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Want a Way to Get Out of Your Filter Bubble on Facebook?

A recent research finding by Morning Consult that only 5% of adults seeing social media posts on Facebook from those with a much different world view is recent sign of how social media can reinforce our living in “filter bubbles” – meaning a tendency to surround ourselves with likeminded people and ideas. Way back in 2013 I wrote in my Forbes column about Eli Pariser’s insight book on this topic. And in my blog in 2012 I cited his book and two others that warned of this tendency – The Big Sort and On Being Certain. According to the Morning… Read More

Discover How to Live a More Purposeful Life with Others?

“I’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do,” Jimmy Carter said in his usual humble way when he announced that his cancer had spread to his brain. When The Carter Center launched the eradication campaign in 1986, over 3.5 million people in 21 countries had this horrific condition in which Guinea worms grow up to three feet inside of people, erupting through their skin, causing extreme pain. Currently only 11 people in the world are known to have this condition that’s caused by drinking contaminated water. Like love or pure air, clean water is impossible to live… Read More

Ready to Live a More Meaningful Life with Others?

“I’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do,” Jimmy Carter said in his usual humble way when he announced that his cancer had spread to his brain. When The Carter Center launched the eradication campaign in 1986, over 3.5 million people in 21 countries had this horrific condition in which Guinea worms grow up to three feet inside of people, erupting through their skin, causing extreme pain. Currently only 11 people in the world are known to have this condition that’s caused by drinking contaminated water. Like love or pure air, clean water is impossible to… Read More

Stay Sought-After: Be the Glue That Holds Groups Together

Mother kissing child while laying in hospital bed.
Are more of your most retold stories anchored by positively or negatively felt incidents? Those who are most resilient, energetic, caring and involved with others tend to link their stories to redemptive themes. The role you most often play in the stories you tell reveals your view of the world, how friendly or hostile, and more. 1. Anchor Your Stories in Redemptive Themes So We Are Moved to Live Up to Them: Rather than making yourself the victim or the hero in the stories you tell, describe a daunting time of loss, crisis, or criticism or where you made a mistake or acted badly,… Read More

Ten Ways Opportunity Makers Jumpstart Successful Self-Organized Teams

From companies to clubs to causes, groups most likely to succeed, today, need to keep top talent engaged by encouraging the nimble formation of self-organized teams to tackle opportunities and problems faster and better together. Those who can actually recruit the right team and be the glue that holds them together must have the reputation for being mutuality minded. How? By creating opportunities, with and for others. By emulating their traits, you can become a sought-after Opportunity Maker. Not only are you able to accomplish more you naturally attract more adventure and richly diverse relationships. This approach supports Stew Friedman’s… Read More