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The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world

The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent is driving the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. Here are six attributes of leaders who display the ability to not only embrace individual differences, but to potentially leverage them for competitive advantage.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 12, 2016 3:16 AM
How to be inclusive, huge leadership success factor!
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How to Make Better Decisions

John Beshears and Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School offer a five-step process for mitigating the effects of cognitive biases and low motivation on decision making.

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The Neuroscience of Empathy

The Neuroscience of Empathy | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Are some people born with a brain that is wired to be more empathetic? Can compassion be learned? What daily habits or life experiences reinforce selfishness, narcissism, and at a far extreme psychopa

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Michael Thiel's curator insight, July 14, 2015 1:31 PM

Kooperationen und Kooperationspartner sind oft sehr verschieden voneinander und brauchen deshalb Empathie füreinander: für die unterschiedlichen Kulturen, Ziele, Erfahrungen, Regeln, Abläufe und vieles mehr.

Die Neurobiologie lehrt uns, dass Empathie nicht bei jedem gleich verteilt ist. Das schafft Unterschiede im Aufeinander hören und aufeinander zugehen bei einer wichtigen Fähigkeit, die jeder zur Verfügung haben sollte, der häufiger kooperiert. Es gibt aus neurobiologischer Sicht zwar keine einfachen 1,2, 3 Techniken um empathischer zu werden, aber Möglichkeiten, Empathiefähigkeit durch z.b. Meditation oder Achtsamkeitstraining zu erhöhen. Im „harten“ Managementalltag mag dies als Stoff aus einer anderen Welt gelten. Aber nicht selten erlebt man am Ende einer schwierig durchlebten oder gescheiterten Kooperation, dass Manager genau diesen Satz sagen: ich hätte mich mehr in den anderen reinfühlen müssen, dann hätte es besser laufen können.

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Innovation Excellence | 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

Innovation Excellence | 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, March 8, 2015 9:05 AM

15 tips how to learn better

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Meditation’s Widespread Effect on How The Brain Ages — PsyBlog

Meditation’s Widespread Effect on How The Brain Ages — PsyBlog | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Study shows how meditation affects the brain’s gray matter in the long-term.

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READY TO BE COACHED? - Jane Jackson Coach

READY TO BE COACHED? - Jane Jackson Coach | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Spend a few minutes to take this quiz to see if you are ready to be coached.

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You're More Biased Than You Think

You're More Biased Than You Think | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Even the most open-minded person harbors a lot of unconscious biases. Here's how to start recognizing and eliminating them.

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The Progress-Focused Approach: 21 Progress-Focused Techniques

The Progress-Focused Approach: 21 Progress-Focused Techniques | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

Several informal surveys have given an impression of the relative popularity of different progress-focused techniques. The following 21 techniques seem to belong to the most well-known and popular progress-focused techniques: scaling questions, the past success question, the preferred future question, the platform question, the exception seeking question, reframing, indirect compliments, the miracle question, summarizing in the words of the client, the what-is-better question, normalizing, the usefulness question, the observation question, the perspective change question, the coping question, the continuation question, the prediction suggestion, leapfrogging, and mutualizing. Below is a description of these techniques. 


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David Hain's curator insight, July 5, 2014 3:56 AM

Some fantastic solution-focused techniques for coaches , mentors, or anyone interested in helping others solve problems.

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What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

What matters is realising that the reason you were born is to become the best human being you can possibly be. Personal development is not a tool for reaching a bigger goal. Becoming a complete human being is already the biggest and most noble goal you can aspire to.

 

Personal development is not a tool for reaching a bigger goal. Becoming a complete human being is already the biggest and most noble goal you can aspire to.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:41 PM

Whether you call it personal development, personal growth, self-actualisation, self-transcendence, or spirituality does not matter. What matters is realising that the reason you were born is to become the best human being you can possibly be.

Alex Rich's curator insight, September 20, 2014 11:43 AM

This is a good read...

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7 Types Of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best

7 Types Of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

“If you want a plant to grow, it needs the right amount of water and nutrients,” says Rock. “It’s obvious when you leave one of those out. With the brain, it’s a less obvious. The right dietary elements are only one part of this.… The basic balanced diet that you probably already know is a foundation, but there are other types of inputs that your brain needs that people tend to ignore. And these are essentially exercising different types of circuits in the brain, allowing other circuits to rest and recover.”

 

 

In an ideal day, you would experience each of these seven types:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:16 PM

Just as you eat a balanced diet for health, you can create optimal brain function by offering your mind the right mix of experiences. Here are the seven you need.

SBESSCPA's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:37 AM

Just a thought

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Happy Employees = Hefty Profits

Happy Employees = Hefty Profits | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

It’s something I simply feel after being in the business of talent management for several years. And while my conclusion may be subjective, there’s plenty of hard evidence that shows that happy employees lead directly to better performance and higher profits. Last year revenues increased by an average of 22.2 percent for the 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these same companies added new employees at rate that was five times higher than the national average.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:18 PM

The level of employee engagement, warmth and sense of a shared purpose is palpable.

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The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

Lean innovation is being embraced by everyone — from the smallest start-ups to the largest global organisations. But in most cases, it’s still falling well short of its full potential because it either lacks or fails to tightly integrate with the mechanisms needed to systematically capture lessons learned and share them outside the team. And that’s where the money is in innovation.

 

Lean innovation embraces a philosophy of not letting progress get in the way of perfection. It leverages the Pareto principle that 20% of a product’s features (what’s distilled down into the minimal viable product) will most likely deliver 80% of the benefits sought by customers.

 


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Andres Jordan's curator insight, October 16, 2014 2:08 PM

Amazing that this needs to be said. Life is knowledge and learning. Yet, some business cultures have forgotten this basic learning. 

Here is the proof of it value.  Value grows from learning and from failing.

Sadly, I have worked for cultures where the lessons from failures were thrown out and people threatened with being fired for doing "post mortem's." Sad but true.   

Pyush Pandey's curator insight, November 19, 2014 4:37 AM

Lean innovation embraces a philosophy of not letting progress get in the way of perfection. It leverages the Pareto principle that 20% of a product’s features (what’s distilled down into the minimal viable product) will most likely deliver 80% of the benefits sought by customers.

Jaakko Kuosmanen's curator insight, February 10, 2015 3:52 AM

Kuka vastaa ammattitaidostasi: työnantaja, henkilöstöyksikkö vai sinä itse: https://www.wakaru.fi/kurssit-tapahtumat/wkurssit/

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How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance

How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

In a recent Unify survey of knowledge workers, 79% of respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication.  The vast majority connected via email, phone, or conference calls even though 72% said video would make teamwork easier.  Only 34% of people use video to collaborate with coworkers. And 43% feel confused and overwhelmed by the mishmash of collaboration technology at their disposal.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:57 AM

To make virtual teamwork work this well, you’ll need to move your team to a new set of behaviors, not just to a new generation of technology, with human engagement as the first priority.

Glyn Conlon's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:41 PM

I have a strong leaning to auditory and visual so both are good for me and I can have just the audio and get as much connection towards the other person even more connection sometimes because the visual judgements are not in the way... 

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The Neuroscience of Storytelling

Here is an interesting infographic I found on the Neuroscience of Storytelling...

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Tales From Both Sides of the Brain - The UCSB Current

Tales From Both Sides of the Brain - The UCSB Current | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
What began as a scientific review of a half-century of brain studies became Michael Gazzaniga's memoir

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Paul Gagnon's curator insight, April 28, 2015 6:04 AM

Love this: 

 

“What is a 14-day-old blastocyst? Is it a brain? No, the brain isn’t there yet. Are you really going to confer this status on a brainless group of cells? You realize neuroscience has to have a posture.” - See more at: 

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7 Ways to Think Differently About Fear

7 Ways to Think Differently About Fear | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
If you are standing in front of a door that says “fear,” that is the door you must walk through to become successful.

As the old adage goes, success begins right outside your comfort zone. There is no fear in comfort. There is nothing driving you when there is security. Where there is comfort, there is complacency. Complacency is the great counterforce to success.

To become abundantly successful you must master fear, understand its true purpose and use it to your greatest advantage. When you know fear and how to use it, you will actualize your success.

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Managing fear is one of the most important skills for business leaders - or anyone. Learning how can be challenging. Here is some helpful perspective!

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Leadership Tools

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This is our collection of creative leadership tools and assessments available today. All these have been developed by THNK as DIY tools to help you.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 4, 2015 10:52 AM

Love these tools!

There is the Reframe tool, the "Mirror Tool" (360º leadership tool), the Idea Jackpot (for combining ideas) and the " Neue Kombinationen" . Give it a try.

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Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means?

Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means? | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
“Critical thinking.” It’s a phrase as vague as “results-oriented individual” or “problem-solver.” Companies call for job applicants that are both worker bees and world-class innovators, prepared to paint outside the lines--but only in the brand’s monochromatic colors.

According to an American Management Association survey, 72% of employers feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success, but only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

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Trumans's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:24 PM

Even just "thinkers" might be a good place to start...

KwakJeongIl's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:42 PM

Thinking about your thinking, while you’re thinking, in order to improve your thinking.

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How to Know if You’re Truly Resilient - World of Psychology

How to Know if You’re Truly Resilient - World of Psychology | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
If there’s a word people in the top ranks of human capital are buzzing about these days, it’s resilience. I get asked all the time what it means -- followed by

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, August 11, 2014 2:15 PM

The bottom line: the brain needs a break! So enjoy your vacation!

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Why You Forget What You Were Doing When You Walk Into A Room

Why You Forget What You Were Doing When You Walk Into A Room | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it
Finally, scientific proof as to why you forget what you were doing when you walk into a room. Answered by a PhD.

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:11 PM

Doorways are like brain bounderies - be careful when you walk though them because you may forget what you wanted to do.

Of course if you live in a loft you'll never have this problem!

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The 3 Things All Humans Crave and How to Motivate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

The 3 Things All Humans Crave and How to Motivate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

Abraham Maslow was right: Once we have food and shelter -- but before we can seek self-actualisation we must feel safety, belonging, and mattering. Without these three essential keys a person cannot perform, innovate, be emotionally engaged, agree,

or move forward.

 

What do you think? 1. Safety, 2. Belonging, 3. Mattering, 4. Mattering. Sure, 1-4 could crave all three, but it’s helpful to look at what is most essential, and then to provide that. You’ll get results faster.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:13 PM

I read Maslow' on Management which is not a well-known book, but it is a great read which built on Maslow's thinking and put it into a leadership and organizational context.

Lita Moose's curator insight, September 19, 2016 8:11 AM

Abraham Maslow had a theory that all humans crave 3 things, safety, belonging, and mattering. People cannot work without it at which this article proves how it works. 

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Innovation Excellence Debunking the Left Brain and Right Brain Myth

Innovation Excellence Debunking the Left Brain and Right Brain Myth | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

There is a common belief in many management and popular psychology circles that a person’s creative ability is determined by which part of their brain is more active. People often refer to people who work in the creative industries or find it easy to come up with ideas as “Right-brained”, whereas people who are more methodical, logical or process-focused are “Left Brained”. I’m here to show you why these terms should be ignored, and give you more of an insight into how the brain actually comes up with ideas.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:45 PM

The myth that creative people are 'right brained' and logical people are 'left brained' is a lie. 

Luisa Meira's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:40 AM

Is it a mith?

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Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Every Week

Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Every Week | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

I have found that regularly asking questions is an agile and lightweight way of keeping up with what’s really going on. Answers become conversations about what is most essential and meaningful for the team and the company, and those conversations transform into action.

 

The first place to start is by asking the right questions. Here are some of the best I’ve found:

 

1. What’s going well in your role? Any wins (big or small) this week?

 

This is a great place to start. Employees get to celebrate and even brag a little about all the positive stuff that happened that week by simply answering that question.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:38 PM

The quickest way to overcome challenges and get unstuck is to say, “I’m stuck!” When we can identify where we’re stuck and then bring someone else’s attention to the challenge at hand.

Brian Martin's curator insight, January 22, 2014 8:47 AM

10 great questions for every leader's tool kit to help foster teamwork, engagement, and innovation.  Use the questions individually, or bring them into team meetings. 

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Answering Work Emails On Your Phone At Night Makes You Bad At Work The Next Day

Answering Work Emails On Your Phone At Night Makes You Bad At Work The Next Day | Mindful BIZ | Scoop.it

Having a job that requires you to be "on" all the time is something of a badge of honor in today's tenuous economy. It's also incredibly unhealthy.

 

There's one behavior in particular that a new pair of studies found ruined the next morning for workers on the job. Using a smartphone to answer work emails after 9 p.m. led to people feeling less well-rested, engaged, and focused the following morning.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:08 PM

An always on work style may make you less responsible than you thought.