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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness

Via anafpires, Ariana Amorim, Les Howard, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:39 AM

A must read.

Is there a difference between a happy life and a meaningful life? How do the happy life and the meaningful life differ?  

In a new study, which will be published this year in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Positive Psychology, psychological scientists found that a meaningful life and happy life overlap in certain ways, but are ultimately very different. Leading a happy life is associated with being a "taker" while leading a meaningful life corresponds with being a "giver.

Take this: "Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided".

Ariana Amorim's comment, January 22, 2013 8:40 AM
Um dos melhores artigos que li nos últimos tempos.
Les Howard's curator insight, January 22, 2013 10:24 AM

Interesting article and fascinating discussion afterward

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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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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 17, 10:38 AM

1.       Teach creative problem solving over rote memorization. How to reach an answer is far more important than making the right choice on a standardized test and then forgetting the concept the next day.

2.       Teach kids to challenge assumptions instead of accepting things “as is.” Success is no longer about following an operating manual.  It is about imagining the possibilities and real-time innovation.

3.       Teach that mistakes are not evil, and should not be feared.Make sure kids learn that mistakes aren’t fatal – they’re simply the portals of discovery.

4.       Drive diversity of thought over conformity. World progress occurs by challenging conventional wisdom and approaching problems with fresh perspective.  Following the herd is a surefire path to mediocrity.

5.       Forster imagination and curiosity. No longer optional, creativity has become the currency of success for us all.  This applies to CEO’s and soccer-moms.  Musicians and military leaders.  Engineers and educators.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Whether or not the latest wave of self-helping meditators or corporate practitioners of ‘mindfulness’ know it, the spiritual enlightenment sweeping America has strong ties to Buddhism, thanks in part to one huggable ex-monk in California.

Via Dave Vago, Jocelyn Stoller
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There's a yoga studio next to every Starbucks! How and why mindfulness is mainstreaming...

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How A Personal Brand Can Help Reimagine Your Future

How A Personal Brand Can Help Reimagine Your Future | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I have a lot of friends who scoff at the notion of a personal brand and they’re flat out just not paying attention. We all have a personal brand. We’ve all always had a personal brand. It’s your reputation, credibility, experience, capabilities presentation, elevator pitch, story, backstory, what you say, what they say – all that – rolled into one. In today’s fast-moving world, the other thing that your personal brand does is change. Often. This was a great message for a room full of CMOs and I’ll share below Dorie’s thoughts on the personal brand.
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We all have a brand, like it or not.  May as well make it intentional...@dorieclark!

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"I draw for Gaza": the defiant art of Haneen Nofal

"I draw for Gaza": the defiant art of Haneen Nofal | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Depicting characters that were both proud and weary, the 23-year-old captured the mood during Israel’s summertime offensive.

Via Leicester Worker, Jocelyn Stoller
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We all have a voice - finding our cause helps us to find it!

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Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work

Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Technology is changing work. It’s changing labor. Some imagine radical transformations, both positive and negatives. Words like robots and drones conjure up all sorts of science fiction imagination. But many of the transformations that are underway are far more mundane and, yet, phenomenally disruptive, especially for those who are struggling to figure out their place in this new ecosystem. Disruption, a term of endearment in the tech industry, sends shutters down the spine of many, from those whose privilege exists because of the status quo to those who are struggling to put bread on the table.


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Theory U

Theory U | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This article explains Otto Scharmer’s holistic approach Theory U. The approach is explained concretely with respect to direction, cooperation, listening and presencing.

Via F. Thunus
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Well worth studying if you want to make the world a better place!

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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, October 13, 1:52 AM

This is an approach which is being used by some facilitators looking to make a difference in the world.  Thanks to David Hain for scooping this nice schematic diagram, which gives an overview of something that demands more thought.

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The world as 100 people

The world as 100 people | Positive futures | Scoop.it

This Infographic from Jack Hagley is a clever and captivating way of capturing some of the realities of the world we live in today.


Some may surprise you. some may not but putting things a graphical perspective can give much more impact than the written word.


Via Jonathan Winter, Emerging World
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Cool infographic that brings global conditions home effectively.

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Emerging World's curator insight, October 10, 2:02 AM

Ever wondered how the other half live?  Well they may not be half, they may be the great majority.  When we conceive of the world we may not be looking at it properly.  This infographic helps us to get perspective.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 11, 2:45 PM

This graphic is always a good reminder for teachers. The world as we understand it and encounter it is quite different than the world encountered by others.

 

@ivon_ehd1

John Reeves's curator insight, October 12, 2:06 PM

Smaller numbers are understandable...

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12 Courageous Acts of Leadership

12 Courageous Acts of Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Meetings suck, problems persist, and relationships degrade because of cowardice. Mediocrity persists for lack of courage.   You begin with a dream, but the real issue is courage. 

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Where does courage come from?  Great insights from Dan Rockwell.

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Mascupathy: Giving a New Name to an Old Problem

Mascupathy: Giving a New Name to an Old Problem | Positive futures | Scoop.it

“Mascupathy  is a mental health disorder, a pathology of masculinity, stemming from a socialized exaggeration of genetic masculine traits — aggression and invulnerability — and a reduction of inherent feminine characteristics — openness and sensitivity.


Via Jocelyn Stoller
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While three in 10 women and one in 10 men will face domestic abuse in their lifetimes, there are more factors that point to Mascupathy. According to Mother Jones magazine, between 1982 - 2013, 66 of the 67 mass shooters were men. 

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 10, 12:07 PM

Hmmm... pathology of masculinity... interesting idea... could it come from the environment, the parental milieu? And up to what limit is it a irresistible attraction to beautiful women (and as such a clear darwinian winning streak) and from what point is it the basis of every type of unnecessary violences (which could also be part of the evolutionary project)?

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Time Allows Good to Unfold

Time Allows Good to Unfold | Positive futures | Scoop.it

I met with Bill Treasurer to talk about his new book, Leaders Open Doors. I was intrigued as to why he would be giving all the proceeds of his book to help children with special needs.

His perspective is powerful. A daughter born deaf with cerebral palsy on top of life’s other complications:

“At first it was hard to adjust my expectations for what life with my daughter would be like. Now I realize that there are flowers in every situation.”

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Karen Hurt (@LetsGrowLeaders), Bill Treasurer (@btreasurer) and the arch of time.  Opening doors for special needs children.  Great combination!

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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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Carolyn Katu's curator insight, October 18, 4:16 AM

rules for class blogs.  

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

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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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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Challenging the Status Quo

Challenging the Status Quo | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When you challenge the status quo you open yourself to seeing opportunity where you least expect it. Ask questions. What is working and what isn’t? How can I make it or do it better? Milton Berle said, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Constantly step outside your comfort zone. Take on challenging situations. Be willing to look at situations from a new perspective. Welcome opportunities to collaborate in new and creative ways. Look to the work of others for inspiration and opportunity to reevaluate the status quo.
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Status quo is too often used to disguise stasis quo - Liz Sticelli @infinitestin

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Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key for Doubling Effectiveness

Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key for Doubling Effectiveness | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You gotta love these claims to double your sales in 24 months, to lose 30
pounds in 90 days, or to break incredible sales quotas in record time. The
list goes on: rock hard abs, sizzling romance, remarkable results in a
matter of days (not even months or weeks- days!)

Well, let me weigh in: I don’t know much about rock hard abs, but I do
believe your professional and personal effectiveness can double by
understanding and applying one game-changing key:

Building world-class personal belief

Via Anne Leong
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"You will become what you focus on. And if you do not determine your focus, the ebb and flow of your emotions will dictate your daily results." ~ @Steve Gutzler 

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed a new era of competition.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Roger Francis
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How will the 'internet of things' change our competitive environment (and therefore our lives and careers)? Good provocation form Michael Porter.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 15, 6:18 PM

Connected products are changing how value is created for customers, how companies compete, and the boundaries of competition itself. 

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The communication skills managers need to master

The communication skills managers need to master | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There are five core principles of interpersonal communication that managers need to master if they want to operate effectively in today’s interconnected workplace, says Simon Mitchell
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The way we communicate makes an impact - one way or the other! But the skills and mindset are coachable!

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Different Kinds of Empathy

Empathy is central to leadership abilities. Daniel Goleman discusses the three different kinds of empathy: Cognitive, Emotional, and Empathic Concern.

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How millennials will save the world—one text at a time

How millennials will save the world—one text at a time | Positive futures | Scoop.it

This year my agency conducted an experiment: we hired eight interns, all Millennials, from around the world. To top off the experiment, we took on an impossible task and launched an immersive three-week sprint to submit for the Cannes Chimera Initiative, which promotes use of creativity to address social causes. The assignment this year was to come up with ideas that would inspire Millennials to become engaged in solving the global health crisis. The first part of the challenge was to present ideas to our senior leadership team at the agency. For two hours, my jaw dropped as idea after idea arrested my imagination and filled my heart with hope and protective pride.
This is not just an optimistic generation, this is an empowered generation of young people that believe it is more than their right to make a difference—it is their duty.

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In praise of Millennials - and boy, do we old people need you!

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, October 13, 8:23 AM

Hurry up - please ;)

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My daughter, Malala

My daughter, Malala | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
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All of us have a back-story, even Nobel Prize winners! 

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From volunteering to vocation: How Starbucks is helping young people become employable

From volunteering to vocation: How Starbucks is helping young people become employable | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Mary Appleton caught up with Lisa Robbins, UK HR director at Starbucks, to find out how the global coffee chain is helping young people across the country become employable, gain confidence and be open-minded about careers in hospitality and retail.
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Starbucks leads the way in developing the skills of younger people.

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The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We all have bad habits we want to break, but understanding the brain and mindfulness can give us a leg up.

Via Anne Leong
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We can re-write patterns that are not helping us!

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 10, 12:01 PM

Yesss... I have some too... but you know what? I adore some of them... they are giving the special flavour being me...:-))) or... I don't know... simply I hate that everybody always want to change to somebody else.... Normally I would like to be even more myself... OK, some small things...:-)))

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Why Leadership Is Like A Three-Legged Stool

Why Leadership Is Like A Three-Legged Stool | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Illinois sought to understand the science of leadership, and what they came up with is a metaphor involving a stool.

Past research in this field generally breaks leadership down to 30% genetics (certain traits, such as height, inherently shape our perception of what a leader is) and 70% lessons learned through life experience. Using this as a base, three professors at the university aimed to get a clearer understanding of what goes into that 70%--what factors make a good leader. After teaching a 15-week introductory course on leadership, they narrowed down leadership development to three main traits: readiness, willingness, and ability.
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Are you ready to be a leader? Research suggests it's a necessary prerequisite to effectiveness.

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