TURNING TALENTS INTO STRENGTHS

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Four Work-Life Questions To Ponder On Vacation This Summer

Print this out and take it someplace without any Wi-Fi.<p>You packed your favorite journal and a couple of pens. You planned some time on the beach, or left an afternoon empty to find a table at an outdoor cafe where you can grab an ice-cold drink and just <i>think.</i> This vacation, you’ve told yourself, …

French Language

The Faster Your Brain Moves The More Time Off You Need

Science shows us that your brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes at a time.<p>If you just started working out you may be tempted to push your body to the limits. The problem isn't how hard your training. It's that you're still partaking in unhealthy habits, like poor diet and not getting enough …

Productivity

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

So there you are, when suddenly you hear <i>that song</i> that reminds you of <i>that person</i>. And you’re emotionally hijacked—just like that. Good or bad, the song interacts with your neural net and triggers the emotions you have associated with it. Emotional hijacks happen every day, often unconsciously, …

The Brain

The Idea-Generating, Problem-Solving Technique That Every Boss Needs Now

You've heard about design thinking but you're still not practicing it. Here's how to get up to speed.<p>Design thinking isn't a new concept, but it's continued success amongst some of the world's leading brands has sustained the interest of business leaders big and small. It has remained equally an …

Design Thinking

This happiness expert says finding out the type of person you are is the key to improving your wellbeing

When you start asking questions about the best strategies for self-improvement, there's one frustrating sentence you'll hear over and over again: "It …

Are you in your sweet spot? Ikigai- Japanese concept meaning "A reason for being" #ntac17 #npc17 #deeperlearning #edchat #stemed https://t.co/CcIS3mthgG

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

Dr Robert Emmons, Professor of Psychology at the University of California and author of Thanks! How The New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier …

Happiness

Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid?

Source: Pixabay/Public DomainCognitive capacity and overall brain power are significantly reduced when your smartphone is within glancing …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get sealed into your brain.<p>Your brain naturally wants to do …

Mindfulness

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.<p><i>The following is the second of two excerpts from</i> The Way to Design<i>, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. It was adapted and reprinted with the author’s</i> …

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation

You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?<p>Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work and skipping off someplace where you can relax, regenerate, let loose, and just have fun. The idea …

Emotional Intelligence

Five Sources of Creative Inspiration

Inspiration is something we all wrestle with as creatives. Where do our ideas come from? Why can’t we simply come up with them on the fly? Why do we …

Inspiration

What should you do with your life?

<b>Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you got a letter in the mail when you were seventeen, signed by someone who had a direct pipeline to Ultimate</b> …

Student Experience Will Become a Key Differentiator According to Gartner

Experience management is coming to higher education. In their April 2017 report, <i>The Future of the Student Experience Is Personal</i>, Gartner analysts …

Customer Experience

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being resilient, they haven’t always recognized that it is also needed for the sake of their teams and …

How to Disagree Well

<i>Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller “Emotional Intelligence,” is a regular contributor to Korn Ferry.</i><p>Imagine this scenario. The vice president …

Leadership

How to Disagree

March 2008<p>The web is turning writing into a conversation. Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and …

Longevity

Why You Should Tell Your Team to Take a Break and Go Outside

Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health-related perks from exercise rooms to yoga classes. Leaders participate in mindfulness and compassion …

Harvard Business Review

How to use algorithms to solve everyday problems

Faster grocery trips. Better Facebook posts. Ali Almossawi on algorithmic thinking for daily life.<p>By Kara Baskin | May 8, 2017<p>Taking a nod from …

Keep it simple. #BruceLee

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

Leadership

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

Intelligence

What is Theme Dynamics?

Learning

The Broccoli Point: Why Creating Habits Is Hard

Read the below with this caveat in mind: <b>Constant learning and self-improvement can and must be done for great life results.</b><p>It’s a wonderful idea to …

Ten Tips for Managing Millennials — Combining Inspiration and Empowerment

<i>by Tiffany Saulnier, MBA</i><p>Millennials are not constrained by the expectations that are set for them. We think big, dream and view the world as a sphere …

How to Increase Creativity and Find Your Creative Flow

June 8, 2017<p><i>That moment when you sit down to write your novel and the ideas just keep surfacing one after the other.</i><p><i>That moment when you start</i> …