Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. 1. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take, in advance. 3. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong — abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. 7. 8. 9.
Откриха потънал град, приютявал любовниците Хубавата Елена и Парис Проспериращият древен град Хераклейон потънал преди 1500 години вероятно поради значителни земетресения и наводнения. Той носел името на Херакъл (Херкулес), като се е смятало, че той е посещавал града в античността. Според митологични разкази Парис и Елена от Троя са приклещени в Хераклейон от ревнивия Менелай преди началото на Троянската война. Градът е намерен отново от Френски учени, водени от морския археолог Франк Годио през 2000 година. Тази година Годио споделя в интервю, че работата по разкопките все още продължава и , че разглеждането на йероглифите и всичко останало вероятно ще отнеме 200 години. Учените попаднали на находката съвсем случайно, когато Годио бил в търсене на военни кораби на Наполеон от битката в Нил през 1798 г., когато е бил победен от Нелсон в същите тези води. Откритията на учените включват колосални статуи на египетската богиня Изида, бог Хапи (статуята е висока близо 6 метра) и неидентифициран египетски фараон.
Why The Happiest People Have The Hardest Jobs | Fast Company | business + innovation "The happiest people I know are dedicated to dealing with the most difficult problems," Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes for HBR. Whether reversing schools' struggles, making unsafe water potable, or helping the terminally ill, "they face the seemingly worst of the world with a conviction that they can do something about it and serve others." Kanter pulls in a number of anecdotes, including that of her friend, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Goodman. Upset by the care her dying mother received, Goodman left her syndicated columnist gig to start The Conversation Project, which aims to get every family to talk about death and end-of-life care. While Kanter doesn't quote Goodman in the piece, we can infer that Goodman is doing emotionally fulfilling work--which, as positive psychology tells us, is a key to enduring happiness, as opposed to the fleeting nature of pleasure. A meaningful, happiness-generating career, then, will include a sense of engagement--or even devotion--to the work one does.
How Managers Create High-Performance Cultures Companies throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are struggling to grow in a highly unstable economic climate. Over the past five years, many have undertaken aggressive acquisition and expansion plans. They are placing a keen focus on whether they are capable of creating the kind of high-performing and engaging cultures primed for driving continuous growth. The best managers reinforce how and why each person's contribution is fundamental to the team's success. A good number of these businesses are launching initiatives aimed at selecting, retaining, and engaging managers -- and ultimately, engaging the employees in those managers' workgroups. To investigate the state of manager effectiveness in the GCC region, Gallup studied 3,477 managers from companies in the oil and gas, banking and finance, property development, tourism, automotive, and telecommunications sectors. Setting clear expectations and defining employees' roles In contrast, the best managers in the region:
Откриха животно, което живее вечно Учени твърдят, че определен вид сладководен полип е "практически безсмъртен", а някои видове стават по-силни с напредване на възрастта им, предаде БГНЕС. Хидра Магнипапилата е микроскопично водно животно с тяло с формата на тръбичка, с пипала, уста и лепкаво краче. Процесът на остаряване почти не засяга този полип. Учени са наблюдавали стареенето при 46 различни вида, включително бозайници, растения, гъби и водорасли. Екипът на д-р Оуен Джоунс от Южнохоландския университет изучавал стареенето при видове като дъбови дървета, през морски водорасли, кръгли червеи и въшки до лъвове и бабиуни. Има видове, които не са засегнати от процеса на стареене. Сладководният полип Хидра магнипапилата има постоянно нисък процент на смъртност. "Цялостната картина на лабораторните данни показва, че дори след 1400 години 5% от водните организми при тези непроменени условия все още ще бъдат живи", казва д-р Джоунс. Други видове намаляват процента на смъртност като остаряват.
Why Your Company's Worst Performers Are Happy As Clams Your slacker employees may be going to great lengths to avoid doing much at work, but they actually love their jobs. A new study by Leadership IQ found that in 42% of companies, low performers report high levels of engagement. These employees are more motivated and more likely to enjoy working at their organizations than middle and high performers do. When I first heard this news, I couldn't believe my ears. And then, the light bulb went on. Mediocre performers can do a really good job of hiding under the surface. Top performers are exhausted from treading water daily as they try to stay afloat. According to the study, top performers are stressed out at work and are undervalued by bosses despite making the most effort. It's time to put your clam rakes into action. Once you rid yourself of these low performers you can then seed your organization with a new crop of people who will welcome the opportunity to work alongside other great performers. [Image: Flickr user Mark Mark]
Comment on veille Prostitution: Zurich inaugure des garages à sexe La ville de Zurich s'apprête à ouvrir lundi un drive-in du sexe, une première en Suisse, espérant reprendre le contrôle de la prostitution en la déplaçant hors du centre ville. Une journée porte-ouverte hier visait à présenter le projet des autorités municipales de mise à la disposition des prostituées d'un site comprenant neuf "sexboxes", sorte de garages pour accueillir leurs clients. Situé à Altstetten, dans un ancien quartier industriel à l'ouest de la ville, le site sera uniquement accessible aux automobilistes qui devront impérativement être seul à bord de leur véhicule pour passer la grille. Les autorités zurichoises se sont inspirées de dispositifs similaires en Allemagne, pour tenter de désengorger le quartier de Sihlquai, à quelques encablures de la gare, où les travailleuses du sexe affluent chaque soir, au grand dam des riverains. Diminuer le danger "En gros, la prostitution c'est du business. Clients et prostituées vont-ils venir ? Avec
Communication 101: Manage the Message Yourself or They'll Do It For You | Plus Delta Consulting Today’s organizations experience tremendous amounts of change. Whether these changes are prompted by the implementation of new technologies, the redesign of business-critical processes, or simply the introduction of different leadership practices, the people who are most impacted by these changes are less likely to accept them if they don’t know what’s going on. In fact, these same people will likely make up their own assumptions about what’s happening and what impact it will have on them if you don’t share regular and relevant updates with them. At the heart of all organizational change efforts then is communications. The following are 11 fundamental principles for effectively managing the message about your upcoming changes to gain the buy-in and support you need to succeed. It’s about adoption, not just implementation, so remember to keep the focus on the future to avoid getting stuck mid-stream.
Le freelance est l’avenir de l’Homme - hopwork, le blog Le freelance est l’avenir de l’Homme Deux articles coup sur coup qui parlent de la fin du CDI et de l’avènement du travail en freelance. L’un en français publié il y a 2 jours dans Les Echos, l’autre en anglais publié il y a quelques heures sur CNBC. Deux articles qui sont likés, retweetés, linkedinés… mais qui finalement ne touchent encore que très peu le grand public. Le premier est intitulé “Le CDI ne fait plus le bonheur" et est écrit par Dennis Pennel, directeur général du Ciett (on découvre, visiblement une organisation réunissant les grands du travail temporaire) et auteur d’un ouvrage paru en septembre dernier “Travailler pour Soi : Quel avenir pour le travail à l’heure de la révolution individualiste ?”. L’article revient sur le mythe que le CDI est la panacée en terme d’emploi. Le deuxième article interpelle le président américain : “Obama, Is the job of the future a freelance one ?”. Quoi qu’il en soit, le monde va changer, car le travail va changer.
Delightful Surreal Photos By Robert Jahns Will Brush Your Sadness Away EmailEmail Robert Jahns, aka nois7 on Instagram, creates stunning surreal photo manipulations full of bright colors and daring characters ready to boost your spirit. The themes of his creations revolves around fearless characters brave enough to be different, to take risks and to enjoy the freedom of their own imagination. Now, Jahns has more than 350,000 followers to cheer up on Instagram and has a fine community of fans on his Flickr photostream. Source: Instagram | Flickr (via) The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. And all hands go up! I’ve been looking for you since the day I heard my first fairy-tale. Capture a shadow, dance with the wind, stand in a rainbow, begin at the end. Embrace your inner childhood dreams. If you never chase your dream, you will never catch them. The best memories come from the craziest ideas. Let’s go to somewhere only we know. Your smile gives color to my life.
How Ideal Is Your Company? - Andrea Ovans - Our Editors by Andrea Ovans | 11:30 AM June 28, 2013 Is your company getting your best work? Do you come in every day energized, enthusiastic, creative, and engaged? If not, you’re not alone, at least in the U.S, according to the latest Gallup poll of employee engagement, which you can see if you scroll down through the wealth of data my HBR colleague Gretchen Gavett recently collated. If you’re among the less than enchanted, what are you missing? Professors Rob Goffee, of the London Business School, and Gareth Jones, of Madrid’s IE Business School, asked this question to hundreds of executives, as part of their on-going research into authentic leadership. “It would be great to be in an organization where I felt I really knew what was going on — where there were no corporate secrets — no spin.” “I’d love it if I was in an organization where I felt I was adding value as widely as possible at the same time as I was growing myself.” In a nutshell, this is a place where: Does any of this surprise you?