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The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness

The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness | Important issues for society | Scoop.it
Faulty excuses keep thousands of people from creating the lives they want. Do any of these 8 most common excuses for unhappiness resonate with you?

Via Barb Jemmott
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:15 PM

Fantastic list to do the opposite!

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Here is to a new year filled with the 4 C's enabling all who wish it to now will it.
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Compassion: Wisdom in Action and Association

Compassion: Wisdom in Action and Association | Important issues for society | Scoop.it
“During his presidency [Mandela] not only actively disengaged himself from his old egoic self but worked compassionately to reintegrate relationships into positive engagement.”

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Thanks to David Hain for scooping this first!  This is a great piece on beCause blog by Dr Surendra Soni.  
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David Hain's curator insight, April 5, 5:29 AM

The alchemy of compassion! Includes excellent TED Talk by @nadinehack, beautifully elaborated by Surendra Soni!

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Re-envisioning Public Libraries | Norm Jacknis | LinkedIn.com

Re-envisioning Public Libraries | Norm Jacknis | LinkedIn.com | Important issues for society | Scoop.it

Yesterday, in the stately Trustee Room of the New York Public Library, the Aspen Institute released its report "Rising To The Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries." It was based on the results of their Dialogue on Public Libraries. (Full disclosure: I've been a member of their Working Group and I even helped out with the draft report a bit, including one of its sidebar stories.)

They also unveiled a new video about this future at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh5E2VConxc

Readers of this blog will not be surprised that I'm clearly in synch with the central foundation of the report that "public libraries [are] at the center of the digital age", our era.

The project was led by Amy Garmer of Aspen, who also wrote the report and who deserves enormous credit for this work. As Deborah Jacobs, Director of the Gates Foundation Global Library Initiative said, Amy Garmer is now the most influential non-librarian in the library world.

She begins the report by setting the stage this way:

“The process of re-envisioning public libraries to maximize their impact reflects:

Principles that have always been at the center of the public library’s mission—equity, access, opportunity, openness and participationThe library’s capacity to drive opportunity and success in today’s knowledge-based societyAn emerging model of networked libraries that promotes economies of scale and broadens the library’s resource reach while preserving its local presence


The library’s fundamental people, place and platform assets”

In addition to these points, another strategic, but infrequently stated, point was made in the report -- there needs to be a new model for sustainable funding for library services that recognizes and supports their fundamental role in our society and economy.

As part of the event surrounding the report’s release, there was a panel discussion with some more interesting observations:

Linda Johnson, CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library, said that we need to understand that libraries are not centers for books but for learning -- and centers of enjoyment.

 

Ralph Smith, SVP of the Casey Foundation and Managing Director of its Campaign For Grade Level Reading, said he had learned over time that libraries have a unique combination of "hi tech and hi touch" which is what is required for education these days.

 

Nashville/Davidson County Mayor Dean said that "building libraries is the most popular thing I do. Demand always outstrips supply."


Although not directly related to this event, the Atlantic Magazine also had a recent article about the public library of Columbus, Ohio, titled “Not Your Mother's Library”.

What immediately stood out were two contrasting word clouds. The first had the words people associated with past libraries, the libraries of their childhood. Then the second had the words they used to describe the library of the future …

 

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The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness

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Faulty excuses keep thousands of people from creating the lives they want. Do any of these 8 most common excuses for unhappiness resonate with you?

Via Barb Jemmott
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More reflections to consider.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:15 PM

Fantastic list to do the opposite!

Christine Heine's comment, December 30, 2012 6:27 AM
Here is to a new year filled with the 4 C's enabling all who wish it to now will it.
Mercor's curator insight, January 15, 2013 12:04 PM

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Power women in business: Leadership highs and lows

Power women in business: Leadership highs and lows | Important issues for society | Scoop.it
It was a year of major milestones -- and disappointments -- for female business power players. A look at some of the biggest leadership moves in 2012.
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Marissa Mayer is the exception but offers hope...

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PatientsLikeMe ~ A Social Hub For Patient Collaboration | Social Media Pearls

PatientsLikeMe ~ A Social Hub For Patient Collaboration | Social Media Pearls | Important issues for society | Scoop.it
Interview with Sally Okun, PatientsLikeMe, provided insights to this patient-centered community and their focus on patient collaboration.

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As I've been navigating health care system for several family members, it's good to have another tool to use.

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On Leadership and Truth

On Leadership and Truth | Important issues for society | Scoop.it
Leaders are often put in precarious positions when it relates to truth.  They are expected to withhold sensitive information and be authentic, not disclose everything about direction and motivate.  It is dangerous balancing act that often times results a systemic mistrust of leaders and leadership by employees.
A recent study (find study by McKinsey) showed that less than a 33% of employees believed what their employers and leaders were saying.  33%!  Essentially, that means that employees don’t believe 2/3 of what they are told.
Is there really any question why the rumor mill/grapevine/water cooler talk is so powerful?
Given the nature of the social media, any slip of leaking information of a new product or potential merger could mean the difference between a blockbuster new initiative and an idea that is picked apart before it sees the light of day.

Via David Hain
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Thanks to David Hain for sharing this!

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David Hain's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:10 AM

The grapevine rules in inverse proportion to the quality and authenticity of communication in an organisation.

donhornsby's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:53 AM

(From the article): Leaders have to be able dish it out and take it.  It’s not enough to give honest feedback.  That is almost expected.  One of the most important paths to an open honest environment is when employees see that they can be honest too.

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What Scalia really has against the Voting Rights Act

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by DAVID HORSEY (Baltimore Sun)

 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is alleged to be one of the great intellects of conservative jurisprudence, but his comments during oral arguments over a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act displayed all the mental acuity of a third-tier talk radio bozo.

 

Shelby County, Ala., is making the case against the voting law. Section 5 of the act empowers the federal government to negate new local and state voting rules if they would lead to discrimination against minority voters. It has been enforced primarily in Southern states that had a long, dismal history of preventing African Americans from voting. Shelby County contends the problem has been remedied and so Section 5 is no longer justified.

 

Georgia's U.S. Rep. John Lewis begs to differ. Lewis was severely beaten in Selma, Ala., during the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" police riot directed against peaceful civil rights marchers. The horror of that scene as it played out on America's television screens led directly to congressional approval of the Voting Rights Act.  MORE

 


Via Michael Charney
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I hope the other members of the US Supreme Court will have the common sense and decency to protect the Voting Rights Act!

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"The right to vote is the core of our constitutional democracy. It is not, as Justice Scalia says, "a racial entitlement," it is an American entitlement. It seems that might be a very useful thing for Congress to watch over and protect. It was eminently important in 1965 and remains important today." - David Horsey, Baltimore Sun

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I hope the other members of the US Supreme Court will have the common sense to protect the Voting Rights Act!
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20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday

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Settlement construction censures pour in

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France says settlement building plans calls into question Israel’s commitment to peace; Ashton issues veiled threats.
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By Herb Keinon in Jerusalem Post

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A Call for Prayer -- and Action -- Against Violence in America

A Call for Prayer -- and Action -- Against Violence in America | Important issues for society | Scoop.it
In the name of "national security,' our government spends billions every week on military weapons and action in other nations.
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Bernice King, the daughter of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King is in the unique position to know how profoundly devastating it is to lose a family member to gun violence. Her article suggests many actions we can take to prevent others from experiencing such tragedy.
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