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The Lethality of Loneliness

The Lethality of Loneliness | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The psychological definition of loneliness hasn’t changed much since Fromm-Reichmann laid it out. “Real loneliness,” as she called it, is not what the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard characterized as the “shut-upness” and solitariness of the civilized. Nor is “real loneliness” the happy solitude of the productive artist or the passing irritation of being cooped up with the flu while all your friends go off on some adventure. It’s not being dissatisfied with your companion of the moment—your friend or lover or even spouse— unless you chronically find yourself in that situation, in which case you may in fact be a lonely person. Fromm-Reichmann even distinguished “real loneliness” from mourning, since the well-adjusted eventually get over that, and from depression, which may be a symptom of loneliness but is rarely the cause. Loneliness, she said—and this will surprise no one—is the want of intimacy.

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For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?

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José Andrés Villatoro's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:46 AM

"Alzheimer’s, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and even cancer—tumors can metastasize faster in lonely people."

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Vloasis's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:58 AM

A good article, and it describes the distinction between loneliness and other formers of depression.  I agree with the modern-day addition to the Fromm-Reichman guidelines, in that one could appear to be very much in the midst of things, surrounded by people--even friends--and be experiencing what is described as true loneliness.

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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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This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your health. It's like the approach you make to the tee on a golf course. You plan out how you will hit the shot, which is more important than the actual swing. Before you start your day, this routine will provide the right mindset. Will you follow it?

Note: I'm going to call this routine "The Seven," as in, "Did you do your Seven this morning?" Feel free to borrow that term or send me ideas on a better name.

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This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?

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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 1, 6:43 PM

Something we can all do You may like this too http://blog.ianberry.biz/2012/10/are-you-focused-on-goals-or-standards_15.html and this http://blog.ianberry.biz/2015/05/as-within-so-without.html It's all about who before do

Suntech iPark's curator insight, June 1, 9:03 PM

Want to start a brand new day? Check out this article. Good morning! :)

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5 Lessons You Learn Your First Year at Harvard Business School

5 Lessons You Learn Your First Year at Harvard Business School | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Is getting an MBA worth it? It's a fraught question with passionately argued cases on both sides of the debate. But whether you think a stint at a top-tier business school is overpriced and creativity dulling or a golden ticket to success, everyone would have to agree that getting the knowledge of an MBA without the huge price tag or two-year time commitment is a great deal.

Which makes a recent Medium post by Ellen Chisa a must read who for anyone who is unlikely to make it over to Boston to attend HBS any time soon.

A current student, Chisa generously walks readers through the ten courses every first-year MBA student must take and reveals the most mind-blowing insight she took away from each. Some of her course descriptions will be of interest only to those in certain industries or roles, while others resist summarizing (but are still well worth a read in full). Here, however, are those that can be boiled down for entrepreneurs, along with several case studies (purchase required) that Chisa recommends if you want to do further reading.

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A current student explains the most mind-blowing insights she learned her first year at HBS

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, May 28, 11:12 PM

This is a most informative article that gives you an insight into one of the world's top B.Schools and what can be learned about the MBA programme provided by it.

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The Science of Successful Negotiation

The Science of Successful Negotiation | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Everyone must negotiate at some point.

A new hire must negotiate her starting salary. A sales professional must negotiate the best price with a customer. A business owner must negotiate the best buyout cost.

At some point, you're going to enter into negotiations, and you should know the best tips for winning.

It used to be that successful negotiations were left up for grabs to whoever could be angrier or louder. Today, scientists have discovered surprising psychological insights regarding negotiation. Here are three that you can use the next time you enter into a negotiation of any kind.

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Ever wonder what it takes to negotiate the deal you want? Follow these tips.

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Do You Have The Right Personality To Work From Home?

Do You Have The Right Personality To Work From Home? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When considering whether or not to work from home, you may think that the biggest consideration is if you are an introvert who likes to work alone. But Michael Segovia, lead trainer for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (a personality assessment tool that is used by around 80% of Fortune 1000 companies to give employees a better understanding of how their personality preferences affect their working lives), says that anyone, regardless of their personality, can work from home. The trick to working from home effectively is self-understanding.


Segovia identifies six personality preferences and shares ways in which we can work from home effectively within these personality traits.



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The trick to being successful while working from home is understanding how to work around your personality preferences.

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Kimberly Kline's curator insight, May 28, 9:58 AM

While anyone can work from home, not everyone will be happy or productive doing so.  It really takes knowing yourself and whether you can be self-disciplined and able to work around the loneliness.  But, for many, the plusses outweigh the minuses!

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5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator

5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Great communicators are highly respected and trusted. To them, it is very important to first build relationships--both personal and professional--as a way to create successful communication. Great communicators appreciate all their relationships and all the interactions they have. They are successful people who become the go-to source for other people within an organization.

One of the advantages that great communicators have is the big opportunity to get promoted and recognized in their careers more frequently as a result of their great communication competencies. Below are five successful practices of great communicators:

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Great communicators are better liked, more successful, and produce more value for their organizations. Isn't it time to become a great communicator?

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Leo Holland iii's curator insight, May 28, 4:36 PM

this article was a great insight on what it takes  to be a great leader in my community. sadly most of the ideas portrayed in this article I already had in my mind.