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A Question That Can Change Your Life

A Question That Can Change Your Life | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Your time is limited. Your impact is not.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:12 AM

Great article !

What can you do, right now, that would be the most powerful use of this moment?

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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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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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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.
 
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Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life 

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life  | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Journal Every Day
“Keeping a personal journal a daily in-depth analysis and evaluation of your experiences is a high-leverage activity that increases self-awareness and enhances all the endowments and the synergy among them.” — Stephen R. Covey
Journaling daily is the most potent and powerful keystone habit you can acquire. If done correctly, you will show up better in every area of your life — every area! Without question, journaling has by far been the number one factor to everything I’ve done well in my life.
The problem is, most people have tried and failed at journaling several times. It’s something you know you should do, but can never seem to pin down.
After you read this post, you’ll never want to miss another day of journaling again.
Here’s why:

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 7:38 AM

Lots of reasons why journalling makes real sense - i know I should do it!

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Deeper Learning—for Teachers

Deeper Learning—for Teachers | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Professional development. The phrase has a lot of connotations: Some may think of a trainer talking at them for a full day while others remember a fantastic and practical workshop or a meaningful conversation with a student or colleague. I see a clear parallel to the term project. Say “project” to someone, and they might recall a truly valuable experience or perhaps a complete waste of time. However, we know that when we adopt the mindset and essentials of project-based learning with students, we can improve upon existing projects or create new and better ones. Can we use PBL to improve professional development?

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The Ultimate Guide To Setting And Reaching Meaningful Goals | Driven Woman

The Ultimate Guide To Setting And Reaching Meaningful Goals | Driven Woman | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
The way most people approach New Year’s resolutions is deeply flawed. So it’s no surprise that according to research just 8% reach their New Year’s goals. I have a lot […]

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The Power of Offering Observations 

The Power of Offering Observations  | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
As coaches, we have our #1 “Power Tool,” which is our ability to craft open-ended questions that allow our coaching client to dig deeper into their self-knowledge for what they already know, believe or feel about something they are exploring.

However, there is another “Power Tool” we have as coaches, which is the power of offering observations. We have a unique relationship perspective to our coaching client because we are able to offer a neutral, unbiased viewpoint to the client, for their consideration.

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Trust: is it Earned or Assumed?

Trust: is it Earned or Assumed? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
I contend that trust can not be earned, but it can be lost (i.e., we can lose sight of trust). More precisely, our relationship with trust can be diminished or obscured. For the time being, please at least entertain the idea that trust is always within us; trust is within us, between us and all around us.

Trust is a critically-important aspect of all of our relationships. It also has sacred overtones (i.e., do we trust God or the Universe?). It is because of trust's sacred nature that to think of it as something we can 'earn' (like money) does a disservice to trust itself and to our relationships.

To think of trust as something we can earn by focusing just on our external relationships, by focusing just on 'earning' it, is too simplistic of a story. Trust starts within oneself, and then envelopes our interpersonal and inter-company relationships. This trust is tied to our identity and dependent on our relationship with the Universe (i.e., God, Higher Power). If we just focus on our external relationships, and not our internal relationship with ourselves, we will lack authenticity and integrity.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 9, 12:09 PM

A deep dive into trust!

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The Cost of Distrust

The Cost of Distrust | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Distrust commands a very handsome price. It destroys initiative, damages relationships, creates a toxic environment and reduces competitiveness.

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2016 11:10 AM
What if I told you that mistrust could kill our individual aspirations, cripple our personal and business relationships, strip the muscle from our most powerful leaders, and crush the productivity and morale of our best and brightest people? Would I have your attention? Then why don’t we give trust the attention it deserves?
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 2, 2016 2:05 PM
Trust is earned. Parker Palmer said authority (trust) is authored in the words and actions of a person. My experience is there is not much trust in schools.
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The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You 

The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You  | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a cold pint of ice cream. I knew the ice cream, and the sitting, were probably a bad idea, but I told myself this was my well-deserved “reward” for working so hard.
Psychological researchers have a name for this phenomenon: it’s called “ego depletion.” The theory is that willpower is connected to a limited reserve of mental energy, and once you run out of that energy, you’re more likely to lose self-control. This theory would seem to perfectly explain my after-work indulgences.
But new studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong, and that the theory of ego depletion isn’t true. Even worse, holding on to the idea that willpower is a limited resource can actually be bad for you, making you more likely to lose control and act against your better judgment.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 29, 2016 7:27 AM

Busting the theory of ego-depletion vegging! willpower is gone when you think it is, focus on powering on when you need to!

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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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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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Values alignment is not a leadership option!

Values alignment is not a leadership option! | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
In an article written by Christine Comaford in a recent Forbes magazine, titles: “63% of Employees Don’t Trust Their Leader--- and What you can do to Change that.”

Here are her four emotional experiences that cause the lack of trust problems.

1.The sense of injustice.

2. Lack of Hope.

3. Lack of confidence.

4. The desire for change.

 

What is the root of this problem? Lack of Trust! If I don’t trust you, why should I follow you, listen to you, go that ‘extra mile” for you??

When employees don’t trust their leaders that lead to fearing him/her, then fear develops, morale takes a hit, employee engagement decreases work productivity declines, etc.

Seems to me that part of the answer to this dilemma lies in the values-based training of leaders. Values alignment is key to building trust which will, if consistent, overcome the emotional experiences mentioned in the article.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 7:49 AM

Erosion of trust might just be our single biggest challenge as leaders.

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39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger that Will Make you Smarter

39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger that Will Make you Smarter | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
That quote kickstarted my own reading habits and helps me regularly read over 100 books a year.
Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway, one of the largest companies in the world. He’s also one of the smartest people on the planet — his lecture on the psychology of human misjudgment is the best 45 minutes you might spend this year.
Over the years Munger’s compiled a list of book recommendations that has served me well. A lot of these books will help you become more valuable by seeing the world for what it really is and gaining unique ideas and insights.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 5:34 AM

For the readers amongst us - a pretty good list to be going on with!

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Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Some people managers struggle with being good leaders and cannot understand why: They are experts in their fields, work hard, and communicat

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 12, 9:04 AM
Have you ever witnessed someone lose their cool at work? How suddenly facts, arguments, and reason become irrelevant because a decision maker has a meltdown? Or how, at a meeting, the moderator is holding a monologue rather than engaging with the other participants and encouraging different viewpoints and ideas? Those behaviors are signs of a lack of emotional intelligence. And if leaders lack it, the consequences for their teams can be devastating.
 
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Criticism Is Not Feedback | #LEARNing2LEARN #Coaching #ModernEDU

Criticism Is Not Feedback | #LEARNing2LEARN #Coaching #ModernEDU | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Are You Open to Feedback?

Some people avoid feedback like the plague. They think that if they don’t know their flaws, they don’t have any. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these folks make the same mistakes over and over again. Other people evade constructive feedback by surrounding themselves with yes people. They’d rather receive confirmation of their own ideas than be challenged by opposing views. While that might do wonders for their ego, it does little to advance their cause. The fact is, surrounding yourself with yes people is like talking to yourself.

Feedback should be welcomed rather than feared.

 

In fact, we should thank folks who make the effort to nurture us with their valuable input –– even if it hurts at times. How do you expect to become a better person if you don’t know where to begin? The truth is, practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re doing it wrong. Feedback enables us to learn about our shortcomings and take corrective action. Don’t bury your head…nourish it. That’s how excellence is born.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

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

 


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Are You Open to Feedback?

Some people avoid feedback like the plague. They think that if they don’t know their flaws, they don’t have any. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these folks make the same mistakes over and over again. Other people evade constructive feedback by surrounding themselves with yes people. They’d rather receive confirmation of their own ideas than be challenged by opposing views. While that might do wonders for their ego, it does little to advance their cause. The fact is, surrounding yourself with yes people is like talking to yourself.

Feedback should be welcomed rather than feared.

 

In fact, we should thank folks who make the effort to nurture us with their valuable input –– even if it hurts at times. How do you expect to become a better person if you don’t know where to begin? The truth is, practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re doing it wrong. Feedback enables us to learn about our shortcomings and take corrective action. Don’t bury your head…nourish it. That’s how excellence is born.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

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

 

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GoalsOnTrack - Web-based Goal Setting Software

GoalsOnTrack - Web-based Goal Setting Software | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
GoalsOnTrack is a robust and comprehensive smart goal setting software program that helps you set, track and share goals, manage tasks, track time, build habits, create vision board, keep goal journal, and achieve more success in reaching both personal and business goals.

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12 Great Ways to Use Coaching Tools & Exercises in Your Practice - and Why! - The Launchpad - The Coaching Tools Company Blog

12 Great Ways to Use Coaching Tools & Exercises in Your Practice - and Why! - The Launchpad - The Coaching Tools Company Blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Coaching Tools and Exercises are a wonderful tool in your toolbox to help your clients grow, build confidence, get to know themselves and take action. But

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