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The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The nature of work itself is changing for knowledge workers. During this decade, location will cease to be a barrier; many types of work will done as micro-tasks; and we will be collaborating in new ways. Not only will our employers take our offices away, but they will also expect us to be at their beck and call — and live balanced and healthy lives according to corporate standards.


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L'Atelier de l'Emploi - ManpowerGroup's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:41 AM

Sur l''Atelier de l'emploi >  Le futur du travail : l'agilité ou le néant

Terence R. Egan's curator insight, February 23, 2014 5:01 AM

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The nature of work is changing for knowledge workers. During this decade, location will cease to be a barrier; many types of work will done as micro-tasks; and we will be collaborating in new ways. Not only will our employers take our offices away, but they will also expect us to be available at any time.



Increasingly our workforce is performing tasks that require knowledge and skill. Accounting firms, lawyers and doctors routinely outsource basic tasks. Small projects can be outsourced through websites to freelancers anywhere in the world.


Crowdsourcing is making it possible for work to be done simultaneously by many people — no matter where they are. Rather than locking workers in departmental silos, companies are encouraging employees to communicate with each other on internal social-media sites.


There are video-conferencing technologies in development which use multiple screens to allow people in different locations to collaborate and share electronic information. Technology is already available to allow seminar presenters to appear as holograms right in your home or office..


We can expect Google Glass-type devices to bring the computer display to our body so that we view the screen on our glasses and don’t need to sit at a desk any more. 


And then there will be demands by our employers for us to better manage our lifestyles—so that they can reduce their health bills and get more out of us. 


The future is happening faster than (most of us) realise.

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How to Achieve a Flow State

How to Achieve a Flow State | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Many people recently asked me to talk more about the flow state - a topic I touched on in last week's post.“Flow”, the state where we feel in command of what we do, do it effortlessly, and perform at
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11 ways to beat depression naturally

11 ways to beat depression naturally | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How many antidepressant users actually need them? Discover helpful tips to kick depression on your own, in chemical-free ways.

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The Center for Mindful Eating - Principles

The Center for Mindful Eating - Principles | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Mindful Eating is:

Allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food preparation and consumption by respecting your own inner wisdom. Choosing to eat food that is both pleasing to you and nourishing to your body by using all your senses to explore, savor and taste.Acknowledging responses to food (likes, neutral or dislikes) without judgment.Learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decision to begin eating and to stop eating.


Via Dr. Amy Fuller, Bobby Dillard
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It really works!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:12 PM

Principles for eating mindfully by Dr. Jan Chozen Bays and the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. 

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:48 AM

A great way to make healthier choices and let go of the guilt and weight obsession.

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | Positive futures | Scoop.it

As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that doesn’t change. The human brain.But neuroscience isn’t exactly accessible to most educators, rarely published, and when it is, it’s often full of odd phrasing and intimidating jargon. Worse, there seems to be a disconnect between the dry science of neurology, and the need teachers have for relevant tools, resources, and strategies in the classroom .As for the jargon, Judy Willis, teacher, neuroscientist, and consultant has put together an A-Z glossary of relevant neuroscience terms for teachers and administrators to help clarify the jargon. 


Via Tom Perran
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Neuroscience 101!

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Will Gourley's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:44 PM

Compendium for teachers looking to develop ongoing understanding of brain based learning and neuroscientific terminology.

Audrey's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:11 AM

I would agree one hundred per cent!  Everyone should know about how their brain works. and not only teachers.  On www.hotmoodle.com  there is a helpful way to start learning about the brain.

 

Mind Mappen's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:05 AM

Mindmappen zorgt voor een optimale samenwerking van beide hersenhelften; het helpt je o.a. om beter te onthouden en te leren. Maar hoe werken je hersenen eigenlijk bij het leren van nieuwe vaardigheden / kennis. Dit interessante artikel geeft jouw antwoorden.

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Maps That Will Blow Your Mind

Maps That Will Blow Your Mind | Positive futures | Scoop.it
These maps will give you a new perspective on the world you live in. The world's population fits in Texas! (30 maps that will change the way you see the world! #26 is just shameful.
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Brilliant, funny, depressing and informative ways to see our world via maps!

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Back to the future: Nostalgia increases optimism - Medical Xpress

Back to the future: Nostalgia increases optimism - Medical Xpress | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Back to the future: Nostalgia increases optimism Medical Xpress We wanted to take that a step further and assess whether it can increase a feeling of optimism about the future." In one of the reported studies within the paper, the researchers asked...
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Anger - a Prelude to Courage

Anger - a Prelude to Courage | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A look at the neuroscience of anger and how it is a necessary, hard-wired survival skill. The key is to recognize healthy anger vs. unhealthy anger.
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It’s never what people do that makes us angry; it’s what we tell ourselves about what they did that makes us angry.

            – Marshall Rosenberg

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11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know

11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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The most important trip you will likely take in life is meeting others half way.  

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John Michel's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:23 PM

How might things improve around you if you kept  these eleven insights in mind every day? 

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Why Self-Help Books Inspire A Lot But Don't Actually Work?

Why Self-Help Books Inspire A Lot But Don't Actually Work? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In 2012 the turnover of “self-help industry” was estimated at 12 billion $ in U.S. alone. It’s like every adult American would buy a copy every 3 months.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Self help books - what do you think?

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:47 AM

self-help may be ineffectual, but positiv epsychology based interventions are not!

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:51 AM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

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In a Lemonade Stand, a Transformation of the Corporation

In a Lemonade Stand, a Transformation of the Corporation | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Make a Stand sells fair trade, organic lemonade as a new type of corporate entity, a for-profit company that raises money for social causes.
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Here's to Vivinne Harr, toasting in lemonade!

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You Have Limitless Creative Potential

You Have Limitless Creative Potential | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You have limitless creative ability, but you must believe it to achieve it.

Via MyCreativeTeam
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Positive futures depend on belief in self.

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:50 PM

(From the article): The average adult thinks of three to six alternatives for any given situation. The average child thinks of 60. Why does this change as we mature? People stop believing in their creative abilities.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:27 PM

What is sad is that school dulls the creativity of children. It is all down hill from kindergarten on. We need to instill the wonder of a beginner's mind in our students and let them carry it into adulthood.

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10 Chances Unhappy People Refuse To Take

10 Chances Unhappy People Refuse To Take | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Happiness isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. And to succeed in this journey, you have to be brave enough to take some chances. Are you sick and tired of feeling down-in-the-dumps? If so, watch out for these 10 chances unhappy people refuse to take.

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7 elements of thought leadership -- Washington Technology

7 elements of thought leadership -- Washington Technology | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It's not enough to be an expert. A true thought leaders shares knowledge and engages his community. Here are seven elements follow to be a thought leader.
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Thought leadership is a discipline, one that demands many things aside from the knowledge: you must be seen, known and trusted – and then you have a shot at being recognized by your niche as a thought leader.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:30 PM

It is definitely not enough to be an expert. We have too many of those. We need beginner's minds which opens up many possibilities rather than just the one in an expert mind.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 19, 2013 2:44 PM

A thought leader is an individual or company that is widely recognized as an authority in a specific niche.

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The future of digital

The future of digital

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Very authoriative deck about the digital marketplace.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:06 PM

A key message is that power is still highly concentrated. Are digital technology and social media the democratizing forces we thought they would be?

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:17 AM

Important to everyone of us!!!

PowerStory's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:38 AM

A very interesting and informative look into key metrics describing current and future trends related to digital marketing.

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Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report

Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa….degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks….these are but a few of the likely impacts of a possible global temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius in the next few...
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Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters - TanveerNaseer.com

Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters - TanveerNaseer.com | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of co-hosting the weekly #LeadFromWithin tweetchat with Lolly Daskal. The subject of my chat was “The Role of Empathy in Leadership” and I have to say I was gratified by both the level of participation and depth of contributions/insights which arose during the discussion (click here to download a PDF copy of the chat transcript).

 

Although I’ve written previously about the importance of empathy in leadership, I want to use last week’s talk as an opportunity to delve into this issue more, sharing some of the points I provided during the talk, as well as some of the insights proffered by the various participants. Here are the ten questions I asked participants as we discussed the role empathy plays in leadership.


Via Bill Palladino - MLUI, Don Cloud, Melissa Hartley, Bobby Dillard
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Great sense in the transcript from 2 of my SoMe #leadership heroes @tanveerNaseer and @LollyDaskal!

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:56 PM

Are you an empathic leader?  Or do you lead at the edges of your organization's input?

John Michel's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:46 AM

Let’s be honest, when it comes to the keys for successful leadership, empathy is rarely included in such a list. However, instilling a sense of empathy in how you lead those under your care offers a number of advantages:

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:50 AM

Lovely article - we are born with three basic emotional needs - safety/trust, guidance/protection, and the need to be understood and accepted. Empathy creates loyal followers.

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Why Self-Help Books Inspire A Lot But Don't Actually Work?

Why Self-Help Books Inspire A Lot But Don't Actually Work? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In 2012 the turnover of “self-help industry” was estimated at 12 billion $ in U.S. alone. It’s like every adult American would buy a copy every 3 months.

Via Sandeep Gautam, Bobby Dillard
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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:47 AM

self-help may be ineffectual, but positiv epsychology based interventions are not!

David Hain's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:00 AM

Self help books - what do you think?

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:51 AM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

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Be Brave and Ask for What You Need — Break The Frame

Be Brave and Ask for What You Need — Break The Frame | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How do you know that the answer is NO if you never ask for what you need? Take a deep breath and make the leap towards success. ASK.
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Lessons from our children - it tends to get 'ruled out of us though...

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How your boss shapes your brain

How your boss shapes your brain | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It is a frightening thought, isn’t it? The person who pays you, who rules your workplace, can also reach inside your head and twiddle your neurons.
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We all need to work out how to manage our boss - or we can't manage our followers...

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John Michel's curator insight, December 29, 2013 9:25 AM

Overbearing bosses will produce workers whose only aim is to cover their own backsides and they will be more prone to ill health.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 24, 2014 6:12 PM

It is how bad cultures arise in the workplace - a boss with mis-placed values creates ''a lack of creativity, defensiveness, blaming, a lack of wanting to take responsibility and a lack of collaboration''.

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Being Spiritual in Cities and in Chaos

Being Spiritual in Cities and in Chaos | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When you think of a major city, what is the first thing that comes to your head? Traffic, pollution, money...
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The louts and the pond - find beauty in chaos and filith!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:21 PM

Just remind yourself that You Are. What great advice

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Three Steps to Better Business Networking

Three Steps to Better Business Networking | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Ask Those in Your Network What Matters Most to Them !


Via Morag Barrett
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"Life’s lessons keep bringing us back to this truth. You don’t benefit in the end when you take much more than you give."

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Positive thinking not as helpful as clear thinking - Times of India

Positive thinking not as helpful as clear thinking - Times of India | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Times of India Positive thinking not as helpful as clear thinking Times of India Neuropsychologist at Berkeley University, Dr Rick Hanson, has revealed in his book 'Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence'...
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Positive and clear thinking - surely that would be best?

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How A Cup Of Tea Makes You Happier, Healthier, And More Productive

How A Cup Of Tea Makes You Happier, Healthier, And More Productive | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We've steeped ourselves in the research and the tea leaves read quite auspiciously: tea makes you more alert more relaxed and less likely to die...
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Write a letter to the future - great activity for students - arrange an email to be sent to themselves and delivered at a future date

Write a letter to the future - great activity for students - arrange an email to be sent to themselves and delivered at a future date | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Write a letter to your future self and read the public (but anonymous) letters from others

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What will you tell your future self?

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