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Anatomy of Boredom - Its purpose may be designed to help one flourish

Anatomy of Boredom - Its purpose may be designed to help one flourish | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Boredom has never enjoyed an admirable reputation, and in the age of the internet’s incessant on-demand stimulation, it seems at once anachronistic and antithetical — a particularly pathetic condition to profess, a personal failure of sorts. But in Boredom: A Lively History (public library), classics scholar Peter Toohey examines boredom as an adaptive mechanism. From Madame Bovary to fMRI, he explores the roots, symptoms, and symbolism of boredom across art history, psychology, and neurochemistry to examine what it reveals about us both as individuals and as a culture.


Take the self assessment in the article to find out your own proneness to boredom.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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Seven Ways to Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job

Seven Ways to Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Now that LinkedIn is 12 years old and has more than 300 million members, most professionals have figured out how to set up a profile and build connections. But with ever-increasing numbers of hiring managers and recruiters using the site to hunt for job candidates and potential employers routinely checking LinkedIn before they make hiring decisions, it’s worth reviewing your profile to make sure it does you the most good. Here are seven basic steps you can take to make your LinkedIn profile more powerful.

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Linkedin is now an indispensable tool for managers and recruiters. Here are some tips to make your profile work for you!

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12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People

12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

That means bravery sometimes an extraordinary level of bravery--is required in business and entrepreneurship. Like taking a chance when others will not. Or following your vision no matter where it leads. Or standing up for what you believe in even though those beliefs are extremely unpopular.


Or simply doing the right thing, even though the right thing is definitely the hardest thing.


(Think of courage that way and you may be surprised by just how brave you really are.)


Here are ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courage:


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Think of courage and you may first picture physical bravery, but there are many other forms of courage. After all, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." (Who should know better than Nelson Mandela?)

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 22, 8:10 PM

There are many different ways to be courageous.

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, April 22, 9:19 PM

Jeff Haden shares with us " ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courageā€:

They're not afraid to believe the unimaginable.They're not afraid to be patient.They're not afraid to say no.They're not afraid to take an unpopular stand.They're not afraid to ask for help.They're not afraid to show genuine emotion.They're not afraid to forgive... and forget.They're not afraid to stay the course.They're not afraid to earn the right to lead.

10. They're not afraid to succeed through others.

11. They're not afraid to say, "I'm sorry."

12. They're not afraid to take undeserved blame.

Alex Pfeiffer's curator insight, April 23, 1:29 PM

This helps create a top transferable skill.

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5 Tricks to Be More Powerful at Work

5 Tricks to Be More Powerful at Work | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

"Power is a subject that makes many people extremely uncomfortable," Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer argues, but just because we don't like to think about power doesn't mean it's not the lifeblood of business. "Power is in fact all around...like air and water and gravity," he insists.

Ignoring power, therefore, won't make it disappear any more than wishing away gravity will help you fly. Instead of sticking your head in the sand, Pfeffer suggests you get real and start thinking constructively about accumulating power. How can you do that? In the video he offers a handful of actionable (if not necessarily universally palatable) tips.

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Power makes lots of us uncomfortable, but that's no excuse for sticking your head in the sand and not cultivating your professional clout

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Charles Kaufman's curator insight, April 20, 11:03 AM

Sure having power somehow makes some people uncomfortable, but we have to accept that it is the lifeblood of business. Here's how to get that power and boost your business to success.

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The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?

How many of these goals have you actually achieved?

If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason is that as soon as you set a goal, three things emerge to stop you. But most of us don't even realize what they are, and as a result, we are just left with our unaccomplished goal and an unshakable feeling of failure.

What if you could not only identify these obstacles but also learn to welcome them? Well, the good new is that you can....

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Identify and overcome these three obstacles to achieve any goal you set.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 20, 3:35 AM

This is an important aritcle which will help you learn to achieve your goals by first addressing the obstacles that prevent you from doing so. The first obstacle is the baggage of considerations that you carry on your shoulders, including negative thoughts that kill initiative at the outset. The second obstacle is formed of your fears, the fear of failure, the fear of stepping out of one's comfort zone, and the third obstacle is formed of roadblocks. Roadblocks unlike the first two are not mental obstacles, rather they are external obstacles like for example your flight getting delayed, or  an important employee leaving the organisation midway! Well there are ways of getting around roadblocks and these include having a plan B or plan C, planning for the unexpected, and anyway having a positive attitude might help you surmount even the toughest roadblocks that fate may throw upon you!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 20, 8:54 PM

If you can look for the considerations, fears, and roadblocks and know that they are simply a part of the process, then you can welcome them, face them, process them, and ultimately overcome them.

Jessica Urquhart's curator insight, April 21, 11:15 PM

I have learnt that when dealing with human beings, nothing is set in stone. I like that the writer has taken his own experiences and believes that most people have the same values and beliefs. I feel that there are many factors that get in the way of achieving goals and this is no different to safety culture. In the future I'd like to see businesses understand all the varied types of people that their management systems must adapt to. In history there seems to be only one type of management system and is widely misunderstood by the majority of people within the organisation. Understanding personal values, goals and behaviours should be the foundation of any management system.

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7 Lessons Everyone Can Learn About Leadership From Game Of Thrones

7 Lessons Everyone Can Learn About Leadership From Game Of Thrones | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Game of Thrones is set in a medieval world of knights, dragons, and magic, characterized by long, cold seasons, and populated with White Walkers. This most amazing and compelling TV series has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world. In the history of mankind, never has a TV series been so downloaded and watched, so are there leadership lessons we can take from this series?


Before I answer this question, I will tell you a story; I run a training company, after all. A man in a hot-air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced the altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”


Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Sex, murder, dragons, warring leaders, and a wall impossible to scale. Does this sound like any corporations you know today? Perhaps, but I am talking about Targaryens, Lannisters, Starks, and Baratheons in Game of Thrones.

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A-Writer's curator insight, April 15, 5:44 AM

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2STechnologies's curator insight, April 15, 10:40 AM

Avouez Que VOUS ÊTES accro!

Addict .... La passion ne s'achève jamais with Game of Thrones!

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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays.

Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs.

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A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say "done" at the end of even the smallest tasks.

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