Your Soul Food For Friday July 31st 2015: Rookie Smarts, Street Smarts, Science Facts Learning Self Control, a Desire to be Educated and What’s More Important Than Being Smart?

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“The beginner’s mind holds endless possibilities, while the expert’s mind holds only one right answer…”

Smart Baby

This week:

Rookie Smarts, Street Smarts, Science Facts Learning Self Control and What’s More Important Than Being Smart but not in that order…

First, Will the real dummy please stand up:

1.  WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP???

AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership.

He received a $26 million severance package.

Perhaps it’s not Walter who’s lacking intelligence?

2.  WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS:

Police in Oakland, CA, spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home.

After firing ten tear gas canisters into the house, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, ‘Please come out and give yourself up!’

3.  WHAT WAS PLAN B???

An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines,  wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts. What???

4.  THE GETAWAY!!!

A  man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer.

Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

5.  DID I SAY THAT???

Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn’t control himself during a lineup.

When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: ‘Give me all your money or I’ll shoot’,  the man shouted, ‘That’s not what I said!’

6.  ARE WE COMMUNICATING???

A  man spoke frantically into the phone: ‘My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart’. ‘Is this her first child?’,  the doctor asked. ‘No! Jackass!’ the man shouted, ‘This is her husband!’

7.  NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED!!!

In Modesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon.

King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun.

Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (hellooooooo)!

8.  THE GRAND FINALE!!!

Last  summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour  east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem.

No matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t get their brand new 22 foot boat, going.

It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied.

After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong.

A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition.

The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch.

So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath.

He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.

Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!

*Now remember, these are all true stories!*

Test Your Science: Only 7% of the adult population gets all 13 questions correct.

Take this short quiz and see how much science adults  in the US know- provided by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.

Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz

Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

For you lifelong learners out there…

http://www.sbodn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Rookie-Smarts-Overview-Sept-5.pdf

What’s More Important Than Being Smart?

Big Smart Kid

            WHAT IF…emotional intelligence is actually more valued in the workplace than intelligence and skills?

RESEARCH SAYS: Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage and use your emotions in positive and constructive ways. It includes communicating with others in ways that draw people to you, overcoming differences, repairing wounded feelings, and defusing tension and stress. Here are some tips to raise your emotional intelligence at work:

  1. Realize when you’re stressed and practice strategies to make you feel better.
  2. Be aware of your emotional thermostat so you can appropriately manage your own emotions.
  3. Recognize and effectively use positive facial expression and body language that communicates a calm, open mind.
  4. Meet challenges with humor.
  5. Seek to understand the sources of conflict before you try to solve them.

TRY THIS: How does your emotional intelligence measure up?  Take an emotional intelligence quiz online and apply the emotional intelligence tips above to your daily work life.
The Marshmallow Test: Can Self Control be Learned?

One now or two later?

Delayed gratification leads to better outcomes on SAT scores, educational attainment, body mass index and other life measures…

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-july-8-2015-1.3142634/marshmallow-test-proves-self-control-can-be-learned-1.3142668

Take this short quiz and see how much science adults  in the US know- provided by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.

Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz

 

Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

For you lifelong learners out there…

http://www.sbodn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Rookie-Smarts-Overview-Sept-5.pdf

What’s More Important Than Being Smart?
WHAT IF…emotional intelligence is actually more valued in the workplace than intelligence and skills?

RESEARCH SAYS: Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage and use your emotions in positive and constructive ways. It includes communicating with others in ways that draw people to you, overcoming differences, repairing wounded feelings, and defusing tension and stress. Here are some tips to raise your emotional intelligence at work:

  1. Realize when you’re stressed and practice strategies to make you feel better.
  2. Be aware of your emotional thermostat so you can appropriately manage your own emotions.
  3. Recognize and effectively use positive facial expression and body language that communicates a calm, open mind.
  4. Meet challenges with humor.
  5. Seek to understand the sources of conflict before you try to solve them.

TRY THIS: How does your emotional intelligence measure up?  Take an emotional intelligence quiz online and apply the emotional intelligence tips above to your daily work life.

The Marshmallow Test: Can Self Control be Learned?

One now or two later?

Delayed gratification leads to better outcomes on SAT scores, educational attainment, body mass index and other life measures…

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-july-8-2015-1.3142634/marshmallow-test-proves-self-control-can-be-learned-1.3142668
This 9-year-old Filipino boy got a scholarship after this photo went viral!

How a simple photo can make a HUGE difference…
http://mashable.com/2015/07/10/filipino-boy-studying-street-scholarship/

Some Clever House Hints You Won’t Learn In School:

House Hints

Thanks this week go to Larry H, Jill V, Will M, Anurag T, Maurice C and the life-long learner in YOU…

Pay it Forward!

Love,

Neville

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.“—
Confucius

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