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A Self-Compassion Exercise

A Self-Compassion Exercise | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
A Self-Compassion Exercise - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.
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The Psychological Appeal of Trump: He’s Unambiguous

The Psychological Appeal of Trump: He’s Unambiguous | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
His statements are dependably free from all that pesky nuance. 
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A bit of science to help understand the hysteria...

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Drugs and Talk Therapy Affect the Brain in Different Ways

Drugs and Talk Therapy Affect the Brain in Different Ways | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
And sometimes they offer complementary benefits, suggests a new study.
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Your Desk Says What Kind of Genius You Are

Your Desk Says What Kind of Genius You Are | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
These 7 famous geniuses had 7 very different workspaces. Based on your desk, what kind of genius might you be?
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The One Formula To Find Your Passion In Life — Life Learning — Medium

The One Formula To Find Your Passion In Life - Life Learning - Medium
I was passionate when I was throwing hard pointed rocks at other little kids.
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The Neuroscience of Being a Selfish Jerk

The Neuroscience of Being a Selfish Jerk | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Basic fairness apparently doesn't come naturally to people with Machiavellian traits.
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Want a Better Pitch? Watch This. — Firm Narrative — Medium

Want a Better Pitch? Watch This. - Firm Narrative - Medium
When leaders ask me to help them tell better stories, I always start by sending them this video.
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Why Measuring Employee Happiness Is A Huge Mistake

Why Measuring Employee Happiness Is A Huge Mistake | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Many companies make the mistake of thinking that employee happiness and engagement are the same thing. Find out why this is not true as we clear things up.
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Proof that you should get a life

Proof that you should get a life | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
DO YOU work too much? Last year we wrote a jolly piece that found an interesting correlation between working hours and output. With higher working hours, labour...
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People who work long hours would be more productive if they reduced their hours. Fact!

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It's 4.30 and I think I'll go home!

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At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision

At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Tony Hsieh, C.E.O. of Zappos, is on an uphill mission to remake the company’s culture by banning the boss.
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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
The corporate culture at Sudabank (not its real name) was toxic, some even described it as “Darwinian”. The working environment was survival of the fittest; everyone seemed to be out for themselves and teamwork was nonexistent. Greed, bullying, and illegal behaviour were rampant. Focused on profits and bonuses, the senior leadership team whittled away at their employees’ self-confidence, health and sanity. Productivity was decreasing, morale was low, there was serious absenteeism and a disturbingly high employee turnover.
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What a Mission to Mars Can Teach Us about Teamwork - Association for Psychological Science

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Sweden is shifting to a 6-hour work day

Sweden is shifting to a 6-hour work day | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And according to a study published last month involving 600,000 people, those of...
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4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long
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7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science — Startups + Wanderlust + Life Hacking

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science — Startups + Wanderlust + Life Hacking | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Work Hard, Work Smart
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Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human - Issue 1: What Makes You So Special - Nautilus

Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human - Issue 1: What Makes You So Special - Nautilus | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Tales about the origins of our species always start off like this: A small band of hunter-gatherers roams the savannah, loving, warring,…
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3 Methods That Will Strengthen Your Bench of Next Generation Leaders

3 Methods That Will Strengthen Your Bench of Next Generation Leaders | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn StumbleUpon E-mail BufferThe value of one’s life can be measured by how much of that life is given away. Nearing the end of life, we celebrate one’s selfless acts. Title, status, and accolades do not matter. Selfless actions expand our lives outside of just us. If leadership is all about …
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Being Special Isn't So Special

Being Special Isn't So Special | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
There’s a paradox that is stumping psychologists right now and it’s this: Over the past 50 years, despite the standard of living rising dramatically in the western world, happiness has stayed level, while mental illnesses, anxiety disorders, narcissism, and depression have all gone up. When you study marketing, the first thing you learn…
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Continuing my holidays scoops about living life appropriately. 

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How Do You Measure Your Life?

How Do You Measure Your Life? | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
In the early 1980's, a talented young guitarist was kicked out of his band. The band had just been signed to their first record contract, and they were...
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Warren Buffett's "20 Slot" Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results | James Clear

Warren Buffett's "20 Slot" Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results | James Clear | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
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The Four Stages of Life

The Four Stages of Life | Leadership, Creativity, Connection, Presence. | Scoop.it
Life is a bitch. Then you die. So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that that bitch happens in four stages. Here they are.
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