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3 Reasons Why Your Predictions Of The Future Will Go Wrong

3 Reasons Why Your Predictions Of The Future Will Go Wrong | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Futurism is a richly metaphorical body of thought. It has to be; much of what we talk about is on the verge of unimaginable, so we have to resort to metaphors for it to make any kind of sense.

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Increase Peace by Increasing Humanity

Increase Peace by Increasing Humanity | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When my parents responded to a drunk, despondent and aggravated old woman with compassion and respect, they did not know that this kindness would reach the child quietly listening in the next room, plant seeds in his soul, and continue to grow...
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"Conflict is inevitable, but the response is not."

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Dr. Amen's Blog | EMPATHY VARIES BY AGE AND GENDER

Dr. Amen's Blog | EMPATHY VARIES BY AGE AND GENDER | Positive futures | Scoop.it

After looking at nearly 80,000 brain SPECT scans over the last twenty-two years, one thing is abundantly clear, the male and female brain are very different.   It was this fascinating difference that led me to write my new book in which I outline six ways the female brain is more capable than the male’s. 

 

Given these differences it’s not surprising that a recent study of more than 75,000 adults showed women are more empathic than men.


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John Michel's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:20 PM

Empathy is the ability to recognize and share other people’s experiences, or the ability to put yourself in another’s position and feel what they feel and it is one the key strengths of the female brain.

Another article that looked at empathy was entitled:  “What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women.”  The article reported on a study in which teams were given a number of tasks involving brainstorming, decision-making, and problem solving. Teams were given collective intelligence scores based on their performance.

Debra Manchester's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:33 PM

A good reminder that we are not all alike.

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International Coach Federation: Ten ways coaching can help your organization

International Coach Federation: Ten ways coaching can help your organization | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In recent years, professional coaching has shown a significant return on investment for companies. Wondering how it can help your organization?

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The figures that prove it are in the article.  A must read for those who believ in people as potential rather than people as problems to be solved!

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How to Cultivate Empathy

How to Cultivate Empathy | Positive futures | Scoop.it
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Nice video and great movement to join!

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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's comment, March 26, 2013 12:33 AM
Feell imagine do share ... Gr8 program!
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 26, 2013 6:10 AM

Great resource on a good way to act on Empathy.  Thanks David!!!

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HOW TO CULTIVATE EMPATHY

We all have the capacity for empathy.  As human beings we are literally wired for it.  But that doesn’t mean we’re off the hook: as with any skill, empathy must be nurtured and practiced.  And in that, we can all play a role.  Empathy begins and ends in our relationships with others.  Each day presents us with dozens of opportunities to model it – with our children, our friends, our colleagues. Here you'll discover tips, practices, and profiles of game-changing educators and innovators to help you more effectively cultivate empathy, starting right now.

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38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Some prime examples of map porn for all my fellow amateur cartographers to get lost in. Get it?
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Will men and machines merge?

Will men and machines merge? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades.

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Scarily exciting...

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Seeds of Empathy - Promotional Video

The Seeds of Empathy 3 minute promotional video was produced in partnership with Dowse Marketing + Design and Systematic Design Inc.

The Seeds of Empathy program was created in 2005 and was designed for children 3 to 5 years of age attending early learning centres.'

The program fosters social and emotional competence and early literacy skills in young children and provides professional development for Early Childhood Educators. The two key components of Seeds of Empathy are: learning to read and learning to relate.


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Innovation: Five Keys to Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

Innovation: Five Keys to Educating the Next Generation of Leaders | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Teaching leadership and innovation is critical to our society's future. We could do better.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 23, 2013 3:48 AM

Educating students to become innovative leaders is not yet a science, and is inherently a messy enterprise.  It is not likely to occur in the safe, predictable, ordered and linear world we tend to put students in.  In a sense all of this can be summarized as the need to teach students to dare, to experiment and to fail with joy.  Perhaps John Stuart Mill said everything that needed to be said about innovation and leadership in this short sentence:  “That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of our time.”

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Recognizing Patterns - Six Seconds

Recognizing Patterns - Six Seconds | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Recognizing Patterns helps you track and monitor your reactions – which is an essential step to managing them. Recognizing your own patterns will also help you see others’ – which will be invaluable in coaching others so they get off of autopilot as well.

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Nice resource pack form Six Seconds on EQ.

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Les Howard's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:07 AM

I wonder if this is the holy grail of learning, that we seek to add new information to existing patterns and modifying them when we challenge them.

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If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past

If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past | Positive futures | Scoop.it
If you don't like how things are going, tell a different story. Sometimes strategic change just means taking something from the periphery — an anomaly, a demonstration, a small innovation — and redefining it as central.

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How do you frame your life experiences?  Critical question for who you are and will be...

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Lansana Gagny Sakho's comment, March 21, 2013 3:21 AM
... If you don't know where you go back where you from
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Utilisons-nous seulement 10 % de notre cerveau ?

Utilisons-nous seulement 10 % de notre cerveau ? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Depuis plus d'un siècle, cette croyance populaire a la vie dure. Longtemps décriée par les scientifiques, elle pourrait finalement être avérée...

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It's a great question and worth translating if necessary!

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Build a Diverse Group of Friends

Build a Diverse Group of Friends | Positive futures | Scoop.it
To grow as a person, it's important to go beyond our "comfort zone" of people and seek relationships with those who are wildly different from us.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:38 AM

Excellent instruction from the article, "Be interested in people in general. Everyone has their own stories and peculiarities. When you approach everyone with the intent to get to know them and understand them, you’ll often find that most people are pretty damn awesome in their own way."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:47 PM

We need to be open minded and move beyond what is comfortable. It is on those boundaries real innovation occurs.

John Michel's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:13 PM

A lot of us repeat the cliche that “opposites attract,” but psychology research tells a different story. We’re much more likely to build relationships with people who are similar to us than people who are different from us.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Learning for Life: Preparing Learners for the Complexities of the W...

Today s learners need to be well-prepared for the complex demands of ever-fluctuating, international business environments. To help students contend with this r

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» Mindfulness Can Aid in Focus, Working Memory - Psych Central News

» Mindfulness Can Aid in Focus, Working Memory - Psych Central News | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Does your mind tend to wander? Do you have trouble concentrating? If the answer is yes, mindfulness training may help -- and quickly. In fact, researchers
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Noticed today on BBC News that some schools have started to teach about mindfulness.  More power to their elbows!

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Belinda MJ.B's comment, March 27, 2013 9:44 AM
That's great news to know that many schools are teaching mindfulness.
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Beyond the Product: What We Should Be Teaching Young People

Beyond the Product: What We Should Be Teaching Young People | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A viral video of Kelvin Doe, aka DJ Focus, an Innovate Salone 2012 winner, has been viewed more than 4.3 million times on YouTube. This inspirational video captures Kelvin’s three-week trip to
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Some fantastic principles for all of us in the fuuture, not just young people!

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Saving The Lives Of 4 Million Children In 1,000 Days

Saving The Lives Of 4 Million Children In 1,000 Days | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What will you do with the next 1,000 days of your life? Buy a car? Change jobs? Lose those 10 extra pounds? Save the lives of 4.4 million children?On December 31, 2015, 1,000 days from April 6, we
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It's a big challenge, but a hugely worthwhile endeavour. Spread the word and help people to get involved!

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Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes

Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Our education system is not broken, it has just become obsolete When I think of all the tremendous, seemingly impossible feats made possible by entrepreneurs, I am amazed that more has not been done to reinvent our education system.
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Transforming emotions into emotional intelligence - Leaderonomics ...

Transforming emotions into emotional intelligence - Leaderonomics ... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Emotions are part of our lives as human beings, and they play a role even at our work places. When the going gets tough, the truth is, the tough doesn't get going; instead, the norm is to break down and have emotional ...
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Jeremy Rifkin - Futurist and Speaker on Economic Changes and Trends

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of nineteen bestselling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment.


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The New Travel Amenity: Clean, Local, Plastic-Free Water

The New Travel Amenity: Clean, Local, Plastic-Free Water | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Tomorrow, on World Water Day, a new start-up is launching a program that aims to raise $1 billion to improve clean water infrastructure by convincing resorts around the world to stop importing plastic bottles.

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NANCY PETERS's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:25 AM

Raising $1 billion for a great cause...

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Top 4 Toughest Non-Violent Heroes

Top 4 Toughest Non-Violent Heroes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of the 4 baddest people in history never to reach for their piece.
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We need more tough guys like these!

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Technology is changing at a rapid pace, so much so that it’s challenging to grasp. While there is little uniformity in technology, there are some…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:10 PM

This is a comprehensive article that will take time to read and digest.

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