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Paul Ekman: Outsmart Evolution and Master Your Emotions

"Renowned psychologist and emotion-guru Paul Ekman describes how introducing conscious awareness to facial expressions can help one override and control their emotions."

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Leading@google: Tony Schwartz

"Demand is relentlessly rising. Our capacity is not keeping pace. The traditional solution to higher demand has been to invest more time. Unfortunately, time is finite, and most of us have no hours left to invest. Energy, however, can be systematically expanded --- and it can also be regularly renewed. To operate at our best, we need four energy sources: physical (quantity), emotional (quality), mental (focus), and the energy of the human spirit (purpose). This talk will focus on the role of energy in fueling sustainable high performance, and in motivating others."

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Carol Dweck 'Mindset - the new psychology of success' at Happiness & Its Causes 2013

"- What do we mean by success and failure?
- How do fixed and growth mindsets affect our happiness and fulfilment in life?
- Can praising our children actually be harmful?
- How can we learn to reach our full potential?

Professor Carol Dweck, leading researcher in the field of motivation; Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, USA; author: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success"

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The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee

Think 8 a.m. is the perfect time for a big dose of caffeine? Think again.
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The First 20 Hours - How to Learn Anything: Josh Kaufman at TED

Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way. 

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Tania Singer - Breaking the Wall between People @Falling Walls 2010

"What defines humans: self-interest, self-focus, empathy or compassion? While "exogenous" sciences like economy and sociology failed to give by themselves an exhaustive definition of human nature, producing partial concepts like the "homo economicus", the answer might come from an "inside-out" approach."

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Insights - Out of Character: The Hidden Forces That Change Who We Are

"Character. We want it in our leaders, we seek it in our spouses and friends, we try to teach it to our children. The prevailing view is that it comes from hard work and due diligence. It's cultivated; it's stable. But if character is so stable, then why do we so often disagree over who's got it and who doesn't? Professor David DeSteno shows how science has turned prevailing wisdom upside down by revealing that character, vice, and virtue are predominantly shaped by forces outside of our awareness."

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Dan Buettner: National Geographic Journalist, Longevity & Happiness Expert, Keynote Speaker

"His books The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest and Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way appeared on many best seller lists and were both featured on Oprah and other US and international media.
Dan Buettner's colossal research effort on happiness found four locations around the world ("Blue Zones") with the highest reported well‐being. In the societies he visits, it's no coincidence that the way people interact with each other, shed stress, nourish their bodies, and view their world yields more happiness and good years of life.

Utilizing this data, Dan ultimately founded a company that puts the world's best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people's lives. In 2009, he partnered with AARP to apply the principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40%. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University's Walter Willet called the results "stunning.""

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MyndGenie: Taking Mental Fitness to the Masses - Knowledge@Wharton

MyndGenie: Taking Mental Fitness to the Masses - Knowledge@Wharton | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
MyndGenie, a Bangalore-based start-up, is offering phone-based coaching for mental fitness. Its objective is to make the techniques of behavioral sciences simple, accessible and affordable enough to be offered as a consumer service.
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Aiming for the Brain's Sweet Spot

Daniel Goleman considers the balance between stress and performance.
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Why we can't accept blame when things go wrong

Why we can't accept blame when things go wrong | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University College London say people may experience less responsibility for negative than for positive outcomes.
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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:40 AM

Les êtres humains ont tous, dans leur vie, une part liée à l'enfance. Une caresse vaut mieux qu'une giffle, un compliment amène à l'excellence, une réprimande à la rebellion et à la guerre.

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How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
Caffeine prevents our focus from becoming too diffuse; it instead hones our attention in a hyper-vigilant fashion.
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Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil | Video on TED.com

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:39 AM

I've been a long time fan of Dr. Zimbardo and his work, this work is important for all of us to understand to this 'evil' thing

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John Hagel: Move to the City, Learn Faster

Cities of Knowledge: Why We Learn Faster in Cities Than We Could On Our Own.

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The Effort Effect

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According to a Stanford psychologist, you’ll reach new heights if you learn to embrace the occasional tumble.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:56 AM

As we've often said "It is not failure it is rapid prototyping" of your innovation process.  With a 98% failure rate in corporate innovation programs sometimes you'll need to make a mistake to make it better.  But to avoid the trial and error approach and minimize these failures get a professional innovation manager to help you navigate the development of the process.  The S+IG is one such group (www.sig-hq.com)

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Emotional Agility

"Effective leaders don’t buy into or try to suppress their inner experiences. Instead they approach them in a mindful, values-driven, and productive way—developing what we call emotional agility. In our complex, fast-changing knowledge economy, this ability to manage one’s thoughts and feelings is essential to business success. Numerous studies, from the University of London professor Frank Bond and others, show that emotional agility can help people alleviate stress, reduce errors, become more innovative, and improve job performance."

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Defining Compassion, Empathy & Altruism Scientific, Economic, Philosophical & Contemplative Perspectives

This part of the conference was the session on Compassion Research in Neuroscience. The speakers of this session were: Brian Knutson, PhD, Richard Davidson, PhD, Tania Singer, PhD, and Bill Mobley, MD, PhD.

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Insights - Out of Character: The Hidden Forces That Change Who We Are

"The conference convened a unique group of leading world experts in the fields of altruism, compassion, and service to present their latest research. This talk was part of panel Origins and Conceptual Models of Compassion by David DeSteno, Ph.D."

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Our Attention Is Under Siege: Tony Schwartz and Daniel Goleman

The Energy Project's CEO, Tony Schwartz, sits down with thought leader Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence) to dis...

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:26 PM

Daniel Goleman is raising the ante with his new book on "Focus." He says, "the game has changed so much that we have to get conscious and intentional about something we took for granted" -- i.e. our ability to attend and focus.

 

Technology is invading our ability to attend at an alarming rate .  We need to develop tools to help us raise our awareness of what is going on in our mind and know how to bring it back. 

 

Turn off Facebook, Twitter, in fact turn off the computer for a day. No cell phone. If this makes you anxious, then it may be time to get some help in learning how to regain control of your mind.

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Keys to long life: Longevity study unearths surprising answers

Keys to long life: Longevity study unearths surprising answers | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
Cheer up. Stop worrying. Don't work so hard. Good advice for a long life? As it turns out, no. In a groundbreaking study of personality as a predictor of longevity, University of California, Riverside researchers found just the opposite.
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Daniel Goleman: Why Professionals Need Focus

Daniel Goleman: Why Professionals Need Focus | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Daniel Goleman, who is an internationally known psychologist that lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses.
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Rich People Just Care Less

Rich People Just Care Less | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
The poor are more attuned to social relations, because they have to be. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also addressing the gap in empathy.
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Why We Need Answers: The Theory of Cognitive closure

Why We Need Answers: The Theory of Cognitive closure | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
In 2010, the psychologist Jerome Kruglanski looked specifically at the need for cognitive closure as part of the response to terrorism.
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How Music Makes Us Feel Better

How Music Makes Us Feel Better | Self Improvement for all | Scoop.it
The idea that music can have therapeutic value is far from new, and the data supporting it have grown even stronger…
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