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Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism

 PRINT  E-MAIL It’s an age-old quandary: Are we born “noble savages” whose best intentions are corrupted by civilization, as the 18th century Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau contended? Or are we fundamentally selfish brutes who need civilization to rein in our base impulses, as the 17th century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes argued? After exploring the areas of the brain that fuel our …

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Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism

It’s an age-old quandary: Are we born “noble savages” whose best intentions are corrupted by civilization, as the 18th century Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau contended? Or are we fundamentally selfish brutes who need civilization to rein in our base impulses, as the 17th century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes argued? After exploring the areas of the brain that fuel our empathetic …

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Fear pervades the workplace as the culture relies on it for stimulation – Energy Stew Interview with Joan Kingsley – 08.14.15

Fear is such an easy tool to use. Just scare people enough to motivate them and they’ll become slaves to save themselves.

That might be true but it doesn’t mean they’ll do more than just try to hold onto their jobs. Morale will take a beating and all kinds of business problems will result.

Neuroscience has identified the behaviors that best kindle success. Tune into this show with one of the authors of “The Fear-Free Organization”, Joan Kingsley, to find out how business environments can be transformed.