Can knowing how to handle a sword help in other areas of life?
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A former fencer who fell in love with the samurai sword explains how learning to wield the weapon can help people stave off trouble in other areas of life.
Aristotle (center), wearing a blue robe, seen in a discourse with Plato in a 16th century fresco, ‘The School of Athens’ by Raphael.
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A scholar of ancient Greek philosophy writes about Aristotle’s timeless advice on how to nurture and keep friendships.
Failure can be helpful if it’s understood correctly.
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Avoiding failure by playing it safe may limit opportunities for learning and growth.
Not quite what the science says.
New research suggests that despite the social mythology that surrounds testosterone in men, it may be much less important for life chances than previously thought.
Innovators are comfortable dealing with uncertainty.
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Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
Ignore business books which promise to reveal the secret formula of success – usually it’s down to luck.
It took Thomas Edison countless failures before he succeeded in developing a marketable lightbulb.
Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.
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I wanted to see whether this extreme example of a team effort could tell us anything about the workplace.
People sift through the 2019 Canadian budget. Will the promised programs be implemented successfully?
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Here are some key factors of success to consider for western government taking on large projects – following these will help prevent the routine fails we often see.
Canadian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes is the only athlete in history to win multiple medals at both winter and summer Olympic Games.
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Canadian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes, British tennis player Andy Murray and American gymnast Simone Biles all have something in common: adverse childhood experiences.
A podcast about confidence – from how it works in our brains and whether it can get us ahead at work to how confidence tricksters fool people into falling for their scams.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
Confucius deemed reflection the best way to wisdom.
The ancient Chinese teacher called reflection the best way to become wise, yet we rarely consider it a core trait of a great leader. It’s time for that to change.
Exceptional people come from exceptional circumstances that can’t easily be replicated.
Recommended books offer a path to success for everyone, writes Michael Armstrong.
Practical reads to propel you to professional success.
Humility is a desirable trait in CEOs.
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Humble CEOs may be the new prize, but they are in short supply and face distinctive challenges.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it’s hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
Making New Year resolutions?
Research shows that kindness toward oneself, or self-compassion, could improve motivation.
Who succeeds will depend not on intentions alone.
Two researchers set out to find out why some people might be better at achieving goals than others. The answer, they found, could lie in implicit beliefs.
Is there any evidence to suggest kids from private school have any more success later in life?
In a recent article for The Conversation, Barbara Preston examined the link between type of school attended and progress at university. Barbara concluded that after controlling for tertiary entrance score…