5 Reads: Building Trust, How Exercise Changes the Brain, Ideas that Will Change Your World in 2020 and More

Hi there.

It’s been ages since I’ve written here. It’s time to get things back on track, or at least, try to.

So here are five articles that have me thinking!

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You’ll Ever Have Time to Read
Inc. Magazine. Jessica Stillman

Key Quote: “A private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there.” Read the rest here.

20 Big Ideas that will change your world in 2020
LinkedIn. Isabelle Roughol

Key quote: “In 2020, one theme is poised to emerge: After a decade of profound change, professionals are taking stock and questioning the world we built and the values that drive us. Is capitalism working as it should? How will we behave as stewards of our planet? Why have we made heroes out of tech founders? Have we elevated work to too high a status? “Existential”, it turns out, is the word of the year.” Read the rest here.

If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask For Advice Instead of Feedback
Thrive Global. Thomas Oppong

Key quote: “It takes guts, vulnerability, and the willingness to acknowledge a problem that you aren’t sure how to solve. It can be scary, but good advice can be transformative, especially when it’s coming from someone who’s already been in your shoes and succeeded.” Read the rest here.

The 3 Elements of Trust
Harvard Business Review. Jack Zenger

Key quote: “As a leader, you want the people in your organization to trust you. And with good reason. In our coaching with leaders, we often see that trust is a leading indicator of whether others evaluate them positively or negatively. But creating that trust or, perhaps more importantly, reestablishing it when you’ve lost it isn’t always that straightforward.” Read the rest here.

Five Surprising Ways Exercise Changes Your Brain
Greater Good Magazine. Kelly McGonical

Key quote: “Around the world, people who are physically active are happier and more satisfied with their lives. They have a stronger sense of purpose and experience more gratitude, love, and hope. They feel more connected to their communities, and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed.” Read the rest here.


BONUS:

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2019
Greater Good Magazine.

Key Quote: “Sometimes the way to individual and community well-being isn’t so direct. This year’s insights suggest just how circuitous it can be, illuminating how keys to well-being like gratitude, awe, and forgiveness can have surprising benefits—in seemingly unrelated areas of life—that we might not have expected. Change one thing in your life, and inevitably something else will shift.” Read the rest here.


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