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Mindfulness, something once practiced only in more closeted meditation circles, has recently become a greater mainstream interest. Perhaps for this reason, research on mindfulness meditation has increased considerably over the last decade.
A neuroscience team at Stanford University is exploring whether compassion can be learned. This has potentially great use for all sorts of places where violence and aggression cause problems — schools, prisons, streets and war zones.
Dr. James Doty
The research by Dr. James Doty and his team is simply fascinating. They are asking whether altruism and compassion actually reside concretely in the human brain. Can humans be taught to be more compassionate? The answers to these questions could have major impacts for our violence-prone society.
Doty will be presenting a public lecture in Seattle April 4 at 3 p.m. at the University of Washington, sponsored by the Compassionate Action Network International.
Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
I still remember that moment in junior high school when I realized I wouldn’t, and couldn’t, become an Olympic ice skater. The window for learning to do double and triple axels had closed. Inexorably. And, having graduated from college at twenty-seven, it was rather obvious I wouldn't be gracing a “30 Under 30” list. When I turned 41, it occurred to me I wouldn't be making it onto a “40 Under 40” list either, prompting me to wonder, Will I ever make it onto any list?
From a simple blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into a powerful CMS tool that people are using in their own unique ways. Previously, we showed you how to do collaborative editing in WordPress. In this article we will show you how to use WordPress as a document management system. The goal is to use WordPress as a collaboration platform, allowing teams to work on documents at the same time and handling file management, workflow, and file hosting.
The Guardian (blog)Carl Jung, part 8: Religion and the search for meaningThe Guardian (blog)Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP In 1959, two years before his death, Jung was interviewed for the BBC television programme Face to Face.
HR and communication challenge s ahead... What do Millennials want? Flexibility and independence top the list, according to a new study, “Millennials and the Future of Work,” from oDesk.... Millennial workers want freedom and the flexibility to work how they want. Many Millennials have a “freelance” attitude. Almost nine in 10 (89 percent) say they prefer to work when and where they choose (compared to a corporate, 9-to-5 job). When comparing freelance work to “regular” jobs, Millennials say freelancing gives them more freedom to: - Work wherever they like (92 percent). - Work whenever they like (87 percent). - Work on more interesting projects (69 percent). - Travel while working (half say they’d prefer this to taking vacation time). You Might Have a Closet Freelancer on Your Staff Many Millennials are biding their time at regular jobs and freelancing on the side until the time is right to leave. Nearly three-fourths (71 percent) of those who work regular jobs want to quit to be entirely independent; 61 percent say they likely will quit within two years, and 17 percent say they definitely will....
Very interesting, the technology certainly exists to make this real. Organisational structures however, are slower to change. The move to flexibility I think is a good one, affording a better work life balance.
Recently, I interviewed Jon Eliot Ramer, an American entrepreneur, civic leader, inventor, and musician. Former Executive Director of the Interra Project, Ramer is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ideal Network, a group-buying social enterprise located in Seattle, Washington that donates twenty-five percent of every purchase to a local non-profit or school. He is also the designer and co-founder of the Compassionate Action Network, an organization that led the effort to make Seattle the first in the world to affirm Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion. In his initial role as Executive Director, Jon conceived and launched the Ten Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities, which has now spread to over fifty cities worldwide.
What is the Compassionate Action Network? CAN is a network of self-organizing groups who share a common vision for a compassionate world.
Vision: To awaken compassion in our children, ourselves, and our world.
Mission: To build a global network for self-organizing groups to connect, collaborate, and take action to awaken compassion in our children, ourselves, and our world.
How Does CAN Accomplish its Mission? In 2010, CAN launched the Campaign for Compassionate Cities. To find out how one city is implementing the campaign, visit the Compassionate Seattle group. In general, CAN focuses on three areas:
Introducing a knowledge management framework means introducing a set of roles and accountabilities, new processes, new technologies, and new governance frameworks.
You can’t just introduce the framework and expect people to “pick it up as they go along”; you need to give them some support, you need to give them some awareness, and in certain cases you need to give them some skills. Here are the four basic Knowledge Management training courses that most organizations will need (we exclude all specific training for the knowledge management implementation team - that is a separate matter). Firstly, you need basic awareness training for all relevant staff. Secondly, you need a quick awareness overview for the management level. Thirdly, you need knowledge capture and documentation skills training for all those people who will play this role. Finally, you need skills training for the community of practice leaders and facilitators.
A meaningful social signal can deliver a whole lot more than just marketing exposure. Integrating social media into multiple functions of your organization can benefit operations and yield a distinct competitive advantage.
"Education technology has changed what’s possible in learning. No longer are students confined to desks, textbooks, or even classrooms or schools. Today, a student has at least the potential for access to apps, an incredible catalogue of videos, podcasts, learning simulations, digital communities and so much more, all through a simple internet connection. The following 7 educational technology platforms are good representatives of some of these changes, and the chart above is a snapshot of how exactly they’ve changed what’s possible in learning, from new sources of data to the potential for a global audience."