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What We Can Learn From Chickens

What We Can Learn From Chickens

In her recent TED talk, Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur, former CEO of five companies and an author, discussed an experiment on productivity by evolutionary biologist, William Muir, at Purdue University. Muir was interested in productivity--- which is something that concerns all of us—devised a beautiful experiment to increase egg production in chickens.  He first selected the most productive hen—the one that laid the largest number of eggs within each cage to breed the next generation of hens. In other words, he identified the “star” employee. Then, he took the star egg layers and put them together in one cage and tried to breed from this group of best in cage winners—like an NHL hockey team.

Your Body Language is Your Superpower

 Your Body Language is Your Superpower

As you are reading this post, reflect on your body. Are you hunched over? Do you have your arms, legs or ankles crossed?  Are you opened up and spread out? Pay attention to what you are doing as you continue to read.