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The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy | Food for thoughts |

"The cognitive mechanism in the self-fulfilling prophecy is explained by this: we see the world through our own prejudices, filtering the information that comes to us in such a way to strengthen our own expectations. We learn these cognitive structures by heart, resulting in the fact that we will explain what is going on around us through this kind of crippled thinking. By this, our expectations create the social reality and, even when the expectations are not authentic, they end up becoming true.

The wrong definition of a situation can be involuntary, by lack of contextual information, or deliberate,generating a social manipulation, obtaining certain benefits.

The wrong image about a person will lead to the self-fulfilling prophecy and at a behavioral confirmation. Thus, if we imagine about “the other” that he is open, friendly, social, we will be kind to him every time we meet him. The response of our friend will be usually convergent with our own expectations: he will try to play the role we created, even if, in his own way, he is more inclined towards introversion. Then we will naturally conclude: “He’s exactly how I expected him to be!” Of course, we can imagine this scene in its negative version, in which we qualify “the other” as “cold, distant, arrogant”, fact that will make him respond to our aggressive attitude aggressively, even if he is usually a meek and generous person, fulfilling again the “prophecy”..."


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10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business | Food for thoughts |

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Tooliers's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:10 AM

Well, it sounds wild to start a business.  Imagine how wild it is to build a truly successful one!


Tooliers will surely use each one of these 10 rules!

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Patrick Soto's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:00 AM

This article gives you 10 steps on how to have a successful business.

POS Maven's curator insight, June 19, 2014 11:25 AM

Build a "Wildly" Successful Business!

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This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities

This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities | Food for thoughts |
This chart helps lay out the basic idea behind changing your mindset. You can use a 'fixed' or a 'growth' mindset to enhance your life. Which will you choose?

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Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:33 PM

This chart can be used for students as a guideline for the right mindset in dealing with their education. Students need the right mindset to achieve in schools and avoid the mental barriers preventing them from growth. I would probably use this chart in the beginning of the school year to show what I expect from my students.  This could be useful for the less motivated students in the class.

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:06 AM

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Christina Chavez-Reyes's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:33 PM

For college students, developing a 21st-century mindframe is crucial to establishing a healthy work and personal life. This chart gives one a perspective on what behaviors one can cultivate as a professional.

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The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived

The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived | Food for thoughts |

"Imagination is not a "soft skill.' It is the workspace of your brain, the place where connections are made between ideas to create something new."



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Monica Ambrosini's insight:

very much true …despite it might sound a consolation

Douglas Eby's curator insight, January 18, 2014 7:33 PM

Survival: Many, if not most, people experience some kind of trauma in life. How does creative expression help people deal with it, to heal and recover? How can surviving painful experiences sometimes fuel creativity? See article: Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health.

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Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership ... - Business 2 Community

Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership ... - Business 2 Community | Food for thoughts |

With the collaborative economy pushing businesses into the next phase of social business, executives must learn how to motivate, encourage and lead employees [and customers too] in a way that adds value to everyone involved in the collaborative work environment. Employees and customers are collaborating on products, services and content more than ever before. In preparation for the collaborative economy, consider what role do executives play in fostering a collaborative environment when employees and customers can receive what they need from each other?


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Monica Ambrosini's insight:

Despite a bit too simple it's a concise and effective snapshot..

Rikke Bräuner's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:31 AM

Easy to illustrate, more difficult to live. Start with yourself and support diverse team members in collaborating, sharing info, believing in own ideas and come forward with them, participate and feel responsible in brainstorming and taking on team responsibility and be willing to change how they work. Discuss with your teams how they individually can come forward in these areas in their own individual way.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:14 PM

Effective collaboration is about handling the tension that emerges from integrating personal and collective. It is about positive uses of power and its flow through the collective and each person.

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, February 23, 2014 6:20 PM

Nice chart!

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Pulpit Bullies: Why Dominating Leaders Kill Teams

Pulpit Bullies: Why Dominating Leaders Kill Teams | Food for thoughts |

When Harvard Business School Associate Professor Francesca Gino invites high-powered business leaders to address her class, she often observes an interesting phenomenon. The guest speakers announce that they are just as interested in learning from the students as teaching them, and encourage them to ask questions and make comments. In reality, however, the speakers often do the opposite—dominating the time and not allowing for much discussion at all.


"As professors we do this too," admits Gino. "It's very difficult when think you have the right answer not to put it out there." At the same time, she has observed, by hogging the discussion, these leaders not only limited their own learning but also made the class less productive as a whole.


Gino wondered if the same dynamic could be occurring in business, with dominating leaders stifling creative ideas that might otherwise emerge from group discussions and making the teams less productive.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:05 PM

Power interrupts, and absolute power interrupts absolutely. Francesca Gino and colleagues discover that a high-powered boss can lead a team into poor performance.