Collaboration is in. But it may not be conducive to creativity. SOLITUDE is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in.
Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (published by Simon and Schuster, a CBS company) has been around for generations. But what's REALLY interesting is that now it's been updated for the digital age. Not bad for an author who got his start early in the last century. Richard Schlesinger of "48 Hours" has his story:
Is your mindset secretly ruining your life?And if so, is there a way to fix it?Michael Jordan wasn’t considered the best basketball player of all time when he was starting out. In fact, he was cut from his varsity team when he was a sophomore.
Apple stores in China have temporarily stopped selling the iPhone 4S to protect store employees and customers, the New York Times reports. The iPhone 4S was scheduled to hit the Chinese market on Jan. 13.
Start 2012 by Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions
Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information... Now click the icons and get ready for a surprise!
Obviously many of us are very involved in the online world. We have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and the list goes on. Over the course of time, we have given authorization to specific apps (applications) which plug into our various social media platforms. Things like Hootsuite, iPad, Twitter apps for Facebook etc. In fact, we probably don't even remember what we have authorized over the time we have been involved with social media! I think you are going to be stunned when you see how many apps have access to your private information! It is time to clean up your information act
Quick video tutorial on how you can clean up your social media applications in about 2 minutes!
No wonder listening is an undervalued art. Research shows that we speak at a rate of about 125 words per minute, yet we have the capacity to listen to approximately 400 words per minute. So what are we doing with that extra space in our minds when someone else is talking? Are we really listening?
To all my readers out there, sorry to bring down the mood on this one, but I believe this post you are about to read will be a life changing article in the way that you see your life and how you are living it at the moment.
I first published this blog a year ago in honor of MLK. So many people have remarked on it that I've decided to republish it today, with minor modifications, once again in honor of the 20th century's greatest orator.
When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we’re often less conscious of the practice. Each day, we repeat movements, thought patterns, ways of interacting with others … and in this repeated practice, we are becoming (or have already become) good at these things. If you constantly check Facebook or Twitter, that is practice, and you are forming that habit, though it’s usually not with too much awareness.
It's extremely difficult to read a speech and sound as if you mean it. For most of us, when reading, posture changes, the throat tightens and people can tell. Reading is different from speaking, and a different sort of attention...
There comes a point where you just become dissatisfied with something in your life. Maybe it’s that growing spare tire that hangs over your belt. Maybe it’s that cluttered desk that’s quickly becoming a quagmire of misplaced objects.