What is the crucial variable for cultivating deeply rewarding connections with the people around us? In this charismatic talk Brene Brown argues that it is in fact the capacity to allow ourselves to be vulnerable that enables such deep connections.
They can imprison you, break your legs, or even hang you upside down by your toenails. They can torture you for a hundred years until you die. One freedom they can never take away from you is your right to define the character of the world around you.
In an impressive study conducted on happiness, Matt Killingsworth found that most of the things we pursue, e.g. wealth, recognition, power, etc. are largely irrelevant for our happiness. His findings suggested that happiness is the result of being present in the moment.
Our general lack of gratitude impedes us from appreciating the pleasantness of life. We are not able to appreciate the pleasantness of being alive because we are caught up in achieving things.
“What is required” said the commentator with complete sincerity “is to customize the people to become comfortable in the urban environment.”
BCG’s Yves Morieux researches how corporations can adapt to a modern and complex business landscape.
One big reason I’ve frequently been paid to do what I love is that I have indeed felt engaged and challenged on a regular basis. How about you?
In the course of the consulting work that I do, the most frequent complaint that I hear from managers is that their employees are not committed to the business.
Teamwork should be better by now. With so many books and articles having been written about it, and so many experts having talked about it for so long, teamwork should not be as rare as it is in today’s organisations.