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Americans Read More E-Books — But Maybe Not on E-Readers

Americans Read More E-Books — But Maybe Not on E-Readers | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
A quarter of Americans age 16 and up now own tablets, according to Pew.
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How I Stopped Checking My Phone And Started Using It With Intention –

How I Stopped Checking My Phone And Started Using It With Intention – | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
I knew I was doing it too much. It was easy to justify checking my phone constantly — especially since I write a weekly newsletter that features a collection of valuable ideas found through hours of searching the web and browsing my social feeds. But a couple weeks ago, I recognized I had fallen into a dangerous…
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Category:Creativity Techniques - Mycoted

Category:Creativity Techniques - Mycoted | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation). Like most tools these techniques all have their good and bad points. I like to think of these creativity and innovation techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at home for DIY. It has a saw, spanner, hammer, knife and all sorts of other things in it, they are all very useful, but you have to pick the right tool (creativity / Innovation technique) for each job. This site will try and provide a little guidance along with each tool to let you know whether it's best used for cutting paper or putting in nails.

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How to Achieve Your Goals Using a Simple, Science-Based Technique

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Learn how to achieve your goals using a very simple and science-based tweak to your approach.
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How To Accomplish More In 30 Days Than Most Do In 365

Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day And Control Your Life, has a really powerful exercise to help you realize if you’re seeking approval in the wrong places. He…
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3 Easy Tips For Massive Personal Growth

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If you’re like most people, you probably have a few aspects of your life that you’d like to improve. When you think of all the changes you want to make, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Maybe you want to … r
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11 Ideas That Will Rewire Your Brain – Personal Growth –

The term rewiring your brain has become a psychological revolution in recent times. We now know that you can literally rewire your brain by choosing the thoughts that you allow in and standing guard…

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Half Life: The Decay of Knowledge and What to Do About It

Half Life: The Decay of Knowledge and What to Do About It | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Knowledge, like potato salad, goes bad over time. Smoking, Pluto, and the brontosaurus are just a few examples. Here’s how to manage the half-life of knowledge and stay current in an ever-changing world.
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Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

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Modern office life and an increasingly common condition called “attention deficit trait” are turning steady executives into frenzied underachievers.
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Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop

Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Job security as a leader is evasive enough--why would you chase away goodwill with insecurity? Here's how to avoid it.
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Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace

Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business.


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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, March 6, 4:56 PM
From original scoop: "Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business. Reciprocity Principle Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor. Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way. Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores."
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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, March 11, 12:34 AM

Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

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This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.
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13 signs you are highly emotionally intelligent

13 signs you are highly emotionally intelligent | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
If you stay true to your word, and know when to apologize, you are potentially showing signs of emotional intelligence.
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How to Hardwire Resilience into Your Brain | Greater Good Magazine

How to Hardwire Resilience into Your Brain | Greater Good Magazine | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
We'll be better prepared for life's challenges if we cultivate these 12 inner strengths.
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How to be Open to New Ideas

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Share this article:   Have you ever noticed that when you introduce a new idea to someone in a conversation, the other person has a difficult time accepting the new ... Read More
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How to Practice Emotional Intelligence: Tips for Choice

How to Practice Emotional Intelligence: Tips for Choice | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Want to know how to practice emotional intelligence? Here are 10 expert tips from our worldwide network to choose yourself more effectively.

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Simple ways to spark your creativity | TED Talks

Simple ways to spark your creativity | TED Talks | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Easy, straightforward techniques to jumpstart innovative thinking and surface new, brilliant ideas.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 2:57 AM

Thanks to John Evans.

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Creativity and innovation requires daily stimulation. 

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EQ in Practice: Personal and Organizational Wellbeing •

EQ in Practice: Personal and Organizational Wellbeing • | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
To practice EQ means you are seeking opportunities to tune into emotion, making careful choices about how you are thinking, feeling, and acting, and doing that in a way that's purposeful.
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A 'postmodern' perspective on Organisation Development

A 'postmodern' perspective on Organisation Development | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
“Words create worlds” Abraham Heschel   Generally speaking, I don’t think philosophy is considered to have much practical relevance to organisations.  Certainly, when I look back on my early training as a psychologist little attention was paid to questions of philosophy.  A few months ago, a daughter of a friend was telling me that she was …

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Ian Berry's curator insight, March 26, 5:45 PM
A lot of great insights. I concur with  "I now believe that change happens when we change how we talk and relate with each other. My practice is increasingly about convening and hosting conversations that are different from those that habitually happen or that appear stuck and lacking the expression of difference, novelty and creativity." This is my experience too. For a very long time my thesis has been all change is personal first, relationships second and organisations a distant third
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Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life | Money | The Guardian

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life | Money | The Guardian | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods
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Friction: The Hidden Reality of What Holds People Back

Friction: The Hidden Reality of What Holds People Back | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
One of the easiest ways to increase your value to an organization is to reduce the friction required to get you to do your job. You don't need to learn anything other tha
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Master the Art of Influence - Persuasion as a Skill and Habit

Master the Art of Influence - Persuasion as a Skill and Habit | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
As a product leader at Google and Reddit, Tyler Odean uses persuasion as a tool in his everyday job. Here's what he's learned through experience and research about being influential at work.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 19, 1:26 PM

Good golly -- what a comprehensive article about how to effectively influence and persuade! And all the points are right on.

 

I really like the distinction between System 1 and System 2 thinking based on neuroscience. To influence, use System 1, which is storytelling.

 

But wait -- there's more! The author does a deep dive into all facets of persuasion/influence, including elements like Anchoring, Representation, Coherence, and Framing. Your business stories -- when positioned well -- will do all of these for you. That's the good news. It's not as complicated as you think.

 

Run, don't walk, to read this article. There's tons of good actionable advice here.

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 19, 1:30 PM

Good golly -- what a comprehensive article about how to effectively influence and persuade! And all the points are right on.

 

I really like the distinction between System 1 and System 2 thinking based on neuroscience. To influence, use System 1, which is storytelling.

 

But wait -- there's more! The author does a deep dive into all facets of persuasion/influence, including elements like Anchoring, Representation, Coherence, and Framing. Your business stories -- when positioned well -- will do all of these for you. That's the good news. It's not as complicated as you think.

 

Run, don't walk, to read this article. There's tons of good actionable advice here.

English Jeffrey's curator insight, March 25, 8:38 PM
Understanding how the brain processes information to make decisions may influence the way you present information about your business.
 
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17 Simple Things These Successful Executives do Every Day no Matter What

17 Simple Things These Successful Executives do Every Day no Matter What | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.
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Expert Tips on the Challenge of Taking Your Own Advice

Expert Tips on the Challenge of Taking Your Own Advice | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Happiness is a personal choice, but it's not an individual choice. Every time we choose it, we make it easier for the people around us to be more positive.
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Arianna Huffington and Jeff Bezos Agree on the Key to Success

Arianna Huffington and Jeff Bezos Agree on the Key to Success | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There's a stress epidemic gripping the world, say Arianna Huffington and Michael Gervais. If we want to succeed, we have to start taking care of ourselves.
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Penelope's curator insight, March 7, 10:37 PM
Failure is the stepping stone to success, according to Arianna Huffington. And give your body the rest it deserves, or you're headed for a breakdown.