Soul Food for Friday March 23rd 2012

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

Social Hypnosis v. Paying Attention

Take this test and see what is right in front of us, yet hidden in plain sight (thanks Larry)

A Think Test

On Creativity

Enjoy amazing music by this mega-talented young person for the first 13:15 or just jump to the 17 minute mark to learn about sync and flow and then watch improv happen right in front of your eyes!

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/jennifer_lin_improvs_piano_magic.html

Planning any Travel?
Keep an eye out for these scams. Social engineering and then some… (thanks Mohit)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO6CFSosqKE&NR=1

Personal Development & Leadership:

As we reflect on the question (where am I?), and combine it with “the goal of growing people” (where are we going?), I started to think about “what” to change (how am I going to get there?).

Here is some really interesting and well-researched insight around our “strengths and weaknesses.”

This info is focused on what makes great leaders and contributors in the workplace, but I think it will transfer to other areas.

It can be summarized like this – there are two areas you can choose to work on:

  1. Correct a weakness (60% choose to work on this)
  2. Magnify something you are reasonably good at (30% work on this)

Turns out one of these has better results, is more fun, and a more positive experience…

This video explains it better than I can and only takes 3 minutes and 22 seconds of your Leadership Development time:

http://zengerfolkman.com/player/vid-building-strengths-zenger.html

The punch line is around the 2:50 mark (thanks Paul)

Making a Difference in the Community:

Here is a link to our Community Relations Newsletter

And last but not least here is a meaningful lesson about how Time makes a difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day you will no longer be the big dog…
just the old dog….

and it’s nice to be surrounded by friends.


Pay it forward!

Love,

Neville

 

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless” – Mother Teresa

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