Power Corrupts Try this experiment—think of times in which you felt powerful, such as when you felt very much in control of your life. Now, go take the empathy quiz at this link (you can scroll down past the introduction to take the quiz). Would you be surprised to know that feeling powerful may turn off
Tag: soft power skills
We like to think we make reasonable, rational decisions…but there are many more pitfalls than we realize leading to irrationality. The first step in avoiding those traps is being aware of them. Come take a look at our complex mind, and how we often deceive ourselves.
While the digitally-driven economy disrupts established ways, calling for workers with a balance of hard and soft power skills, the old education system is failing to produce what employers need. There is a solution. Just like Amazon, Uber, or Airbnb, technology can cut out the middle man in paradigm-shifting ways, connecting potential employees with employer needs, and motivating learners through autonomy, relatedness, and competency.
“If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.” “ถ้าคุณไม่ชอบการเปลี่ยนแปลง คุณจะยิ่งไม่ชอบสิ่งที่ไม่เกี่ยวข้องกัน” — General Eric Shinseki, US Army George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 with the disruptive technology of dry plates, when everyone else was using complex liquid solutions. Through the years, Kodak innovated and changed…until they didn’t. By the late 20th Century,
Three types of thinking styles tend to reflect your cultural background. Try this quiz to see how you think!
One Thai translation of empathy, a key soft power skill, is “taking the heart and wearing it,” giving a descriptive picture of stepping into the thoughts and emotions of others. This empathy intelligence quiz is step one in understanding yourself and others. 5 more practices can help you build your empathy powers.
Curiosity comes naturally to children…but adults think they already know everything, and lose the soft power skill of being incessantly inquisitive. It may kill cats, but curiosity is essential for a highly innovative and reliable organization—a HIRO—to function well. Two heart-breaking disasters in NASA’s history demonstrate how important it is to constantly stay curious.
To many people, cats are cuteness personified…so many people, in fact, that by 2015 YouTube had over 2 million cat videos! But no matter how amusing they are, I’m glad that I’m not a cat. Cats, like all other non-humans, are mastered by their environment, reacting to stimuli and immediately responding. They sense food,
While doing my morning hike yesterday, huffing and puffing through the jungle up to Phalad Temple, I had this thought about making progress in our lives. How would we climb Mount Everest? The same way we climb the hill behind our home… one step at a time. When the hill becomes steeper, we just take
An ancient philosopher once said that the writing of books was endless and tiring…but there are some books that can transform our lives. Browse this list of 22 books that could change the way you see yourself and the world.