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Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.
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What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)
  Matt Sakaguchi is talking about key outcomes from the research by Julia Rozovsky into what separated effective teams from not so effective teams at Google are. Five attributes that separated effective teams from the rest: Psychological safety People feel comfortable taking a risk or asking a question and know they will be supported by their team mates, they feel safe to share...
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Learn Scrum in under 10 minutes in this video introduction to the Scrum software development methodology. By the end of this fast-paced video, you'll practically be a scrum master. You'll know about burn down charts, team roles, product backlogs, sprints, daily scrums and more. You'll also be ready to start implementing Scrum in your own team.
Here is a fantastic article by Sara Stibitz about How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed and the best Onboarding practices. She recommends to Focus on culture Get your entire team involved Set expectations early on Don’t overlook the little things Give them time to grow The main principes to remember: Do: Take time to explain and answer questions about...
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” — H.P. Lovecraft No matter how confident you are now, at some point in your life you started something new—and it was utterly terrifying. Maybe it was transferring to a new school, trying out for the softball team...
One of the main tasks of leader is to direct attention. For that reason leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we talk about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. Recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many ways, for different purposes, drawing on different neural pathways -...
Building Network
According to Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas the most satisfied executives effective have wide networks and well ties to people who Provide personal support, such as colleagues who help them get back on track when they’re having a bad day or friends with whom they can just be themselves, Add a sense of purpose or worth, such as...
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We've learned that emotional intelligence (EQ) is a crucial skill for both leaders and employees. But several studies point to just how important EQ can be to success, even trumping IQ and experience. The Carnegie Institute of Technology carried out research that showed that 85% of our financial success was due to skills in "human engineering", personality, and ability to...
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The human voice: It's the instrument we all play. It's the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It's the only one that can start a war or say "I love you." And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don't listen to them. And why is that? How can we speak powerfully to make...