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To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First

To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Envisioning a better future, setting worthy goals, and following through with sustainable impact first and foremost requires leading yourself. Often leadership is a lonely road. And to keep ourselves inspired, motivated, and energized we need to lead ourselves with our heart, purpose, and devotion.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 2013 10:36 AM

(From the article): As the late Stephen Covey so eloquently stated, "personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things."

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Purpose, heart, devotion.  Simple.  

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For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching

For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Simply handing off a project isn’t enough.
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5 Habits Of Great Leaders

5 Habits Of Great Leaders | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

The habits of the best leaders are well documented. They’re self-aware. They admit mistakes. They take care of, recognize, and communicate well with their teams.

But what do these inspirational people do on their own time? What goes on behind the scenes that helps them be so effective on a day-to-day basis?

 

"I’ve definitely noticed some things that great leaders tend to do," says Danielle Harlan, founder and CEO of The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential, an organization that helps individuals and organizations maximize their impact. And the things they do behind the scenes make all the difference when it comes to their professional leadership ability, she says. Here are five such common habits.


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What makes a great leader? Leaders have a purpose, they have a sharp focus, they inspire their teams. They show the way for others to follow. They genuinely push each individual to give his/her best. Great leaders share some common traits. Here's five of them. Well written article

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(From the Article): Harlan notes that the most effective leaders she works with have personal interests and commitments outside of work. They know what works for them to recharge their batteries, whether it’s hiking and spending time outdoors or reading a good book—and they take the time to do those things to keep themselves sharp, including getting enough sleep, she says. In addition to exercising to stay in shape, the benefits of which are well known, Novak takes time in the morning to write down three things for which he is grateful. This helps him manage his "mood elevator," he says. Novak says we make our worst decisions when we're angry and resentful, but make our best decisions when we're grateful. When he feels his mood elevator going to the wrong places, he knows it’s time to take better care of himself or address what’s bothering him.
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The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap.
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3 Must-Do's in Building The Essential Mindfulness Toolbox -

3 Must-Do's in Building The Essential Mindfulness Toolbox - | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

If you are reading this, chances are you have a pretty good idea of the several ways that mindfulness can benefit you. It is commonly used as a tool to reduce anxiety, be more present in activities and conversation, and to benefit in countless other ways.

While people are quick to tout mindfulness, it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly how and where to start. The documentation is diverse and people approach mindfulness from many different angles.

Take this as your starter’s guide to building a mindfulness toolbox. I have provided an introduction to some of the most popular ways to practice being mindful, an overview of how they work, and a few examples of places to start with each method.


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'On Melancholy' - The School of Life

Animation for The School of Life based on a short piece of writing by Alain de Botton. Directed and animated by Hannah Jacobs Animation assistance Lara Lee Edited…

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Are You Too Busy? 4 Ways To Slow Down - Daniel Wong

Are You Too Busy? 4 Ways To Slow Down - Daniel Wong | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Do you feel like you're too busy? This article describes four ways for you to slow down and build a happier, stronger family.
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So How Did You Get This Far? Solution Focused, Strengths Focused Learning

So How Did You Get This Far? Solution Focused, Strengths Focused Learning | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
If you got 40% and passed a test, what would be your first question? Would it be: What happened to the other 60%, or What did I do to pass and get 40% If it's answer 1, then you're taking a 'weakne...

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The Power of Little Changes

The Power of Little Changes | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Stuck in a goal? Feel discouraged by lack of results? Read about the power of little changes and how little changes over time can amount to huge changes.

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Giving Feedback on Teaching

Giving Feedback on Teaching | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
How can instructional leaders provide feedback that actually helps teachers improve their practice?

 

In Leverage Leadership, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo describes a robust model for providing feedback to help teachers make rapid improvements. His model involves intensive cycles of observations, post-observation meetings to identify changes the teacher should make, and follow-up observations to create accountability for making the agreed-upon changes.


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Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 21, 2015 8:58 PM

Teacher Issues - I chose this resource because it makes a valid point a to how instructional leaders need to provide feedback to their teachers as to how they can improve their practices in the classroom.  I hope to share this article with the administrators to encourage them to provide the best feedback to their teachers so that they can constantly improve.

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Coaching Through the Frame of Neuroscience

Coaching Through the Frame of Neuroscience | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
While executive coaching is gaining momentum worldwide as a valuable part of the leadership development journey, the field of neuroscience is providing a better understanding of the inner workings of the brain and evidence of the benefits of coaching.

Coaching can be defined as a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that supports in identifying their goals and taking steps to reach them. The biggest impact of coaching occurs when there is a shift in a person’s thinking (“aha” moments). Shifts in how we perceive the world occur because what we experience changes through the questions that are asked. It is fascinating to see through neuroscience research how these shifts are manifested in the brain.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 20, 2015 2:36 AM

Coaches need to keep up with neuroscience to help clients understand how they can use their brains more effectively!

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Learning Process on How to Change Someone's Behavior in Listening

When you are communicating message, first of all, you want to ensure that you have their attention. If they're not listening to you or the environment is such that ...
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Criticism is Not Feedback: Seven Questions for Understanding the Source of Your Frustrations — DialogueWORKS

Criticism is Not Feedback: Seven Questions for Understanding the Source of Your Frustrations — DialogueWORKS | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Feedback is absolutely essential for improving performance, increasing accountability, establishing responsibility, and achieving the desired results. How we speak and act toward others is essential to creating what we really want. Although I know the example above is extreme, I believe that we could all do a better job of becoming more aware of how we interact with those with whom we live and work. Sometimes we may let our frustrations and emotions get the best of us and sometimes we may be entirely unaware of how we come across. I hope that you will take the opportunity to reflect on how you are viewed by others and make whatever adjustments and improvements are needed to improve your communication with others.

Here are a number of questions you might ask yourself to heighten your awareness, improve your interactions, and achieve more positive results.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 20, 2015 7:48 PM

Self-reflection is important for leaders, too.

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:48 AM

Forget annual appraisals!
In stead, focus on establishing a healthy and effective feedback culture

"Feedback is absolutely essential for improving performance, increasing accountability, establishing responsibility, and achieving the desired results."

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3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day

3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Your questions determine the quality of your answers. Powerful questions will get you a lot farther than quick answers.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 14, 2015 9:21 AM

(From the article): Try these questions, see how they work, and find the questions that work best for you. Consider open-ended questions, rather than questions that have only one right answer or that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The most powerful questions are those that expand your thinking.

John Michel's curator insight, April 14, 2015 10:50 PM

Try these questions, see how they work, and find the questions that work best for you. Consider open-ended questions, rather than questions that have only one right answer or that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The most powerful questions are those that expand your thinking.

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Coaching and the GROW Model

This is a short and breezy introduction to coaching and the GROW model - with some great jazz to hurry it along.
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Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches?

Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Instructional Coaching

According to Jim Knight, someone I work with as an instructional coaching trainer, up to 90% of what teachers learn alongside coaches will be retained. This means, that unlike traditional professional development where Knight's research shows that teachers lose 90% of what they learn, coaching can provide an enormous impact.

Knight's work is highly respected, and is highly respectful of teachers. Instructional coaching, in Knight's research and philosophy, is about working in partnership with teachers where the learning is reciprocal on the part of the teacher and coach. After all, we can learn a lot from one another.

In order for coaching to work properly, the school has to have a climate conducive to learning, which means that there needs to be a balance between risk-taking and rule following.  It also means that teachers need to be able to trust that the coaching-teaching relationship will be confidential, something Knight believes both parties should come to an agreement on before the coaching relationship even begins.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching

 


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Instructional Coaching


According to Jim Knight, someone I work with as an instructional coaching trainer, up to 90% of what teachers learn alongside coaches will be retained. This means, that unlike traditional professional development where Knight's research shows that teachers lose 90% of what they learn, coaching can provide an enormous impact.

Knight's work is highly respected, and is highly respectful of teachers. Instructional coaching, in Knight's research and philosophy, is about working in partnership with teachers where the learning is reciprocal on the part of the teacher and coach. After all, we can learn a lot from one another.

In order for coaching to work properly, the school has to have a climate conducive to learning, which means that there needs to be a balance between risk-taking and rule following.  It also means that teachers need to be able to trust that the coaching-teaching relationship will be confidential, something Knight believes both parties should come to an agreement on before the coaching relationship even begins.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching




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The Power of Small Wins

The Power of Small Wins | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Want to truly engage your workers? Help them see their own progress.
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Coaching People Who Resist Change

Coaching People Who Resist Change | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
There are a million reasons to stay the same, when you feel pressure to change. In my opinion change is great as long as someone else is doing it. Resistance is the point of potential growth. Consi...

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The Art Of Giving Feedback In eLearning | LEARNing To LEARN

The Art Of Giving Feedback In eLearning | LEARNing To LEARN | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When using advanced eLearning authoring tools we are sometimes tempted to follow a mechanistic approach to designing feedback. It is easy to use templates or just to copy and paste automatic feedback comments in quizzes. 

 

However, we should remember that proper feedback can be a very influential mechanism with an ability to improve people’s competencies. To use the full power and potential of feedback in eLearning we need to spend much more time on designing it and just forget about doing simplified work on it.



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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=feedback



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 19, 2015 9:03 PM
When using advanced eLearning authoring tools we are sometimes tempted to follow a mechanistic approach to designing feedback. It is easy to use templates or just to copy and paste automatic feedback comments in quizzes. 


However, we should remember that proper feedback can be a very influential mechanism with an ability to improve people’s competencies. To use the full power and potential of feedback in eLearning we need to spend much more time on designing it and just forget about doing simplified work on it.



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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=feedback


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Why Working 9 to 5 Makes No Sense At All

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Why Compassion Is a Better Leadership Tactic than Toughness

Why Compassion Is a Better Leadership Tactic than Toughness | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
How to respond when an employee messes up.

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20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Know your blind spots.

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DareDo's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:24 AM

Ne jamais oublier...

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Empathy: seeing inside other people's hearts.

"This short video is at once quiet, profound, powerful, true, simple -- and so supremely human. It was produced by the Cleveland Clinic, as an example of their regard for empathy.

It's a profound reminder: we ALL have our story. Others have theirs. We NEVER know. And to treat others with the benefit of the doubt, with courtesy, with compassion, with respect."


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Dimitris Tsantaris's curator insight, May 29, 2015 8:37 AM

"If you could stand in someone else's shoes,

Hear what they hear,
See what they see,
Feel what they feel,
Would you treat them differently?"


Empathy is remembering that everybody around us has a fight to give, a story to tell, a life to live; it is about remembering that precious uniqueness and that "shared humanity" of ours; and acting accordingly to meet it. 

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Anderson Cooper: Why 'No Plan B' Is The Only Plan

Anderson Cooper: Why 'No Plan B' Is The Only Plan | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
My father died during heart bypass surgery when I was 10 years old. When I was 21, my 23-year-old brother committed suicide. He jumped off the terrace of our family's penthouse apartment as my mother pleaded for him to stay put. I think that…

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David Hain's curator insight, May 20, 2015 4:12 AM

Anderson Cooper on learning to live the life you want.  Excellent, HT @LaRaeQuy!

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The Crossroads of Should and Must

The Crossroads of Should and Must | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

How to turn your invisible inner fire into fuel for soul-warming bliss is what artist and designer Elle Luna explores in her essay-turned-book The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 5, 2015 5:01 PM

Should is how other people want us to live our lives... Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives.


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How to give constructive feedback your people want to hear

How to give constructive feedback your people want to hear | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
What is the most constructive way to give feedback? You praise, you criticize or you do both? Some say that the Americans prefer the feedback ‘sandwich’. It means 3-step feedback. You start with positive comments, then add one or two things that can be done better, and finish with more

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