Marcus Aurelius on Anger

 “Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on—it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance—unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.”

- MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS , 11.18.5

Anger is not impressive or tough—it’s a mistake. It’s weakness.

(The Daily Stoic)

What being an Alpha Male really means

 “The main characteristic of an alpha male wolf,” the veteran wolf researcher Rick McIntyre told me as we were watching gray wolves, “is a quiet confidence, quiet self-assurance. You know what you need to do; you know what’s best for your pack. You lead by example. You’re very comfortable with that. You have a calming effect.”

The point is, alpha males are not aggressive. They don’t need to be. “Think of an emotionally secure man or a great champion. Whatever he needed to prove is already proven,” he said.

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How to build a creative culture in your company

To create a creative culture, you need to have the infrastructure for it. This needs to be a top to bottom commitment. Creating a creative culture means aligning all the functions to the ideals. It means making sure the values of the company reflect it. This means the whole organizational structure has to support it.

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A company should create an environment that nurtures cooperation. It should remember that creative people, who core responsibility is to develop successful products, need freedom to act. 

Manegment nurtures creativity by their actions. It is also nurtured through an environment that allows the right people to interact and act. A nurturing environment is more than colorful walls and action figures. It has to start with the physical design of the spaces the people are going to work in. When the design of the workplace is done right, it creates intersectional thinking, and a creative culture can emerge.

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