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Collect Raindrops: The Rhythm of the Seasons, in Gorgeous Cut-Paper Illustrations

Collect Raindrops: The Rhythm of the Seasons, in Gorgeous Cut-Paper Illustrations | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
“There is always something to celebrate…” There is something enormously enchanting about exploring the seasonability of life — of human life, of all life — in visual narratives, from French graphic artist Blexbolex’s thoughtful Seasons to Italian...
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Food for Leaders searching for inspiration and messages. Discover the messages of Life, through these Inspiring Artistic Illustrations. 

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Bhutan is not all about happiness; it's a country grappling with modernity - The Guardian

Bhutan is not all about happiness; it's a country grappling with modernity - The Guardian | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
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Bhutan is not all about happiness; it's a country grappling with modernity
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Bhutan is not Shangri La, and gross national happiness is not the panacea of human development.
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"Rather than talking about happiness, we want to work on reducing the obstacles to happiness". What if organizations would think in that way ? 

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The Collective Intelligence Genome | MIT Sloan Management Review

The Collective Intelligence Genome | MIT Sloan Management Review | Joy and Business | Scoop.it

Google. Wikipedia. Threadless. All are exemplars of collective intelligence in action. Two of them are famous. The third is getting there.


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Collective Intelligence needs conditions to emerge. Gathering the whole system in one room to create new solutions in real time "pulls" collective intelligence. 

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The Trust Equation: A Critical Element for Building a High-Performing Team - Huffington Post

The Trust Equation: A Critical Element for Building a High-Performing Team - Huffington Post | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
The Trust Equation: A Critical Element for Building a High-Performing Team Huffington Post Trust is critical when building a high-functioning team -- witness the many team-building exercises recommended by leadership development gurus, most aimed...
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In business, there seems to be a hidden rule stipulating "all is untrustworthy until proven otherwise". What if leaders would instead apply the Rule of Innocence as lawyers do : "Innocent and trustworthy until proven otherwise". This spirit would facilitate the emergence of trust cultures. 

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A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are."

The commencement address is a special kind of modern communic
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A book to encourage all of us to let go our search for existence and to live a creative life. 

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Saving kids with a smile is a part of daily work - The Daily Telegraph

Saving kids with a smile is a part of daily work - The Daily Telegraph | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Saving kids with a smile is a part of daily work
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There are no difficulties getting Telesia to laugh. She catches the floating bubbles being blown by this vibrant, joyful nurse, balancing one on the tip of her little finger.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

When a mission in life is to bring both happiness and healing to the children who are brought in, something fundamental is shifting. Searching only for Happiness makes us selfish. But when we combine happiness with a mission to serve a greater need, we create a meaningful life.

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21 Habits of Happy People

21 Habits of Happy People | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard | Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. We've all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Choose one of these habits and persevere. Choice and Perseverance are two of the necessary ingredients for a joyful life.

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The Hard Truth About Trust

The Hard Truth About Trust | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
To effectively cultivate trust we must recognize that trust is more than just a feeling.  It is an assessment we make, either consciously or unconsciously, regarding the extent to which we can coun...
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Coaching questions for leaders: How do you know that your trust somebody ? Do you control your trust or do you trust your control ? 

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Dealing With Complexity in Leadership

Dealing With Complexity in Leadership | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Dealing with work complexity has become a major leadership development issue. And it has ethical implications. As our work becomes more complex, so do our ethical dilemmas.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Only complexity can respond to complexity. Being able to think and act in multiple dynamics and relationships is a new way of leading

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The Cortez Journal 03/06/2014 | Pianist Charlie Albright thrills a packed house in Cortez

The Cortez Journal 03/06/2014 | Pianist Charlie Albright thrills a packed house in Cortez | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Cortez Colorado, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars & more.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

What leaders can learn from Charlie Albright : he does not play piano, he becomes the piano. Joyful leaders don't explain transformation, they are transformation. 

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Survey: Entrepreneurs Are Happier Than Employees

Survey: Entrepreneurs Are Happier Than Employees | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Is your job making  you miserable? Based on a sweeping new global report, starting your own business might just be a ticket to a more satisfying life. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 Global Report, prepared by Babson College and other universities, underlines something that I've noticed in my own reporting for years: [...]
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Leaders generate a spirit of inspiring entrepreneurship in their organization when they accept to reconsider the idea of individual freedom. 

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Tough or Toxic: The Cost of Bad Bosses | Succes...

Tough or Toxic: The Cost of Bad Bosses | Succes... | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
February 26, 2014 Psychologist Robert Hogan, an expert on personality assessments, told the 2012 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association that 75 percent of working adults say their...

Via george_reed
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Toxic managers are not only energetic vampires, they also create a toxic culture and significant disengagement. However, when toxic managers understand their underlying beliefs, they change and re-engage differently in their job as manager. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 7:03 PM

The cost is very high. Who wants to work in an oppressive environment?

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The Unexpected Secret Behind Bigger Profits - post-journal.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Jamestown | Post-Journal

The Unexpected Secret Behind Bigger Profits - post-journal.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Jamestown | Post-Journal | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
You’ve done all of the right things to grow your business according to what trusted experts and mentors have advised.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Happiness is not only important for creating a better life, investing in a happiness culture is also about business, efficiency and profit. Happiness raises sales by 37 percent, productivity by 31 percent. 

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Great Place to Work : Davidson Consulting à la première place

Dans la catégorie des entreprises de plus de 500 salariés, le 12e Palmarès de l’Institut Great Place to Work a...
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Pour devenir un 'Great Place to Work', les leaders font des véritables choix. Investir dans une belle qualité relationnelle, c'est un choix stratégique.

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When Attempting to Cope With Business Complexity, Managers Make a Fundamental Mistake: They Fail to Find Out What Their People Actually Do | SYS-CON MEDIA

When Attempting to Cope With Business Complexity, Managers Make a Fundamental Mistake: They Fail to Find Out What Their People Actually Do | SYS-CON MEDIA | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Believing in the power of the rational has its limits. Complex systems generate existential dynamics and affective relationships. Without addressing these issues, complexity will be a burden not a leverage for business. 

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How Happiness Boosts the Immune System

How Happiness Boosts the Immune System | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Researchers have struggled to identify how certain states of mind influence physical health.
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The different types of happiness - hedonic well-being or eudaimonic well-being - influence gene expression in different ways. Up to us to take care of our soul. 

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Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance - The Guardian

Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance - The Guardian | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
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This is a highly social understanding of leadership which turns on the idea that leading arises in an ensemble performance.
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Today there are too many leaders who are successful individually but

collectively approaching the edge of failure because they have not learnt to leverage their intelligences together.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 17, 8:02 PM

And, so is teaching.

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Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear:  companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce. This is a worldwide issue. Gallup research shows that only 13% of employees around [...]
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Today employees don’t want a career, they want the experience of a  a meaningful experience. 

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The mysterious beauty of sadness – Adam Roberts – Aeon

The mysterious beauty of sadness – Adam Roberts – Aeon | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Sadness makes us seem nobler, more elegant, more adult. Which is pretty weird, when you think about it (Mono no aware, lacrimae sunt rerum: "We value sadness in ways that make happiness look simple-minded.
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

Sadness is the other part of joy. Only when we touch our point of sadness can we feel the force of joy. 

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tha1udyin2b's photo on Instagram (My happiness will never be compromised again....... http://t.co/Tiq9NSpX88)
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

As the French Philosopher Sarte said : We are all condemned to be free". We all are free2choose happiness and a joyful lifework. 

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Unconventional leadership leverages complexity for advantage

Unconventional leadership leverages complexity for advantage | Joy and Business | Scoop.it

Business complexity is on the increase in South Africa, according to KPMG's Confronting Complexity South Africa report. To gain competitive advantage, companies should be investing in leaders who thrive in this new environment.

The KPMG report, published towards the end of 2011, shows that 84% of the companies surveyed say that complexity has increased in the country over the past two years, most believe it to have risen significantly, and 68% foresee more complexity over the next two years.

Increased costs and increased risk are identified as the major causes of this complexity, similar to the rest of the world, but South African companies also view delays in sealing deals and transactions as major issues perpetuating complexity.

Rather than fearing this complexity, an overwhelming 82% of CEOs see the potential for exploiting this, 88% believe the possibility exists to gain a competitive advantage, and 80% argue that it could help focus existing strategies.

Over the past two years, South African companies have sought to adapt to the rising complexity with 82% of them reorganising parts of their business, and 88% improving information management.

Research shows that South African companies have a healthy attitude towards complexity and that they're doing all the right things to manage it and capitalise from it, but a major issue stands out.

SA companies do not view changing approaches to human resources as effective for managing complexity. According to the KPMG survey, 85% of Chinese companies, 80% of Indian companies, and 76% of Brazilian companies do, but only 36% of SA firms believe changes in HR strategies help.

"But changes to HR approaches are critical in a time like this. Specifically, companies should be doing everything they can to develop the future leaders of the company; leaders that will be facing greater degrees of complexity and will need to draw from deep resources in order to manage this," says Chris Breen ...

"Instead, complexity calls for experimentation, the rejection of single, simple explanations of reality and the ability to maintain entirely contradictory views of reality," he said.


"There is very little success in trying to predict the outcomes of decisions, internally and externally, using traditional business thinking and forecasting," says Breen. "Only leaders who are well-anchored in themselves, fearless, unassuming and open to change, can manage teams in this uncertain environment. And these leaders in the workplace today need to be developed in such a way that prepares them for increasing complexity."


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The answer to complexity is experimentation 

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Innovation and Personal Branding | Social Media Today

Innovation and Personal Branding | Social Media Today | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
The power of the individual versus the power of the collective is a tension that has been around longer than human resources and talent management as an occupation. While an organization is concerned with achieving success for the collective, we often forget the collective is made up of unique individuals
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The future imperative : New thinking, Different Organizations, Unique Leaders

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Swinney urges CIPFA members to innovate | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

Swinney urges CIPFA members to innovate | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Scotland's public finance professionals should not wait for political permission before innovating to reform and improve service delivery, Finance Secretary John Swinney told the CIPFA Scotland conference
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

When leaders invite leaders to innovate : "I would encourage this audience to think in a different way about how we innovate and not to wait for permission to be given by political leadership" ... Swinnery said. 

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Coca-Cola Unleashes "Moments of Happiness" Campaign, Asks Fans to Get Involved

Coca-Cola Unleashes "Moments of Happiness" Campaign, Asks Fans to Get Involved | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
The brand together with Talenthouse and Deviant Ventures have recently launched the "Moments of Happiness" campaign, which will be a part of the FIFA World Cup anthem.
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When happiness becomes a business project. Invite people to think about happy moments is a way to spread happiness. 

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Visual Business Intelligence - The Scourge of Unnecessary Complexity

Visual Business Intelligence - The Scourge of Unnecessary Complexity | Joy and Business | Scoop.it
Sabine Henrichfreise's insight:

One question we can ask for generating simplicity : What do I stop doing? A simple question, however difficult to apply. 

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