It's hard to find time for things at work that don't demand instant attention. Nurturing your workforce is one of the most difficult, but it can pay dividends if you do it right, and kill your organization is you don't.
Where do successful individuals find inspiration and energy to do the things they do? Some may harbor their forces, focused on a single passion. Yet others take on multiple problems or even multiple careers. What? They let a hobby eat up their time? They split their energies between two careers? How does that enable success?
Intelligence and creativity are controversial topics, with expert opinion ranging widely in a number of directions. In this podcast, Scott Barry Kaufman and I discuss some of these controversies. In response to his thoughtful questions, I provide some practical suggestions for parents and teachers who want to support kids in living happily productive lives.
People often won't tell you what really motivates them. Many can't tell you because they do not have insight into their motives. Over the years, psychologist have tried to invent simple and efficient techniques that assess what people really think. One such is the catch-phrase technique.
One way to integrate critical thinking into classrooms is through feminist teaching. But, what is feminist teaching? How can educators use feminist teaching as a means to bring critical thinking to classrooms?
We all start off as nonbelievers, says James Redfield. But if we open ourselves to the spirituality just below the surface of our everyday challenges, interesting things start to happen. We become more intuitive. And we get luckier.
It's Riggan Thomson’s (Michael Keaton) last act so to speak. This former cinema superhero is mounting an ambitious Broadway production hoping to breathe new life into his stagnant career. He wants something real, to be known for more than the superhero. Although Birdman is called a black comedy, there's little funny about Riggan's journey of crisis and transformation.
Conventional education teaches us be as efficient as possible. How useful is this training in dealing with the dynamic uncertainty and complexity of 21st Century challenges? Why do so many companies complain that young people are unable to solve real problems? How can we change the current mindset that is focused on being efficient but turns out to be unproductive?
One good thing about fear, other than it stops you from doing stupid, dangerous stuff, is that can hold you back from learning the facts inside out, which may help keep that creatively inspiring sense of wonder and possibility alive.
To heal means “to make whole” and unless we come to terms with our brokenness, we can’t experience ourselves as whole. When we regain the experience of wholeness we become more able to trust the validity of our own experience even when others opinions contradict it.
Do you sometimes feel more creative when you are alone? Though it is widely believed that stimulating environments enhance creativity this is not always the case. People may send out social signals to each other to conform, thereby ensuring that creativity--the process that fuels cultural novelty--is balanced by conformity--the process that perpetuates successful novelty.
Cooking has always been celebrity chef Jesse Schenker's first passion and true "addiction." After getting out of jail, he flipped the switch and put the same tenacity and passion that he had for drugs into his cooking. Here are some of his other healthy habits he's become addicted to.