Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A peak at Leonardo da Vinci's daily tasks...

Who wouldn't want to look at the to-do list of someone like da Vinci? In this article on the NPR website we get to look inside his personal notebook and read what he pondered on a daily basis.

The info shared here is just to whet your appetite for an upcoming book on the same subject matter by Toby Lester.

Can forgiveness impact your status?

According to Teresa Norton's post on the Harvard Business Review blog it does. This is a thought-provoking and insightful piece on how forgiveness affects a person's estimation of self-worth.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Creative animated video to inspire runners

Saw this on the Adventure Journal blog which i enjoy very much. Mostly because they post things like this that inspire me to be outdoors.

Creative & compelling video.

Is there a conspiracy behind conspiracy theories?

Seth Godin posted an very interesting entry on his blog regarding "conspiracy theories" and how they come about and why the average person embraces them.

Here is a line from the article that intrigued me greatly: "Doubt is something people often want to buy, particularly if it gives them comfort."

Monday, November 21, 2011

Is criticism ever really constructive?

In this article by Tony Schwartz on the Harvard Business Review blog he discusses whether criticism is ever really constructive. He discusses how giving feedback can be difficult to deliver not just for the person receiving it but for the person giving it as well.

This is a very helpful piece to read and reflect on regardless of the role you play in your organization bc the reality is we all find ourselves in the position of giving feedback as some point.