Reimagine the world as a better place, spurred by ideas shared at TED@IBM including mine, perhaps: “The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker.” Hint: a mutuality mindset probably matters more than your smarts, money, title or contacts in this increasingly complex yet connected world.
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A key to enduring happiness and satisfaction is to recognize the reality one projects onto life situations, and consider altering how you approach them Get insights into exactly how from Shawn Achor, Barbara Frederickson, The Downtown Project and elsewhere.
Who’s more preoccupied by sex really? And why did some retired military officers get it wrong about how soldiers felt about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell?” And why can big-eyed robots make us act more generously? Mistaken mind reading, as I learned in Nicholas Epley’s fascinating book, Mindwise.
Ready to crack the surprising Humor Code for one of the main reasons we laugh? From stand-up comedy to laughing (the right way) after a tragic event, see what a scientist and a journalist discovered after taking their search around the world.
Even if you aren’t a likeable, well-financed celebrity like Ellen DeGeneres, you can get your actions, ideas and products shared and keep your key people engaged in these three ways. Hint: a mutuality mindset boosts sharing
See Worry As A Form Of Self-harassment:Worry will not bring solutions. Instead, worry distracts from finding solutions. To free yourself from worry sooner, understand what it really is.
Like loving mothers, successful companies build trust by demonstrating they care enough to put our needs first, even, sometimes when it is not in their immediate interest. In fact, many companies are misreading their customers repeat buying as loyalty when often it’s not. See these specific ways that some companies do act like caring mothers.
Live a richer more satisfying life by recognizing how to expand your strengths, engage diverse people, become more reflective and wise, and know your noble purpose via insights from Prasad Kaipa, Navi Radiou and Mark Sanborn
The most valuable, satisfying way to lead in an increasingly complex yet connected world is to be, well, a connective leader so its worth emulating the traits they share which are described here
No matter how smart or caring you are, if you can’t attract support you’ll never be able to accomplish greater things with others for a full and satisfying life. Plus even big organizations die faster in our increasingly complex world if leaders don’t figure out how to evolve and scale the behaviors and systems that most serve their kind of firm’s success, Stanford authors of Scaling Up Excellence discovered via seven years of research and consulting. Get actionable insights about exactly how in this idea-packed book.