Monthly Archives: August 2012

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (Video)

In this talk Brene Brown discusses the power of vulnerability. She examines the significance of “worthiness” and claims that this trait is the primary difference between persons who have a strong sense of belonging and those who struggle to make social connections. Brown argues that persons with a deep sense of worthiness have the courage to be imperfect, the compassion to be kind to themselves as well as others, connection as a result of authenticity, and… they fully embrace vulnerability.

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Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action (Video)

In a fascinating talk, Simon Sinek discusses the fundamental differences between “leaders” and “those who lead.” He proposes his theory of the golden circle and asserts that “those who lead” are able to build a fiercely loyal following because they focus, not on what they do, but why they do it. He references great leaders, innovators and corporations such as Martin Luther King, the Wright Brothers and Apple, who influenced the world simply because they were able to attract and inspire people who shared their beliefs.

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What Do You See? A Circles Illusion

Moving circles psychology illusion

Keep your head still, stare at the dot in the center of the image and you will see two concentric circles with broken circumferences. Move your head back and forth though, and you will experience something a bit more special.

Always remember to be flexible. A change in perspective can bring great rewards!

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Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice (Video)

American psychologist Barry Schwartz makes the case that while having some choice is good; having too many options can promote paralysis and dissatisfaction. He argues that excessive, complicated choices can lead to regret and anticipated regret, opportunity costs, escalation of expectations and self-blame. Schwartz also discusses global economic problems and proposes income redistribution between societies with too many options and those with too few options, resulting in significant benefits for everyone.

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