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Early wishes : Bonne Année / Feliz Ano Nuevo / Happy New Year !

Early wishes : Bonne Année / Feliz Ano Nuevo / Happy New Year ! | Positive futures | Scoop.it
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Blwyddyn Newydd  Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!

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Blwyddyn Newydd  Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!

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Blwyddyn Newydd  Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Diverse Challenges Today

Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Diverse Challenges Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Cynthia D. McCauley, coeditor of Experience-Driven Leader Development, introduces a career development lesson from It’s Not the How or the What but the Who by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz.


She draws attention to examples of how good companies rotate high-potentials through different experiences early in their careers to avoid one dimensional leaders dominating the upper echelons of the company


Via Matthew Farmer
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Check out http://www.emergingworld.com/ for amazing developmental experiences that work both ways. @matfarmer

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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, October 30, 3:13 AM

Strong companies already have good talent management processes that enable them to provide more junior high potentials with varied experiences.  However these experiences need to vary more than they used to because the world is becoming more complex and business' role in society is becoming more integrated.


In addition, we need to find ways to expose more established leaders to experiences where they can broaden their perspectives. This can be more difficult because the roles they have are demanding, the salaries they command are more significant and lateral moves can be harder to identify and 'sell' into people.  Shorter, more intense, complex experiences with supported reflection and learning may be the answer.

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Marin Psychologist Blog: How Self-Compassion Can Make You Happier and Healthier

Marin Psychologist Blog: How Self-Compassion Can Make You Happier and Healthier | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This week, I was interviewed by psychotherapist Jacqueline Stone from Sydney, Australia for her Wise Stress Mastery blog.  The topic was self-compassion. We spoke about how a mindset shift to self-compassion can be a turning point in therapy and how much we all struggle to treat ourselves with the same kindness and forgiveness that we extend to everybody else. 
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You deserve self-compassion, says @DrMelanieG

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


Via Nik Peachey
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Well worth knowing about for everyone interested in learning mechanisms.

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LSE Learning Technology and Innovation's curator insight, August 1, 8:49 AM

Learning that is rewarding is also learning that's more effective. The challenge lies in producing engaging pedagogies which promote discovery and the joys of learning; something that can be quite challenging in an increasingly metrics driven sector

Imanol Oquiñena's curator insight, August 10, 4:22 AM

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning


If students are stressed out, the information cannot get in.


The factors that have been found to affect this comfort level such as self-confidence, trust and positive feelings for teachers, and supportive classroom and school communities are directly related to the state of mind compatible with the most successful learning, remembering, and higher-order thinking



María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 30, 3:58 PM

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

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Shifting to 21st Century Thinking » A Change Theory: Key Concepts for Understanding the Work of Robert Kegan

Shifting to 21st Century Thinking » A Change Theory: Key Concepts for Understanding the Work of Robert Kegan | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Robert Kegan believes that the constantly changing demands of modern life may be developmentally inappropriate for many—perhaps even most—adults.  We should no more blame or punish adults for their inability to meet the challenges of their lives than we would punish an infant for not being able to turn over, or a five-year-old who had not mastered abstract thinking.  Instead of blaming adults for simply being unable to meet these demands, Kegan asks that we learn how to support development—and have the patience to wait for it to come.  He says, “The expectations upon us…demand something more than mere behaviour, the acquisition of specific skills, or the mastery of particular knowledge.  They make demands on our minds, on how we know, on the complexity of our consciousness”


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A bit academic in tone, but the concept of orders of thinking is well worth reflecting on for individuals and organisations.

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What Are The Habits Of Mind?

What Are The Habits Of Mind? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Employing Habits of Mind requires a composite of many skills, attitudes cues, past experiences, and proclivities. It means that we value one pattern of thinking over another, and therefore it implies choice making about which habit should be employed at which time. It includes sensitivity to the contextual cues in a situation signaling that it is an appropriate time and circumstance to employ this pattern.
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6 characteristics of effective problem-solvers, via TeachThought.

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5 Ways to Prevent the Negative Effects of Being Positive #peopleskills - Kate Nasser

5 Ways to Prevent the Negative Effects of Being Positive #peopleskills - Kate Nasser | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I have a very positive attitude about life and deliver inspirational keynotes to lift others up. I have also met people who try to convert me to their version of optimism before seeing how positive I already am!  This turns me off to what they have to offer.


To prevent this misstep …
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Positive is good, but even better when it's promoted with empathy - @KateNasser

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Left vs Right Brain Infographic

Left vs Right Brain Infographic | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The Left vs Right Brain Infographic is a visualization of brain preferences and learning styles with some hints on developing both sides of the brain.


Via Rosa Díez D, Reucover, Ivon Prefontaine, Matthew Farmer
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 28, 6:21 PM

Really straightfoward and helpful in summarizing. It is important to integrate activities for both sides and activities that help the two sides talk to each other.

Matthew Farmer's curator insight, October 22, 1:48 AM

I love the design of this infographic.  It's very eye catching and colourful (that' the right hand side of my brain talking) but I'm not sure how useful the advice section is (that's my left brain right there). 


My premise is that it is better to be able to think (and act) with both sides of your brain so advice should be tailored to how people with preferences on one side of the brain can become more effective with processes associated with the other.

 

It seems to me that the latest thinking with regard to learning styles is that they are not engrained but that they remain preferences.  Therefore we should look to find ways of helping people with different preferences to engage with other forms of learning in order to make them richer.

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6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain

6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Read six scientifically proven ways to increase your brain health, and discover why brain fitness is every bit as important as body fitness.

Via Anne Leong, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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"The empires of the future will be empires of the mind" ~ Churchill.  We'll need healthy brains, then...

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See Serendipity As A Way to Stay Relevant | LinkedIn

See Serendipity As A Way to Stay Relevant | LinkedIn | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Meghan M. Biro, in her Forbes column, advocates reverse mentoring, a method I believe spurs serendipitous discovery of unexpected shared sweet spots of mutual interest, as well as social learning.

Biro cites my former colleague at the Center for the Edge, John Hagel. “Formal schooling and degrees give workers about five years’ worth of useable skills,” according to Hagel and others at Harvard Business Review.

Staying open to serendipitous introductions increases the chances you’ll cultivate a flexible mindset, recognizing more sides to a situation and discover more breakthroughs in your areas of strongest interest.

Plus you’ll open more doors to unexpected happenings in the adventure story you are truly meant to live, with others.
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Stay open to serendipity to increase your learning.

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The 10 Pillars To Creating a Personal Brand in a Digital World

The 10 Pillars To Creating a Personal Brand in a Digital World | Positive futures | Scoop.it
For many people their career can be their primary building block that provides major personal meaning and purpose outside of their family. Lose your job and the question is asked, “Who am I?” or “Why do I exist?

Being made redundant at 40 0r 50 can raise many doubts about life and its purpose. Being fired due to bad economic conditions, company failure or a political power play can be life shattering for many.

Should your life be so defined?

It’s as if you handed your life to the boss or the company that hired you. That is a scary place to be and can be avoided.

Building a personal digital brand can be done in parallel to your job and career.
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Authoritative advice for 21C life from Jeff Bullas.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 20, 7:29 AM

Authoritative advice for 21C life from Jeff Bullas.

donhornsby's curator insight, October 20, 7:47 AM

Building a personal digital brand can be done in parallel to your job and career.

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Harvard Research Reveals a Fun Way to Be More Successful

Harvard Research Reveals a Fun Way to Be More Successful | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We all want to be more successful. But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s…
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Global States of Mind: A Report Card for the World

Global States of Mind: A Report Card for the World | Positive futures | Scoop.it
n 2005, Gallup set out to systematically track how people were feeling in every country in the world.
On Friday, Gallup and the Meridian International Center launched the Global States of Mind 2014 report, which provides a high-level overview of the countries that scored the best and the worst for life evaluations, safety, food access, institutions, jobs, and whether residents are planning to leave their communities. It’s our attempt to fill in the gap on how people all over the world are feeling.
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No economic models, nor think tanks, nor billions of dollars in U.S. intelligence successfully predicted the world-changing Arab Spring. While those well-intended models knew exactly what the people were spending and transacting, they didn’t know what they were thinking or feeling. ~ gallup

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Why You Need A Personal Board

Why You Need A Personal Board | Positive futures | Scoop.it

As I was thinking about my personal growth, it occurred to me that I have been barking up the worn tree. My goal should have been to focus on the qualities I want to have instead of the people I think should constitute the board! It is about purposeful accountability.

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"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” ~JFK, via  @KimunyaMugo

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Leadership For The Millennial Generation: An Interview With Lindsey Pollak

Leadership For The Millennial Generation: An Interview With Lindsey Pollak | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I also wrote this book because I am frustrated by the common portrayal of Millennials as “entitled,” narcissistic and overall a “lost” generation. I believe very strongly that today’s young people have tremendous potential, but they do need some guidance on “soft skills,” such as face-to-face communication, work ethic and professional patience. This book is my attempt to provide that guidance and support this huge generation of out world’s future leaders.
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"To best develop Gen Y leaders, organizations need to understand their deep desire for personal and professional development." ~ Lindsay Pollak

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The Way We Work is Evolving: Are You Ready?

The Way We Work is Evolving: Are You Ready? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!” —Earl Nightingale

By Elizabeth Stincelli, DM
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What dent do you want to make in your career? Build the skill set, tool set, mind set and get ready to gig!

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The Future of Online Learning

The Future of Online Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The increasingly disparate needs and expectations of individual learners are fueling the growth of a rich ecosystem of semi-structured, unorthodox learning providers at the “edges” of the traditional higher educational system.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Career life will be a series of gigs - fortunately  there will be many places to learn how to master them!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 28, 5:33 PM

This profound report from Dupress University Press highlights that Individuals increasingly face the prospect of not just multiple jobs but multiple careers over a lifetime, and of constantly changing technology and environments within a job.


The shelf life and relevance of skills are decreasing, while new occupations, roles, titles, and functions are being created at a rapidly accelerating pace.


Educational institutions will need to decide where to compete and where to cede the floor, but those that succeed will find ways to remain relevant, embrace the forces shifting the broader global environment, and begin building their own futures now, before it gets harder to claim a meaningful space in this emerging landscape.


The report can be accessed directly here: http://dupress.com/articles/future-of-online-learning


BILL ROSS's curator insight, October 30, 12:48 PM

You have to see this awesome video and see how this completely FREE system  will work for you like it did for me.

 

http://www.foryoursuccessonline101.com/

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Autoethnography, an introduction

Autoethnography, an introduction | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What were some of the key activities, conversations, or internal thoughts that I experienced today?
What are my feelings toward the group, and what are the possible reasons for my reactions?
What exactly happened today? (This is a description of events, experiences, or a process you have been through).
What did I find inspiring about this project, and what was good about this experience?
What was frustrating or boring about this to me?
What key events did I pay the most attention to?
What would I do differently next time if I researched the same group or event?
What in my past can I connect to this incident that possibly impacts my feelings now?
Are there any assumptions or prejudices that I brought into this research? If so, are they interfering with an objective evaluation?
How do I feel about what happened?
What are some of the key details that the typical quantitative or qualitative research might leave out (this might include the facial expressions of the participants, the level of frustration (or joy) expressed by the participants, etc.
What did I learn from this experience? What did the other participants learn?
What would I like to change and why?
How can I describe this situation so that others would fully understand what happened?
What action could I have realistically taken to change the situation?
Are there any key principles that others might find useful about this group or event?
What type of duties or responsibilities did I have?
Why did I think the process was successful or unsuccessful?
Are there unexplainable holes in my general understanding of the people or event?
Will this research help others cope with or better understand their situations?
How can I apply this research to my teaching?

Via diane gusa, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Written for teachers, but the self-review method applies for anyone!

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 10:28 AM

Well, interesting... not going into the wild savannahs of Africa or Australia but discovering your own world with the tools of a "normal" ethnographs ...:-)))  

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The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Work and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive

The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Work and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In 1964, the prolific social science writerJohn W. Gardner published Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society(public library) — a forgotten book of extraordinary prescience and warm wisdom, which rings even timelier today. It’s a must-read as much for entrepreneurs and leaders seeking to infuse their organizations with ongoing vitality as it is for all of us as individuals, on our private trajectories of self-transcendence and personal growth.


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"The renewal of societies and organizations can go forward only if someone cares. Apathy and lowered motivation are the most widely noted characteristics of a civilization on the downward path." ~ John W. Gardner

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 22, 9:46 PM

John W. Gardner's book is a gem!!! 


I also recommend that you read a speech given by John W. Gardner that I Scooped earlier: Personal renewal.  

Tom Wojick's curator insight, October 23, 8:22 AM

This is one book everyone needs to read not tomorrow - Today! 

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How Millennials Really Feel About Leadership

How Millennials Really Feel About Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
"[Millennials] don't really view titles as a determination of leadership," Borchardt told Business News Daily. "They can be leaders whether or not they have a vice president or director title. The traditional hierarchy of leadership is dated — organizations with a flatter structure have better [career] development, higher engagement and better leadership."

The reason this generation is so eager to take on leadership roles so early in their careers is because they truly want to make a difference in all aspects of their lives, said PJ Neal, senior product manager at Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) and lead developer of HBP's New Leader Program.
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24% of millennials received no leadership development last year, 50% of the rest weren't satisfied with what they got!

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7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them

7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This article reveals seven common mistakes your brain makes every day and suggests concrete solutions based on a regular mindfulness practice.

Via Roger Francis
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Mindfulness matters!

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Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Career success today often requires you to promote yourself. Here are the new rules for success by Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself.

Via Stefano Principato
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You may not like the thought, but it's important to promote yourself.  Do it with class and integrity!

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The Coming Era of Empathetic Entrepreneurship

The Coming Era of Empathetic Entrepreneurship | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A new business paradigm, in which management aims to to foster a better world, is rapidly taking hold.


McGrath posits that there have been three thematic ages of management since the industrial revolution: execution, expertise, and now, empathy.


She says, "If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete and meaningful experience. I would argue that management has entered a new era of empathy."


BY TIM ASKEW



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Have we entered a new era of organisational empathy? I fervently hope so, but if anything we're only at early adopters.

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21st Century Leaders List

21st Century Leaders List | Positive futures | Scoop.it
21st Century Leaders List. Who are the 21st century leaders in business, finance, politics, government, NGOs, popular culture? What is your best service?
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 20, 7:57 AM

An interesting list. Who would you add (or subtract) from the list? > It’s often said that these are among the worst of times for leadership… it’s also, arguably, the best of times.

 

This list is updated quarterly. Please send your suggestions of other inspiring 21st century leaders.

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15 Netiquette Rules for Students

15 Netiquette Rules for Students | Positive futures | Scoop.it
21st-century teaching and learning is done online. Help your students do it right with these 15 netiquette rules.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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#BulliesOut - that means cyber-bullying too.  Required reading for parents and teachers.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 18, 9:51 AM

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Emily Becher's curator insight, October 20, 9:52 AM

Great reminders for the students when they are posting on Edmodo. 

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3 Things Young People Can Do To Stand Out As Leadership Material

3 Things Young People Can Do To Stand Out As Leadership Material | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It used to be that leaders were old people — well older anyway. Now, that's an old idea.

It used to be that leadership equated with years of accomplishment, honorary degrees, military commissions, and merit badges. It used to be that by climbing the corporate ladder you could finally reach a rung that had "leader" etched in it. Breathless, or just worn out from the ascent, you could say, "I made it!" You were finally in a senior position and could call the shots.

Thankfully, those days are gone. The economic cost of not recognizing young people as leaders has been significant. Keeping younger people subordinated has been a drain on innovation, invention, and productivity.

True leadership knows no age. Leaders are people of any age who just go do it. They grab your attention, take the initiative, are compelling, and set an example.
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Youth is a good time to dream a lot!

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