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.

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I disclosed my disability. Now my manager treats me differently

Does your honest approach work for you?

When organizations need to accommodate disabled employees, this often generates jealousy, resentment, even hostility because co-workers only see the end product of accommodation (like a shorter work week, flexible hours, or reduced responsibilities) without knowing the reasons behind the changes. But it is especially unacceptable when a manager acts in the way you describe, since management is privy to those private details.

While your manager may not be making decisions that directly affect your job security, behaviour like this can constitute discriminatory harassment under human rights legislation if it is linked to your disabled status. Further, differential treatment that demeans or belittles an employee may constitute personal harassment under corporate internal policies, or even bullying under provincial law, depending on where you work.

I disclosed my disability. Now my manager treats me differently – The Globe and Mail.

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

Dr.Travis Bradberry, an exponent  and trainer of emotional intelligence and co-author of the bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, discusses how self talk – the thoughts you have about your feelings, can affect your productivity.

Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary, and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out of. Be mindful of six common, yet toxic, beliefs that hold people back more than any others. Be aware of your tendencies to succumb to these beliefs, so that they don’t derail your career:

Excerpts from the recent article of Dr.Travis appeared on LinkedIn:

#1: Perfection = Success

Human beings, by our vary nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure, and end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish, instead of enjoying what you were able to achieve. Read more:

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career | LinkedIn.

Related: Perform Better Under Stress Using Self-Affirmation — PsyBlog.

8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Negative Thoughts

PsyBlog

It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes bad thoughts get stuck going around in it. It could be a mistake at work, money worries or perhaps a nameless fear. Whatever the anxiety, fear or worry, it can prove very difficult to control.

The most intuitive method for dealing with it is using thought suppression: we try to push it out of our minds.

Unfortunately, as many studies have shown, thought suppressiondoesn’t work. Ironically, trying to push thoughts out of mind only makes them come back stronger. It’s a very frustrating finding, but one that’s been replicated experimentally again and again.

8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Negative Thoughts — PsyBlog.

10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Courtesy: Left Brain Buddha

The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to recognize their thoughts as “just thoughts,” to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies, to recognize when their attention has wandered, and to providetools for impulse control. It is not a panacea, and it will not completely get rid of what is, frankly, normal kid behavior, like tantrums and loudness and whining and exuberance and arguing…

Don’t force it. If your kids aren’t interested in your lesson or activity, drop it. This is a good time for you to practice non-attachment to outcomes!

Don’t make mindfulness a punishment. This shouldn’t be, “You hit your sister! Go sit in the mindful corner!”

10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids – Left Brain Buddha.

Why You Should Talk To Strangers …

— PsyBlog

There’s the one about the guy who treats a polite hello as permission to spew out his whole life-story or the woman who looks personally offended and turns her back. Especially when commuting with others on public transport, it often seems to safer to stay in your bubble of solitude.

Are we right to be quite so wary, though?

 According to a new study by shunning the company of strangers we could be missing out on a vital little lift to our day (Epley & Schroeder, 2014).Why You Should Talk To Strangers — PsyBlog.

The 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make

Yahoo Finance Canada

Is failing to smile a mistake?. Smiling demonstrates confidence, openness, warmth, and energy. “It also sets off the mirror neurons in your listener instructing them to smile back. Without the smile, an individual is often seen as grim or aloof,” Expert Reiman interprets what your body language tells to an employer…

The 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make | 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make – Yahoo Finance Canada.

Washington, D.C., Finally Bans Plastic Take-Out Containers

Bye-Bye, Styrofoam | TakePart

On Tuesday, the D.C. Council voted to ban the use of single-use disposable containers made from the material in restaurants and cafés. Styrofoam is the brand name of polystyrene foam, a plastic material that’s not biodegradable. Unless it’s completely clean—no food or drink residue at all—recyclers won’t accept it.

Thanks to pressure from environmental activists, dozens of municipalities across the country have banned Styrofoam over the past few years. San Francisco outlawed it in 2006, and last year Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to make New York City free of it too.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generated 32 million tons of plastic waste in 2012. Almost 14 million tons came from plastic containers and packaging, and nearly 7 million were nondurable goods like plates and cups. How much of that is Styrofoam? Well, the news is pretty dismal.

Bye-Bye, Styrofoam: Washington, D.C., Finally Bans Plastic Take-Out Containers | TakePart.