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Why is Superman still so popular?

Why is Superman still so popular? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
With the release of Man of Steel looming, Paul Harris examines why the Superman story retains such power after more than 70 years

Via The Digital Rocking Chair, William Barry, Ph.D.
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 5, 2013 10:30 PM

A look at how Superman stays relevant by mirroring society's changing values.

William Barry, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:16 AM

Interesting and thought provoking read!

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How happy is the world?

How happy is the world? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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The happiness of the different parts of the world is aid out in this graphic based on the HPI or “Happy Planet Index." HPI focuses on living long lives with a “high experience of well-being within the environmental limits of the planet.”  Take a look around this graphic and see how people in different parts of the world view their lives.

 

 


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Do leaders lack emotional intelligence?

Do leaders lack emotional intelligence? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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In a survey of emotional intelligence, senior management scored the lowest of all job bands.  Now read more from Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

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The Authenticity Paradox

The Authenticity Paradox | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Is feeling like a fake a sign of growth? Read more now..

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How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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An exercise of introspection and reflection on one’s own character is  of value to leaders.  Read more...

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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Don't sabotage yourself. Be prepared. Read more now.....

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Stop Being So Positive

Stop Being So Positive | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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From the article: "Optimism only works when you also understand the obstacles."

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What Matters Most to Positive Feelings? R-E-S-P-E-C-T

What Matters Most to Positive Feelings? R-E-S-P-E-C-T | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Survey respondents were asked whether they had been treated with respect the previous day.  Now read the survey results.....

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Repair a Damaged Professional Relationship

How to Repair a Damaged Professional Relationship | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Recognize your culpability...now read more....

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Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups

Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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From the article: Individual emotional intelligence has a group analog, and it is just as critical to groups’ effectiveness. Teams can develop greater emotional intelligence and, in so doing, boost their overall performance.  Now read more.

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Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Revisiting Maslow's hierarchy...remember the the pyramid of needs?   An interesting reflection and a must read

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Say No Without Burning Bridges

Say No Without Burning Bridges | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Do you find it hard to say no? Read now how to manage it better. 

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Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity

Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Some advice and reflection.

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What Makes a Leader?

What Makes a Leader? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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 What is the “right stuff” that leaders are made of?  This article explores the role of Emotional Intelligence in leadership.  Read more now. 

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Make Getting Feedback Less Stressful

Make Getting Feedback Less Stressful | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Separate what you’re feeling from what’s happening. Harder said than said than done....

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The 7 things successful people never say

The 7 things successful people never say | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Your actual words could be undermining your chances of success.  Read more now......

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Why prioritising is the key to success - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

Why prioritising is the key to success - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Being able to prioritise your tasks efficiently is a key to success.  Read more now.....

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Can You Be Friends With Your Boss?

Can You Be Friends With Your Boss? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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The pros and cons of getting close with your manager. Read more now....

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How to Handle Stress in the Moment

How to Handle Stress in the Moment | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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  Excerpt: "Silence the negative voice in your head."

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Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk

Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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A new debate on a classic concept: IQ, Emotional Intelligence (EI) and or Experience? Read more now....

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How To Improve Your Strengths

How To Improve Your Strengths | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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A person can perform only from strength," wrote Peter Drucker. "One cannot build performance on weaknesses." Yet improving one's core strengths is less straightforward than fixing one's weaknesses.  A  study of 250,000 360-degree surveys of 30,000 leaders identified  seven core strengths and their complementary skill sets that improve/impact performance.  Now is the time to view the slide show.

 

To learn more, read the related article,  "Making Yourself Indispensable."  See post on this blog site.

 

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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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Even the most strained relationships can be repaired.  Read more now.

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The Necessary Art of Persuasion

The Necessary Art of Persuasion | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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There’s just as much strategy in how you present your position as in the position itself.  Now is the time to learn the four critical steps.

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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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There’s a lot of advice about giving corrective feedback. If you need to give feedback regarding someone’s work, how should you do it?  Now is the time to read or refresh how it can be done.

 
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Research: Attributes of Great Leaders - Emotions & Results

Research: Attributes of Great Leaders - Emotions & Results | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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What are the key ingredients of great leadership today? New study finds key to good vs. great.  Read now.

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Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
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The effect of reflection on learning is mediated by greater perceived ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy). The study results reveal reflection to be a powerful mechanism behind learning, confirming the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey: We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." Reflection ha a role in leadership as well.  Read more now.
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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 2014 6:02 AM

Title says it all!  Like most great and worthwhile activities, even better when done with others!