Tag Archives: DIFFERENT

Are Babies Born Good?

Babies

 Because they have barely been exposed to the world, children are some of psychology's most powerful muses. (JIll Greenberg). 

Article by Abigail Tucker
Science and Nature, Smithsonian Magazine, January 2013, Subscribe

New research offers surprising answers to the age-old question of where morality comes from  Arber Tasimi is a 23-year-old researcher at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center, where he studies the moral inclinations of babies—how the littlest children understand right and wrong, before language and culture exert their deep influence.“What are we at our core, before anything, before everything?” he asks. His experiments draw on the work of Jean Piaget, Noam Chomsky, his own undergraduate thesis at the University of Pennsylvania and what happened to him in New Haven, Connecticut, one Friday night last February.    Read the Full Article:   http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Are-Babies-Born-Good-183837741.html?c=y&story=fullstory#

Disruptive Events: Part 3 of 3

D is for DisruptionDISRUPTION

What if you knew how to respond to a work crisis,
no matter how small or big?

MOVING FORWARD

Moving forward … ok, easier said then done. Here are ideas to help. In Part 1, I talked about the three steps of acknowledgement around disruptive events. In summary, we need to acknowledgement that:

  1. A disruptive event(s) has happened
  2. Change has already occurred; things will never be the same
  3. The disruptive change event has residual energy that can be harnessed, tapped into, for good outcomes

Let’s look at these three in more depth. Continue reading

Professionalism – Part 3 of 3

S is for SailboatsSAILBOATS
What if you piloted your work as you would a sailboat,
in any body of water?

MAKING U TURNS
Another important skill of professionalism is the ability to reassess and take another path when warranted. A professional is willing to make a U-turn, especially when staying on the original path means driving off the edge of the cliff. A non-professional will just follow orders and march to their death, usually bringing not only themselves but a whole group of others, even the company, down with it. This is NOT the good behavior of staying ‘focused’. This is the thoroughbred race horse with blinders on that purposely by denial or otherwise, can’t see the train careening at it from the side and thus, can’t avoid or prevent a train wreck. Continue reading

Professionalism – Part 2 of 3

E is for ElasticityELASTICITY
What if you could do work as circumstances deemed, not as rules demanded?

PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCES
If you are doing professional work, there will always be differences of opinion. A person may suggest another way for a project to develop for variety of reasons.

  1. The person has experiences which inform the suggested other action as a better or different one
  2. The person sees something amiss and suggests the other action to prevent a bad outcome
  3. The person sees another outcome, different from the expected, as preferred

In all cases the person should be listened to and the difference discussed. Experience is always a good teacher. Bigger or better outcomes than those first planned or expected most often occur from listening to others’ advice and points of view. Intelligence and continuous learning are skills of professionalism. Continue reading

J is for Jelly Beans

J is for Jelly BeansJELLY BEANS
What if you really liked different?

 

Yesterday Fast Company posted a blog about a possible link between quietness and productivity.

The Link Between Quietness And Productivity | Fast Company.

Quietness may belong to the focused and productive or it may be owned by the opt-outers and disenfranchised. Just a beauty is more than skin deep, you need to look beyond the voice, or lack thereof, to really know a person. Continue reading