Archive for October, 2017

These 5 Strategies Will Keep Your Employees Energized

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The world’s top companies are starting to manage employee energy like a strategic asset. They know that ever-increasingly pace of change requires more and more human energy.Any entrepreneur will tell you that it take a tonne of energy to grow a business. The key is to manage it; sometimes you have to exert energy, other times you need to conserve it to go the distance, and after a sprint you need to replenish it.


A group of senior executives from companies like Facebook, Alibaba, IBM and Johnson & Johnson got together to come up with strategies to better manage collective human energy in their companies. Here are their top five hacks to maximise human energy:

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Top companies are realizing the importance of employee energy and starting to manage it like a strategic asset.

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible.


If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” don’t be so sure. It’s actually possible to build resilience to make yourself better able to bounce back from even the most difficult times.


“It’s the ability to get back in the game after you’ve had some sort of failure. And indeed, we can learn to become more resilient,” says social scientist and leadership expert Frank Niles, PhD. Niles says there are a number of science-backed areas people can address to help them be more resilient.


Here are some ways you can shore up your “resilience bunker” to better prepare for when tough times strike.

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Being able to bounce back from devastation may seem like a superpower, but there are several things you can do to prepare in advance.

This Psychology Study Shows That You Can Accurately Judge Someone From How They Look

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

We might spend days, months, or even years trying to figure someone out. Is he who he says he is? Should I trust her? The wheels in our head spin as we think of all the variables and how they’ll play out.


And still, we keep hearing that we should just listen to our instincts. Complicated questions, simple answer. What should we do, and where did this whole idea of the gut instinct come from, anyway?


Intuition isn’t some magical, mysterious quality that we carry with us. It actually comes from the knowledge and past experiences that we all carry. Even if we’re unable to explain why we feel the way we do, there’s a logical explanation behind our gut feelings.


Whenever you encounter anything new, the unconscious side of your brain is constantly making assessments. It takes in certain cues, such as a smile or parts of a story, and then matches it with something similar in our database of memories to come up with a conclusion. Meanwhile, our conscious side remains unaware of this rapid process taking place.

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Our facial perceptions of others can give startling insights into their success.

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