Poets, The Original Systems Thinkers Poets are the original systems thinkers according to a recent Harvard Business Review piece, which describes the benefits of poetry for professionals. Author John Coleman covers the expected territory about poetry as a creative tool and of the strange appeal of meter to the human mind, but it is the following paragraph that struck me as much more interesting: For one, poetry teaches us to wrestle with and simplify complexity.
Visualizing Greatness Russian Anna Kournikova reaches for a return The year was 1979 when Harvard researcher Ellen Langer led a groundbreaking psychological experiment that has impacts on our personal and professional lives today. She took a group of men in their late 70s and early 80s to a monastery in a small town about 75 miles from Boston for weeklong retreat – and transported them back in time.
Not as catchy a title as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but I hope you'll walk through this with me: I can outline a strategy for you, but if you don't have the tactics in place or you're not skilled enough to execute, it won't matter if the strategy is a good one. Your project's success is going to be influenced in large measure by the reputation of the people who join in and the organization that brings it forward. That's nothing you can completely change in a day, but it's something that will change (like it or not) every day. The Acute Heptagram of Impact
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A typical desire line A desire path (also known as a desire line, social trail, goat track or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of foot or bicycle traffic. The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. The width of the path and its erosion are indicators of the amount of use the path receives. Desire paths emerge as shortcuts where constructed ways take a circuitous route, or have gaps, or are lacking entirely. Desire path
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The Courage to be Afraid | Life Without Pants The Courage to be Afraid I’m afraid. Afraid of never doing enough.Afraid of never being enough.Afraid to break out of my routine.Afraid to take the leap.Afraid to commit.Afraid to say no.Afraid to say yes.Afraid to try.Afraid to fail.Afraid of disappointing others.Afraid of disappointing myself.Afraid of what you’ll think.Afraid of heading down the wrong path.Afraid I’ll never live up to my expectations. Life is scary my friends. It’s even scarier when you try. When you do.
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Email This Post Print This Post My neighbor introduced me to The Office back in 2005. Since then, I’ve watched every episode of both the British and American versions.
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I am a long way from Australia at present. I am based in Amsterdam, and have been travellin in Lithuania and a quick trip to Karlsruhe. But I was asked to write something about Australian democracy, which I found difficult to be frank. Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
by Maria Popova “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” In 1989, Stephen R. Covey penned The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (public library), a book that went on to sell millions of copies worldwide and defined a new genre bridging self-improvement, business management, and personal productivity. This week, Covey passed away at the age of 79. Here’s a look back at his legacy with some of the keenest insights from his beloved bestseller. Remembering Steven R. Covey with Timeless Insights from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
I have repeatedly discovered that it is important for me not to surpass my capacity for responsibility. Over the years, this capacity has grown, but the results of exceeding it have not changed. Normally, my capacity is exceeded gradually, through the accumulation of simple, daily tasks.
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A Father's Advice: F. Scott Fitzgerald on What to Worry About In the hundreds of letters authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald that have been collected, we have this one dated August 8, 1933. In it, he offered the following advice to his 11-year-old daughter Scottie, while she was away at camp. It is still good advice today. I feel very strongly about you doing duty.
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