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» 13 Healthy Ways to Comfort Yourself - World of Psychology

» 13 Healthy Ways to Comfort Yourself  - World of Psychology | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Whenever you’re anxious, sad or overwhelmed or simply need some soothing, it helps to have a collection of comforting -- and healthy -- tools to turn to.

But some calming activities don’t work for everyone. 

So we asked three experts for their take on how readers can truly soothe their minds and bodies without needing more money, time or anything else, for that matter. Below are 13 strategies anyone can use to comfort themselves when they’re having a bad day.


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Great Tips. I'm sure you'll find at least one strategie that works for you.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:11 AM

(I agree!) Great Tips. I'm sure you'll find at least one strategie that works for you.

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Esercizi per calmarsi e rilassarsi.

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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Good leaders have always stepped out of their comfort zones, but converging global megatrends are putting more pressure on those at the top to navigate a faster, more complex, more integrated, and more transparent business world.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 21, 6:47 AM

Transparency and complexity make the boss's chair increasingly painful to sit in.


Read also this article from The Economic Times in India:


More than half of Chief Executive Officers would have a senior 'digital' leader role among them by the end of 2015, Gartner's 2014 CEO and Senior Executive Survey report said.


Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 21, 3:38 PM

Yeah... Leadership 2030...:-))) if one  found out Leadership 2014, there would be a great sigh...:-)))

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, Today, 6:24 AM

All leaders will see life become more chaotic and overwhelming, and their struggles and management will be more visible than ever. Egocentric leaders will have a difficult time evolving, if they even can, and will be unable to thrive in such discomfort. Organizations need to develop leaders who are motivated by altrocentric leadership. They will be better prepared to succeed in 2030 and beyond.

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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 9:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 18, 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 10:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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Acquiring Political Intelligence

Acquiring Political Intelligence | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Executives are smart people, but they can often be remarkably stupid. Too often they assume problems can be solved with superior analytical abilities. This means they spend their time trying to come up with the most rational solution. This might create the best technical solution. However, these technically perfect results often run into stiff opposition and eventually get dropped - so often in favour of an inferior solution. This can be disastrous. It can mean good ideas get shelved, talented managers become frustrated and unmotivated, and organisations get weighed down. Why does this happen? 


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David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 2:46 AM

Practical insights for practising managers who are seeking to strengthen their political intellingence ~ Cass, via @drrichardwaters

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4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture

4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

When leaders want to create an open culture where people are willing to speak up and challenge one another, they often start by listening. This is a good instinct. But listening with your ears will only take you so far. You also need to demonstrate with words that you truly want people to raise risky issues.



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donhornsby's curator insight, July 14, 5:53 PM

(From the article): Sacrifice ego. On one memorable occasion Phil said in front of a group of middle managers: “I’ve been told I am unapproachable. I don’t know what that means. I would appreciate any specific feedback any of you would be willing to offer me.” The rest of the group looked on in awe as one brave soul, a manager named Terry, raised his hand. “I would be happy to, Phil.” Terry met later with Phil and gave a couple of suggestions – which Phil then shared publicly. Phil sacrificed his ego to show how much he valued candor and openness and that people were safe with him.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 7:44 PM

Don's point is well-made: sacrifice ego. Too often, bosses want to talk and not listen. Sometimes stepping back and listening is important. It allows the other person to share their complete thought rather than only half which might not be enough.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 15, 8:09 PM

Please read co-creating cultures of candor too http://blog.ianberry.biz/2014/07/co-creating-culture-of-candor.html

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4 characteristics of Learning Leaders

4 characteristics of Learning Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. I’ve been working on a chapter for our new forthcoming book (from Amazon in September) called ‘A Practical Guide to Self-Determined Learning: Experiences from the Field’.

 

It’s an edited work where lots of people share their experiences of using heutagogy in a variety of contexts. It should be fun and, hopefully, useful to people wanting to try something a bit different in their ‘classrooms’. I got so excited while writing the chapter that I thought I’d share some of its content with you. In this day and age there is no need to be patient, which suits me, as patience is not a strong point. And I might get some comments back to help me refine the chapter before it goes to air.

 

A number of insightful writers have suggested the skills that people need in order to cope with the 21st century. One of my favourites that appears to summarise all of them is from Jackie Gerstein who has put together a neat pictorial of these skills. See also Tony Wanger’s work, which Jackie acknowledges.

 

The skills she has identified are: effective oral and written communication; collaboration across networks; agility and adaptability; grit; resilience; empathy and global stewardship; vision; self-regulation; hope and optimism; curiosity and imagination; initiative and entrepreneurialism; and critical thinking and problem solving.

 

Some of the implications of self-determined learning are:

 

 


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Observation Skills May be Key Ingredient to Creativity

Observation Skills May be Key Ingredient to Creativity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

The benefits of mindfulness, or being fully conscious and aware of one’s actions and surroundings, have been well documented by psychological scientists. Advantages include decreased risk of burnout at work, improved mental health, and smarter decision-making, according to recent studies. Now, researchers are turning their attention to a potential new connection: mindfulness and creativity.

 


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David Hain's curator insight, July 3, 5:14 AM

Funny how @LeadershipABC so often hits on a topic I'm thinking about! Check out this article from Brain Pickings for more on how to be an explorer of the world!

 http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/24/how-to-be-an-explorer-of-the-world-keri-smith/

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 4, 1:54 PM

Great article Bobby! Thanks for sharing! 

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The End of Management

The End of Management | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Corporate bureaucracy is becoming obsolete. Why managers should think like venture capitalists


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Leaders Need To Walk The Talk When It Comes To Integrity

Leaders Need To Walk The Talk When It Comes To Integrity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Anybody who feels that far too many company reports and websites boast of a commitment to innovation will not be surprised to learn that this is the most cited value  in a survey of how Standard and Poor’s 500 companies present their corporate culture. Innovation – mentioned by fully 80% of companies – was followed by those other staples, integrity, respect and teamwork.


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John Michel's curator insight, July 1, 8:09 AM

 Since the market values profits over corporate culture, companies will tend to focus on maximizing short-term profits rather than keeping their word.

Frank Wander's curator insight, July 1, 11:12 AM

This is a test.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 1, 8:13 PM

There is a trade-off between short-term profits and long-term value.  Investment is required to grow a positive corporate culture.

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Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How people get mentally stuck, why, and how it happens.

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Lead Wisely: Develop a Courageous Heart | Switch and Shift

Lead Wisely: Develop a Courageous Heart | Switch and Shift | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” But

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Think Leadership Is Logical? Think Again

Few leaders realize how much their emotional state influences a team’s (or an organization’s) attitude and productivity. Here are five things a leader should know about the link between emotion and leadership results.

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5 Ways to Be More Adaptive in the 21st Century

5 Ways to Be More Adaptive in the 21st Century | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains how to be fast--and smart--about the way that you act.

 

For decades, the principles of efficiency were taught in business schools, and businesses thrived because of it, McChrystal says. But with more information being shared at greater speeds, even the most efficient organization these days can’t keep up.

 

The secret to success is adaptability, he says. You've got to be smarter--and faster--about the way you react, especially in today's world. With that in mind, here are five ways to get your team focused. 

 


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Efficienarta's curator insight, April 24, 4:57 AM

Valuing a shared consciousness and investing time in the communications and other actions to achieve this could be a great step on the journey rom efficiency towards effectiveness.

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
And what managers need to know about negative ones.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 13, 12:54 AM

As Gottman lab and Barbara Fredrickson et al  have shown you need approximately 5:1 ratio of positive to negative conversations to make relationships tick:-)

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Great Leadership Matters In Any Business

No one factor makes a company admirable. But if you were forced to pick the one that makes the most difference, you'd pick leadership. Not any leadership--but one that matters.

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How Do You Build Trust In A Trust-Deficient World?

How Do You Build Trust In A Trust-Deficient World? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

While I feel much of this has already been discovered and documented on The Speed of  Trust by Stephen Covey Jr.  I appreciate that there is now a scientific model to back it up.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 16, 6:16 PM

(From the article): Finally, aside from the fact that it’s simply the right thing to do, here are ten benefits of being trustworthy.

Psychological well-beingMeaningful friendships and business relationshipsFaster, more efficient decision makingGreater personal effectiveness in groupsGreater support for your decisionsCareer promotionsWin/win opportunitiesRole modeling trustworthy behaviorMore time for creativity and relaxationMore money in your pocket (people want to do business with those they trust)
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 16, 9:35 PM

Trust is not an operating system. It is not a commodity. It cannot be manufactured. It is earned in the daily relationships we have with other people. It is situational and contextual. When I consider the ten key elements of servant-leadership, they are the hard work used in entering relationships and building trust in the daily give and take.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 16, 11:58 PM


I really appreciate the following trust benefits listed in the article:


  1. Psychological well-being
  2. Meaningful friendships and business relationships
  3. Faster, more efficient decision making
  4. Greater personal effectiveness in groups
  5. Greater support for your decisions
  6. Career promotions
  7. Win/win opportunities
  8. Role modeling trustworthy behavior
  9. More time for creativity and relaxation
  10. More money in your pocket (people want to do business with those they trust)
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Mindfulness Technique: The Art of Conversation | Mindful

Mindfulness Technique: The Art of Conversation | Mindful | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Mindfulness technique: Five steps to enjoying more empathetic and artful conversation.

 

Conversation in the original Latin had a very broad meaning. It meant something like “living together, having dealings with others,” and it referred to more than just talking. We can learn a lot from connecting to this original bigger sense of the word.

 

When we're having a real conversation we're actively exchanging—giving and receiving—which begins with truly being together.

 

We can’t exchange something with someone when they, or we, are not present. We can talk to them, we can talk at them, but we can’t have a conversation.

 

By Dawa Tarchin Phillips


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Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 10, 2:37 AM

"If you're not being heard, don’t blame your audience. Come up with something that engages them more."

 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 12, 8:22 PM

Some great advice here when working with young people and encouraging them to have mindful as well as dynamic conversations. 

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Sustainable Leadership - Huffington Post

Sustainable Leadership - Huffington Post | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Sustainable Leadership Huffington Post Instilling an ethic of sustainable management signals to investors, employees, vendors, and customers that a business is stable and the leadership has a long-term vision drawing on state-of-the-art practices.


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5 Leadership Blind Spots (and How to Overcome Them) - BusinessNewsDaily

5 Leadership Blind Spots (and How to Overcome Them) - BusinessNewsDaily | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
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Even the most effective leaders have flaws. Unfortunately, many leaders don't know what those flaws are or how to fix them.

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Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s a major disconnect between what companies look for in their top performers and best leaders, and what students learn in school. Why don’t we better align these skill sets? For instance, among educators there is lots of talk these days about “grit”: the tenacity to focus on working toward a goal despite obstacles and... Read more »

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Tom Hood's curator insight, July 4, 8:54 AM

Having just finished our fifth class of Leadership Academy for our emerging CPA leaders, this article resonated  with me. While the notion of EQ as a critical leadership quality is on point, I think it must be in the context of how leadership is changing in this hyper-connected, rapidly changing world. When we asked our emerging leaders to compare and contrast leadership across the ages, they identified the common traits we all know - vision, communication, passion, and authority. Yet when looking at the current state, they added words like collaborative, transparent, more communication,.

 

These skills include the ability to engage and inspire followers to a shared vision and action. The other critical piece is to 'know themselves' in a way they can be that authentic leader with their own unique style rather than trying to fit some standard leadership model that forces them to change. We do this with Strengths-Finders and Values to help them become self-aware.

 

Thus I see the idea of EQ to include specific group dynamics, collaboration, listening, and making your thinking visible to others. These skills can be taught and developed and we are seeing emerging leaders  able to apply these as they grow into the kind of future leaders we will need.

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 4, 1:51 PM

Absolutely...however, students need to have the "grit'" and tenacity to survive as well as to thrive in this world. Some, if not most, of us Boomers learned this during our lifetimes, most likely the "hard way," so to speak.

 

Just being able to focus in the digital world for younger people (mainly younger children) has to be a challenge in itself! While the digital age is perfect for them to learn as quickly as their brains are moving, somewhere there has to be a delicate "balance" to keep them grounded. 

 

Yes, we do need to align the skill sets needed to survive and become great leaders with what we're teaching young children. I predict an education overhaul in the very near future! 

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 5, 12:28 PM

Bring the real life to the classroom to shorten the gab between the classroom and their future lives outside the classroom.

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Change Management Requires Leadership Clarity and Alignment - Forbes

Change Management Requires Leadership Clarity and Alignment - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Forbes Change Management Requires Leadership Clarity and Alignment Forbes Change management is in full-force across all industries, yet many leaders are unprepared to act upon and operationalize the requirements for change to avoid business...

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Social Technology and the Changing Context of Leadership | Wharton Leadership


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Daniel Macdonald's curator insight, June 26, 12:11 PM

Interesting ideas on changing need for leadership!

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12 Common Lies Mentally Strong People Don’t Believe

12 Common Lies Mentally Strong People Don’t Believe | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, June 25, 9:49 AM

Mentally strong people know the opposite of defeat is not courage; the opposite of defeat is hope.  And there’s always hope.  When you lose something good, don’t think of it as a loss, but as an experience that gets you back on the path you were meant to travel.  Ultimately, the measure of who you are is what you do with what you have at any given point in time.

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5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders

5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
We live in an era in which increasingly, leaders who are authentic, and who translate this into shared value for their people, whether shareholders or stakeholders, employees, customers or constituents, are the ones who have true and lasting impact - ultimately making the world a better place to live in. [...]

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 23, 1:21 PM

Ensuring the show goes on when you move on is the best leadership you can demonstrate. 

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Story Is The How-To: 5 Forces Powering Exceptionally Creative Businesses

Story Is The How-To: 5 Forces Powering Exceptionally Creative Businesses | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Charles Day outlines the five drivers of organizational creativity--gravity, tension, heat, speed, generosity--and how to develop and deploy them.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 20, 1:39 PM

This is quite a unique article and one I'm going to refer to a lot in my work. The language used to present these ideas is very imaginative -- and they stick in my mind!


But what does it have to do with stories? Mainly this: the author Charles Day's ideas and explanations are top notch. But we are left wondering "How do I executive on these?" The answer includes storytelling.

  1. Conveying gravity happens through sharing stories about why the company exists and why anyone should care.
  2. Maintaining gravity happens when you've got storytelling imbedded in your culture/daily activities.
  3. Tension is experienced through the tension you build into the stories you share.
  4. Applying heat also happens through storytelling. Stories can go viral and ideas can rapidly come into expression.
  5. Speed is about learning more, and what better way to learn quickly than through sharing stories.


OK -- you get the picture. Enjoy this creative re-think about being a creative company and what it takes. Think of story as your go-tool process to realize more creativity in your organization.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.

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