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Erinnerungen sind manipulierbar

Ob der erste Kuss oder eine unangenehme Erfahrung: Viele unserer Erinnerungen sind scheinbar untrennbar mit Gefühlen verknüpft. Doch jetzt stellt sich heraus, dass diese Verknüpfung weitaus weniger stabil und dauerhaft ist als angenommen – sie kann sogar nachträglich manipuliert werden. Genau dies ist US-Forschern nun in einem Experiment mit Mäusen gelungen: Durch eine gezielte Manipulation der Hirnaktivität kehrten sie die mit einem Ort verknüpften Angstgefühle der Tiere in angenehme Emotionen um und umgekehrt. Lange Zeit galten unsere Erinnerungen als nahezu unveränderbar, als quasi fest in den Langzeitspeicher des Gehirns eingeprägt. Inzwischen allerdings mehren sich die Hinweise darauf, dass unser Gedächtnis auch alte “Lagerbestände” häufig nachträglich modifiziert. So kann beispielsweise Schlafmangel dazu führen, dass Erinnerungen ungenau und falsch werden, wie erst kürzlich eine Studie zeigte. Aber auch Lebensereignisse können unsere Erinnerungen im Nachhinein anders einfärben: Sahen wir zuvor das erste Rendezvous mit einem Partner in rosigem Licht, ruft es eher negative Gefühle hervor, wenn wir gerade eine hässliche Trennung mit diesem Partner hinter uns haben. In diesem Fall bleibt die Erinnerung an das Ereignis intakt, aber die damit verknüpften Emotionen ändern sich. Möglich wird dies, weil das Gehirn Sacherinnerungen – beispielsweise an den Ort oder das Geschehen – und Emotionen an zwei verschiedenen Stellen abspeichert: der Gedächtnisinhalt im Hippocampus und das Gefühl in der Amygdala.....


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Yes, exactly... memory is prone to manipulation... we all "manipulate" - mainly unconsciously - our past... that's the starting point to imagine our desired future state, to live it the most possible vividly and in very detailed... then, here and there something will happen from the future "state"... it's not a goal, it's an environment, it's a context... when this starts to happen, you will start to "remember" on your future and, voilà, the future happens...:-))) (it is based on Chris Iveson's (a solution-focused therapist & coach) workshop in Budapest in last May...:-)))

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How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings

How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Watch this video to see why traditional employee evaluations are flawed. For more insights, read " Kill Your Performance Ratings ."

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In short: badly... interesting material...

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ellenjharris's curator insight, September 5, 2014 11:27 PM

With direct experience with the traditional model, many highly talented professionals were mis-ranked in their careers.  The results of mis-ranking meant a loss of the very types of professionals companies desperately want to hire but cannot find. 

 

Too often the 'right' person for the position is not inspired to work for organization s who place metrics above how people interact and engage to accomplish project tasks. 

 

The model referenced in this video is one found outside the United States in companies whose studies around organizational development and behavior through knowledge management have reduced the 'barrier's-to-entry' where disparate team are encouraged to collaborate, innovate. 

 

This invariably leads to competitive advantage in global markets where the U.S. struggles to sustain a competitive position.

 

Siloed organizations are now fortressed in a manner that stymies growth and stalls internal progression for a variety of professionals who determine their only option is to devise their own exit strategy from an professionally unhealthy work environment.

 

The solutions require a dedication to an end result with direct impact on top-line growth.  Unfortunately human metrics get in the way of revenue growth and the possibilities for true market advantage go unrealized.

 

And the talented exit in droves to find opportunities that support their vision of a company in which departments and divisions interact and engage for a common goal of revenue excellence.

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6 Ways to manage your boss and why you really should - Best Practice Management - The Best Practice Manager

6 Ways to manage your boss and why you really should - Best Practice Management - The Best Practice Manager | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A boss and a subordinate are co-dependent and the sooner you realise that, the more successful your relationship will be. Management needs your support.
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Managing up...  Is it possible? It is possible... of course, it's more difficult one than the "normal" down...:-)))

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You Could be a Better Presenter, Here’s How | Distilled

You Could be a Better Presenter, Here’s How | Distilled | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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"The first draft of anything is shit." -  Ernest Hemingway... Good, very detailed...

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A teenage guide to stress

A teenage guide to stress | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Blame My Brain author Nicola Morgan's top tips on how to stop the pressure of a new school year getting to you
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Actually I don't know why it's only for teenagers... we adults can do something with the guide too...

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Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Longest Longitudinal Study on Men Ever Conducted

Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Longest Longitudinal Study on Men Ever Conducted | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Why do two men from very similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds sometimes take very different life paths? Is nature or nurture more important
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Very interesting results of a longitudinal study... Like it very much...:-)))

 

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Thought Substitution: Replacing Frustration With Curiousity

Thought Substitution: Replacing Frustration With Curiousity | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
When things do not go our way, the first emotion that we are inclined to feel is frustration.  But what if frustration isn’t the only option.  What if you replace frustration with curiosity?  The act of substituting one thought for another is aptly called thought substitution in psychology and is one of main tools used […]
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Human Leadership: Servant, Appreciative, WE-Centric, and Tribal Leadership

Human Leadership: Servant, Appreciative, WE-Centric, and Tribal Leadership | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Servant, Appreciative, WE-Centric, and Tribal Leadership are four very practical leadership models focused on Organizational Health.

 

While each model contributes a unique worldview regarding human nature, they share various overlapping aspects concerning Human Leadership.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Actually, I understand nothing from the post but the diagram has enchanted me...:-))) surely the problem must be with me because who can find out such an amazing diagram, surely knows other things as well... I still am not on that level but love the diagram...:-)))

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 30, 2014 8:55 PM

Superb background information on Servant, Appreciative, WE-Centric, and Tribal Leadership by Si Alhir.


A recommended read. 


You can follow Si on Twitter here

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 31, 2014 5:14 AM

Human Leardership: Servant, Aprreciative

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 2014 4:04 PM

Excellent content from Sinan Si Alhir  !

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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence?

Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

We've all seen this: The CEO who acts instinctively, sometimes with terrible results, keeps his or her job and even develops a loyal following. Meanwhile, the thinker in the executive suite who consistently offers the right, deliberated answer rarely gets a promotion.

 


Via The Learning Factor, Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Well, rest the common sense of the right balance... all attempts to break into actionable pieces what is in the very actual situation is impossible are futile... sometimes intuition is better than too much thinking and sometimes intuition puts things astray...it's a bit mote complicated than "less thinking & moreintuition"" (see books like "Think twice",  "Think again" or Kahneman's...)...

 

Of course and it' an interesting aspect that the  staff is how influenced by how the decision is made... decisions might be powerful  and  with full of confidence made by either by more thinking by more by intuition, the essence is the  congruity, the authenticity of those making it and the transparence of the process...

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, August 25, 2014 1:54 AM

Personne ne vous en voudra de prendre du temps pour une décision dès lors que vous savez adapter ce temps de réflexion à la situation. En bref, pas la peine d'écraser une mouche avec un bulldozer.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 25, 2014 4:54 AM

I guess it is time we realised that overthinking and overanalyzing do not give good returns after all! The ideal CEO is a person who can handle various tasks without getting bogged down by a single task due to over thinking. However, there are many of us who become obsessed with somehow getting to the rooot of a particular problem without realising that we are neglecting other tasks!

Dan Forbes's curator insight, August 25, 2014 7:46 AM

Let me think about this....

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Watch a Stanford video: Six Critical Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management - YouTube

Strategic portfolio management differs greatly from “operational” portfolio management; it focuses on selecting the best projects to develop and allocating r...

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Well, it's need calm time because it's a 48 minutes of video... I put it here aside for myself and for you, perhaps we will have time to watch it...:-)))

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pleasantstay's curator insight, August 21, 2014 6:05 AM

nice presentation :)

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The Personal Brand in Driving Success

The Personal Brand in Driving Success | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Defining your proposition and message, and living up to it, will contribute powerfully to your career progression. And when you get to the top, don’t think you need to change your approach.  Brands exist in the hearts and minds of the people who use them, and if you suddenly try to change them, you alienate the customer, which doesn’t do you an awful lot of good.


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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 2014 4:00 AM

Nice model of the personal brand we all have (whether we like it or not) - make it intentional!

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Leadership through conversations

Leadership through conversations | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

There is the adage, “Managers focus are results; leaders focus on people.” That really should be “leaders focus on results and people,” as in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, we must hit our financial goals or we may not keep our jobs. But how are we going to keep our good people energized and engaged if we don’t invest the time to know them as our team members and what is important to them?


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Those who has people on his charge should be both, task & relationship oriented... of course... This split was and is always  artificial (worth to read e.g. Mintzberg for details...:-)))

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:05 AM

(From the article): Senior managers spend up to 50% of their time in meetings, and much of their remaining time speaking with each other, on calls, and in front of their computers. Most of their communication is through e-mails and or is delegated to those who report to them.


We have to free ourselves up. We have to make our meetings shorter, more efficient and more productive, and then take the time for conversations with our people.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:11 PM

Leading and conversations are entangled. Pedagogy, as leading, is about engaging students in complex conversations about curricula. The curricula involved are planned and living. The latter belongs to the historical persons entering classrooms, including teachers, which filter the planned curricula.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 2014 4:06 AM

In the end, we are all defined by our relationships - we only get our results through them, good or bad.

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What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers

What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend [...]

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It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:31 PM

Leadership is not easy and certainly not for the faint of heart. It takes guts and courage. Why? Because being authentic takes guts and courage. And leadership is not easy because of the multiple stakeholders, followers, and power brokers with competing agendas that leaders get to dance with.


I like the points made in this article -- that authentic storytelling is critical for a leader's effectiveness. And that it also can help in connecting and working with different audiences while becoming a force for good in the world.


The author being interviewed in this post shares some terrific insights into what authentic storytelling is all about -- along with making the case for how leadership needs to radically change today.


No matter where you are in your career, or the organization you are a part of, the advice here will serve you.


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

Selena Prior's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:44 PM

This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:00 PM

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

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What Does Uncoachable (and Unchangeable) Look Like?

What Does Uncoachable (and Unchangeable) Look Like? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn't be coached, the coaching isn't going to work. The good news is that the "uncoachables" are easier than you think (Excellent article.
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It's a great basic one... read it and watch the video... worth your time (provided you are a coach or you want to be...:-)))

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Can Storytelling Kill Your Message? Yes--in 5 Ways

Can Storytelling Kill Your Message? Yes--in 5 Ways | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Stories should relay a message and engage audiences, but sometimes they just fall flat. Learn why stories can fail and how you can make your stories effective every time.

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Do it but with care...

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:42 PM

This a quick article with powerful tips on when stories don't work. In addition to knowing why and how to craft great compelling stories, it is also worth knowing what contributes to stories failing.


If you pay attention to avoiding the traps explained here you are well on your way to story success.


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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Patience and Waiting for the Right Time | Your Voice of Encouragement

Patience and Waiting for the Right Time | Your Voice of Encouragement | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Farming concept...:-)))

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Want Biz Storytelling Success? 10 Simple Rules

Want Biz Storytelling Success? 10 Simple Rules | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to write 10 top tips for effective storytelling for the June 2014 issue of British Airways in-flight  magazine Business Life. Deciding what to include was tricky but a very use...

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:15 PM

Short, sweet and to the point! Here are 10 terrific storytelling rules by Geoff Mead that will bring you success. 


I particularly like the one about listening first, and I also like the advice to know the story not the words. 


Read Geoff's explanations for more insights. This post is perfect for a Friday or the weekend.


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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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
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Good to see them together... in one post...

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How to teach a young introvert

How to teach a young introvert | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
What should we do with the quiet kids? A TED Ideas conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education.
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Conversation with  Susan Cain the expert of introverts...:-))) (and not only for children and teachers...:-)))

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7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems

7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Reluctance to deal with problems makes you look ineffective, weak, and self-protective. The problem isn’t the problem. Avoiding it is. Inaction increases fear; action increase courage. 4 things avo...
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How Do You Work with Someone You Hate?

How Do You Work with Someone You Hate? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
How do you work with someone you hate? Start by realizing that your choices and your reactions are up to you... not them.
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It happens that you should or even must... what then? Well, as a starting point read this...:-)))

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The Most Surprising Attribute of Great Leaders — PsyBlog

The Most Surprising Attribute of Great Leaders — PsyBlog | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Research into 63 companies and their CEOs reveals unexpected leadership factor.
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Not soooo surprizing... e.g. counting from Good to great of Jim Collins...:-)))

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Infographics are easier than you think with these free tools

Infographics are easier than you think with these free tools | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

...The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process.

 

We've selected our favourites here. They're all free, or offer free versions. Let us know which ones you get on best with...


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I know nothing about this but it looks like a good starting point...:-)))

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Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 21, 2014 3:43 PM

This is awesome! I was just trying to create my first infographic on Publisher and it was soooo not working.

Jane's curator insight, August 21, 2014 6:50 PM

Some really useful looking tools 

Luis Cano's curator insight, August 23, 2014 4:02 PM

Herramientas de Infograficas ...

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Management 3.0 Workout

Better management with fewer managers. Management is too important to leave to the managers. The Management 3.0 Workout book is FREE. See: http://m30.me/ss

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Yeah... sure, "everyone" is a manager... at least, of himself.... but, seriously, it's true... who always wait for the instruction will not be long employed... everyone should activate him-/herself, bosser, quoi... in all of the sense of the word... OK, not for the same package mais quand même...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 2014 4:01 AM

Aspects of the future here?

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Tips for Handling Compliments and Praise ( - giving, receiving and why it's important)

Tips for Handling Compliments and Praise ( - giving, receiving and why it's important) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
It's all a matter of give and take Some people are generous in dishing out compliments and praise but find it harder to be on the receiving end. Other people complain of never receiving compliments...
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It might be surprizing but normally we are not very good at giving and receiving appreciation, compliments or praise... of course, it's very culture-depending but there are common traits... 

 

If you start to take it seriously (that it's important) comes the surprize how difficult is to do it interesingly, colurfully, spontaneously, variably, authentically... by appreciating the act not the person, the actual results and not a general trait... making it personal and (very) actual, here and now (showing our interests, our listening, our understanding what actually has happened, has been made) instead of labelling some general thing which has little to do with the actual achievement (what can be a small thing as well)...

 

We have some "used to" patterns but when we start more to emphasize the appreciation, etc. by doing it more, it's quick to realize how boring and even insulting in a way it could be to both the giver and the reveiver if we are not "learning" it as a new "competence"...:-)))

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