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20 Ways To Save The World

20 Ways To Save The World | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Scott Goodson is the founder of StrawberryFrog and author of Uprising which was recently published by McGraw Hill.

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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many.

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Flip the question to change the outlook on change!

Change management. Fun stuff. Everyone loves change: take what you know and replace it with a promise. Then overlay a promise with the memory of accumulated missed efforts, half-baked attempts, and abandoned roads of missed ...
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Declare Your Radicalness - Umair Haque

Declare Your Radicalness - Umair Haque | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Great post again in the Harvard Business Review blog, written by Umair Haque, on the need for radicalism instead of the pragmatic incrementalism of our crisis management.

 

"Sure, radicalism's dangerous. But what's even more is dangerous is not enough radicalism in a time of mega-failure."


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How the Power of Positive Thinking Won Scientific Credibility

How the Power of Positive Thinking Won Scientific Credibility | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Psychologist Michael F. Scheier reflects on his groundbreaking 1985 research, which provided the scientific framework for exploring the real power of optimism.

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Summer of Peace 2012 | Transform stress and conflict in your life

Summer of Peace 2012 | Transform stress and conflict in your life | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Get ready for the Summer of Peace, a series of free online and live events with the biggest names in peacemaking -- Arun Gandhi, Alice Walker, Jack Kornfield, Civil Rights leader Bernard Lafayette, Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks,...

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The philosophy of creativity - mUmBRELLA

The philosophy of creativity - mUmBRELLA | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A highlight of Cannes for me has been the wisdom of philosopher Alain de Botton, a man so clever his brain has eaten his hair.

“Difficulty and suffering is normal. It’s an absolutely necessary part of creative life. If you don’t suffer in some way, you can’t be creative.”


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Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment - Gary Hamel

Watch Gary Hamel, celebrated management thinker and author and co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), make the case for reinventing management for the 21st century. In this fast-paced, idea-packed, 15-minute video essay, Hamel paints a vivid picture of what it means to build organizations that are fundamentally fit for the future—and genuinely fit for human beings. It's time to radically rethink how we mobilize people and organize resources to productive ends. Here's how we start.


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What Does It Mean To Be Literate In The 21st Century?

What Does It Mean To Be Literate In The 21st Century? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Is it time to re-think the list of life skills that we want our kids to know?

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 30, 2012 1:39 PM
Glad you enjoyed this article David.
Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 30, 2012 1:48 PM
So glad you enjoyed this article, Deborah.
Deborah Millar 's comment, June 30, 2012 1:57 PM
Thank you :) Keep them coming
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19 Ways to be More Optimistic - Huffington Post

19 Ways to be More Optimistic - Huffington Post | Positive futures | Scoop.it
19 Ways to be More OptimisticHuffington Post19 Ways to be More Optimistic - The Huffington Post.and more »...
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9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered The Classroom | Edudemic

9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered The Classroom | Edudemic | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"There is often a big divide between what happens in the laboratory and the way laboratory findings are practically applied. The relationship between neuroscience research and education is no exception. While there are numerous educational products that claim to be based on neuroscience research (often quite dubiously so), the real impact of brain-based research on education has been much more subtle."

This article "highlights some of the key ways that neuroscience is changing the classroom of today for the better." Topics include: cognitive tutoring, later start time in high schools, individualized education, making learning fun, and much more.


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Active Optimism: Five Things to Do When Everything Goes Wrong ...

Active Optimism: Five Things to Do When Everything Goes Wrong ... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How to be optimistic even when things go wrong. The secret is learning to practice active optimism.
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Search for Meaning in Life Today with Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl's theory and therapy grew out of his experiences in Nazi death camps. He saw that people who had hopes of being reunited with loved ones, or wh...

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:58 AM

As a therapist having worked with thousands of people over the years, i can attest to the power of Frankl's thoughts....worth your time and consideration.

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The must-have skills of the future | COOP-PBLinVET

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills ...
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Social Media & the Cyberhero Archetype | Psychology Today

Social Media & the Cyberhero Archetype | Psychology Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Positive online activity can foster healthier children & compassionate societies By Dana Klisanin, Ph.D....

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Ten Tips for Building a Strengths Based Culture | Agentive Blog

Ten Tips for Building a Strengths Based Culture | Agentive Blog | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Avoid the “one-hit-wonder” syndrome by planning ahead to incorporate strengths-based training and coaching at all levels of your department or organization. Keep it fresh by starting each meeting with a strengths exercise.
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Who Owns Your Happiness? | | Positive Living Now

So despite Gallup's rosy numbers, we're not as happy as we could be. But the good news is that all of us can learn to be happier. We know from a decade of research in positive psychology what it takes to increase happiness, ...
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Peak Denial - Preparing for a Future that will Challenge our Paradigms

"The Peak Oil debate is not a sporting event. What matters is not which side wins, but what reality awaits us. Will we see a continuing plateau in global crude oil production? How long will it last? How big a proportional contribution to total liquids production will we see from tar sands, shale, and other unconventionals? What will be the climate impact as the world’s petroleum supply is increasingly derived from lower-grade resources? And what will be the economic impact?"

 

Richard Heinberg provides a very convincing debunking of the so-called peak oil debunkers.

 


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Generativity: Generativity and Next-Generation Leadership

Generativity: Generativity and Next-Generation Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It is this ethic that liberates next-generation leaders to learn, grow and development in ways that promote creativity and innovation in business. ... They also resonated with me, and I think they will resonate with you as well.

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Workforce of Tomorrow

With an increasing number of women and Gen Y employees, the family and workforce paradigms are rapidly changing. Although the economy has grown tremendously,...

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The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words) — PsyBlog

The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words) — PsyBlog | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What is it like to be fully alive, right now, engaged with what you are doing? That's the psychology of flow.
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The Genetics of Happiness | positive psychology

The Genetics of Happiness | positive psychology | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A new study of twins sheds light on the complex links between biology and happiness.
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Address of His Holiness the Dalai Lama “Resisting Intolerance: An Ethical and Global Challenge” | The Muslim Times: A Blog to Foster Universal Brotherhood

Address of His Holiness the Dalai Lama “Resisting Intolerance: An Ethical and Global Challenge” | The Muslim Times: A Blog to Foster Universal Brotherhood | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Speaking with warmth and candor at LSE on Wednesday, the Dalai Lama called for greater respect for the rights and well being of all people; emphasizing our common humanity and the moral obligations it creates to recognize the dignity of others despite differences of color, religion, nationality, and culture


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Why Childhood Reward is Important for Happiness and Motivation in Adulthood

Why Childhood Reward is Important for Happiness and Motivation in Adulthood | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Most people understand it is important to praise children and reward them when they behave well, but new research has cast light on exactly why this is so and provides interesting results.
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Leadership for the future: diversity, creativity and co-creation

Leadership for the future: diversity, creativity and co-creation | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Giles Hutchins: Leadership for the future: diversity, creativity and co-creation. June 28, 2012 by Simon. I am very pleased to introduce this article by Giles Hutchins, a friend of Schumacher College who I met while I was studying for my masters ...
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