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Four Surprising Factors That Influence Creativity

Psychologists are finding connections between creative thinking and alcohol consumption, living abroad, and even your politics.<p>Some people–maybe even most of us–don’t think they’re creative. And while it seems anecdotally true, at least, that certain people are more creatively inclined than others, …

Creativity

Professor Dr Robot QC

IN 1933, as the Depression ground on, two British sociologists, Alexander Carr-Saunders and Paul Wilson, wrote a book celebrating the professions. …

Boston Consulting Group

How to future proof university graduates

If you were thinking that a librarian’s life was the one for you, you might want to think again. Secretaries and personal assistants, I’d look over …

Procrastination is a waste of time

We reportedly waste three hours a day at work. But messing about on Facebook to put off an onerous task rarely makes us feel happier<p>According to research published this week, we waste up to three hours of every working day doing things other than the work we are supposed to be getting on with. …

Procrastination

3 reasons why you should ‘act like a leader’

It must make young professionals think back to the conundrum they had when graduating: how can I ever get that first job, if every first job asks for …

Leadership

Why power corrupts – and how leaders can avoid the dark side

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>There has been no shortage of high-octane examples of the …

How Meetings Differ, from Stockholm to New Delhi

It was a cold December morning in Stockholm and I stomped my feet briskly while waiting for the bus. When the bus pulled up the woman closest to the door hurried on and I stepped forward happy to follow her. Although I had been oblivious to the loose queue my fellow passengers had formed, I could …

Saudi Arabia

80 colleges and universities announce plan for new application and new approach to preparing high school students

Eighty leading colleges and universities on Monday announced a plan to reverse a decades-long process by which colleges have -- largely through the …

Why The Smartest Person Isn’t The Most Likely To Get The Job

Showing off how smart you are on your résumé could have a negative effect on recruiters. Attitude trumps IQ when it comes to success.<p><i>Genius</i>. The word has an undeniable cachet and implies capability beyond the ordinary. The pursuit of genius or at least being the smartest person in the room …

Self-improvement

Millennials

Pew Research Center reports and data on the Millennial generation, those born after 1980 and the first generation to come of age in the new …

Ernst & Young Removes University Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' It Equals Success

Ernst & Young, one of the UK's biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, …

Ernst & Young

Why interdisciplinary research matters

Scientists must work together to save the world. A special issue asks how they can scale disciplinary walls.<p>To solve the grand challenges facing …

Humanities

Integration of social science into research is crucial

Social scientists must be allowed a full, collaborative role if researchers are to understand and engage with issues that concern the public, says …

Sociology

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Critical Thinking

Myers-Briggs: Does it pay to know your type?

In the early 20th century, a mother and daughter began work on what is now the world’s most widely used personality test.<p>In the early 20th century, a mother and daughter began work on what is now the world’s most widely used personality test.<p>Some grandmothers pass down cameo necklaces. Katharine …

Project Manage Your Life

More and more companies are adopting software and product development frameworks like Agile, Scrum, and Kanban — which promote quick, iterative, lean production — to deliver higher quality products, faster. These methods help teams produce rapid, continuous improvements, via daily face-to-face …

Project Management

Academia is a reputation economy — data-sharing policies should take incentives into account.

Data sharing has the potential to facilitate wider collaboration and foster scientific progress. But while 88% of researchers in a recent study …

Social Sciences

Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise

Social entrepreneurship has emerged over the past several decades as a way to identify and bring about potentially transformative societal change. A hybrid of government intervention and pure business entrepreneurship, social ventures can address problems that are too narrow in scope to spark …

Innovation

The Art of Thought: A Pioneering 1926 Model of the Four Stages of Creativity

In 1926, thirteen years before James Webb Young’s <i>Technique for Producing Ideas</i> and more than three decades before Arthur Koestler’s seminal “bisociation” theory of how creativity works, English social psychologist and London School of Economics co-founder <b>Graham Wallas</b>, sixty-eight at the time, …

Climate change: Embed the social sciences in climate policy

David G. Victor calls for the IPCC process to be extended to include insights into controversial social and behavioural issues.<p>Subject …

Climate

Are some people born creative?

New research suggests that the extent to which creativity is heritable may be greater than previously thought<p>Since the evolution of <i>Homo sapiens</i>, our world has been driven by flashes of inspiration, the process we call creativity. But while creativity may appear to be a spontaneous burst of new …

For Professionals Returning to Work, There’s Power in the Cohort

Andrea Chermayeff wishes she’d kept a diary during the fall of 2013. That was the time when Chermayeff, a Harvard Business School graduate who’d left the workforce for 15 years to stay home with her four children, was a member of the inaugural class of J.P. Morgan’s ReEntry program, one of a …

Credit Suisse

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

United Kingdom

Why Volunteering Can Help You Get Ahead | People Management Jobs

<i>Lending a hand can offer real career benefits as well as the chance to give something back, reports Vicki Arnstein</i><p>Fitting voluntary activities into …

News & Events

Filter<p>24.10.2017Victorian Infrastructure Plan represents huge opportunity for social improvementMelbourne not-for-profit Social Traders has welcomed …

15 Editorial Tools to Help You Outline, Write and Edit (Better and Faster)

Whether writing is part of your everyday routine or you're facing a major, one-time project, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But remember: even the …

Apps

Is stealing from a small shop worse than from a chain?

David Lammy has raised interesting questions on how we judge a crime like theft. Moral absolutism and monetary value are more compatible than you think<p>Is it better to steal from a large chainstore than from a small independent shop? This is one of the questions raised in a new report on property …

Chris Grayling