Weekly ideas curated by GloberWeb’s team to enrich your life, grow your career and inspire your circle. What’s your take? Tell us in the comments below…
Want to boost your entrepreneurial skills? Engage with multiple cultures, immerse and learn. According to William W. Maddux of INSEAD, “People who have international experience or identify with more than one nationality are better problem solvers and display more creativity, our research suggests. What’s more, we found that people with this international experience are more likely to create new businesses and products and to be promoted.” • Browse activities around you to immerse in local culture
Investing in your mental and physical health is one of the greatest investments you can make, according to Abby Wolfe at Thrive Global. What’s her advice? Treat yourself to a really good pair of sneakers, nutritious food and regular medical check-ups. Dedicate time and funds to your professional and personal growth by taking classes and workshops. This way, you can chase a dream, meet new friends, gain a new skill or, at the very least, absorb one new fact about the world. And, of course, improving your skills also improves your job opportunities and your market value—so an investment in a class can pay off in more ways than one. • Browse available classes and workshops around you.
Best leaders see things that others don’t – Art Can Help, according to Harvard Business Review. Experience is one side of the coin that helps us quickly identify traits. The other side of the coin is that it may blind us to other details, we are not trained to see. This is why discussing art with people from other professions can show a different side of things that we may have missed. It teaches us to view the reality through other’s eyes which we can apply to discovering creative business solutions. • Browse available art activities around you.
There are new demands on how we should think to thrive in the globalization and rapid technological innovation era when change transforms all aspects of life, says Lenard Mlodinow. His answer is “to hone your elastic thinking skills”. That means “become accustomed to ambiguity and contradiction; abandon our assumptions and open ourselves to new paradigms.” He suggests to rely on imagination as much as on logic to generate and integrate a wide variety of ideas. • Browse available activities to help you boost imagination and inspire alternative logic.
Look for a diverse group when you take a course or when you gather people for brainstorming session. According to research, people in those diverse groups feel more uncomfortable, and that discomfort motivates them to do extra preparation and share new information. • Browse group courses around you.
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