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Effective Goal Setting: Inspect What You Expect

Effective Goal Setting: Inspect What You Expect | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Effective goal setting takes careful inspection of your current direction. It is vital to your growth. Here's a few tips I've learned...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:05 AM

"It’s your direction, not your intention, that determines your destination.” – Andy Stanley

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Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices

Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
You walk into your first yoga class. You’re a little insecure about your weight and how your yoga clothes cling to your body revealing every flaw. You’re nervous about making a fool of yourself. Your…
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Developing Professional Relationships That Work

Developing Professional Relationships That Work | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Teachers should proactively cultivate effective relationships with colleagues and supervisors. Carl Draeger shares four guiding principles to foster a healthy professional climate.
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Coaching Questions: Ask What, Not Why | Box of Crayons

Coaching Questions: Ask What, Not Why | Box of Crayons | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
You can’t get answers if you don’t ask questions. And, more importantly, you can’t get the right answers if you don’t ask the right questions.

Mastering the art of asking a powerful question is the key to freeing up your time and empowering your team. The more questions you ask, the less advice you give, and the more your employees learn and develop.

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Coaching is more than asking questions – Aspire-CS

Coaching is more than asking questions – Aspire-CS | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Asking, not telling, is an admirable way to lead others, and is an important skill for coaching. Yet as someone who teaches leaders to coach others, just asking questions isn’t enough to really coach people. You want them to set a goal and take ownership of their actions and results; simply asking questions isn’t enough for that. What else is there? Start here:

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Getting the Best Results from Those Difficult Conversations | A+ Alabama Best Practices Center

Getting the Best Results from Those Difficult Conversations | A+ Alabama Best Practices Center | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast and dinner

Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast and dinner | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A message that is too often forgotten when drafting corporate strategies
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What Some Leaders Don't Want To Hear About Culture

What Some Leaders Don't Want To Hear About Culture | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, if you don’t like the culture that exists in your organization, you must understand your role in it, and your ability to address it.
 

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 16, 7:32 AM
The reality is leadership defines culture. People look to the leadership for their role models, for guides on how to behave. This goes for everything accountability, punctuality, sexual discrimination, etc., etc., if the boss practices these then the rest of the team will feel comfortable to follow suit. The leader sets the tone for whats acceptable. This is true for both positive traits as well as the negative traits mentioned above.
 
Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, August 21, 4:07 PM
So true. Leadership -> Culture
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Take Naps at Work. Apologize to No One.

Take Naps at Work. Apologize to No One. | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Supercharge your productivity by scheduling in some down time.
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Improve Your Coaching With One Move: Stop Talking

Improve Your Coaching With One Move: Stop Talking | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Your role as a coach is not to fill someone else's head with ideas, advice, or direction, Elena Aguilar writes.

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How to Instill a Coaching Culture

How to Instill a Coaching Culture | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Take a moment and ask yourself these 2 questions:

One, do you believe you have more potential than your current performance level?

And two, if yes, what’s the cost of opportunity of not using that potential more often?

If you think like the overwhelming majority of the 200 senior executives I spoke to at a recent conference, then you answered yes to the first question, and a lot of money and time for the second.

This is problematic on a variety of fronts, and coaching has proved to be one of the best means of addressing this. Coaching is a business imperative, not a nice perk. It helps leaders and talent achieve their personal best, to swiftly adjust to the demands of their environment, and to expand their personal level of impact.

If you lead a human resources department, you need to think about how you can create a culture of coaching that will better enable your organization to reach its potential.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 22, 5:32 AM

Too much transactional discussions and not enough about the future? There's a way to change the conversation and it's really cost-effective!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 22, 9:10 PM

Wow, I wish it were that easy.  Coaching is relational with some layers of transactional but this describes it as all transactional.  

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How to use others' feedback to learn and grow | Sheila Heen | TEDxAmoskeagMillyardWomen

Most efforts to improve individual and organizational learning focus on teaching people how to give feedback. After years of consulting with organizations around the world on how to manage their most challenging conversations, Heen and her colleagues realized they may have been thinking about the problem the wrong way. She explains why, if you want to improve learning in your organization, the smart money is on figuring out how to receive feedback—even off-base or poorly delivered feedback—and use it to fuel growth.

With plenty of examples and a natural charm, Heen delivers a talk that will change the way you think about feedback. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with feedback, but Heen thinks we can learn to embrace it for the valuable tool it is. If we handle it right, we can use it to enhance our performance and strengthen our most important relationships.

A founder of Triad Consulting Group and a lecturer at Harvard Law School, Heen has spent the last 20 years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice. Her work takes her throughout the world, helping people and organizations work through their most difficult conversations.

A New York Times bestselling author of two books, she specializes in particularly difficult negotiations – where emotions run high and relationships become strained. An expert often sought out by the media, Sheila is schooled in negotiation daily by her three children

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David Hain's curator insight, March 14, 6:32 AM

Feedback - the breakfast of champions! And the higher up you are, the less you get...

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Habits: The Definitive Guide to Lasting Change

Habits: The Definitive Guide to Lasting Change | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about how to create good habits and break bad habits. Discover the best habit apps, books, and services. Plus, get a FREE ebook!

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Habits: The Definitive Guide to Lasting Change
 
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18 Cognitive Biases You Can Use for Conversion Optimization

18 Cognitive Biases You Can Use for Conversion Optimization | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Cognitive biases impact how we buy, think, convert, etc. Once you’re aware of them, you can begin to limit their impact on your visitors (and yourself).
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Coaching the Novice Teacher

Coaching the Novice Teacher | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Some dos and don’ts for instructional coaches striving to help new teachers make a successful start.
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Betsy DeVos: Principals Should Be Able to Focus on People, Not Paperwork

Betsy DeVos: Principals Should Be Able to Focus on People, Not Paperwork | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
In a speech, the education secretary said she's working to slash federal regulations that, in her view, are tying school leaders' hands.
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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
That’s a rigorous standard by which to measure effective teaching and requires a mindset switch about what education is for and how it will remain relevant to students growing up in a world that is more connected and less stable than ever before.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 4:19 AM

Love these questions.

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Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy

Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful theories on how to motivate people on the work-floor is Deci and Ryan's Self-Determination Theory.

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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, September 9, 8:42 PM
Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy
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Principals Build Trust

Principals Build Trust | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Trust and leadership matter whether in business or education. Here, from Emil Sadloch at Rutgers Business School:

Leadership is first about integrity and honesty.  It is important that the team leader model trusting behaviors that establish credibility and trust.  Open communication, authentic concern for each person, fairness, respect, and inclusion go a long way in building trust, particularly for diverse individuals.  Effective team leadership uses trust as a lever to lead teams to high performance.

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Colorado Education Association Implements Video Coaching for Improved Teacher Professional Development

Colorado Education Association Implements Video Coaching for Improved Teacher Professional Development | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2017 -- The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is partnering with Edthena to embed video observation and feedback for teachers
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10 Tips for Effective Listening ‹ http://coachfederation.org/blog

10 Tips for Effective Listening ‹ http://coachfederation.org/blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
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Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, August 26, 4:46 AM
How hard it is to genuinely listen to the others - I need to constantly fight against my urge to speak first... and be careful not to use too much time to explain my ideas. Sometimes I am just not listening enough, waiting for my turn - missing potentially some very good ideas from the others.
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Personal Accountability to change in Teams Individual progress team goals

Personal Accountability to change in Teams Individual progress team goals | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When we bluntly challenge ourselves to figure out what we can change & can’t, what to lose & keep, we often surprise ourselves

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Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, September 23, 12:57 PM
The person I want to become... this evolves as well
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15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful

15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
In a truly beautiful letter to his daughter Yolande, Sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois extolled the virtues of being uncomfortable.
Yolande was headed to a new school halfway around the world from the neighborhood and people she knew. It was years before women had the right to vote, and decades before the Civil Rights Movement.
Du Bois knew she would have more than a few fish-out-of-water moments. Instead of trying to shield her from them, he asked her to revel in them:
“Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul. Above all remember: your father loves you and believes in you and expects you to be a wonderful woman.”

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 23, 9:57 AM
Here are a handful of uncomfortable situations in which you should take De Bois’ advice and “Take the cold bath bravely.” You’ll be better off as a result. Brace yourself. It’s about to get awkward.
 
Ian Berry's curator insight, June 24, 7:34 PM
How we deal with the uncomfortable is definitely a reflection on our leadership. What I find and witness is that when we just confront the uncomfortable most situations turn out better than our fear was suggesting to us
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 27, 8:09 AM

Amazing article, much to learn...

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Six Thinking Hats: Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

Six Thinking Hats: Looking at a Decision From All Points of View | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

What is your instinctive approach to decision making? If you're naturally optimistic, then chances are you don't always consider potential downsides. Similarly, if you're very cautious or have a risk-averse outlook, you might not focus on opportunities that could open up.

Often, the best decisions come from changing the way that you think about problems, and examining them from different viewpoints.

"Six Thinking Hats" can help you to look at problems from different perspectives, but one at a time, to avoid confusion from too many angles crowding your thinking.


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 22, 8:14 AM
Often, the best decisions come from changing the way that you think about problems and examining them from different viewpoints.
 
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You Need Clarity of Purpose to Succeed 

You Need Clarity of Purpose to Succeed  | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Napoleon Hill once said “There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
People who are constantly striving to achieve something meaningful in life crave clarity. It’s the only way to reach deeper into yourself to find out what makes you come alive. We all start from somewhere confusing, because you probably like to do a lot of things. But once you define your purpose, you will become unstoppable.
Successful people have a definite sense of direction. They have a clear understanding of what success means to them. Everything they do is consistent with their goals. They look forward and decide where they want to be. Their day to day actions help them move closer to their vision.
Once you find your why, you will be more careful and selective about your daily actions.

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Reminds me of the following three questions: Where am I going, Where am I now, How do I close the gap?
 
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Why finding your why is where you should be aiming...

donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 9:49 AM
Think about it: When you feel unclear about a goal, you have difficulty achieving it. And if you don’t know why you should do something, you lack committed to taking action.