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#6 Barrier to Leadership – Inconsistency | aboutleaders.com

#6 Barrier to Leadership – Inconsistency | aboutleaders.com | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leadership is all about being consistent. Consistency in behavior and actions. Are you currently frustrated with those around you being inconsistent?

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The Future of Work: Research Report

The Future of Work: Research Report | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Today’s business leaders face the challenge of creating the future workplace. Because of the advent of new technologies as well as the emergence of Millennials as a major percentage of the workforce, the future workplace will look vastly different than the one we are used to. At the same time, a culture of sharing, transparency, and mobility is entering the business world, as technology barriers lower. This change is being driven by the consumerization of IT, which can be described as the introduction of the popular consumer-grade technologies and devices that are spreading into the workplace for business use.

 

To better understand the scope and nature of this changes, Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying 605 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, and how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly.


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:55 PM

This is certainly interesting but this small survey is at best suggestive rather than indicative of the future of work. 

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, August 19, 2013 5:28 PM
Agreed. This was small study however it is interesting to compare it to others that have been conducted.
Kevin Dye's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:01 PM

Interesting article!

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The neuroscience of empathy & compassion - Youth Gathering 2012 - Video 3

Don't you have to be ruthless to succeed in life? Three hundred young people aged 14 to 18 gathered at the Southbank Centre in London to meet internationally...

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The Search for Happiness

The Search for Happiness | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Are you happy? Could you be happier? Gretchen Rubin was already "pretty happy" when she asked herself these very questions. In search of the answers, she started her own pursuit of happiness, which eventually became a New York Times bestseller titled, The Happiness Project. She has now written a second book, Happier at Home, based on the idea that the home is the foundation of happiness. Knowledge@Wharton recently spoke with Rubin about why happy people work more hours each week, how to make and keep happiness resolutions, how to ward off the three happiness leeches and how to start your own Happiness Project.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:39 PM

There is some excellent research on happiness out there.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, August 14, 2013 6:31 PM
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What Happy People Do Differently

What Happy People Do Differently | Positive futures | Scoop.it
One of life's sharpest paradoxes is that the key to satisfaction is doing things that feel risky, uncomfortable, and occasionally bad.

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Happiness and its underlying (epi) genetics

Happiness and its underlying (epi) genetics | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I have written previously about the difference between a ‘happy’ life and a ‘meaningful’ life.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Happiness and meaning have different effects on health.

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3 Reasons to Give People the Benefit of the Doubt

3 Reasons to Give People the Benefit of the Doubt | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In your world, are people innocent until proven guilty - or guilty until proven innocent? Here's why you should learn to give people the benefit of the doubt.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Three very good points are outlined.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:49 PM

This applies to students, as well........

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It is never too late

It is never too late | Positive futures | Scoop.it

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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:19 AM

It doesn't matter how young or old you are.  The key to waking up each day and loving what you do starts with getting to know who you are and what makes you tick.

 

It baffles me that most of us spend more time on doing our hair, and deciding what we want to eat than on what we want to do with our lives.

 

It is never too late to be who you might have been.  I am so proud of my two brothers.  One who years ago decided he was going to leave one career to make a difference in students' lives by teaching.  My other brother just decided to leave his fancy career to chase after his passion, and finish his law degree.

 

So today I challenge everyone to answer this:

 

If time and money was not an obstacle one day I would.....____.

 

Fill in the blanks, and then live your life.

 

Make it a great day!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:32 PM

The quote is important.

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Evolution 'punishes mean people'

Evolution 'punishes mean people' | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Evolution does not favour selfish people, according to new research that challenges a previous theory that suggests it is preferable to put yourself first.

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, August 5, 2013 7:05 PM

The evidence keeps pouring in. When will we wake up and realize that we have fashioned all our social institutions after a scientific error? When will we accept that those institutions need to be refashioned after the true "law of the jungle" which is symbiosis - mutual aid and cooperation?

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8 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change the Way We Work

8 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change the Way We Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The "Internet of Things"(IoT) may sound like the futuristic wave of talking refrigerators and self-starting cars, but it will change the way we work, too.

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What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 4:03 PM
Muito bom!
Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 24, 2013 6:24 PM
Very nice
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The Future 50: Best Places For Millennials To Work

The Future 50: Best Places For Millennials To Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it

There has been much talk of Millennials, the generation born after 1980. Within the mix of reports on exactly where they stand on money, work, food and life, there seems to be no consensus.


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The basics of influencing people | SmartBlogs

The basics of influencing people | SmartBlogs | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The ability to influence others may be the most important thing leaders do. An organization I work with lists influence as one of its top leadership profic

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 19, 2013 8:00 AM

As a leader, your ability to influence others will make or break you. Start with the foundations of influence, and the rest will follow with more ease.

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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Karen Leon's curator insight, August 26, 2013 10:18 PM

Introducing Scoop.it! to students for almost all kinds of research.

harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 10:33 AM
It is very interesting to note new variety of subjects and information coming at the speed of light. It is how to grab all this information is what matters most.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:18 AM

Easy aharing by selection!

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Compassion: Our First Instinct

Compassion: Our First Instinct | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Science shows that we are actually wired for compassion, not self-interest.

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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:35 PM

According to the article, “Compassion is defined as the emotional response when perceiving suffering and involves an authentic desire to help.  It is not surprising that compassion is a natural tendency since it is essential for human survival.” While perhaps it is a natural tendency, it is not an overly common occurrence in today’s dog-eat-dog world.  However, if people were truly committed to extending compassion on a more regular basis, we would all be in a better place.  How about starting a trend today?!

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:41 PM

Extensive exploration of compassion from how we cultivate it to how it benefits our bodies, minds and mood. Practicing compassion wards off stress, depression, illness and increases happiness, longevity, and desired behavior. Compassion changes the world. 

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What Gen Y Needs to Know to Become Leaders

What Gen Y Needs to Know to Become Leaders | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Generation Y are now starting to infiltrate management ranks. They need advice about how to adapt to their new roles and, perhaps, rewrite the rules of management to fit their ways.


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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:37 AM

Feedback and coaching at all levels is needed...

AlGonzalezinfo's comment, August 14, 2013 1:03 PM
Absolutely Scott. I remember when I used to think my gen was the best thing since sliced bread, now I have to remind myself my gen does not know it all :)
Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:48 PM

While there are many qualities that distinguish millennials from other generations, "One of the key things to remember, he [the author] said, is that millennials are highly collaborative."  However, collaborative doesn't mean they are skilled at communicating, at least outside of today's common social media forums.  Generation Y also appreciates transparency.  Good points to consider in today's blended workforce.

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The 75-Year Study that Found the Secrets to a Fulfilling Life

The 75-Year Study that Found the Secrets to a Fulfilling Life | Positive futures | Scoop.it

 

What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in order to see how they changed and what they learned. And it would probably be too ambitious for anyone to actually undertake.

 

Only, a group of Harvard researchers did undertake it, producing a comprehensive, flesh-and-blood picture of some of life’s fundamental questions: how we grow and change, what we value as time goes on, and what is likely to make us happy and fulfilled.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:24 PM

A study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:59 AM

Love is all that matters. Work is the unhappiest place and the commute to work is the second unhappiest place in many studies. When we are grounded in solid, loving relationships, it makes all the difference in the world.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, August 12, 2013 5:51 PM
Thanks Ivon. Love and relationships matter most.
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Pedagogy vs. Andragogy | My Island View

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy | My Island View | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Andragogy. May 3, 2013 by tomwhitby. Over this last year I have been fortunate to have been sent to many education conferences on behalf of SmartBrief in pursuit of content and guest bloggers for SmartBlog on Education.

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How to Avoid Burnout: Getting Things Done Efficiently - Self Stairway

How to Avoid Burnout: Getting Things Done Efficiently - Self Stairway | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How to avoid burnout, start working efficiently, and start getting great results.
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A Question That Can Change Your Life

A Question That Can Change Your Life | Positive futures | Scoop.it

We're already spending a certain amount of time doing things — in meetings, managing businesses, writing emails, making decisions. If we could just make a higher impact during that time, it's all upside with no cost.


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Leading Beyond the Blame Game | WebTalkRadio.ne...

Leading Beyond the Blame Game | WebTalkRadio.ne... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight: Join us this week to learn about an a step by step model to stop blaming others and take responsibility for our own actions.

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The Future of Work Research Report. Reshaping the Workplace Today. Building for Tomorrow.

The Future of Work Research Report. Reshaping the Workplace Today. Building for Tomorrow. | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Today’s business leaders face the challenge of creating the future workplace. Because of the advent of new technologies as well as the emergence of Millennials as a major percentage of the workforce, the future workplace will look vastly different than the one we are used to. At the same time, a culture of sharing, transparency, and mobility is entering the business world, as technology barriers lower.

In this report, we examine three imperatives of the future workplace that will squarely address the issues organizations need to discuss today to prepare their organizations for tomorrow: enterprise social and collaboration tools; bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies; and flexible work arrangements.


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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:09 PM

Very interesting article ... thank you for sharing with us! 

 

The article covers the 3 imperatives:  Sharing, transparency, and mobility.  Also, bring your own device policies, and how to communicate effectively in our global environment now and in the future. 

 

Do you have other top issues?

 

Make it a great day!

 

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:00 PM

The three imperatives have been with us for some time in some manner. Do they apply to all people and their work?

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8 Tips For 21st Century Skill Building

8 Tips For 21st Century Skill Building | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Creativity and innovation used to be considered soft skills. They are now thought to be the the hard wiring for a successful employee, colleague and global collaborator in the 21st century workforce.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:32 PM

There is hope for soft skills like compassion and caring then. Or, I hope there is.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 5, 2013 3:42 AM

Thank you for sharing.

Greenwich Connect's curator insight, August 5, 2013 12:39 PM

More on the 21st century learner

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A Robot Ate My Job

A Robot Ate My Job | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A review of Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age, by Marty Neumeier.

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Tips from the leading edge of positive psychology - Scott Crabtree

Tips from the leading edge of positive psychology - Scott Crabtree | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I’m excited to share some of the amazing things I learned at the International Positive Psychology Association World Congress in Los Angeles.
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