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Want to Create a Changemaker City? Start with Empathy!

Want to Create a Changemaker City? Start with Empathy! | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The Change Leaders of Washington, DC’s Changemaker Schools remind us that empathy is the first step to changing the world.

 

In order to help us connect more deeply with one another, Michelle Molitor, a Change Leader from E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, led an empathy-building exercise. Michelle asked us to divide into groups of three with people we didn't know previously. Then each person in the group had two minutes to answer a question that Michelle read aloud. The other people in the groups could not comment or interrupt – only listen. I recall the first one being a “softball” to get us warmed up:

 

“Describe a time when someone was empathetic towards you.”

 

By Laura White


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A Radically Practical Vision of Education

A Radically Practical Vision of Education | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: As we scramble to adjust or contest changes to education on a daily basis, it's hard to keep focus on the "big picture." Here's one snapshot of what the future of learning could look like, circa 2025.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:08 AM

We need to understand our past to understand our future.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:39 AM

A good narrative! Well worth reading and of reflection. Would it serve our needs?

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26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known at 20

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 Etienne Garbugli Product Design & Marketing Consultant

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I wish I had known many of these too!

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Me too David! :-)
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8 things future leaders should know - CNN.com

8 things future leaders should know - CNN.com | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a top business leader? Age-old qualities still apply but they will need to evolve in a changing world, experts say.

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What does it take to be a top business leader? Age-old qualities still apply but they will need to evolve in a changing world, say our experts. We spoke with Bob Gandossy, founder of the Top Companies for Leaders survey, and Ronald Heifetz, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, for their take on what strategies a leader of the future should master.

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4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it
by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 1, 2013 8:42 PM

Four great ideas and they do not require technology. They can include technology, but don't have to.

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QuestBack’s Lead Strategist, on His ‘User Manual’

QuestBack’s Lead Strategist, on His ‘User Manual’ | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Ivar Kroghrud, the lead strategist at QuestBack, says he came up with a one-page “user manual” so “people can understand how to work with me.”
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Re-Thinking Progress: The Circular Re-Generative Economy VIDEO

Re-Thinking Progress: The Circular Re-Generative Economy VIDEO | Positive futures | Scoop.it

March 20, 3013 - Sustainable Brands

In January, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a new animation, focusing on the role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy.... http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/changing-consumers-users-key-success-circular-economy?goback=.gde_1405_member_226267377

 

25th January, 2013 Circular Economy
New report: Towards the Circular Economy vol. 2 - Ellen MacArthur Foundation http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/new-report-towards-the-circular-economy-vol-2

 

Circular Economy 100 - Ellen MacArthur Foundation http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/business/ce100

 

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with Education and Business to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

  

 

 

 

March 25, 2013 Sustainable Brands
Barking Up the Right Tree: How Highland Craftsmen Is Helping the Local Environment, Economy http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/barking-right-tree-how-highland-craftsman-helping-local-environment?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=innovation&utm_campaign=mar27

 

March 25, 2013 Sustainable Brands

Biofuel Waste Could Offer Concrete Gains for Greener Cement | Sustainable Brands http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/waste_not/biofuel-waste-could-offer-concrete-gains-greener-cement?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=innovation&utm_campaign=mar27

 

 

 


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Our children learn from life

Our children learn from life | Positive futures | Scoop.it


Let your kids make mistakes


Kids need to learn how to fail as much as they need to learn how to succeed. When kids make mistakes they learn not only about themselves, but also about the people around them.


If you're able to let and encourage your child to make mistakes, then he knows you'll still support him when he's not perfect.

In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons. ~ Vic Johnson


Mistakes can be our child's finest teachers. ~ Randy Alcorn


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Who ever learned to ride a bike without falling off?

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This is true, David ...
Ricard Lloria's comment, April 2, 2013 6:29 AM
The same like Karin, this is true David, all falling off....
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Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking

Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Not unlike many media outlets, The New York Times recently reported about President Obama's call for "a multiyear research effort to produce an 'activity map' that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human brain."...

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Le pouvoir de la gentillesse

Le pouvoir de la gentillesse | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"Il est gentil", "Elle est bien gentille". Il est curieux de constater combien, avec le temps, cet adjectif s'est pourvu d'une connotation péjorative. Par "gentil", on peut en effet entendre "niais", "faible", "sans caractère", voire "dénué d'intelligence", "de conviction", "de sens critique".

Pourtant la gentillesse non feinte est un comportement positif pour soi et les autres qui a été étudié scientifiquement. La gentillesse permettrait même de rester en forme. Une raison de plus pour en user et en abuser sans aucune modération !

Une  étude menée au Japon a étudié la gentillesse (auprès de 175 personnes) et ses liens avec le bonheur. Résultat, les personnes les plus gentilles au quotidien, sont également celles qui s'estiment les plus heureuses. Elles vivent également davantage d'évènements source de bonheur et apprécient aussi mieux ces expériences que les personnes moins gentilles.


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True in any language, well worth translating if necessary!

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Bernard Lamailloux's comment, April 13, 2013 11:16 AM
Et si pour une fois, on essayait le commentaire sonore ?... http://snd.sc/111zF1S
Sarah voyance, bien être et magnetisme's comment, April 13, 2013 5:01 PM
you re write david, et pour bernard, tu as raison, le mot gentil a perdu de sa connotation et on devient sarcastique, par peur de se dévoiler, alors que si tout le monde était "gentil", on réglerai pas mal de soucis mondiaux. A part ça très sympa ta chanson sur la gentillesse?
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Will Our Kids’ Tomorrow Be Better Than Today?

Will Our Kids’ Tomorrow Be Better Than Today? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In the United States, 90% of two-year-olds already have an online history. By age five, more than 50% are regularly interacting with a computer or a tablet device. By age seven, most kids are
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I fervently hope so!

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Steve Gutzler - Executive Coach - Keynote Speaker | Emotional Intelligence eBook

Steve Gutzler - Executive Coach - Keynote Speaker | Emotional Intelligence eBook | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence eBook http://t.co/ky2syhgxU1
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Sh*t Happens: The Painful Uphill Struggle Toward Personal Responsibility.

Sh*t Happens: The Painful Uphill Struggle Toward Personal Responsibility. | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Does this mean that bad sh*t doesn't happen? Of course not. We know sh*t happens. It’s on bumper stickers for goodness sake. And I’m not saying that there aren't victims in the world—victims of violence, illness, cruelty, circumstance.
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The role of empathy in business success | SmartBlogs

The role of empathy in business success | SmartBlogs | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Do you want to be able to influence others better? Want to make your sales quota? Want to motivate your team? Try practicing empathy. In my executive co (Want to Earn Another $29,000/Year?
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Do you want to be able to influence others better? Want to make your sales quota? Want to motivate your team? Try practicing empathy. In my executive co (Want to Earn Another $29,000/Year?

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The paradox of empathy: When empathy hurts | Counseling Today

The paradox of empathy: When empathy hurts | Counseling Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it

We normally think of empathy in counseling as a benevolent act in which the insightful counselor deeply understands the grateful client. Carl Rogers considered this empathic connection the centerpiece of a successful counseling relationship. He offered the following metaphor of the imprisoned client being emotionally liberated by the counselor:....

 

Such images of empathic connection have become common wisdom in the counseling profession. We strive for this empathic understanding of our clients to establish a warm and trusting relationship. But is it possible that instead of the client welcoming this level of closeness and understanding, he or she might regard the counselor’s ability to “see the whole person” as an intrusion?

 

Eric W. Cowan, Jack Presbury & Lennis G. Echterling


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Are You A Member Of The 'Elite' Or The 'Precariat'?

Are You A Member Of The 'Elite' Or The 'Precariat'? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
British people no longer fit into three social classes, with only one in seven in the "traditional working class", a new study has suggested.

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I'm struggling a bit to see what this adds to the traditional class debate, which I've always thought was a bit generalistic anyway...

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A friend asked me to write a post about world autism awareness day. I appreciate this isnt a post about business marketing or social media. I have absolutely no problem if you want to stop reading ...

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Well worth acknolwdeging!

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Thanks David!
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What Do Next-Generation Leaders Look Like?

What Do Next-Generation Leaders Look Like? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

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5 Myths of Positive Psychology

5 Myths of Positive Psychology | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There's more to happiness research than meets the eye.
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Daniel Coleman and emotional intelligence

One Life To Love: A candid chat with Daniel Coleman, whose work on emotional intelligence created a revolution. He suggested that people with emotional skill...
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Beyond Faith: Why You Should Be Kind To Others

Beyond Faith: Why You Should Be Kind To Others | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Kindness is a good habit that has a lasting effect that supports and reinforces the quest for the good life.

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Steelcase: 100 Years - A Prezi for Future Generations - Sunni Brown

Steelcase: 100 Years - A Prezi for Future Generations - Sunni Brown | Positive futures | Scoop.it

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Interesting concept...

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Dave Wood's curator insight, March 29, 2013 2:31 PM

A nice visual summary of what future genrations need to know.

Could this also be the basis of a self assessment for visual coaching clients?

Which of these are most important/relevant? How do I rate?  What do I need to develop?

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17 Ways to Be Happier at Work

17 Ways to Be Happier at Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it

It's not difficult to experience more joy at work. You just need to know the rules.

 

Read more here:  http://bit.ly/WGnm9U

 


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Are Leaders Made or Are They Born? - Solutions 21

Are Leaders Made or Are They Born? - Solutions 21 | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Can a leader be made? Experts believe that leaders can develop their skills by focusing on Emotional Intelligence. http://t.co/ypHkUziG0z
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:43 PM

Leaders and leadership are two different things. A leader is someone formally appointed and leadership is something that is innate and can be drawn out.

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The Scale of the Universe | Visual.ly

The Scale of the Universe | Visual.ly | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Various size comparisons in the universe.
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Fantastic, informative graphic showing our awesome world, and perhaps provding a bit of context for us...

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