible process. Keep a running list of several options for important decisions, discussing them with fellow managers and updating them with new discoveries. This lessens the drama of big decisions and allows for more course corrections en route.
● Seek ways to distance yourself from the emotion of decision-making. Going over the decision in a second language might sound a strange approach, but it has been shown to lead to more rational decisions.
Regardless of disadvantageous experiences, especially in early life, individuals who truly want to develop their leadership capacity can do so through personal discipline and focused attention.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
In this infographic, you'll get an overview of the 16 types to give a sense of how these bigger-than-life personalities fit in the Myers-Briggs philosophy. The official test is based on Carl Jung’s work in psychological typology.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
ForbesArtificial Intelligence Knows When People Are Tweeting About YouForbesAmplify is an artificial intelligence operating with “supervised machine learning.” It bases its criteria for locating relevant conversations based on scores given to...
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.