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Keys to multicultural communication in Switzerland

Keys to multicultural communication in Switzerland | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
I am sure most of you know that Switzerland has more to offer than cheese, chocolate and fiscal advantages.As a matter of fact, and to quote Ute Limacher in her excellent post on that matter: “Swit...
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Linking Mindfulness to Sports and Intercultural Training

Linking Mindfulness to Sports and Intercultural Training | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Leadership, Diversity and Mindfulness applied to sports Last Saturday at the SIETAR Europa conference, I had the chance to animate a wonderful workshop with a fellow interculturalist and friend Sus...
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Do you still read books?

Do you still read books? | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
How many people among you still read books? Or do you prefer reading your favourite magazines and authors on mobile devices? I must say that I still love holding a hard copy in my hands that I can ...
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The Downsides To Mindfulness Practices At Work

The Downsides To Mindfulness Practices At Work | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Too much mindfulness and meditation at work can do more harm than good. Here, a critic outlines some problems with the popular practices.
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There is no such thing as the quick method to approach mindfulness. And if suddenly you avoid conflicts instead of embracing and dealing with them, this might be very counterproductive!
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Compassion meditation reduces 'mind-wandering,' Stanford research shows

Compassion meditation reduces 'mind-wandering,' Stanford research shows | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education found that compassion meditation training can reduce "mind-wandering" and encourage caring and benevolent behavior toward oneself and others.
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Good to know!

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The Collapse of Expertise and Rise of Collaborative Sensemaking

The Collapse of Expertise and Rise of Collaborative Sensemaking | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
If organizations are going to thrive in turbulent times, they must surrender many of their most cherished assumptions and start leveraging the power of collaborative knowledge. But this won't be ea...
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Co-creation at the heart of change.
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Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits

Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it

“ ou’re in the boardroom with your team, everyone is brainstorming ideas, and the whiteboard is turning into a work of erasable-marker art. But you’re reluctant to add creative input, even in a space designed to be free from judgment.”


Via Creativity For Life, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Mika Auramo, Ivon Prefontaine
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#Mindfulness on the other hand as well as regular pauses, boost #creativity and #innovation!

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, April 14, 9:35 AM

Although this is about business, there are some key links to some hurdles to overcome in our schools.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:36 PM

In a day and age of more connectivity, is it not surprising that isolation appears on this list?

 

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Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others. These skills can be valuable, but you’ll never get them in a classroom.

Via Kevin Watson
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Very true, these skills ought to be taught in school to prepare children to what is coming, i.e. a VUCA world! (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous)

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Empowering Women and Minorities for Leadership Positions

Empowering Women and Minorities for Leadership Positions | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Creating Value – Embracing Diversity – Leading Mindfully Context and current situation : Although in the EU women make up nearly half the workforce and more than half of new university graduates, t...
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Changing Demographics and environments necessitate a change in organisations!

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How big are your windows?

How big are your windows? | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely break over Easter! While spring is slowly coming in - at least in this part of the world - I found this Eskimo quote, which I would like to share with you: "Don't le...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 13, 7:39 PM

This is an important message. The windows to our house and heart allow light in.

 

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Employers: Time to use your Untapped Potential!

Employers: Time to use your Untapped Potential! | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Yesterday while trying to find my way to the bathroom in a restaurant, I stumbled upon this sign…. While it made me laugh, it also made me wonder about the various initiatives targeting women that ...
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Intercultural Development Research Institute - Blog

Intercultural Development Research Institute - Blog | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
The Intercultural Development Research Institute is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to a constructivist definition of the field of intercultural communication and to support continuing and new research in intercultural...
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Anne Egros's curator insight, March 11, 12:08 PM

So true : Relativism just rejects the idea of an objective universal truth.

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Trusting Emergence

Trusting Emergence | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
in order to move through the world with curiosity, sensitivity and closely attuned to your environment, being able to trust emergence and letting go into the change process is key. Gregory K...
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Sports, Performance, and Mindfulness: Michael Gervais, Soren Gordhamer - YouTube

The mindfulness coach to the Seattle Seahawks at Wisdom 2.0 2014. http://www.wisdom2conference.com.
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Mindfulness and performance in sports are closely linked!
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What Cultural Differences Can Reveal About the Way We Learn

What Cultural Differences Can Reveal About the Way We Learn | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
The same lesson is experienced differently by learners from different cultures. #ProjectLiteracy

Via Merdrignac Soizic
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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Having children on my own and seeing what they are taught in school and how, I began to wonder what I could possibly do to help them prepare for an adult life were uncertainty, ambiguity, volatilit...
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SIETAR Conference in Valencia

SIETAR Conference in Valencia | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Let's meet in Valencia for the 20th SIETAR Europa Congress! I will be speaking on the 23rd of May but will already be present in the days before. Looking forward to seeing you!
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Are you joining? #intercultural #communications

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20 minutes - La méditation aussi efficace que les médocs - Lifestyle

20 minutes - La méditation aussi efficace que les médocs - Lifestyle | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Les thérapies basées sur la «méditation de pleine conscience» sont une «alternative» aussi efficace que les traitements standard avec antidépresseurs contre les rechutes de dépression, selon une étude.
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et oui...

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Les 7 degrés de sensibilisation à la communication interculturelle

Les 7 degrés de sensibilisation à la communication interculturelle | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
En raison de l'influence quasi omnipotente d'internet, nous vivons aujourd'hui dans un monde interconnecté ou les barrières entre les différentes cultures semblent s'être affaissées, cependant si l...

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Re-connecting with our Inner Selves

Re-connecting with our Inner Selves | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Some while ago, I stumbled upon an inspiring thought by Anne Lamott:
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
At that time, I had only considered this to be a really funny, witty thought-provoking sentence. Now, in the
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:17 PM

The Anne Lamott quote is accurate. We need a break from just doing and sometimes need to just be.

 

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The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement

The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Roger Francis, Isabelle Mayor
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Having worked in many engagement programmes over the years, fulfillment and decent treatment are really key for employees to feel motivated and happy at their workplace.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 2, 6:07 AM

I've always been a fan of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and I really appreciate this "tweaked" model because it maps it very close to the principles of employee engagement. 


On the survival level, I would add "I can't retire" as a common sign of disengagement.  As a supervisor, I do all I can to engage many of these staff as they often provide great context and insight as to what has been done in the past and how efforts can be optimized in order to succeed the next time we try them.  



Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 7:13 PM

Only 15% reach self-actualization. I wonder how many never get beyond security? More importantly, what constrains those people? As well, we should not mistake people who are busy selling themselves and their limited ideas with anything but the security level.

 

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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
24 charts of leadership styles around the world
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Which leadership style do you have?

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Isabelle Mayor's curator insight, April 20, 12:53 AM

Une infographie qui démontre symbolise les organisations et leur style de management. "Déjà vu mais on ne s'en lasse pas!"

Jaro Berce's curator insight, April 20, 4:03 AM

Is that ALL? Is there MORE? LIFE is so unpredictable that cannot be measured by any number count!

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 20, 5:39 AM

Very good, thanks!

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Being a Kind Boss Pays Off | Mindful

Being a Kind Boss Pays Off | Mindful | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Emma Seppälä looks at the hard data on being a nice boss.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 19, 10:08 PM

There is  a difference between being a leader and being a manager in the same way being a boss is not the same as the first two. An ethical view, per Aristotle, suggests aiming for the good and beautiful brings kindness along.

 

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Teresa Amabile: Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments

Teresa Amabile: Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
On the importance of acknowledging small step we make every day.
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What mountains can teach us

What mountains can teach us | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Currently being in the mountains and enjoying the crisp fresh air as well as the snow, I thought it'd be a good moment to remind myself of the mountain meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn . The purpose ...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:40 PM

Feel yourself rooted in stillness. I don't think we realize how important that is some days.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 11:48 PM

Mountains have strong and broad bases. There is a calmness that finds its way into our practice when we spread the load out.

 

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