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Internet 2025: How It Could Look Like

Internet 2025: How It Could Look Like | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When 25 years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee, today known as the father of the World Wide Web, proposed in a paper the creation of an open "information management system," not many would have anticipated
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Great predictions and scary prospects - state of digital life in 2025.

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5 Employee Questions Every Company Should Answer | Switch and Shift

5 Employee Questions Every Company Should Answer | Switch and Shift | Positive futures | Scoop.it

When companies tell me their workplace culture and trendy furniture build employee engagement, I try to help them see that they’re focusing on the wrong part of the equation. They’re focusing on what, not why. The “what” can reveal a lot about a company, but it’s the “why” that tells you it’s a good company to work with.


Via Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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To engage, fully, we all need a "why"....

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The world of AD 2014 will have few routine jobs | Harold Jarche

The world of AD 2014 will have few routine jobs | Harold Jarche | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being … Even so, mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom, a disease spreading more widely each year and growing in intensity. This will have serious mental, emotional and sociological consequences, and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical specialty in 2014. The lucky few who can be involved in creative work of any sort will be the true elite of mankind, for they alone will do more than serve a machine." ~ Isaac Asimov


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Musings on the world we live in.

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True grit: Can you really teach resilience? - Education - TES News

True grit: Can you really teach resilience? - Education - TES News | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Can you teach grit? Determination? The ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself down? In essence, can teachers teach resilience?
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Not only can we be taught resilience, as a critical life skill it's vital that we are.
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11 Things I've Learned (Maya Angelou) | Amazing Women Rock

11 Things I've Learned (Maya Angelou) | Amazing Women Rock | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I've learned: 1) no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
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The inspirational Maya Angelou shares her wisdom here.

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Gratitude is not Just a word, it is a way of life

Gratitude is not Just a word, it is a way of life | Positive futures | Scoop.it
If your life is not what you want, you can either change it, or alter the way that you perceive it http://t.co/0n07Qr8nZ7
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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?

Via Ann S. Michaelsen, Suvi Salo, Bobby Dillard
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Ann S. Michaelsen's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:07 PM

“We need to begin to think about schools in a fundamentally different way,” Richardson said. In his vision of this third narrative, reformers would focus on creating an education system that supportsinquiry-based, student-centered learning, where students are encouraged to find entry points into the mandated curriculum in ways that are meaningful to them. Technology is an integral part of Richardson’s vision because it allows students to create and demonstrate their knowledge. “That piece of it really allows kids to create things and connect with other people, arguably more important than much of the traditional curriculum that schools are built around,” Richardson said

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:53 PM

Most of what is in this article has been understood for some time. I am reading Dewey, Whitehead, and Gadamer about education. There is no one-size-fits-all in their writing and thinking. The first two used a common phrase: "there is no royal road to learning." What is interesting is we seem to be recirculating ideas as if they are fresh and new without change. Ben Levine (2010) suggested their is political resistance to the change. I agree, but is the resistance where we think it is? I think it is in the political, bureaucratic and technocratic  levels and not so much in the classroom. I experienced what real great change was and watched it stripped down to nothing by those outside our little school. What we did was different and well done, but that is scary in education.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:54 AM

inquiry-centered learning.

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How to spot emotional intelligence in the people you interview

How to spot emotional intelligence in the people you interview | Positive futures | Scoop.it
'Emotional intelligence' is a phrase which has been bandied about a great deal over the last few years. But what is it? Why should you employ people with it? And, most importantly, how can you tell who has it?
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Useful interview 101 for recruiters and candidates.

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How to Reinvent Yourself at Work

How to Reinvent Yourself at Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We cannot rely on our past successes as a determination of future successes. We must be willing to volunteer and create opportunities to show off our talents. The art of reinventing ourselves is to remain relevant in the work place.
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Relevance (and therefore influence) is a journey not an event.

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Cute infographic on the science of happiness: http://t.co/0T2wRkKIze
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Alex Moyle's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:10 AM

What can you tick off from this list to make it a great weekend.  

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Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn

Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The author of 'Promote Yourself' emphasizes the importance of soft skills and resilience.
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The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry

The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry http://t.co/pOD3i07CFo
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:35 PM

Asking people what they appreciate about something is an incredible experience. I used Appreciative Inquiry with World Cafe conversations about schooling. The results were enlightening and contradicted many of the held believes about the way change should and does occur in our schools.

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How Many More Tragedies Does It Take Before We Stop Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness?

How Many More Tragedies Does It Take Before We Stop Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Over 13.5 million adults in the United States suffer from serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression and bi-polar disorder. Approximately 20% of American youth between 13 and 18 years of age experience severe mental illness in a given year, 2.6 million people live with schizophrenia and 6.1 million with bi-polar disorder. The problem is worldwide. Then there are the families who often suffer in silence under a heavy cloud of stigma and fear.

Recent research indicates the rate of medication noncompliance for serious mental illness is upwards of 74 percent soon after initiation, especially among patients withschizophrenia. University of Pennsylvania research indicates that if schizophrenia patients prematurely discontinue the first prescription of antipsychotic medication, then the chances are reduced of them sticking to a medication regimen later.

It would be immoral to allow someone in insulin shock to go untreated. Why is it that we insist on letting people who are so sick that they don't know they're sick go untreated? Yet that is what we do in civilized countries around the world. We tell ourselves that if a mentally ill person thinks he is well and doesn't at the moment appear to present a danger to himself or others, no matter how delusional or fractured his or her grasp on reality, it's okay to let conditions get worse. If drugs are involved, especially accompanying symptoms like delusions and medicine noncompliance, research indicates that the chances of violence are significantly increased.


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A plea to recognise and deal with mental health - very important, please RT.

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The key to 21st century leadership

The key to 21st century leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leaders must change their attitude to risk, innovation and technology.

Via Roger Francis, Create Wise Leader, Sílvia Dias, Bobby Dillard, Gary Bamford
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I'm not sure leadership has a key, but maybe this is part of the 21C security code...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 7, 2014 6:15 PM

We make it sound like change is new. It is not. In fact, it is a constant and has always been. The way change is handled is important. Is it imposed or part of something bigger?

donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:26 AM

(From the article): The CEO needs to nurture innovation and therefore develop a leadership team that will encourage change and allow staff to try new things. However, business leaders also need to find the right balance between providing a clear governance framework and giving staff free reign.

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9 Ways To Share Your Strategic Thinking Skills With Your Team

9 Ways To Share Your Strategic Thinking Skills With Your Team | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You already have the tools you need to help your team succeed--your strategic thinking skills. Here's how to put them to use.

Via Judy Knight, Create Wise Leader
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"As Jessica Amortegui, director of global talent development at VMware told us, “The formal top-down approach where strategy is rolled down to execute no longer works in this [fast-paced] environment." She believes a more flexible philosophy that allows companies to pivot quickly as conditions change is emerging. Executives can provide a guideline for what "true north" is, but it is up to each business to define a strategic path to get there."

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John Michel's curator insight, March 8, 2014 9:28 AM

The words you use are tools that will shape your organization. So think carefully about the vocabulary you use because it shapes the reality in which your people think.

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Five Steps to Own Your Development Plan | Transformational Leadership

Five Steps to Own Your Development Plan | Transformational Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Here is a step by step approach to create and own your own career development.
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Without a journey plan, life's wanderings can too easily be aimless!

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Ann Shoket: The New Power Generation

Ann Shoket: The New Power Generation | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We are at an unprecedented moment in history when teen girls are redefining what it means to be successful, make money and have meaning in life. Ultimately, they are changing what it means to be powerful in the world -- for everyone, forever.
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Power, as defined by teenage girls...


Seventeen conducted a national survey of teen girls 13-19 to ask how they defined power. The results were stunning: Independence -- which girls defined as "calling the shots" at work and "living life on your own terms" -- accounted for 41 percent of what makes a girl powerful, they said. Philanthropy, social activism and "making a difference in the world" accounted for another 29 percent of what makes them feel powerful. Money, awards and fame, which are all the traditional ways Forbes or Fortune might track "power," trailed with tiny percentages at the bottom of the pack.

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Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human - Forbes

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human
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When Ray Kurzweil published The Age Of Spiritual Machines in 1999, he predicted a new era of thinking machines that will meet and then exceed human intelligence.

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Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money

Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money | Positive futures | Scoop.it
New research shows Millennials are less interested in financial security and more concerned with job fulfilment

Via Chad Manske, Emeric Nectoux, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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What makes you rich?  Maybe not money...

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Chad Manske's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:05 PM

Setting aside the specifics of this piece and focusing on the general traits of the millenials provides valuable insight to leading and managing this ever-growing segment of the workforce.  Gen X'ers like myself, and baby boomer bosses MUST study millenial trends and characteristics if we are to effectively lead, manage and work with them.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:45 PM

I don't think it is just Gen Y. I left a great paying job. because I was doing someone's work besides what made me whole. I think there are many others like me, who are older, who would leave if they knew how.

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Preventing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence - Education Week

Preventing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence - Education Week | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Visit Opinion. A recent meta-analysis on social- and emotional-learning programs like RULER confirms that teaching emotional intelligence is the common feature among schools that have safe, caring, and productive learning ...
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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." Aristotle

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Happiness Vs. Pain | The Psychology of Wellbeing

Happiness Vs. Pain | The Psychology of Wellbeing | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A colleague of mine from the positive psychology community, Dr. Lynn Johnson, once shared with me his own experiences with pain after having a double knee replacement surgery. 

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Strategies for dealing with pain.

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Communicating Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going

Communicating Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.  Keep track of the series here and check our daily e-mail newsletter, for all posts.
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Do you know where you want to go?  Successful people normally do...

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Alex Moyle's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:05 AM

Knowing where you are heading is essential if you want to get anywhere 

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful | Positive futures | Scoop.it
RT @gould_nathan: Why the pursuit of meaning may be better for you than the pursuit of happiness... http://t.co/48ojQLFnNe
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Tom Wojick's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:01 AM

Happiness is fleeting. Just ask any stock broker after they get their bonus. A few weeks done the road the glow is gone and now its about how can I get an even bigger bonus. Meaning and resiliency are interwoven and have permanence.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The ability to remain calm under pressure is a massive predictor of performance. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides ten proven strategies you can start using today. (RT @giloublay: With #emotional #intelligence, you can stay #calm and decrease #stress.
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Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence Brings Together Global Audience for a New Kind of Conference - The Sacramento Bee

Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence Brings Together Global Audience for a New Kind of Conference - The Sacramento Bee | Positive futures | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence is set to begin Monday, March 10. Live, interactive webinars will feature a host of thought leaders within the EQ (emotional intelligence) community.
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