The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!
#1 – How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self
#2 – The Mundanity of Excellence
#3 – Why do high-IQ people stagnate in their careers?
How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self
Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Hajo Adam, Otilia Obodaru, Jackson G. Lu, William Maddux, and Adam D. Galinsky
In today’s increasingly globalized world, more and more people are choosing to live, work and study abroad — and this trend appears to be a good thing.
Social science studies have shown that international experiences can enhance creativity, reduce intergroup bias, and promote career success.
Researchers set out to examine whether and how international experiences can transform a person’s sense of self.
The Mundanity of Excellence
Author: Aditya Khanduri
Daniel F. Chambliss studied swimmers of all levels for several years to determine the causes of “excellence.”
He found that excellence is not the result of personality traits or quantitative changes in behavior, but rather requires qualitative differentiation. “Talent” or “natural ability” is a myth that mystifies the actual factors creating superlative performances. Superlative performance is a synthesis of small skills drilled into a habit.
The pursuit of excellence requires maintaining mundanity.
Why do High-IQ People Stagnate in Their Careers?
Source: Big Think
Author: Tania Israel
The article provides tips on how to actively listen to someone you don’t agree with. The author emphasizes the importance of non-verbal attending, which involves giving someone your full attention without speaking, maintaining moderate eye contact, and staying silent.
Reflecting and asking open-ended questions are also key skills in active listening. The article reminds readers that these tools are intended to promote understanding and connection, and should not be forced if they are not working in a particular situation.
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