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Récompensez l'effort pas l'intelligence. L'effort et le travail ardu sont des variables que les enfants peuvent contrôler. Récompenser ces deux faits leur apprend qu'ils ont le succès entre leurs propres mains, alors que récompenser l'intelligence innée leur fait sous-estimer la valeur du travail dur. Ne les récompensez cependant pas trop afin qu'ils continuent à apprendre d'eux-mêmes.

 

Devenir influent : deux qualités suffisent

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Qu’est-ce qui rend les gens influents ? Qu’est-ce qui fonde le charisme de certains ? Selon un nouveau livre de John Neffinger et Matthew Kohut, Compelling People : The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, l’art d’influencer les gens tient à une combinaison étonnamment simple : il faut paraître à la fois fort et chaleureux.

La force = l’influence, la chaleur = l’empathie

Matthew Kohut, qui conseille des personnalités publiques pour leurs discours, explique : « Lorsque vous rencontrez quelqu’un, celui-ci vous évaluera sur deux qualités fondamentales : la force et la chaleur. La force montre à quel point les gens peuvent influencer les

événements dans le monde, tandis que la chaleur montre à quel point les gens sont préoccupés par nos intérêts. »

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9 DAILY HABITS THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPIER

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by Geoffrey James, Inc.

These minor changes in your daily routine could make a major difference in your life and career.

Happiness is the only true measure of personal success. Making other people happy is the highest expression of success, but it's almost impossible to make others happy if you're not happy yourself.

With that in mind, here are nine small changes that you can make to your daily routine that, if you're like most people, will immediately increase the amount of happiness in your life.

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La Belgique, 27ème pays où il fait bon vivre pour les personnes âgées

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Publié le octobre 1st, 2014; - Écrit par: Le Soir

L’ONG HelpAge International a publié son rapport ce 1er octobre, journée internationale des personnes âgées.

Pour la deuxième année consécutive, l’ONG HelpAge International, qui défend les droits des personnes âgées, a publié son «GlobalAge Watch Index». Il s’agit d’un classement de 96 pays établi selon le bien-être social et économique des personnes âgées de plus de 60 ans.

La Norvège termine en tête du classement devant la Suède et la Suisse. L’Allemagne (5e), les Pays-Bas (6e), le Royaume-Uni (10), la France (16) ou encore le Luxembourg (19) font tous mieux que la Belgique (27e), de même qu’Israël (18) et certains pays d’Amérique latine comme le Chili (22) ou l’Uruguay (23). L’Afghanistan, le Mozambique, la Cisjordanie et la Bande de Gaza ferment quant à eux le classement.

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10 Timeless Work Habits To Boost Your Productivity Today

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By Bernard Marr

In our modern world, everyone is looking to do things faster, better, smarter, so it's no wonder that productivity hacks are incredibly popular.

But the truth is that there's nothing new under the sun; despite whatever the newest book, product, or guru wants to sell you, you can learn to become more productive with work habits people have used for many years. Apply even a few of these and you will increase your productivity, guaranteed:

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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

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Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have a few seconds to make a first impression, but the truth is, your brain has made up its mind (so to speak) about a person within milliseconds of meeting them.

According to research done by a Princeton University psychologist, it’s an evolutionary survival mechanism. Your brain decides from the information it has—in other words, how you look—whether you are trustworthy, threatening, competent, likeable and many other traits.

One way we can “hack” this split-second judgement is to be aware of our body language, especially in important situations. Whether you’re applying for a job, asking for a raise, or meeting with a new client, tweaking or just being mindful of our body language can influence the other person’s perception of us and the outcome of the situation.

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5 Sad Truths About Success And Happiness

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Even as medical science and quality of life continues to increase our life spans, it seems as though many of us are not really living the life we’re given.

Too often we are caught in the “busy” trap, running, running, running—but never getting much of anywhere.

But how would you live differently if you knew you were going to die?

Finding true success and happiness

Not to be maudlin, but we all are going to die—sooner or later. And while death is something we humans pretty universally fear, thinking about our own demise can actually spur us to live more fully.

In surveys of people who know they are going to die, the regrets are almost never “I wish I had worked more,” or even “I wish I had made more money.” More often they are about success and happiness in their truest forms.

I chose these five common regrets from a book called, aptly, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse in Australia who routinely asked her patients about their regrets and recorded them on her blog.

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How Successful People Deal With Stress

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A survey by TalentSmart showed that 90 percent of top performers know how to manage their emotions in times of stress so that they remain cool, calm, and able to do what needs to be done.

That’s an important lesson in and of itself for all of us - because all of us experience stress in our lives. Research has shown that some stress is good for us: it helps us perform at optimal levels. Too much stress, however, can have serious psychological and physiological repercussions.

Since we can’t necessarily avoid most stress - especially in our work environments - it’s to our benefit to learn how to deal with it, and learn from the examples of those who are already successful.

According to surveys and other research, successful people have some strategies in common when it comes to managing stress.

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Die Folgen des Psychokults Ich, ich, ich - die Selbstoptimierung macht uns verrückt

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5. September 2014, 15:30 Uhr

Fast jeden treibt der Wunsch, sich selbst zu finden. Doch je mehr wir um uns selbst kreisen, desto unglücklicher werden wir, sagt der Psychologe Steve Ayan. Er plädiert für mehr Selbstvergessenheit. Von Mirja Hammer

Wer bin ich? Was will ich? Und wie nutze ich meine Chancen optimal? Fragen, die sich heute viele stellen. Workshops, Coachings, Selbsterfahrung und Psychoratgeber sollen uns dabei helfen, unsere wahren Bedürfnisse - unser wahres Ich - zu erkennen. Denn nur so, sind wir überzeugt, können wir ein erfülltes, bewusstes Leben führen. Und das wollen wir um jeden Preis, schließlich haben wir nur eins und das soll bitte perfekt sein! Doch was wir bei all der Suche nach dem großen Glück vergessen: Wie der Partner fürs Leben, kommt das Glück nicht, wenn man krampfhaft danach sucht.

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20 habitudes de personnes véritablement authentiques

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Credits: Søren Rajczyk

Connaître quelqu’un qui conçoit sa vie de manière vraiment unique et originale se révèle être souvent une véritable bouffé d’air frais. Ces personnes sont rares car pour mener notre barque comme bon nous semble, il faut finalement une bonne dose de courage, de volonté et de confiance en soi. En effet, les sceptiques sont légion et ils n’hésitent pas à nous ramener vers le conformisme, l’apparat, la fausseté et l’imposture. Cependant, si vous vous sentez prêt à montrer au monde celui ou celle que vous êtes vraiment, la publication du site MindBodyGreen pourrait vous servir de mémorandum pour le début de votre voyage vers l’authenticité.

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10 Good Communication Skills You Absolutely Must Know

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Every relationship you have is impacted by your ability — or inability — to communicate well.

Whether at work, in your love life, or with friends and family, good communication fosters better understanding, helps us resolve differences, promotes mutual trust and respect, and allows creative ideas to flourish.

Although communication seems fairly simple and straightforward, so much of our communication is misunderstood or misinterpreted. Of course, this can cause conflict and wounded feelings in personal and professional relationships.

Think about the times you’ve said something to your spouse or a friend, and your meaning was entirely misconstrued. Or consider an occasion when someone said something that hurt your feelings, only to learn later they had no idea how their words wounded you. In my own life, I’ve seen how the power of words can sow the seeds of trust and love — and how they can be divisive, hurtful, or misunderstood.

Learning effective communication is a skill set that should be part of every school curriculum, beginning in elementary school. Knowing these skills can make the difference in the quality of your personal relationships, your potential career success, and your own self-esteem and social confidence.

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68 Inspiring Relationship Quotes

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At the heart of life lie the relationships we have with other people.

With family, co-workers and friends close by and far away at the other side of the world.

And how you let these relationships flow and grow has huge impact on the happiness both in your life and in the lives of the people you care about.

So this week I’d like to look back into the past and share some of the best advice from the wise people who have walked this earth.

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