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Tactics to Spark Creativity

Tactics to Spark Creativity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Even people who lack ideas can set the scene for inspiration. Daydreaming, a belt of booze or even gazing at the color green can help.
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Morale-Lifting Secret: 5 Factors That Surpass 'Balance' Or Pay - Forbes

Morale-Lifting Secret: 5 Factors That Surpass 'Balance' Or Pay - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The secret to great employee engagement doesn't involve pay or work-life balance, says CultureAmp. Instead, strong leadership and the chance to make a difference is crucial.
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6 Ways To Conquer Leadership Pressure - Forbes

6 Ways To Conquer Leadership Pressure - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How a leader deals with pressure will tell you much about who they are as a person. Their reaction to pressure will reveal the strength of their character and conviction, what and whom they value, and whether or not they can be trusted.
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John Michel's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:35 AM

How a leader deals with pressure will tell you much about who they are as a person. Their reaction to pressure will reveal the strength of their character and conviction, what and whom they value, and whether or not they can be trusted. The reality is most people buckle under pressure. Only a few handle pressure well, and even fewer possess the qualities to be able to thrive on pressure.

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Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business - Knowledge@Wharton

Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business - Knowledge@Wharton | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.

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5 tips to avoid being a micromanager | SmartBlogs

5 tips to avoid being a micromanager | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, letting go of the reins can be difficult. But when you think about it, who really likes being micromanaged? By nitpicking every step of a proj
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John Michel's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:19 AM

As a leader, letting go of the reins can be difficult. But when you think about it, who really likes being micromanaged? By nitpicking every step of a project, you’ll not only drive your employees a bit crazy, but you’ll cause yourself more stress in the process.

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Becoming a conscious leader | SmartBlogs

Becoming a conscious leader | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Human social organizations are created and guided by leaders -- people who see a path and inspire others to travel along it with them. Leaders set the tone
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:05 PM

Inspirational point of view regarding leadership. Worth a read.

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The Art of Observation and How to Master the Crucial Difference Between Observation and Intuition | Brain Pickings

The Art of Observation and How to Master the Crucial Difference Between Observation and Intuition | Brain Pickings | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

:"“In the field of observation,” legendary disease prevention pioneer Louis Pasteur famously proclaimed in 1854, “chance favors only the prepared mind.” “Knowledge comes form noticing resemblances and recurrences in the events that happen around us,” neuroscience godfather Wilfred Trotter asserted. That keen observation is what transmutes information into knowledge is indisputable — look no further than Sherlock Holmes and his exquisite mindfulnessfor a proof — but how, exactly, does one cultivate that critical faculty?

 

"From The Art of Scientific Investigation (public library; public domain) by Cambridge University animal pathology professor W. I. B. Beveridge — the same fantastic 1957 compendium that explored the role of the intuition and imagination in science and how serendipity and “chance opportunism” fuel discovery — comes a timeless meditation on the art of observation, which he insists “is not passively watching but is an active mental process,” and the importance of distinguishing it from what we call intuition."


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Linda Allen's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:08 PM

Observation and Listening..

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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
When you understand the underlying physiology of mindfulness, you begin to see that any discussion about human change, learning, education, even politics and social issues, ends up being about mindfulness.
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Happy Birthday, Abraham Maslow: How Humanistic Psychology Shaped the Modern Self

Happy Birthday, Abraham Maslow: How Humanistic Psychology Shaped the Modern Self | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
What 1960s counterculture had to do with the timeless quest for self-actualization.

Legendary American psychologist Abraham Maslow, born
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Why Innovators Get Better With Age

Why Innovators Get Better With Age | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The most common image of an innovator is of a kid developing a great idea in a garage. But that is the exception to the rule.
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John Michel's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:18 AM

The most common image of an innovator is that of a kid developing a great idea in a garage, a dorm room or a makeshift office. This is the story of Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple. Last week, Yahoo announced that it had bought a news-reading app developed by Nick D’Aloisio, who is all of 17.

In reality, though, these examples are the exception and not the rule. Consider this: The directors of the five top-grossing films of 2012 are all in their 40s or 50s. And two of the biggest-selling authors of fiction for 2012 — Suzanne Collins and E. L. James — are around 50.

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Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking

Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Not unlike many media outlets, The New York Times recently reported about President Obama's call for "a multiyear research effort to produce an 'activity map' that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human brain."...
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The Psychology Behind How Clothing Influences How People See You At Work

The Psychology Behind How Clothing Influences How People See You At Work | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How you dress has a big impact on how people view you, and how you view yourself. According to 99U, it's not about dressing one specific way though, it's about considering your audience and using that to your advantage.
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Build a Diverse Group of Friends

Build a Diverse Group of Friends | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
To grow as a person, it's important to go beyond our "comfort zone" of people and seek relationships with those who are wildly different from us.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:38 AM

Excellent instruction from the article, "Be interested in people in general. Everyone has their own stories and peculiarities. When you approach everyone with the intent to get to know them and understand them, you’ll often find that most people are pretty damn awesome in their own way."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:47 PM

We need to be open minded and move beyond what is comfortable. It is on those boundaries real innovation occurs.

John Michel's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:13 PM

A lot of us repeat the cliche that “opposites attract,” but psychology research tells a different story. We’re much more likely to build relationships with people who are similar to us than people who are different from us.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Being a strong leader isn't about what you know, it's about what you do. From the way you dress to how you respond to feedback, here are five ways...
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Checklist for Brain-Friendly Change Management

Checklist for Brain-Friendly Change Management | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
This week, the participants in the 2012  Diploma of the Neuroscience of Leadership program join together to offer their solutions for brain-friendly change. ________________________________________...

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 4, 2013 4:09 AM

Excellent read!

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:28 AM

How does your brain react to change?

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How to Command the Room and Get Your Gravitas On

How to Command the Room and Get Your Gravitas On | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
If you've realized -- or received feedback -- that you need to develop your "executive presence," you're certainly not alone. For most people promoted to senior positions, it's not standard equipment.
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Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps | Psychology Today

RT @DrEscotet: Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps by @MelanieG – via #Psychology Today – http://t.co/r5COgiK6Wn
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8 things future leaders should know - CNN.com

8 things future leaders should know - CNN.com | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a top business leader? Age-old qualities still apply but they will need to evolve in a changing world, experts say.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:27 PM

What does it take to be a top business leader? Age-old qualities still apply but they will need to evolve in a changing world, say our experts. We spoke with Bob Gandossy, founder of the Top Companies for Leaders survey, and Ronald Heifetz, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, for their take on what strategies a leader of the future should master.

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Eastern thought and meditation are pushing evercloser to the mainstream. Today many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on impro...

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, April 1, 2013 1:52 PM

If you're curious, or still wondering, about the connection between the practice of mindfulness, mental agility and the qualities of modern-day leadership, this article says it well.

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The One Leadership Trait That Separates Superachievers From Underperformers - Forbes

The One Leadership Trait That Separates Superachievers From Underperformers - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Research shows that

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 1, 2013 11:00 AM

“Somebody could be incredibly talented, be at right place right time, persistent, and intelligent, but at some point everyone is confronted with failure and obstacles along the path.

 

When that happened, they [superachievers] questioned their own assumptions and biases. They were able to reinvent themselves instead of making excuses.”

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Re-Thinking Progress: The Circular Re-Generative Economy VIDEO

Re-Thinking Progress: The Circular Re-Generative Economy VIDEO | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

March 20, 3013 - Sustainable Brands

In January, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a new animation, focusing on the role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy.... http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/changing-consumers-users-key-success-circular-economy?goback=.gde_1405_member_226267377

 

25th January, 2013 Circular Economy
New report: Towards the Circular Economy vol. 2 - Ellen MacArthur Foundation http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/new-report-towards-the-circular-economy-vol-2

 

Circular Economy 100 - Ellen MacArthur Foundation http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/business/ce100

 

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with Education and Business to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

  

 

 

 

March 25, 2013 Sustainable Brands
Barking Up the Right Tree: How Highland Craftsmen Is Helping the Local Environment, Economy http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/barking-right-tree-how-highland-craftsman-helping-local-environment?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=innovation&utm_campaign=mar27

 

March 25, 2013 Sustainable Brands

Biofuel Waste Could Offer Concrete Gains for Greener Cement | Sustainable Brands http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/waste_not/biofuel-waste-could-offer-concrete-gains-greener-cement?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=innovation&utm_campaign=mar27

 

 

 


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Tips on Managing Difficult People - Harvard Business Review

Tips on Managing Difficult People - Harvard Business Review | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Mindfulness Training Reduces Mind Wandering, May Also Impact Working Memory

Mindfulness Training Reduces Mind Wandering, May Also Impact Working Memory | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Mindfulness training may help to boost standardized test scores and improve working memory, according to a new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological
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