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Scapegoat-in-Chief: The Race for the Oval Office - We get the leaders we deserve!

Scapegoat-in-Chief: The Race for the Oval Office - We get the leaders we deserve! | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Brilliant analysis by Ricgard Heinberg of the race for U.S. President. Both "leaders" are stuck in Wizard-of-Oz-like fairy tales of growth and energy cornucopia. I guess we get the "leaders" we deserve.


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Tim Harford — Article — So many numbers, so little time | Appreciative inquiry

Tim Harford — Article — So many numbers, so little time | Appreciative inquiry | Positive futures | Scoop.it
So many numbers, so little time (RT @freakonometrics: "The world’s complexity is a symptom of economic success, but it can pose serious risks" http://t.co/HIVvDQgP @rszbt...)...
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Le chercheur bouddhiste Matthieu Ricard vient parler science et ...

Le chercheur bouddhiste Matthieu Ricard vient parler science et ... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard, le scientifique bouddhiste est à la fois cobaye et chercheur pour les expériences menées sur les effets de la méditation sur le cerveau. ...

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Harvard launches first edX courses | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2012

Harvard launches first edX courses | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2012 | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Harvard begins massive online courses through its edX venture with MIT and Berkeley, aiming to improve education on and beyond campus...

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What meditation really is |Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson

What meditation really is |Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When trying to learn about recent advances in scientific understanding of meditation and how it affects our brain and consequently our emotional well-being, Daniel Goleman and Professor Richard Davidson are the two guys who I would want to have...
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Deepak Chopra: Social Media is the Next Phase of Humanity [VIDEO]

Deepak Chopra: Social Media is the Next Phase of Humanity [VIDEO] | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Spirituality guru Deepak Chopra expresses true optimism for the good social media can bring to the world.

 

The best way to get rid of your enemy is to increase their capacity for happiness and well being... 

 

...if harnessed for good, technology could lead the world to a place of good and produce a united solution for the challenges of the world.


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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit ... and exams are not the only answer

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit ... and exams are not the only answer | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Roger Francis assesses Britain's fall in global literacy league-tables and asks whether tougher exams are the answer when they have failed so far...

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Innovativeness as Positive Deviance

Innovativeness as Positive Deviance | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This is the 5rd in a series of articles about The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. See also Kirsten Cronlund's article, A Powerful Collection: Book Review and Amanda Horne's articles, ...

 

(David) Interesting piece featuring the Cameron & Quinn Competing Values Framework which I have utilised with some success.

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20 Game-Changing Technology Trends That Will Create Both Disruption and Opportunity on a Global Level - Part 2

20 Game-Changing Technology Trends That Will Create Both Disruption and Opportunity on a Global Level - Part 2 | Positive futures | Scoop.it
 Last week I shared 10 of my Top 20 Game-Changing Technology-Driven Trends that will cause both disruption and opportunity on a global level.

 


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65% of Americans Choose a Better Boss Over a Raise -- Here's Why - Forbes

65% of Americans Choose a Better Boss Over a Raise -- Here's Why - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Forbes65% of Americans Choose a Better Boss Over a Raise -- Here's WhyForbesAccording to Michelle McQuaid, a world leader in positive psychology interventions in the workplace, if you feel unappreciated, uninspired, lonely, and miserable, you're...
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Business Model Innovation – an Introduction

Business Model Innovation – an Introduction | Positive futures | Scoop.it

So I recently came across a book on Amazon that immediately piqued my interest. That book is Business Model Generation, by Alexander Osterwalder. This is one of the most unique and interesting books and approaches I’ve come across in a long while.

 

Business Model Generation is a recent addition to the long line of books on business model innovation in the face of disruptive business change. Geoffrey Moore, Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter, the Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Maps, and others are part of this long tradition. But this book is very special IMO. And the primary reason for its uniqueness is its use of visual thinking.

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Onion Talks - Preview of new channel. Let's hope "No mind will be left unchanged."

Presenting Onion Talks: the most important ideas from greatest thinkers on the planet. No mind will be left unchanged. COMING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH Subscri...

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Global Noise takes on austerity: 'We are not going to be silent'

Global Noise takes on austerity: 'We are not going to be silent' | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Demonstrators across the world are calling for an end to austerity as Global Noise protests kick off in more than 30 countries, including many in the Nobel Peace laureate European Union.

 

Is Global Noise the new "Occupy"? Opposition against globalised new class warfare will need more than just a narrative. It will need organisation.


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Giving without expectation | Aspire-CS

Giving without expectation | Aspire-CS | Positive futures | Scoop.it
 Ours is a culture of giving to others with an expectation that we'll get something in exchange.

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FutureofBiz.org

FutureofBiz.org | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The pace of change, driven by the exponential pressures of Moore’s Law as well as such factors as globalization and shifting social values, presents decision-makers with increasing demands.

How to scope a future that is quite literally changing faster every day?
How to avoid groupthink, which as 2008 reminded us presents the greatest single risk factor to our organizations?
How to make strategic choices which will have long-term implications when uncertainty about future situations has never been higher?
The Cameron Paradox: The faster things change, the more important it is to look ahead.

So how come the future, where all the value lies, is of such marginal interest to business? Put it another way: Every reporting mechanism driving business understanding and the value of companies looks behind. Yet all the value lies ahead.


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Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn

Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   GenX digital immigrants recall planning, organizing and interacting with one another without mobile phones, computers or the Internet. Digital natives, however, never have experienced life without technology.

   Since childhood, individuals of GenY have integrated technologies into their lives and have developed skills to naturally adapt to continuous technological progress. They have made digital technologies an inherent part of their day-to-day lives and intuitively understand them.

 

   In a 2011 study, Johnson Controls' Global Work-Place Innovation discovered which workplace areas are in a certain need of improvement, to better accommodate the arriving GenY workers:

- Bring your own technology (BYOT);

- Always connected;

- No loss of transition from home to work;

- Social networking friendly solutions;

- Collaborative solutions;

- Internal knowledge management;

- More sustainable working environment.

 


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Happiness, Achievement and Serendipity Infographic - Delivering Happiness

Happiness, Achievement and Serendipity Infographic - Delivering Happiness | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Delivering Happiness - Happiness, Achievement and Serendipity Infographic delivering happiness, book, happiness, delivering, at work, zappos, Tony Hsieh, business, corporate culture, entrepreneur (The science of #happiness #infographic
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Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham

Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   We’ve all heard about how millennials have been raised by “helicopter parents,” who hover over them and protect them from criticism and disappointment. The result is a “teacup” generation of young people who may appear outwardly perfect, but are easily shattered.

 

   For years, they have regularly been given pats on the back, often just for showing up. They made it to the end of the soccer season – fantastic, everyone gets a trophy! They took a test – how amazing!

 

   When they finally join the workforce, it’s no wonder members of Gen Y expect a promotion just for being on time to work for six weeks straight.

   If we want to (p)reframe this generations mindset, it’s necessary to first understand their perspective, especially in the following four ways:

1. Participation is enough;

2. Everything is customized;

3. Constant, immediate feedback is required;

4. Change must be embraced.

 


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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Sense making on nr. 1


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Thx to Lorretta Donovan for this scoop! Clear focus on the attributes anyone needs to work in current and future workplaces. Feels like a skill set for complex systems. 

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Future proof your learning! Double-loop learning and organizational learning.

Future proof your learning! Double-loop learning and organizational learning. | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Double-loop learning and organizational learning.  How we learn matters to leaders.


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Richard Branson Dreams Large | Good Business New York

Richard Branson Dreams Large | Good Business New York | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Richard Branson shared his vision for a sustainably shared world at the 2012 World Business Forum. (Yes he is-TY 4 RT!
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Learning to Hope | Words of Wisdom by Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist leader

Learning to Hope | Words of Wisdom by Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist leader | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives. (Please read!
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One Simple Thought That Can Improve Every Relationship

One Simple Thought That Can Improve Every Relationship | Positive futures | Scoop.it

 

I’ve often wished for a magic wand that I could wave to fix my relationships with others – especially after there has been a confrontation and we’re hanging on by our fingertips or just simple awkwardness because of something I said.

 

Twenty years ago, a woman named Lexi passed along something to me that her father had said to her. “It is more important to be loving than right.” It struck me like a lightning bolt! “It is more important to be loving than right.”

 

I immediately began to recall the many situations in my life where I felt the need to demonstrate to others that I was “right” (thereby leaving the other person “wrong”) on subjects ranging from baseball scores to scientific theories. Did proving myself “right” make me feel superior? Even if it did, what impact did it have on the other person? What affect did it have on my relationship with the other person, especially someone very close to me?

 

We all know the answers. It didn’t make the other person feel good about me and it adversely affected our relationship.

 

To read more...http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121010150156-206775244-one-simple-thought-that-can-improve-every-relationship

 


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Seven future trends you need to be aware of

Seven future trends you need to be aware of | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Thomas Frey predict the future by identifying emerging global trends.

 

Frey spoke to SmartCompany from the United States ahead of his upcoming visit to Australia for the Ci2012 conference.

 

Here are his seven predictions for the future.


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Soulseeds: Intelligence is Diverse and Diversity is Intelligent

Soulseeds: Intelligence is Diverse and Diversity is Intelligent | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A young girl finished her first week of school. Her parents asked her how she felt about it. She said,”It’s not going so well. I can't read, I can't wri (@mfruitt you will like this one!
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