Reinvent your identity, turnback time and even hack your biology

Start seeing your identity as flexible and malleable. Don't fall into the trap of the fixed mindset by believing that 'this is just the way I am'. Don't see your identity as something rigid. Just because you’ve played a role in the past doesn’t mean you are married to that role. If your current context … Continue reading Reinvent your identity, turnback time and even hack your biology

How to know when you’ve found your true path in life

How do you know you're on the right path... in life, at work, in your relationships? According to Caroline Myss, the answer is simple: you don't have to betray yourself. It takes mindfulness or conscious self-awareness to feel the discomfort of self-betrayal. In my work I notice too many people just numbing these uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading How to know when you’ve found your true path in life

The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

I've just read Susan Pinker's fantastic book, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-face Contact Matters.  It'll make you rethink the way you live your life & approach your health.  According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad's 2010 research, the thing that's most likely to reduce your risk of dying is social integration (on multiple levels, both strong & weak … Continue reading The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

When Male Unemployment Rates Rise, So Do Sexual Harassment Claims

These findings help show that sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace is a way to assert power and control. Traditionally, being the breadwinner is an important part of men’s — especially married men’s — gender identity, and when that role comes under threat, men assert their masculinity in other ways.  Money is power, … Continue reading When Male Unemployment Rates Rise, So Do Sexual Harassment Claims

Calling all L&D Professionals: Participants Need You to Harness Positive Emotions

The PERMA pillars offer potentially powerful tools to L&D professionals if they can be successfully integrated into L&D initiatives within the workplace: Positive emotions Engagement Relationship Meaning Accomplishment If you want more, please read the article by clicking on the link below: https://creativityasia.com/improve-training-with-positive-psych/

Can Feedback Make Some Things Worse?

Here's an interesting article for coaches and managers responsible for holding people to a certain set of behavioural standards / values.  Feedback might make things worse, especially in cases where people are 'acting out'.  Mindful awareness is better. If you want more, please read the article by clicking on the link below: https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/diffusing-unconscious-misbehaviour-in-the-workplace-6881

Smart or Wise? Watch Alibaba’s Jack Ma as he Talks About Humans and Machines

Alibaba's Jack Ma on Artificial Intelligence.  He says machines will be smarter than humans, but not wiser.   I'm concerned that we still focus on smarts when we develop people - kids and adults - and not on wisdom (or vertical development).  Think of people as smartphones: You can keep adding Apps to make your … Continue reading Smart or Wise? Watch Alibaba’s Jack Ma as he Talks About Humans and Machines

Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?

Has the world gone mad?  Are you afraid of what might happen?  Understanding how our brains work will help us create a less polarised, more inclusive world where we ALL feel safer. It's not that hard, just start with these things: Sleep properly and for long enough Eat well and don't starve your brain Breathe … Continue reading Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?