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Weekend Diversion: Old Wisdom, New Wisdom?

Weekend Diversion: Old Wisdom, New Wisdom? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” -Confucius I never was any good at taking someone’s word for it; I’ve always been...
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Amusing new words of wisdom - from a child's perspective.  I think there is a certain beauty in the simplicity of this new wisdom. 

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Successful Brain Aging: Is Bigger Always Better?

Successful Brain Aging: Is Bigger Always Better? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Successful cognitive aging is in your reach with some brain retraining
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Time for a new era of leadership

Time for a new era of leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The first quarter of 2013 has been marked by a series of economic crises largely created by political discord and brinksmanship over how to fund and manage the federal budget.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:58 AM

(From the article)

 

"Never has the need for effective leadership in addressing these problems been more pressing. Unfortunately, public trust in the ability of leaders to meet such challenges is near historic lows. According to the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, only 26 percent of the public trusts business leaders to solve social issues and an even more meager 15 percent would put their faith in government officials"

 

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Mindfulness Requires Practice and Purpose

Mindfulness Requires Practice and Purpose | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Misconceptions surround the practice of mindfulness, which is part meditation and part a greater awareness of the things around you.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, March 23, 2013 10:04 AM

There must be something to this mindfulness; it keeps showing up in number business related articles. All humor aside, mindfulness needs to be a tool in the basic leadership toolkit. The biggest hurdle for my coaching clients is to let go of the the thought, "I'm not getting to what is important by sitting still!" After a few weeks they typically say, I'm really getting to what matters most."

CatherineT's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:19 AM

Un bon article sur la pleine conscience, en anglais.

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How to develop a flexible leadership style | SmartBlogs

How to develop a flexible leadership style | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Feeling adrift in a business world where uncertainty is the norm? Where complex problems bubble up quickly and defy conventional leadership thinking? Where
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The Emotional Psychology of a Two-Party System

The Emotional Psychology of a Two-Party System | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Defense mechanisms that incline us to embrace one side and fully reject the other makes compromise nearly impossible.
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Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear

Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Three tips to help you get over your fears and take bigger risks.

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Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:21 AM

I've got a few scars from risks that didn't work out as I originally hoped.  But I'd rather be a risk taker than play is safe all the time.  How about you? #energizedleader

John Michel's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:25 PM

Entrepreneurs have to take big risks in order to succeed, but even well-known leaders are often terrified to leap. In one famous example, fear of failure almost kept Kevin Rose from starting Digg, the enormously successful social news site that made him a multi-millionaire.Over time, he learned to trust his gut by taking the initiative to learn sides of the business that were unfamiliar or scary at first.
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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

Gauthier de Pierpont's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:35 AM

Peur mode d'emploi pour entrepreneur (de vie, de projet, de business...)

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Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line

Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
On Tuesday I'll be guest-hosting CNBC's Squawk Box.

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Empathy: A Gateway to Objectivity in Leadership

Empathy: A Gateway to Objectivity in Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Most leaders have learned along the way that empathy is a critical leadership skill but few have an understanding of why. Empathy is a form of attention that goes beyond the intellect and involves directly sensing what it is like to be in someone else's shoes. How do we do this?

 

We sense what other people are experiencing or feeling by sensations that arise in our own bodies. All of us are like walking antennas, receiving and registering the felt experience of those around us. Some of us are better at this than others.

 

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

Founder, Princeton Leadership Development (PLD)

http://princetonleadershipdevelopment.com/bios.html


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The New Rules of Leadership - Forbes

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Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes.
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John Michel's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:56 AM

Leadership by walking around may sound Paleolithic, but there’s no substitute for getting out into your organization and seeing how things actually work, talking to people, making sure you understand what everyone is doing. You’d be surprised how many leaders, even in this day and age, hide out in the executive suite. Not smart. Get out there and learn what’s happening.

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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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7 Questions You Will Ask at the End of Your Life

7 Questions You Will Ask at the End of Your Life | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:50 PM

Simple lessons that should inspire all of us to live boldly and honestly. Enjoy...and have a blessed week. 

///////////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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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

 

The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga

 

Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.


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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:15 PM

When top business schools highlight the importance of mindfulness with courses for future leaders, we now have precedence for including it in educational leadership training.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the ideas that mindfulness is combined with Peter Drucker's work and that large companies are looking at meditation as something that will benefit employees.

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

What really happens when we meditate? How can such a simple act of sitting still actually cultivate agile, talented leaders? Read this article to learn more.

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The Zen master's to-do list: Do nothing and accomplish everything

The Zen master's to-do list: Do nothing and accomplish everything | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’re a workaholic like me, you wake up rearing to dig into your to-do list every day (this includes weekends). Secretly you know that you can’t possib
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Give better feedback: How leaders can improve their coaching | SmartBlogs

Give better feedback: How leaders can improve their coaching | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
As a manager or business owner, it’s easy to become mired in day-to-day minutiae, but don’t forget about your employees! To ensure your staff moves in the
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Uplifting music can boost mental capacity | ZeitNews

Uplifting music can boost mental capacity | ZeitNews | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The findings, which are published in this month’s Experimental Psychology, show that the uplifting first movement, in particular, is capable of enhancing attention and memory.
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Linda Allen's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:00 PM

Thank you for confirming my love of music!

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The psychology of language: Which words matter the most when we talk — blog.bufferapp.com — Readability

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When great leaders need to be great followers | SmartBlogs

When great leaders need to be great followers | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
After a year as president on a board of directors, I’m now officially the “immediate past president." I’m learning to be more of a follower in this new rol
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Humanizing the Workplace

Humanizing the Workplace | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
People who work in corporations seem to be crankier than ever. Harried. Hassled. And in many ways, behaving more like human doings than human beings.

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Why Your Organization Suffers From Leadership Dysfunction - Forbes

Why Your Organization Suffers From Leadership Dysfunction - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why organizations tolerate dysfunctional leaders? The answer is dysfunction is so prevalent it’s often not even recognized as problematic.

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A Convincing Argument For The Hands-Off Boss

A Convincing Argument For The Hands-Off Boss | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Nothing tells you more about an organization than the way it makes decisions. Do leaders trust team members? Do the people closest to the action get to make the call? Do team members have real responsibility and real control?

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John Michel's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:06 AM

Nothing tells you more about an organization than the way it makes decisions. Do leaders trust team members? Do the people closest to the action get to make the call? Do team members have real responsibility and real control? All of these questions can be answered by one other one: who gets to make the decisions? And nothing affects an organization more than the decisions the people in it make.

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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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How Mindfulness Can Improve Self-Knowledge

How Mindfulness Can Improve Self-Knowledge | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Mindfulness - paying attention to one's current experience in a non-judgmental way - might help us to learn more about our own personalities, according to a new article published in the March 2013
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9 Vital Tools for Leaders Facing Long Odds

Warren Buffett, the legendary investor, once remarked that when brilliant managers try their luck in dismal industries, “it’s usually the reputation of the industry that remains intact.
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» Supressing the Brain’s Thought ‘Filter’ Can Allow for More Creativity - Psych Central News

» Supressing the Brain’s Thought ‘Filter’ Can Allow for More Creativity - Psych Central News | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The prefrontal cortex is a region of the brain that acts like a filter, keeping any irrelevant thoughts, memories and perceptions from interfering with the
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Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!)

Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!) | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Creative thinking is an important part of producing things that people love. Here's the science behind creative thought and ingenuity.
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John Michel's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:23 PM

Have you ever wished you were more creative?

If you do creative work, have you ever suffered from a creative block and been stuck wondering what exactly is wrong, and how you can get yourself out of it?

Of course you have, I mean, who hasn’t!