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Cinderella’s glass slippers and the power of words

Today’s discussion is going to be somewhat different than usual. I would like to talk about the importance of words in our lives, despite the fact that most of us don’t usually credit them with any importance at all. How a single word can shape the concepts and paradigms of whole people’s and countries.

The familiar story I have chosen to focus on today is, as you have already guessed, the story of Cinderella.

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Harness the power of symbols

The human brain is amazing and still, at this point of history and development of science, very much mysterious. Much more is unknown yet than discovered, but there are some things which scientists and researchers have uncovered and identified.

One of them is some insight into the way we process symbols as opposed to verbal, textual messages. In this post I shall be using the infographics I found researching the subject, at an education blog Mr G Online (here). For example, did you know:

  • that we only require 150 milliseconds to process a symbol and 100 milliseconds to attach a meaning to it? (more…)

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Ruled by emotions

What makes us decide what we do?

A good question, and some of you may be surprised by the answer.

But wait, perhaps some of you are surprised already: why do we care, actually? What makes this our business to know? After all, we are not neuroscientists, we are Qualitly Assurance specialists. What we care about is…

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Translating the impossible

Ladies and gentlemen, today we shall talk about translation.

What do you mean, translation? We thought this blog was all about Quality Assurance, and, well, you’ve got management and coaching in, as well, alright, but what has translation to do with it?

Naturally. Still, today we shall be talking about translation. Trust me, you will like this translation.

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The happy secret to better work

A fascinating and funny lecture from TED (as usual). This time it is Shawn Achor, who explains to us how to completely overturn our understanding: that success at work (and not only at work) results from the worker being happy, and not the other way around…

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.

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