Importancia de la comunicación offline entre personas, incluso en esta economía conectada // By Isra Garcia


Isra García. Human media. Más allá del social media.

No importa lo mucho que estemos vinculados o enganchados a Facebook, Twitter o Pinterest, tampoco a nuestro lector RSS o email, ni siquiera a los blogs. Todavía preferimos el contacto humano, mirar a los ojos cuando hablamos con alguien, conectar con los alumnos en clase, comprobar la reacción de la otra persona al vernos, emocionarnos con historias humanas o sentir el calor de las personas, que gran noticia. Es maravilloso saber que aún tratamos de permanecer humanos, a pesar de Internet y la web social.

Métodos preferidos de Comunicación


Leer más “Importancia de la comunicación offline entre personas, incluso en esta economía conectada // By Isra Garcia”

Usos alternativos de los emoticonos del WhatsApp (Coomic)

Cooking Ideas – un blog para alimentar tu mente de ideas

Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud

See on Scoop.itGabriel Catalano human being | #INperfeccion® a way to find new insight & perspectives

I wish had the proverbial nickel for every participant in one of my sessions who has approached me after the program with a comment that began, “Have you got a minute for a question? My boss and I just don’t get along. We need to have a conversation, but he/she…” From there, the story and details diverge.But here’s the commonality: The conflict has been ongoing, stress has clearly altered productivity and results, and both parties have crashed against a communication barrier that seems insurmountable.

If you find yourself in that same predicament, consider these tips for a straightforward conversation that helps you break through that wall of hard feelings and misunderstandings.

1. Realize that two sides can be right. Conflict is not a competitive sport. The other person does not have to lose for you to win.

2. Communicate what happened, what you have concluded about what happened, and how you feel about what happened. Then listen for the same information from the other person. You will uncover hidden invalid assumptions, wrong interpretations, and inaccurate information.

3. Make a conscious choice about whether you will accommodate, compromise, overpower, or collaborate to come to resolution. Backing people into a corner rarely serves good purpose. But you yourself may decide to accommodate the other person’s wishes to “bank a favor” when something is not all that important to you. Remembering that you have a choice in the matter helps.

4. Define areas or issues that you agree on and move forward from there. Refocus on your goal rather than the obstacle. Leer más “Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud”

Personalize Learning Newsletter – Motivation, Engagement, and Voice

See on Scoop.itGabriel Catalano human being | #INperfeccion® a way to find new insight & perspectives


This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top – District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs. Leer más “Personalize Learning Newsletter – Motivation, Engagement, and Voice”

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose

 Gabriel Catalano human being | #INperfeccion® a way to find new insight & perspectives

Values must support your organization’s purpose and desired future. Ask first, “What are our values?” Then ask, “Do our values enable us to fulfill our purpose and our potential?

“Vision is a clearly articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction.” In short, vision is a combination of three basic elements: 1) a significant purpose, reason for existence, 2) a clear picture of the future, and 3) the underlying core values.

In my last two posts, I discussed the elements of purpose and picture of the future. This post focuses on the third element – values.

Our values are our deeply held beliefs about what is right and good, evoking standards that we care deeply about. They drive our behaviors and decisions, trigger our emotions, and can fuel a passion that drives commitment, even in the face of obstacles and change.

An engaging vision, one that captures our hearts, does so because it clearly resonates with our core values. When a group of people discover they share the same values, there is a significant increase in energy, commitment and trust.

Values must support purpose…   Leer más “To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose”

Me, myself, us |

The human microbiome

Looking at human beings as ecosystems that contain many collaborating and competing species could change the practice of medicine

WHAT’S a man? Or, indeed, a woman? Biologically, the answer might seem obvious. A human being is an individual who has grown from a fertilised egg which contained genes from both father and mother. A growing band of biologists, however, think this definition incomplete. They see people not just as individuals, but also as ecosystems. In their view, the descendant of the fertilised egg is merely one component of the system. The others are trillions of bacteria, each equally an individual, which are found in a person’s gut, his mouth, his scalp, his skin and all of the crevices and orifices that subtend from his body’s surface.

A healthy adult human harbours some 100 trillion bacteria in his gut alone. That is ten times as many bacterial cells as he has cells descended from the sperm and egg of his parents. These bugs, moreover, are diverse. Egg and sperm provide about 23,000 different genes. The microbiome, as the body’s commensal bacteria are collectively known, is reckoned to have around 3m. Admittedly, many of those millions are variations on common themes, but equally many are not, and even the number of those that are adds something to the body’s genetic mix.

And it really is a system, for evolution has aligned the interests of host and bugs. In exchange for raw materials and shelter the microbes that live in and on people feed and protect their hosts, and are thus integral to that host’s well-being. Neither wishes the other harm. In bad times, though, this alignment of interest can break down. Then, the microbiome may misbehave in ways which cause disease.

That bacteria can cause disease is no revelation. But the diseases in question are. Often, they are not acute infections of the sort 20th-century medicine has been so good at dealing with (and which have coloured doctors’ views of bacteria in ways that have made medical science slow to appreciate the richness and relevance of people’s microbial ecosystems). They are, rather, the chronic illnesses that are now, at least in the rich world, the main focus of medical attention. For, from obesity and diabetes, via heart disease, asthma and multiple sclerosis, to neurological conditions such as autism, the microbiome seems to play a crucial role.

A bug’s life Leer más “Me, myself, us |”

¿Cuánta gente vivió a lo largo de la historia?

En la década del 70, un escritor señaló que el 75% de todas las personas que habían vivido en la Tierra a lo largo de la historia estaban vivas en ese preciso instante.

Su apreciación era difícil de comprobar en ese momento. Esa estimación habría sido verdadera si el número de personas nacidas en el siglo XX hubiese superado con creces el de cualquier época precedente o si gran parte de la población viva en 1970 hubiera sido extraordinariamente vieja.

La Oficina de Referencias sobre Población (Population Reference Bureau), una organización no gubernamental con sede en Estados Unidos, ha puesto en cuestión la validez de estas premisas. Según han explicado, de ser cierta esa teoría, el siglo XX se habría caracterizado por el extraordinario ritmo de crecimiento de la población. Pero si es falsa la idea de que ahora están vivas las tres cuartas partes de la población que alguna vez existió, ¿cuál es la estimación verdadera?

A lo largo de toda la historia han nacido 108.000 millones de seres humanos.

Foto: Infobae

Este resultado no deja de ser una estimación. Pero tampoco debe ser desechado como si fuera una quimera. De entrada, es algo interesante conocer esta conclusión que tiene al menos una base semicientífica, como indica el PBR. Ellos mismos reconocen que no hay documentación demográfica disponible para el 99% del tiempo que abarca este estudio.

Para suplir esta deficiencia, la Oficina parte del año 50.000 a. C. Aunque los homínidos caminaron sobre la Tierra hace millones de años y el Homo sapiens ancestral ya existía en el año 700.000 a. C., la ONU considera que el Homo sapiens moderno apareció en aquella época.

El punto de partida Leer más “¿Cuánta gente vivió a lo largo de la historia?”