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Millennials see innovation differently from today’s leaders.

Millennials see innovation differently from today’s leaders. | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) have provided a set of interesting results from a survey of the world’s future leaders and what they think about innovation released for the World Economic F...
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Five steps to mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression

Five steps to mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There is more to life satisfaction than avoiding mental health problems. Learn how to improve your mental wellbeing.

Via the Change Samurai
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One in Four of us will endure mental health problems. We can't count the cost to families or organisations. This might help some.

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The 8 Most Inspiring Things Human Beings Do Every Day

The 8 Most Inspiring Things Human Beings Do Every Day | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about what I’m deeply grateful for.  I realized that throughout this year, and through all the challenges and hardships I’ve seen people facing these past months, I’ve been struck by something. I’ve been surprised by the things that everyday, ordinary people around me – colleagues, clients, friends, peers, children, and other inspirers – are doing that make the world a better, happier and more peaceful place.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Some transformative acts to reflect on for thanksgivers and all of us.

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Joe Powell: Giving a voice to people with learning disabilities

Joe Powell: Giving a voice to people with learning disabilities | Positive futures | Scoop.it

I'm lucky to be meeting this inspirational guy todayJoe Powell, the voice for people with learning disabilities in Wales, spent many years too afraid to speak.

But now, as the director of All Wales People First, the Asperger’s sufferer provides a vital link for people with learning disabilities in the workplace.

Yet as a teenager he admits that he rarely spoke, feeling that it was better not to say anything than say the wrong thing and be ridiculed by his classmates.

Two decades later, and after being diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 20, he finds himself as the national director of All Wales People First, and is delighted that, as someone with learning difficulties, he is holding down a job and being a positive role model.

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I'm lucky to be meeting this inspirational guy today! Not only has he beaten stereotypes, he's putting it all back for others disadvantaged by learning difficulties. @AllWalesPF

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Help End Violence Against Women Now!

Help End Violence Against Women Now! | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Violence against women is a global pandemic. It is a problem that knows no geographic, socio-economic or cultural boundaries. It takes many forms and it is pervasive: One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in her life.

It includes rape, domestic violence, abuse in school, harassment at work and on the street, bullying on the Internet. In some countries, women and girls are assaulted when they venture outside because they don’t have a toilet. Sexual violence is used as a tactic in armed conflict, with horrific consequences.
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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. Join Ban Ki-moon.  I will!

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The Surprising Way to Enter the Corporate Workforce? Become a Yoga Teacher.

The Surprising Way to Enter the Corporate Workforce? Become a Yoga Teacher. | Positive futures | Scoop.it
As more companies in Silicon Valley hire executive coaches, the pool of candidates to choose from is starting to include … former yoga instructors.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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There are many new skills that can lead you to workplace success - how about yoga?

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 23, 1:08 AM

A good combination:-) yoga, mindfulness, meditation and spiritual practices have much to add to executive coaching sphere....we all can do with a unitary Guru who can hep us flourish in all walks of life.

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7 Ol’ Fashioned Traits & Virtues We All Need Today

7 Ol’ Fashioned Traits & Virtues We All Need Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I’ve always been drawn to biographies, a curious fascination to peek into the lives of great men and woman in history. Or maybe I’m just nosey.

But I believe it’s something in all of us—not the nosiness—the desire to do something great in life. Call it destiny, fate, whatever; there’s a meaning and purpose deep in our soul beckoning to be realized.

History is full of people that have done that—lived out that voice. And they’re marked with inspiring characteristics. Looking into their lives can be a great catalyst to fully live out ours.

Here are 7 powerful traits from 7 unforgettable people:
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The most important traits for success in life have been there through history. Here are some of them.

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The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of feeling satisfied, however, he felt trapped. He fantasized about escape. His reaction had taken him by surprise. It made no sense. Was there something wrong with him? I gave him the best answer I know. I told him about the U-curve.
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Read about the U-curve and be prepared to navigate mid-life crises!

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The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership qualities? There’s no definite formula, but there’s also no denying that there are common traits that make successful people stand apart from everyone else. There are ways of doing things and thinking about the world that people at top just do differently.
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ROUTINE FOR FOCUS? FEELING OF CONNECTEDNESS IN YOUR WORK? THESE GREAT INNOVATORS HAD THESE TRAITS IN COMMON.

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The Importance Of Human Connections - Interview With Sandy Carter

The Importance Of Human Connections - Interview With Sandy Carter | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Sandy Carter from IBM IBM -0.49% on my podcast All The Social Ladies. Sandy is the General Manager for IBM Ecosystems and Social Business Evangelism and has been with the company for many years. Sandy’s early adoption and love for technology positioned her perfectly as a social media evangelist and she has been moving onward and upward in the social media space since it all started for IBM in 2005. Here are Sandy’s insights on a few key areas I wanted to share with you as a woman in business:
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'Fail fast, recover fast' - not a bad dictum!

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10 Things I Learned While Interviewing Tony Robbins About His New Book "Money"

10 Things I Learned While Interviewing Tony Robbins About His New Book "Money" | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Now Tony Robbins has a new book out today. For the first time in 25 years I think.

Bill Clinton is the first blurb on the inside of his book (I ask him about that in his interview: "Why does Bill Clinton even call you? What do you guys talk about?")

So I was really excited to fly down to his house in Florida and interview him a few weeks ago. It was like going down to visit a member of the X-Men.
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Some Tony Robbins secrets.  Love him or hate him, there are some great life tips here!

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This Infographic Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF

This Infographic Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The most uplifting infographic youll ever read. Bye, negative thoughts!

Via Luis Valdes, Ken Donaldson
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Great ideas to shrink your inner gremlins in one nice picture!

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, November 18, 12:21 PM

Very good "cheat sheet" for staying on the positive (or at least neutral) side of life...

Anabell Hilarski's curator insight, November 18, 3:13 PM

Awesome Infographic: Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF #Psychology #BePositive

Don Sturgill's curator insight, November 20, 2:03 PM

The LIVE Method is simpler, but this is a step towards it.

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Ben Cohen Launches Stand Up To Bullying Day on November 14 in UK

Ben Cohen Launches Stand Up To Bullying Day on November 14 in UK | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Ben Cohen, the man who might be the one single-handedly winning England the Rugby World Cup is using the power of his celebrity to stand up to Bullying with his very foundation and his very own cause. Ben Cohen has firstly become an internationally acclaimed and respected gay icon as he... http://nobullying.com/ben-cohen-launches-stand-up-to-bullying-day-on-november-14-in-uk/


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In honour of anti-bullying Week in the UK.  Join Ben Cohen #BulliesOut

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Do NOT Teach a Starving Man to Fish

Do NOT Teach a Starving Man to Fish | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You've heard this old saying before: give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. You may even be nodding your head in agreement right now. Sorry— this saying is all wrong.

When a person is starving, that's not the time to fill their head with knowledge. The right thing to do is to first give the person a fish - banishing their hunger - and only then teach them to fish.
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Feed a man or teach a man - the first thing is to notice the man...

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You're Either a Giver, a Matcher or a Taker

You're Either a Giver, a Matcher or a Taker | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Every company has these three types of employees. Which are you?

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Sushma Sharma
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Succession Management for Gen Y

Succession Management for Gen Y | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Business needs of the future – Turning your youngest generation of employees into next generation leaders.
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The 6 Basic Leadership Styles and When to Use Them

The 6 Basic Leadership Styles and When to Use Them | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Good leaders need to be able to vary their leadership style and move between the styles mentioned here in response to the prevailing situation. These styles used in combination should enable a far more effective leadership that delivers tangible improvements in team performance, but relies upon the judgement of the leader in selecting the most appropriate style.
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A good 101 on Goleman's famous leadership styles and why/when/how to flex them.

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10 Things You Never Realized You Should Be Thankful For

10 Things You Never Realized You Should Be Thankful For | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is a great reminder to count your blessings. But don’t just be thankful for the “standard” blessings you may have. This Thursday take a second to be thankful for a few things you might not consider blessings -- even though they truly can be:
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Some counter-intuitive things to be grateful for - and an indication of how to live a positive life. Happy Thanksgiving to American friends everywhere!

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The 80 greatest moments in the last 80 years: The people and events that shaped our world

The 80 greatest moments in the last 80 years: The people and events that shaped our world | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Agree or disagree, scratching your head at a few of the names or delighted to see some unsung heroes, it’s undeniably a list that is as diverse in opinion as it is unifying in themes.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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The 5 Psychological Traps We All Fall Into

The 5 Psychological Traps We All Fall Into | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There are many times when our social perception fails us. We have a tendency to take mental shortcuts, using what psychologists call “heuristics,” when trying to make sense of our social world. As a result, we are prone to make errors in our mental processing.
Here are some examples of common biases in social perception and how they lead us to misjudge people and events


The best way to prevent becoming a victim to these common biases in social perception is to be aware of them, and to stop and analyze situations before you act.

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20:20 hindsight and other mind-altering psychological effects. 

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The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager

The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Following up on my post around the 7 Principles of The Future Employee, I wanted to share another concept which is the 10 Principles of The Future Manager.
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Not a bad list if you want to succeed in 21C!

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How To Increase IQ by 10% Using The Weirdest Method Ever — PsyBlog

How To Increase IQ by 10% Using The Weirdest Method Ever — PsyBlog | Positive futures | Scoop.it
IQ was unexpectedly boosted by a training programme designed for a different purpose.

A new study which trained people to associate colours with letters has also found that their IQ was boosted by an average of 12 points.
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Learn about synesthesia and how it could impact cognition.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 21, 3:07 AM

Interesting to speculate what might be going here; given the greater plastic connectivity amongst synesthetes, I wouldn't have been surprised if this had led to increased creativity; but IQ gains seem, indeed, surprising. 

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10 Instinctive Decisions You Will Regret Forever

10 Instinctive Decisions You Will Regret Forever | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Perspective is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect... except the dots that mark the choices you didn't make and the risks you didn't take.

Here are ten choices you will someday regret having made:
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Life is about choices. How to choose wisely, by Jeff Haden.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 22, 2:13 AM

Guess how many you actually have already committed...:-)))

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This Is What Consumers Want From New Tech

This Is What Consumers Want From New Tech | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What needs and priorities define the contemporary American consumer? The Future Foundation took a look at some key trends shaping modern life, and using its findings, selected four startups the research firm feels will appeal to these consumer needs and desires.

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The importance of storytelling in the digital age

The importance of storytelling in the digital age | Positive futures | Scoop.it

At Film4, we talk about our innovation strategy as a treasure map rather than a road atlas. While we don’t have a clear A to B route towards a single goal, we’re privileged to have a talented team to help us understand where “there be dragons” and where it might be promising to dig for treasure.

Frank Rose, the author of The Art of Immersion and keynote speaker at our upcoming Innovation Forum, puts it well when he says:

We stand now at the intersection of lure and blur. The future beckons, but we’re only part way through inventing it. We can see the outlines of a new artform, but its grammar is as tenuous and elusive as the grammar of cinema a century ago.


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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"Recent psychological research revealed how people want to inhabit storyworlds because of how stories work in the brain." ~Guardian 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 18, 12:37 PM


Anna Higgs:  "Where does storytelling fit in to this new world of technology and how can we support artists to explore these new opportunities?"

Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, November 18, 3:05 PM

"...return doesn’t necessarily mean pure profit, but there has to be something of value coming back to us, for example a better understanding of who our audience is"

Alexandre Michelin's curator insight, November 19, 3:28 AM

tell your story and curate 

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3 Steps to Leading Your Life in a More Excellent Way

3 Steps to Leading Your Life in a More Excellent Way | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Different is good.

In fact, I believe different can be very, very good.

Of course, thinking and being different than those around you is easier said than done. After all, going against the flow, thinking outside the box, or deviating from what everyone else is doing is almost certainly uncomfortable if not outright unsettling.

But what if I were to tell you being different is exactly what’s needed to flourish and thrive in today’s dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing world? At a time in our nation’s history when we need more people to step up to help make a positive difference in our homes, workplaces, worship spaces, and communities, it seems many of us are content to merely settle–more intent to stick with the perceived safety of the status quo than to risk taking a stand for what we truly believe is worth fighting for in our lives.

And it’s a big mistake.
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"It takes courage to be different from the crowd, but the alternative is too often mediocre me."~ @JohnEMichel

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, November 17, 8:03 AM

Excellence requires courage to create better alternatives.  We should aim to  avoid mediocrity by settling for  "conventional wisdom", "the way it's always been done", or "getting along".   Using all our gifts, talents, and experiences to create new approaches is key to everyday leadership.