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Positive | culture

What is Culture? - Culture #1

When you type ‘company culture’ into the Harvard Business Review’s search function you get 6,232 results. ‘Organization culture’ brings up 7,313. Article upon article, as you scroll down this list, stresses the importance of cultivating a strong culture to drive… Read more
Positive | VUCA

Learning to Surf - VUCA #2

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn How, in a predictably unpredictable and unstable world can we gain a sense of comfort, stability, and clarity? How can we not only inure ourselves to… Read more
Positive | VUCA

Navigating Uncertain Seas - VUCA #1

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin We love acronyms. We love shortening longwinded (and often already quite simplified) concepts into little bitesized letters –… Read more
Positive | hearts and minds

Reason in the Age of Unreason - Hearts and Minds #5

“All progress depends on the unreasonable man” – George Bernard Shaw “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” – Lewis Carroll We humans pride ourselves on being rational creatures, sons and daughters of inborn reason.… Read more
Positive | data and measurement

Anticipating Pleasure - Data and Measurement #2

by Will Marien “Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today” – Seneca We all know that we miss things when they’re gone, but do we also begin missing things when they’re already there… Read more
Positive | brain, how your mind works

Who Do You Think You Are?: Epigenetics - How Your Brain Works #3

Our genes are inherited. They are a part of our nature. They determine who we are. They’re our blueprint. But are we limited by them? Well, the dispiriting idea that our genes are unalterable has received significant re-evaluation over the… Read more
Positive | brain, how your mind works, neuroplasticity

Sculpting Positivity: Neuroplasticity - How Your Brain Works #2

‘Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.’ – Santiago Ramon y Cajal He is heralded as the father of modern neuroscience, but Santiago Ramon y Cajal is mostly reserved to the unglamorous… Read more
Positive | hearts and minds

A ‘Thank You’ Goes a Long Way - Hearts and Minds #4

It’s your birthday, or Christmas. A day of pleasantries and presents. Uh oh. You rip open the wrapping paper only to find a pair of socks from your earnestly smiling relatives. This rouses an awkward feeling of disappointment and a… Read more
Positive | hearts and minds

Why We Don’t Do What We Know We Should Do And Why We Do What We Know We Shouldn’t - Hearts and Minds #3

“To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.” – Mark Twain “I can resist anything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde Thinking of… Read more