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Come on everyone, let’s walk the talk, start embodying Human Rights @BlogActionDay12 We’re all one | Life Coaching With Ang

Come on everyone, let’s walk the talk, start embodying Human Rights @BlogActionDay12 We’re all one | Life Coaching With Ang | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In fact, this is my challenge to you today:

Read and reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the universal values of: Truth, Gentleness; Patience; Purity; Humility; and Love…

 

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A passionate call to action on Human Rights from Angie Goodeve on @BlogActionDay.

 

If you want a positive future for the world, you should condider reading this and passing it on.

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You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts." —Albert Einstein


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Well argued and practical article cahllenging conventional wisdom that we're stuck with what we have...

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Intel Sees a Future Where We Will Form “Relationships” with Our Gadgets: Scientific American

Intel Sees a Future Where We Will Form “Relationships” with Our Gadgets: Scientific American | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Company cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell tells us to get ready to take our fondness for smartphones, tablets and other devices to the next level

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John Seeley Brown's deck changing how we think about and lead change

John Seely Brown warns us about the competency trap—because we are experts in what we know, when we confront problems, we do more of what we know how to do, r
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Some really worthwhile insights in this deck form a genuine, card carrying thought leader!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 14, 2013 12:57 PM

Complexity, chaos, and dialogue will be central components of the future. Expertise will be about figuring out who can do the best job in this given moment.

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Leadership People Skills: Achieve Vision With Values vs Ultimatums - Kate Nasser

Leadership People Skills: Achieve Vision With Values vs Ultimatums - Kate Nasser | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leadership people skills engage employees to realize the vision. They build commitment. What threatens them & what builds them? The People Skills Coach™.

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Change comes from the heart, an article about the best way to engage that.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:57 AM

Leadership people skills aren’t fluff! They are the expression of values vs. ultimatums. They respect, honor, and engage people to realize the vision. 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 14, 2013 8:52 PM

Better leadership better, better results, period. Any manager or executive that feels leadership people skills are fluff, is not a leader. 

 

Wonderful content here from thought leader Kate Nasser.  

 

From the article:

 

We applaud leaders with strong clear vision. We applaud them if they can communicate it in a way that respects, engages, and influences others vs. browbeating them.

 

We disengage from leaders with poor leadership people skills no matter how incredible the vision. The vision then slows, fades, or dies altogether.

 

Les Howard's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:46 AM

Important points as to what makes an effective leader.

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The Secret to Developing Leadership in an Organization | HR C-Suite

The Secret to Developing Leadership in an Organization | HR C-Suite | Positive futures | Scoop.it

However, these aspects of leadership, while important, often fail to address the one change that can most impact individual and organizational success. The most important shift in thinking for a new leader is this: moving from focusing on your own accomplishments to thinking about your team’s contribution toward achievement of the company’s business strategy.

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35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World, by Aimee Groth

35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World, by Aimee Groth | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In order to sharpen our reasoning skills, we must have a good grasp of our own cognitive biases, as well as the basic laws of the universe. But in a dynamic world, new laws are constantly emerging.
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When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it -- this is knowledge. --Confucius

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The Future of Crowdsourcing: Creation to Curation, Search to Synthesis, Content to Things | @Gauravonomics

The Future of Crowdsourcing: Creation to Curation, Search to Synthesis, Content to Things | @Gauravonomics | Positive futures | Scoop.it
As part of MSLGROUP's recent Future of Engagement report (Kindle, SlideShare report, SlideShare deck, Visually, YouTube), I wrote (with Pascal Beucler and Nidhi

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David Ednie's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:35 AM

Creation, Co-creation or Crowd-creation, Curation, Co-curation or Crowd- curation ar all enabled by 1) a Collaborative mindset (New Thinking) AND 2) the Cloud (New Technology).

Conclusions:

> The Cloud = Crowd

> OLD Thinking + NEW Technology = Failure

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James Bond Leadership Series: Unleashing Personal Energy

James Bond Leadership Series: Unleashing Personal Energy | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Tumblr Post co-created by Tal Shnall (@TShnall) and Johann Gauthier (@Gauthierjohann) This post is part of an ongoing series on infectious connections inspired by the book entitled “Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic...
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"To engage in resonant connections:

Talk less;Own your own power and intent, “act more like”;Show up, be alert and aware with a clear purpose;Unleash your vibrating energy; and,Viscerally impact others."

 

Infectious stuff!

 

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Talk less;Own your own power and intent, “act more like”;Show up, be alert and aware with a clear purpose;Unleash your vibrating energy; and,Viscerally impact others.
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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Dare To Be by Steve Maraboli

Dare To Be by Steve Maraboli | Positive futures | Scoop.it

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

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Beautiful poem from Steve Maraboli - pinning it above my desk!

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Know When to Coach and When to Teach - Management Tip of the Day - October 08, 2013

Know When to Coach and When to Teach  - Management Tip of the Day - October 08, 2013 | Positive futures | Scoop.it
To develop your employees’ skills, evaluate the situation before choosing an approach. Are you working with someone who’s inexperienced or a colleague who requires immediate...
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Valuable mini-tip!

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"Emotional Intelligence" Gains Traction | New Haven Independent

"Emotional Intelligence" Gains Traction  |  New Haven Independent | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Yale has launched a new Center for Emotional Intelligence with a goal to help 300,000 kids in Connecticut -- including, after years of working with children around the globe, some...

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:02 AM

RULER stands for:

• Recognizing emotions in oneself and others.
• Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions.
• Labeling the full range of emotions using a rich vocabulary.
• Expressing emotions appropriately in different contexts.
• Regulating emotions effectively to foster healthy relationships and achieve goals.”

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, October 6, 2013 2:16 AM

Yale has a new Center for Emotional Intelligence - glad they're recognizing how teaching EQ skills early can make kids resilient.

TOLLEC Bernard's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:17 PM

Pourquoi pas imaginer cela dans le monde de l'entreprise ? un baromètre à l'entrée des bureaux ?

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What Good Managers Do: Management Priorities for the 21st Century

What Good Managers Do: Management Priorities for the 21st Century | Positive futures | Scoop.it

To manage organisations in the twenty-first century is to manage people as the center of any activity in the firm.


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 14, 2013 10:15 AM

(From the article): “What is good management? What is a good manager? One could try to find an answer in literature, just to realise that there is no clear answer….We decided to ask managers directly.”

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:12 AM

Nice synthesis in EBR on 21st Century Management Practices and What Good Managers Do. 

 

1. Creating and communicating a future
2. Constant adapting the business model
3. Putting people as the center of the organisation
4. Integrating with an institutional strategy

 

"Managing these elements is a fundamental task for top management in any organisation. They may do it with different styles, in different forms, with different emphasis… but all do it."

Gary Johnsen's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:34 PM

1. Create a future and communicate it. All the managers shared with us his/her worries about the future. Mr. Jaime Aguilera, President of Unilever in Spain, clearly summarised the role of a General Manager as ‘leaving the company is a better position to face the future than the initial one’. This role can be trivialised but it is extremely important. It means an exercise in the anticipation of changes, in sensing opportunities, in creating new spaces for competition… If the top manager is not thinking about the future, who in the company is doing it?

Future plans are reflected in a clear strategy that can be communicated and that helps in mobilising the whole organisation. Peter Betzel, now at IKEA Germany, explained that any good strategy should have a long-term vision but clear short-term objectives. Laura González-Molero from Merck explained that strategy should focus the organisation on a common goal but be flexible to contingencies in the way to reach it. Enrique Martinez from FNAC reminded us that clear goals are needed to better assign resources even in good times.

2. Constant adaptation of the business model.

Our protagonists talk about constant adaptation, continual change, renewal, noting that nothing lasts forever anymore. A Company such as Ficosa International, a component supplier to the auto industry, had to totally re-invent itself when it realised the industry was rapidly globalising. Even a company such as IKEA, an innovative business model, has been changing and adapting as its size and geographical imprint has been changing.

 

“To manage organisations in the twenty-first century is to manage people as the center of any activity in the firm.”

3. People as the center of the organisation. Many corporate cultures highlight people, human capital, and/or knowledge as the key resources and advantages in organisations. But the managers in our sample have a clear commitment to people in terms of the time they involve and the effort they exert in this area. They are thinking ahead of the capabilities they will need to reach the future they dream about, and they develop talent as needed in their organisations.

 

 

4. Integrate with an institutional strategy. Essentially this is providing meaning to any task in a firm. While the other three priority task are quite expected, they emerge in other studies, perhaps with other wording, subdivided in different ways, but essentially are constant in most studies. However in our work a fundamentally different task emerged that integrates everything in the organisation and it is a unique and exclusive priority for the top management of a company. We have called it institutional strategy.

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Deciding When It's Okay to Lie

Deciding When It's Okay to Lie | Positive futures | Scoop.it

One of the age-old problems in ethics is whether and when it is permissible to lie. While most of us might agree in principle that truth and transparency are critical ethical principles and that lying and deception are intrinsically wrong, we don’t always agree on how to apply this to everyday life. Is truth always required? And if not, just when is it okay to lie?


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Facsinating quick survey - where's your ethical red line?

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The Power of Regret to Shape Our Future

The Power of Regret to Shape Our Future | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Why people are reluctant to exchange lottery tickets, but will happily exchange pens.

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Research: Can Money Buy Happiness? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Research: Can Money Buy Happiness? | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.
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What inspires people to act selflessly, help others, and make personal sacrifices?

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How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What to do when someone is screaming, venting, explaining, or belaboring.

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Swastika – The Enigmatic Universal Symbol

Swastika – The Enigmatic Universal Symbol | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Ancient symbols have a sense of mystery and awe wrapped around it - like the Swastika. The initial impression might revolve around its use by Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, which has stigmatized its use in the Western culture.
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Fasconating - from the article:

 

"The swastika symbol had an extraordinary survival, in space and time, having reached the present day. Some might even argue that it remained deeply inside in what CG Jung called the “collective unconscious,” that is, the supposed part of the mind that records and conserves the psychological heritage of all mankind."

 

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7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology

7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I’m heading out to Las Vegas now for #HRTechConf. It’s always a fascinating and elucidating experience, and a chance to catch up with friends, clients and colleagues and of course - the parties.

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Living to Believe Rather than to Know: A Meditation on Belief and Knowledge

Living to Believe Rather than to Know: A Meditation on Belief and Knowledge | Positive futures | Scoop.it

There is greater power and vitality in what we believe than in what we know. In a culture that places an alarmingly high value on knowledge, such a statement may sound questionable at best, or at worst merely absurd.


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7 Ways to Stop Fearing What Everyone Thinks of You

7 Ways to Stop Fearing What Everyone Thinks of You | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Constant approval-seeking forces you to miss out on the beauty of simply being yourself, with your own unique ideas and desires.  If you are led through life only doing and being what you’ve come to believe is expected of you, then, in a way, you cease to live.


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John Michel's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:16 PM

The bottom line is that constant approval-seeking forces you to miss out on the beauty of simply being yourself, with your own unique ideas and desires.  If you are led through life only doing and being what you’ve come to believe is expected of you, then, in a way, you cease to live.


Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, October 8, 2013 7:00 PM

Being unique and being yourself is a gift...don't waste it trying to please everyone else. "We all have quirks and unique perspectives.  The more relaxed you become with your own differences, the more comfortable you will start to feel just being YOU.  Celebrate being different, off the beaten path, a little on the weird side… your own special creation.  If you find yourself feeling like a fish out of water, by all means find a new river to swim in.  But DO NOT change who you are; BE who you are."

Rodney Q. Phillips's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:11 PM

Places things in proper perspective for prosperity.

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The Paradox Of Doing More

The Paradox Of Doing More | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How to truly get the most out of your time.
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John Michel's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:13 PM

Orienting around the end product (and process) helps us be more rigorous with the way we align our experiences with our outcomes.

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Seth's Blog: The merchants of average

Seth's Blog: The merchants of average | Positive futures | Scoop.it
They will push you to fit in, to dress alike, to use the same tools, to fit the format. They are the high school English teacher in love with his rubric and the book editor who needs you to fit...

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What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating

What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Adam Grant in his latest blog post on LinkedIn:

 

I used to dread going to parties. I stood around struggling with small talk, waiting for an opening to debate about big ideas. That changed 13 years ago, the day I read The Tipping Point.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:35 PM

Adam takes a closer look at why people are facinated by Malcom Gladwell's books.  There a re many interesting observations to explore in his blog post. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:46 PM

Theories are not about right and wrong. They are about interesting.