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18 Reasons to Give Up Trying to Live Up to Everyone’s Expectations

18 Reasons to Give Up Trying to Live Up to Everyone’s Expectations | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A life spent ceaselessly trying to please people who are perhaps incapable of ever being pleased, or trying too hard to always be seen as doing “what’s expected of you,” is a sure road to a regretful existence.


Via Bettina Ascaino, Bobby Dillard
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Reminds me, many years later, of planning our wedding.  Once we realised it was our day and stooped agonising about who to ask, things got much easier.

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, May 2, 2014 7:27 AM

So appropriate for me right now. Your #cwtched Bobby.

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Beyond the Echo Chamber: Why Empathy in Education Matters

Beyond the Echo Chamber: Why Empathy in Education Matters | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Throughout my career as an educator, and based on my many interactions with students, professors and employers, I have learned one of the best secrets to success. It is surprisingly simple; long-term educational and professional success comes down to empathy.

 

This may catch many people off guard, because most were probably expecting to hear about a new business strategy, or complicated practice or method. The truth, however, is that successful businesses and leaders are where they are because they have unique skills that allow them to connect with and understand other professionals, their clients and their employees.

 

This type of empathy is an essential component of emotional intelligence that we call "professional readiness" and teaching it should be our goal for all graduates of higher education institutions.

 

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This type of empathy is an essential component

of emotional intelligence that we

call "professional readiness"

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Jayson Boyers

Executive Director for the Division of Continuing Professional Studies for Champlain College

 


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Practical Tips for Managing Feelings - Emotional Intelligence

Practical Tips for Managing Feelings - Emotional Intelligence | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How can we handle feelings more effectively? Here are 12 top tips from emotional intelligence intelligence practitioners.


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Great list - the one that struck me immediately was "rRemember if you don't pay attention, feelings usually escalate". Don't I know it!

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Top 15 Insights About Neuroplasticity, Cognition, Emotions and Learning. Surprised?

Top 15 Insights About Neuroplasticity, Cognition, Emotions and Learning. Surprised? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
What does brain and cognitive sci­ence have to offer to improve edu­ca­tion, health and qual­ity of life?
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We all need to educate ourselves in these huge advances in knowledge.
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Les Howard's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:23 PM

Oakland Schools has Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, internationally recognized neuro-scientist speak about emotions and the brain, registration link: https://events.oakland.k12.mi.us/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=112871&sessionid=ej0fc4ffmfe2ffmff3fe9

 

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Approaching Business Through an Empathetic Lens

Approaching Business Through an Empathetic Lens | Positive futures | Scoop.it

At Start Empathy we believe everyone can master empathy. It can guide our daily thoughts, words and actions. It can alter our character. And it can also inspire and improve our work.

Last year, 60 Minutes did an interview with David Kelley, CEO and founder of IDEO, the world’s leading innovation and design firm. David Kelley took host Charlie Rose on a tour through his design thinking while entertaining stories of the Apple products on which he and colleague Steve Jobs collaborated. 

What sets Kelley’s business apart and what allows IDEO to flourish is the practice of seeing design through an empathetic lens, making products intuitive and accommodating for consumers.


By Megan Noack


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Empathy as design inspiration - when you start thinking about others' needs, you affect results as well as relationships!

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:52 AM

Business doesn't have to be only about making money. Read on!

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8 Powerful Ways to Inspire Courage in Others

8 Powerful Ways to Inspire Courage in Others | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leaders who don’t feel fear are oblivious to the challenges of leadership. Leadership of any consequence takes courage. Be afraid of leaders who aren't afraid. Courage only exists where fear exists...

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Feel the fear, do it anyway, and others will follow...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:11 PM

'"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”

Goethe

Leadership goes beyond personal courage to inspiring courage in others.

Inspiring courage:

Acknowledge the fears of others...Elevate courage by acknowledging your own fears......Courage transforms fear into preparation...Focus on purpose. ...Facing uncertainty without purpose makes chickens of us all.

The surprising side of courageous leadership is finding the courage to let others lead.'

Pat Headley's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:09 PM

Leaders who don’t feel fear are oblivious to the challenges of leadership. Leadership of any consequence takes courage. Be afraid of leaders who aren't afraid. Courage only exists where fear exists...

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The Limits of 'Emotional Intelligence'

The Limits of 'Emotional Intelligence' | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Without diminishing the positive impact that emotional intelligence has had on organizations, it is time to transcend those limitations and recognize emotions at work as both systemic and multifaceted.

Emotions are experiences that say as much about our history and inner world as they say about our place in, and the dynamics of, our organizations. Their meaning and function is rarely singular and impossible to understand independently of those contexts.

To find more meaning in our emotions, in short, we need to give our emotions new meaning. That will help us understand and manage our organizations better, if not our selves.


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A useful if brief viewpoint on EQ in organisations.

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Personal Leadership: Thrive in Ambiguity - Break The Frame

Personal Leadership: Thrive in Ambiguity - Break The Frame | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Turn up your personal leadership and learn to thrive in ambiguity instead of getting stuck in the morass of indecision.
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"Sometimes, simply reframing the question is enough to have the ah-ha you need." ~ @AlliPolin

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The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We live in the age of distraction. Yet one of life's sharpest paradoxes is that your brightest future hinges on your ability to pay attention to the present.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 23, 2013 8:52 PM

This article reminds us that we we have is right now and that's what we should embrace, and enjoy. The best we can.

 

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The optimism deficit - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

The optimism deficit - Spectator.co.uk (blog) | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The extent of public pessimism in Britain is striking. 54 percent of people think that young people's lives will be worse than that of their parents' generation.

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A scary statistic about how people see their future - we need to accentuate the positives and the future will become so.

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The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude

The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude If you are having tough time, take time to watch this video and express gratitude to the person who matters the most to you.
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15 Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

15 Things Highly Confident People Don't Do | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Daniel Wallen – LifeHack | Highly confident people believe in their ability to achieve. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else put their faith in you?


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Good advice - choose your attitude.

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'Against All Odds' #LeadWithGiants chat w Host @DanVForbes & Co-Host @MaaHoda (with images, tweets) · LeadWithGiants

A Social Media Story storified by LeadWIthGiants

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I'm sorry I missed this, @MaaHoda and DanVForbes.  Looking forward to catching up!

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Dan Forbes's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:55 AM

Here's the Recap of the "Against All Odds" #LeadWithGiants Twitter chat with Hoda Maalouf, a civil war survivor.  Hosted by @DanVForbes

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7 Traits of Digital Leaders

7 Traits of Digital Leaders | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Whether we like it or not, anonymity is no longer an option. As small business owners especially, digital technology now defines how we spend our time, form relationships and, in essence, do business. This is a world we can’t escape, so our task is to accept, understand, harness and use our digital knowledge for good.


It’s about becoming a digital leader.


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The future is here already, but note everyone has accepted it yet.  Here's how...

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Brandon Meek's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:35 AM

With tech changing all the time, these are some good pointers to keep in mind if you want to stay out front.

ben tellefsen's curator insight, May 2, 2014 10:59 AM

I chose this resource because it relates to the topic of digital citizenship and how to leverage technology for use in your business or organization.

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Leadership will be more via influence than hierarchy: Matthew A Krentz, BCG - Economic Times

Leadership will be more via influence than hierarchy: Matthew A Krentz, BCG - Economic Times | Positive futures | Scoop.it

For global consulting firm BCG, India continues to be a dynamic and important place. Matthew A Krentz, senior partner and managing director, is unequivocally clear that "this is where we can get great talent not just for India but globally". In an exclusive interview, Matthew tells ET that attracting next generation of leaders is the highest on his priority list. 

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Let's hop he is right - leaders need to influence and engage, not control. Followership comes from authority not rank or position.

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3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz Karasahin, takes things a step further by adding an ultrasound device meant to speed up the healing process.


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Brilliant, but how do you get the signatures on it??

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 1, 2014 6:16 PM

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz Karasahin, takes things a step further by adding an ultrasound device meant to speed up the healing process.


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John Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership - YouTube

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. John C. Maxwell teaches the high points of The 5 Levels of Leadership at The Chick-Fil-A Leadercast. For info on atte...
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Top 5 Talent Trends in 2014: Futurestep's predictions for a year of economic recovery | Futurestep

Top 5 Talent Trends in 2014: Futurestep's predictions for a year of economic recovery | Futurestep | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Based on insights from 17 global experts, the list reflects trends that have emerged over the past 12 months and look likely to dominate over the coming year.

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The inner workings of the executive brain

The inner workings of the executive brain | Positive futures | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.

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Insights from the field of neuro-imaging challenge accepted notions.

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, April 29, 2014 11:35 AM

Most of us assume that when we try to solve problems, we're drawing on the logical parts of our brains. But, in fact, great strategists seem to draw on the emotional and intuitive parts of their brain much more.

Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, April 29, 2014 5:33 PM

This is an excellent summary of research on problem - solving and the brain.  Huge implications for all leaders.  And the role of attention control is undeniable. A good read. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:06 PM

Good WSJ article on leadership and decision-making: "Take much of what you know about how  executives make decisions. Now, forget it." New brain research shows most of what we thought we know about executive decision making is wrong

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HR - How to Make Sure it Adds Value to the Organisation

HR - How to Make Sure it Adds Value to the Organisation | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Whichever role you play, you have likely been at some point a party to a discussion about whether HR brings value to the table.   When discussing the value that HR can bring, there are often a range of views. Many of the problems HR seem to have in delivering value and earning credibility is that the HR role is often seen differently depending on the culture of the organisation.


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What represents an HR friendly culture? What can HR do about bringing it about?

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Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness."


Like other tools, art has the power to extend our capacities beyond those that nature has originally endowed us with. Art compensates us for certain inborn weaknesses, in this case of the mind rather than the body, weaknesses that we can refer to as psychological frailties.

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Art and what it can do for us psychologically - rather a lot!

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8 Ways Neuroscience Can Improve Your Presentations

8 Ways Neuroscience Can Improve Your Presentations | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Giving memorable and persuasive presentations is more than an art. It's brain science.

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There’s nothing soft about soft skills: six ways to foster emotional intelligence | Personnel Today

There’s nothing soft about soft skills: six ways to foster emotional intelligence | Personnel Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it
With the pace of change intensifying all the time, leaders with emotional intelligence are better equipped to manage it, argues Eddie Kilkelly.
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Addicted to Approval: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

Addicted to Approval: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Depending on others to confirm that you’re worthwhile is a recipe for disappointment. You are good enough, whether others approve of you or not.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:02 PM

We live in a world that seems to tell us the opposite; that we need external approval. Thich Nhat Hanh's quote is a great entry into this article.

 

This is something we need to emphasize in schools and with students. It might help overcome bullying a bit.

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Is this the plaster cast of the future?

Is this the plaster cast of the future? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A Turkish design student has unveiled his revolutionary cast for patients. The 3D-printed cast enables injuries to be treated faster and more easily.

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