The Leadership Secret Most Leaders Haven’t Mastered photo: Amplified Group, Creative Commons I admit it: I’m a bit of a leadership junkie. I love reading books about leadership, hearing about the newest theories, and studying the techniques of great leaders. My passion also means that whenever there’s a new show on TV about leadership or starting a business, I have to check it out. Revenge and the people who seek it Historically, there are two schools of thought on revenge. The Bible, in Exodus 21:23, instructs us to "give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot" to punish an offender. But more than 2,000 years later, Martin Luther King Jr., responded, "The old law of 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind." Who's right?
Astatula Cemetery See layout map of cemetery. Submitted & © by:Jim Woodruff Astatula Cemetery is located in Astatula at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Lake County Road 48, 2/10 of a mile east of CR-561. I have recorded the legible stones/markers beginning at the east end of the cemetery and counting stones beginning at the north end of the rows. Examples: E-R03-04 would be the fourth legibly marked grave in from the north end of the third row in from the east side of the East Section. Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology.
When You're Bored, Do These 15 Productive Things There are a lot of productive things to do when bored. On Quora, user Visakan Veerasamy proposes the use of elimination. I took that theory one step further, expanding to also include two other types of activity. The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement Has your company cracked the employee engagement piece yet? Very few companies that I’m aware of seem to be happy with their levels of engagement and are constantly looking for new ways to tackle the issue. Our friends and staff survey specialists at Scancapture have looked at employee engagement from a psychology point of view in the graphic above. Revenge Causes Psychological Harm to the Avenger by Orion Jones Success, they say, is the best revenge. By displaying personal triumph, you can simultaneously shame the behavior of your aggressor and still do well for yourself.
Friendly Shopping Center, through the years. - News-Record.com: Gallery Burlington Industries 1975 An aerial shot of Burlington Industries on West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro, N.C., taken in 1975. The Shops at Friendly is located on the site now. Joseph Rodriguez How we all could benefit from synaesthesia Sitting in a small, computer-lined room trying to remember a succession of different-coloured words scrolling past on a screen doesn't sound like the cutting edge of scientific research. However, academics at the University of East London are using word tests to assess the impact synaesthesia can have on memory – and the potential it might have to ward off the decline in cognitive function that can affect the elderly. Synaesthesia, the neurological condition that causes a blending of the senses – colours can be connected to letters and numbers, smells and tastes to music or touch to vision – has long been linked to creativity: famous synaesthetes include Sibelius and more recently Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga. But among the wider population it has remained a mysterious condition, although it is known to affect at least 4.4% of adults across its many forms. "One of the streams of the latest research is to look at how synaesthesia affects development in a child.
20 Videos We Couldn't Stop Watching In 2014 In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer video often seems like too much of a commitment. But sometimes, you have to devote your full attention to a video, because it's just too damned good, whether it's a visual explanation of a woolly scientific concept, a history of video-game graphics, or plain old eye candy. What follows are the videos we couldn't take our eyeballs off of in 2014.
Don’t Hold People Accountable—Do This Instead Managers often miss the most important part of performance management conversations by focusing only on results and accountability, says Susan Fowler, author of the new book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … and What Does. In an interview for The Ken Blanchard Companies’ Ignite newsletter Fowler recommends that managers shift their focus from holding people accountable for results to looking at creating the type of environment where people will take on the responsibility for those results themselves. “There is a huge difference between seeing your job as holding people accountable for results versus helping them to be accountable. People want to be accountable.
The 3-Pipe Solution: The Underrated Creativity of Sherlock Holmes Holmes is often portrayed as a mechanical logician, but his approach depends more on outside-the-box thinking that, according to modern research, really does help solve problems. Warner Bros. When most people think of Sherlock Holmes, they see a paragon of calculating logic: a chilly, computer-like machine with endless powers of reason. As the UK's Telegraph put it, "If Holmes is not cold, inhumanly calculating ... he's just not Holmes"—echoing the words of such prior Holmesians as David Grann, who wrote in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes that "Holmes is a cold, calculating machine, a man who is, as one critic put it, 'a tracker, a hunter-down, a combination of bloodhound, pointer, and bull-dog." Even Holmes's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, tried to dismiss him as "inhuman as a Babbage's calculating machine" when he tired of his creation, just a year before he tried to kill him off entirely in "The Final Problem." But in reality, that perception is far from the truth.