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Finding Your Passion In Work: 20 Awesome Quotes

Finding Your Passion In Work: 20 Awesome Quotes | Leadership | Scoop.it
Ask yourself: If you could do anything for 8 hours a day for the rest of your life, and money were no object, what would you do?Holidays like Independence Day give me the excuse (and reminder) to
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"One of the big blessings of living in a democracy is the ability to pursue one's own path, and the idea that anyone can pick him or herself up by the bootstraps and achieve great things. Of course, survival and success are inescapably connected to work, but we have the luxury of deciding how fun our day-to-day work is going to be."

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How Successful People Think

How Successful People Think | Leadership | Scoop.it
I love to give the following puzzle to new team members at our companies, Likeable Media and Likeable Local:Using four straight lines and never taking your finger off of your screen, connect all nine
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"Successful people don't just see problems, they see opportunities. They don't just see obstacles, they see solutions. And when they don't see solutions right away, successful people get creative to find solutions."

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John Michel's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:47 AM

Successful people think outside of the box.

Successful people don't just see problems, they see opportunities. They don't just see obstacles, they see solutions. And when they don't see solutions right away, successful people get creative to find solutions.


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How to Think Like a Leader

How to Think Like a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
By Jack and Suzy WelchToo often, people who are promoted to their first leadership position miss the point. And that failure probably trips up careers more than any other reason.Being a leader
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"When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. It’s about making the people who work for you smarter, bigger, and bolder. Nothing you do anymore as an individual matters except how you nurture and support your team and help its members increase their self-confidence."

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How To Get Everything You Want In Life

How To Get Everything You Want In Life | Leadership | Scoop.it
It's not as difficult as it may seem. ;
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"Listening is the single-most important skill in professional and personal  relationships. Ernest Hemingway said, "When people talk, listen completely. Most  people never listen." It's sad, but true: Most people have their own agenda and  are too busy talking (or waiting to talk) to listen to you."

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7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders | Leadership | Scoop.it
Build your Brain to Lead - Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA, Roy Sheneman, PhD, David Hain, John Michel
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"There are only 24 hours in a day and you cannot create “more time” in a day.  The solution for most senior managers is to work longer and harder to get the job done.  The only problem with that solution is that it is a recipe for burn out.  What if you broke the rules and shifted your beliefs to recognize this truth:  Time is a limited resource & Energy is an infinitely unlimited resource.  You cannot create more time.  You can, however, create more energy by taking control not only of your time, but where your attention is within that time frame."

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:43 PM

Loved this post, especially #2! I also agree with Robert Allen, my brain was definitely designed to have ideas not hold them!

John Michel's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:47 AM

An informal survey of 150 senior managers who attended my last Sustainable Leaders Strategy workshop revealed the biggest challenge they faced was “having too much to do in too little time with fewer resources than ever before.”  The speed with which business must get done today is light years faster than even 15 or 20 years ago.  In many industries (technology), change happens too quickly and if you only strive to keep up, you will be out of business faster than you can say “Buck Rogers.”     

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:32 PM

I liked points 2 and 3. People who are serial single-taskers are better listeners because they know when to listen. It is their only task in that moment.

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Our Mission | The RULER Approach

Social and Emotional Literacy is dedicated to enriching the lives of educators, students, and families with evidence-based social and emotional learning programs.
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"The RULER Approach is an outgrowth of decades of research on emotional intelligence conducted by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. This research has proven that emotional skills are integral to personal, social, and academic success.  Since 2005, hundreds of schools in the United States and abroad have adopted The RULER Approach to successfully integrate social and emotional learning."

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Increasing Stress, Decreasing Empathy: Need Emotional Intelligence

Increasing Stress, Decreasing Empathy: Need Emotional Intelligence | Leadership | Scoop.it
Research shows stress is increasing: health problems & business costs. Empathy is decreasing to damage collaboration: The case for emotional intelligence

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"Stress kills, costs billions of dollars, reduces quality of life, drives economic meltdown and is even destroying the environment."

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:35 PM

It is so important for parents to teach their kids about empathy too.

Michele Lecerre's curator insight, April 23, 2013 10:27 AM

Stress is also well known to decrease our ability to innovate, as we rely only on limbic/reptilian brain when stressed (with no access to neocortex ideas and projections in the bigger picture)

Minarni Tirta's curator insight, August 11, 2013 2:27 AM
If not because of EQ. Walking my talk, I would not be where I am now. EQ definitely works!
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Choosing to Make a Positive Difference - General Leadership

Choosing to Make a Positive Difference - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
What opportunities might have you missed today to build value into someone’s life? More importantly, what opportunities exist right in front of you to do something that could brighten someone’s day or lightens someone load?
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It's all about choice..."Kelley lives in Texas and builds custom swimming pools for a living. Well, most of the time, anyway. With the economy putting a significant dent in his business and drain on his pocketbook, he has had to moonlight recently."

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John Michel's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:28 PM

We all possess the ability to build value in others lives...

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Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement - Transform the Zombies into Humans

Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement - Transform the Zombies into Humans | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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"Concentrating on employee engagement can help companies withstand, and possibly even thrive, in tough economic times. Gallup researchers in 2012 studied the differences in performance between engaged and actively disengaged work units and found that those scoring in the top half on employee engagement nearly doubled their odds of success compared with those in the bottom half."

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:00 PM

The link between engagement and outcomes is clearer than ever. The article also suggests the importance of managers in creating engagement. By far then the single most important thing a company can and should do is to make sure than their managers are skillful engagers. They can hire managers who can create engagement and/or train managers to engage their teams. Creating a culture that supports these practices is an important additional factor that will help insure long-term success. 

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:19 PM

Look at # 1 - hiring for attitude, sound familiar. It's nice to see more and more science that backs up what should be intuitive to us. Attitude matters.

Gilvan Azevedo's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:20 AM

Sem tesão, não há solução, dizia Roberto Freire. Mas "engajamento" é construído de fora para dentro???

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E is for Effective Time Management to Ensure Balance in Your Life

E is for Effective Time Management to Ensure Balance in Your Life | Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn how to manage your time more effectively, find your balance and to live a more fulfilling life from Brigadier General Jim Vechery. Time Management
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"Here are four simple steps you can take to help yourself manage time effectively.  Think of the word TIME as a memory jogger."

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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit | Video on TED.com

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.
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IQ alone doesn't determine success...grit is a key ingredient.  Grit is defined as, "firmness of character; indomitable spirit" and while it may not be an easy character trait to measure...the results are often easy to see.

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6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Your speech should advance your leadership, not undermine it.
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"Leadership language serves a specific purpose that is different from the language used in a non-leadership role.  Your communication is responsible for providing meaning about the present and the future, explaining complex tradeoffs, demonstrating resolve in the face of adversity, articulating matters others do not see, calling on the organization to uphold commitments and standards, and infusing purpose and inspiration. This does not happen with bland, casual, or vague language."

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Offering Our Youngest Leaders a Seat at the Table

Offering Our Youngest Leaders a Seat at the Table | Leadership | Scoop.it
Many American journalists and politicians point proudly…
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In January 2013, the Gallup Organization reported that a survey of 500,000 students showed that student engagement plummets every year a child continues in school. By the end of high school, only 4 in 10 students are fully engaged.

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Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback - aboutleaders.com

Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback - aboutleaders.com | Leadership | Scoop.it

The costly conflict that assumptions can lead to when we don’t have the courage and leadership skills to verify those assumptions or provide honoring feedback to others. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, John Michel
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"In order to forgive someone that has done us wrong, we must consider essential aspects of that person that are invisible to us unless we obtain a heart at peace.  This will enable us to see the other person with our heart and help us rise above the action that has hurt us.   I know this is not easy, but leadership seldom is."

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John Michel's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:11 PM

order to forgive someone that has done us wrong, we must consider essential aspects of that person that are invisible to us unless we obtain a heart at peace.  This will enable us to see the other person with our heart and help us rise above the action that has hurt us.   I know this is not easy, but leadership seldom is. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:07 PM

Connects to servant-leadership and Jungian pyschology.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:20 PM

Do you forgive?

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How to Escape from Bad Decisions

How to Escape from Bad Decisions | Leadership | Scoop.it
When we make a choice that doesn’t work out, we find it remarkably difficult to cut our losses and walk away. Think about the last time you waited for 45 minutes at a restaurant, and there was
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"If you kept waiting at the restaurant or working with the employee, you fell into a trap that organizational behavior expert Barry Staw calls escalation of commitment to a losing course of action. It’s throwing good money after bad, and we see it all around us. Escalation occurs whenever we invest our time, energy, or resources in a choice that falls short of the desired return, and we succumb to the temptation to invest more."

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The military needs to reach out to civilians

Soldiers need to engage with their fellow citizens.
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Great read from Gen Depsey, "The last decade of war has affected the relationship between our society and the military. We can’t allow a sense of separation to grow between us. As the all-volunteer force enters its fifth decade, civilians and the military need to maintain the shared understanding necessary for a healthy relationship."

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5 Ways Managers Can Avoid Killing Employee Creativity

5 Ways Managers Can Avoid Killing Employee Creativity | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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"A report  by Overbury of 2,000 employees found that 59 percent felt that development of new ideas is  vital to their companies. In addition, 52 percent of offices were lacking common  or social areas, and 50 percent agreed that their company would be more  profitable if employees were able to be more creative."

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Douglas Arnold's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:57 AM

The investment in time and attention to creative workers is essential to any long term relationship with the employee. Organizational process -- along with zealots preaching unrealistic productivity goals -- all too often quelch the imagination and extinguish innovation.

Rolf Hagenow-Jansen's curator insight, July 28, 2013 2:32 PM

In my point of view create diverse teams is the most important point to foster creativity. 

CineversityTV's comment, September 9, 2013 1:23 PM
changing the paradigm. Sir Ken Robinson
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Top Five Regrets of the Dying | Steve Gutzler - Executive Coach - Keynote Speaker

Top Five Regrets of the Dying | Steve Gutzler - Executive Coach - Keynote Speaker | Leadership | Scoop.it
“@UpSearchCoach: * Top Five Regrets of the Dying | @SteveGutzler on Emotional Intelligence http://t.co/7hvF5hxDkn”;
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Shared wisdom from those whose journey through life is about to end...let us not end our lives with the same regrets.  "Bonnie Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives and how we might learn from their wisdom."

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Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence?

Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence? | Leadership | Scoop.it

The Secretary of Education isn't the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning.

“For the kids, it’s really, really working!”

 

Excellent article, with study numbers and examples. 


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"At a recent congressional hearing, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed with Shriver’s positive assessment of SEL’s potential. "These are learned skills," he said. "Children can have huge challenges, but when you help them learn how to handle them, you have a chance … If we are not addressing this, we're not in the game."

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Florentine van Thiel's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:03 AM

Article très intéressant sur l'enseignement de l'intelligence émotionnelle. Oui! Cela s'enseigne vite et bien chez l'enfant. Chez l'adulte? ... aussi! ... même si c'est un peu plus long, cabossés que nous sommes parfois par des expériences de vie professionnelle et/ou privée un peu difficiles.

Minarni Tirta's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:33 PM

EQ really rocks! its presence is subtle but the result is real! To illustrate this :I was looking for my friend in one of those employment agencies when the scenario unfold.Later, I found out a little bit more about  " the offender" as I felt so sorry for her and chatted with her. Apparently 'the offender' is a trainer but was unfortunately finding it hard to land herself a job in the new land she just came to. She was 'enrolled' in one of the government's employment agencies, which was supposed to help her find a job ( by sending her CV to reverse marketers, setting up seminars for her to attend - on revamping CV and tailoring her cover letter to the job she is applying.) She was glad as these means she will also find new friends. One day she said she made a pact with her new found friends to practice one of her tools that she uses in her coaching/ training business. She was practicing one of her tools in one of the rooms in that organisation, when someone came up to her asked her what she was doing ( as it seemed to the untrained eyes, she was playing a board game but once she explained it, that someone told her that she needed to book the room first. So she duly waited for the manager and put what she was doing on hold. The way the manager came  & told the "offender" that was definitely not fitting what I expect of a manager. ( this was the part where I  actually the witnessed) I looked at the unfolding scenario with a sense of disbelieved.  While the manager maybe correct (all organisations have in place their rules and regulations), the way 'the offender' was being handled was really demeaning and lacking of respect.  Instead of saying "I am sorry but this place is strictly for job searching only and you will need to practice elsewhere"( or something along the line) , she came up with words that were quite hurtful and the attitude was one of " I am the rule here, follow or out". what makes it worse was the fact it was on the public domain part of the organisation.Undoubtedly 'the offender' reacted in ways fished out by the manager heavy handling of her(she later told me) . She felt like a criminal and at any one time, there were 2 people ( the manager and another sturdy man, next to the manager, ever ready to bounce her from the organisation).

 

understandably the manager has to be firm and stern as some of the unemployed probably already demoralized and not themselves, can be insensitive or even unreasonable, but I wonder at the same time, if the manager was also proactively looking for that kind of behaviour by the way she handled the 'offender'?

ALL jobs need EQ, but especailly so with jobs that connect you with others and jobs that need you to built human relationship, having human touch. With EQ tools we will be able to diffuse the situation in a better way. Like everything else EQ gets better with more practice. so kids and EQ is definitely a good idea, no, It is a great idea! and it is definitely "TAUGHTABLE!" ( did I just coined a new word?):)

John Michel's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:55 PM

Empowering students with tools and techniques to calm themselves, observe the world, and exert positive pressure on their environments reduces the distraction caused by inner and outer turmoil, freeing kids up to concentrate more effectively on the rest of what they are learning. In this way, SEL not only helps enhance students’ emotional wellbeing and maturity but also improves their academic achievement.

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Three Words That Will Transform Your Career

Three Words That Will Transform Your Career | Leadership | Scoop.it
Every time you encounter another person, think: help this person. It's not altruistic. Nothing else can so quickly supercharge your career and improve the quality of your life.When you walk into

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"For those of us with a soul and a heart, the only real choice is to succeed by helping others.  By first thinking help this person, you will change the ways that others perceive you. There is no faster or more effective way to change your interactions and relationships. You will be viewed as a positive, constructive, helpful and dependable person. People will think you are more perceptive, attentive and understanding."

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EQRocks's curator insight, June 7, 2013 1:35 AM

Absolutely!  "Help This Person" changes everything about how you feel and how you connect with others.  Try it!

David Hain's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:29 AM

What you give is what you will get...

Ken Donaldson's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:04 AM

"Help this person..." three simple words that make a world of difference.

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Show Me the Money: The Bottom Line Impact of Employee Engagement

Show Me the Money: The Bottom Line Impact of Employee Engagement | Leadership | Scoop.it
Employee engagement seems to be the buzzword constantly reverberating throughout the global HR arena. But is it legitimate? I mean, really, does it matter if employees are engaged? Are …
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"Scholars, consultants, non-profits, and companies have been researching the validity of engagement for quite some time. The correlative data revealed in their research initiatives is significant."

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Dumb Questions, Dumb Answers and Dumbed Down Decisions

Dumb Questions, Dumb Answers and Dumbed Down Decisions | Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you on automatic or conscious and in charge of your life and contributions? (Dumb Questions, Dumb Answers and Dumbed Down Decisions Dumb questions, dumb answers and how they impact your...
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Article addresses impact of negative self-talk and provides some ideas on how to turn negative into positive self-talk. Remember, negative thoughts produce negative actions so we have to take every thought captive.
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John Michel's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:48 AM

It’s time to take control of the programming of negative automatic self-talk. Let your brain search its files for a more positive, constructive, and useful answer.

Darlene Karpaski's comment, July 1, 2013 7:36 PM
Being able to choose something new outside of past programming means being able to see with new eyes and hear with new ears. Changing around some of the people, places and things exposes you to different aspects of self that lie just below the surface of doing things the same way over and over.
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25 Quotes to Inspire You to Become a Better Leader

25 Quotes to Inspire You to Become a Better Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves. I researched thousands of quotes from successful leaders for my last book, to capture one for each chapter, covering 11
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Timeless quotes for today's and tomorrow's leaders...

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BE: Self-Controlled - Temperance and Ego - General Leadership

BE: Self-Controlled - Temperance and Ego - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Ask yourself, which profile best describes the current trajectory of your business? Might you, too, need a healthy dose of self-control?
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Great leadership advice from America's leaders!

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10 Employee Engagement-Destroying Perceptions You Cannot Afford

10 Employee Engagement-Destroying Perceptions You Cannot Afford | Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want to improve employee engagement, boost employee morale, and maximize employee productivity, you cannot simply do the “right things.” It’s not enough to model best practices … (RT @EmplyEngagement: 10 #Employee Engagement-Destroying Perceptions...

Via Alonzo Johnson
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"Thus, when it comes to employee engagement, employee morale, and employee productivity, employers must recognize what they do that might be damaging employee engagement, morale, and productivity. Likewise, managers must know how to do the same at an individual level. Otherwise, the negatives will overshadow all the good practices you implement."

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Gene Shklover, PhD's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:33 PM

nice list questions to ask your client :))

John Michel's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:07 AM

The human brain is hard-wired to notice and remember negative things more effectively than positive. That’s because the brain is hard-wired for survival, and is basically designed for a bygone “caveman/cavewoman” era. When you consider this, it makes sense that the brain registers and remembers objects and events associated with negative emotions more effectively than those associated with positive emotions.

Michael_J_Stone's curator insight, June 28, 2013 8:31 AM

Is this your "wake up test?" How many of these perceptions can be heard in your building? It seems like everyone I have ever spoken to about their job has said at least one of these ten things. 

 

Which one of these will you act on?