Debunking the Myths about Boys and Emotions

Greater Good

Studies of infants have shown that neurologically, there isn’t much difference between boys’ and girls’ capacity for empathy. Yet, according to neuroscientists, because girls are allowed to express their emotions, their ability to identify and understand both their own and others’ emotions cultivates their empathetic skills beyond those of boys’.

Continuing into young boyhood, Stanford professor Judy Chu argues in her recent book When Boys Become Boys that it is culture rather than nature that incapacitates boys’ social and emotional skills. Chu observed during her two-year study of six 4 and 5-year old boys—the age at which boys generally disconnect emotionally and relationally—that the boys were very astute at reading their and others’ emotions. They also knew how to cultivate meaningful relationships, which they strongly desired.

Debunking the Myths about Boys and Emotions | Greater Good.

Hearts in Healthcare

The secret of joyous practice

Even in the most stressed healthcare institutions, there are some individuals who come to work each day with a smile. They have a bubble of calm and stillness around them. They always find time to make a connection and to care with kindness and compassion. They seem immune to the things that irritate and frustrate all the rest of us. And they go home at the end of the day, still with a smile, feeling a great sense of accomplishment. Wouldn’t you like to know their secret?

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Self-Directed Learning – Hearts in Healthcare.

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

Sleep can affect or even shape your life beyond the ways you  could imagine.

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you’re headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new research from Binghamton University.

The researchers asked 100 students to complete several questionnaires and two computerized tasks to gauge repetitive negative thinking (RNT) by measuring how much the subjects worried, ruminated or obsessed over something. The subjects also answered questions about their sleep habits and schedules.

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry.

100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress

100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress.

Who doesn’t get stressed every now and then? Between work worries (“My deadline is when?!”) and personal pressures (“Whose turn is it to pick up the kids?”), it may feel like you’re always on the brink of being totally overwhelmed. The key is knowing when it’s happening — and being proactive about putting an end to it.

Luckily, there are a lot of ways to keep those stressors in check. In honor of Stress Awareness Day, we rounded up 100 expert and research-backed ways to relax, whether you have five minutes, five hours or five weeks. So long, stress!

How To Understand An Introvert, In One Chart

Many people associate the personality type with being shy or aloof, when really they just tend to reflect inwardly. In fact, introverts can just easily be social butterflies like their extroverted counterparts, they just approach it differently. But that’s not all that makes up an introvert: They also are extremely detail oriented, tend to be old soulsand make the most of downtime.

But if you just don’t identify with any of these characteristics (and don’t understand how anyone else does, either), fear not. Artist Roman Jones has created a handy guide that details everything you need to know about the “quiet type.” Read on to discover what introverts really think on a daily basis. Who knows? You may be able to relate to the personality type more than you thought.

How To Understand An Introvert, In One Chart.

Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Courtesy: Inc.com

1. They’re better listeners.

“Introverts typically appear to be better listeners,” says Karl Moore, a management professor at McGill University. “They wait for others to express their ideas before they jump in with theirs; they don’t need to be at the center of every conversation.”

2. They’re better prepared.

Introverts don’t wing it, according to Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of the books The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength and Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference.A PsychCentral post explaining her ideas quotes Kahnweiler: “They spend time thinking through their goals and preparing for questions, which gives them an edge.”

3. They go deep.

Kahnweiler further explained the advantages of introverted leaders in a post for Forbes,including their propensity to dive deeply into a subject. “Introverted leaders seek depth over breadth,” she writes. “They like to dig deep, delving into issues and ideas before moving on to new ones. They are drawn to meaningful conversations, not superficial chitchat, and they know how to ask great questions and really listen to the answers.” Among other benefits, this in-depth study means “executives can learn what’s actually happening in the far reaches of their organizations and engage and retain their top talent.” Read…

Why Introverts Make Great Leaders | Inc.com.

Is The MSW The New MBA?

| Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Tomorrow’s CEOs will be working in an environment that demands proactive empathy with the needs of an ever-changing workforce, and innovative collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders on the most pressing issues that face our global society. That sounds to me like a job for a social worker who might be able to help not just the world’s companies but its people and environment as well.

Is The MSW The New MBA? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

9 Reasons People Love to Work With You

Jeff Haden, Influencer

Ghostwriter, Speaker, Inc. Magazine Contributing Editor on LinkedIn

The people we love to work with with have a knack for doing the opposite: they make their ideas feel like our ideas. When that happens we all work harder. We allwork with a greater sense of purpose. We all feel a greater like we’re part of something bigger.

And we’re all more likely to succeed.9 Reasons People Love to Work With You | LinkedIn.

Building Strength and Resilience: Tools for Early-Career Social Workers

Helping human beings in distress is a rewarding profession—and a stressful one. It can be hard to stay positive, because problems are what we are expected (and expect ourselves) to solve. These expectations take a toll and sometimes result in a process of gradual exhaustion, cynicism, and loss of commitment…. Read the tips from Marilyn Lammert on http://www.socialworker.com.

Building Strength and Resilience: Tools for Early-Career Social Workers – SocialWorker.com.