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How To Use Your Brain to Feel Less Vulnerable

How To Use Your Brain to Feel Less Vulnerable | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Before I entered the FBI Academy as a new agent, I had never shot a gun. My firearms instructor told me that all I needed to do was relax, breathe, and focus.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:41 AM

Excellent read! 

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7 Steps To Effective Feedback | Connected Principals

7 Steps To Effective Feedback | Connected Principals | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
  cc licensed image shared by flikr user HikingArtist.com Last week, our educoach chat (a twitter chat dedicated to instructional coaching a...

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Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Great leadership and employee engagement: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

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Claudia DeSalvo's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:55 PM

Communication is key, especially when it comes to giving feedback. Talking at people isn't as effective as taking the time to build a structure for relationships.

 

Understanding is a must, especially when it comes to building trust and engagement. Do your employees know what they need to do to be successful? Giving them adequate resources is a crucial part in ensuring top quality results from them. The article gives a good question to ask yourself:


“What is the most important thing these employees want to know, what is the best way to encourage dialogue and how would they be most comfortable sharing input?”

 

After taking the employees into consideration, think of good ways to get them to share their ideas. This will be an opening for formal[printed] and informal[a quick convo] feedback. The feedback should be respected by both parties, and should be responded to in a timely manner. This makes it so that the employee feels valued. After exchanging feedback, you should continue regularly sharing ideas. Communication is best when its two-way.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:40 AM

Great scoop Claudia.  The only thing I would add to the article is that the supervisor should ensure to request additional feedback from her/his direct reports, in addition to getting feedback from established organiazation channels like suggestion boxes, etc.  

 

The reason this is so important is becuase direct report have great specific insight that can help the supervisor learn even more from the feedback.  

 

Frrom the article:

 

Act on feedback – Highly engaged employees are enthused about their organization and believe they can positively influence its success. Acting on employee feedback and highlighting the impact employees make is a strong engagement builder. Be sure that all employees know how their colleagues’ suggestions or ideas are being implemented.


Regularly sharing results and requesting additional feedback creates predictable, consistent two-way communication that encourages employees to take ownership and understand their ideas are valued by the organization. 

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:58 AM

What strategies would you add? 

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Cut Your Meeting Time by 90%

Cut Your Meeting Time by 90% | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing(s).” -- Warren Bennis, scholar and organizational expert
Most advice on meetings focuses on the “how.” But the effort to
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 2013 11:31 AM

Meetings have to be meaningful to be productive. If they are meaningful, people will tend to be present there.

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How to Handle Difficult People

How to Handle Difficult People | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
The path to success can be derailed by clashes with difficult people, and even if the clash isn't disastrous, it can make your life very unpleasant. Everyone has a store of coping mechanisms that we

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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:17 AM

Great advice from Deepak Chopra!

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How to Keep the Culture Conversation Going

How to Keep the Culture Conversation Going | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
by Javier Munoz When building a strong Culture, the number one challenge is for the whole organization to remain aware of its value, to include it as criteria in decision-making, to live it day in day out, and to take proactive action in caring for...

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The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively: Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule - - The Buffer Blog

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively: Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule - - The Buffer Blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Why do small teams often outperform the Googles and Facebooks of the world? The latest science reveals the power of small teams and how to work like one:
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The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz

The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts (We don’t have leaders (leaders are) thinkers.

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Leadership is About Questions

Leadership is About Questions | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders who inspire appreciate and ask questions, and listen. They tend to ask “Why?” very often, along with “How could we do that?” about new ideas.


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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:41 PM

Being able to ask questions requires good listening skills.  We were given two ears and one mouth for a reason...we should do twice as much listening as we do talking!  :)  In adition, "Asking contains the power to engage people. Good questions bring people together with a common purpose and goal. When I tell you the answer I have decided is correct, it reinforces that I am in control. When I ask you an honest question, it creates the opportunity for us to work together to recognize how we both answer it."

Eric Nolte's comment, August 21, 2013 3:12 PM
Another good listening skill I have been taught is to try and repeat what the speaker is saying while they are saying it. Again this helps focus you on what they are saying and not what you want to say when they are done.
Garth Sanginiti's comment, August 21, 2013 7:54 PM
Eric, great tip...thanks for sharing!
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The 3 Best Ways to Overcome Leadership Loneliness

The 3 Best Ways to Overcome Leadership Loneliness | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
"Leadership is lonely," this accomplished CEO said. Instantly, I knew exactly what she meant. I had felt it. Every leader feels it.

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Work Smarter-NOT Harder [Infographic]

Work Smarter-NOT Harder [Infographic] | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:06 AM

 

Check it out and learn!

 

Rhondda Powling's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:09 PM

Some useful (and common sense) advice that most could adapt to their situation

Paul's curator insight, August 9, 2013 9:18 AM

Godd advie for all of us!

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The Difference Between Your Intuition and Wishful Thinking

The Difference Between Your Intuition and Wishful Thinking | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
The difference between your intuition and wishful thinking can be hard to discern at first but there are certain tell tale signs you will want to look out for

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:16 AM

So to know the difference between intuition and wishful thinking, pay attention to how you feel and what you’re (trying) to do with the information.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:50 PM

Yesss... the problem is spotted... one of the main-main problems... you should but you should be careful... now, OK, but which when... so, good thinking about it further on...:-)))

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True Employee Engagement: Appreciate & Recognize - Kate Nasser

True Employee Engagement: Appreciate & Recognize - Kate Nasser | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
People Skills Excellence for Leadership, Customer Service, Teamwork, and Employee Engagement. 908.595.1515 USA

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Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 9:50 PM
Garth: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
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Ivon: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
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John: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
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5 Leadership Tips For Introverts - Business Insider

5 Leadership Tips For Introverts - Business Insider | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
5 Leadership Tips For Introverts
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Most of the time, the business world is no place for shy folk.
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Feedback Grid: Single Slide in PowerPoint

Feedback Grid: Single Slide in PowerPoint | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
The Feedback Grid is a fully editable PowerPoint slide that is useful to analyse strenghths and weaknesses of an individual or a team. Present feedback objectively using this slide and make performance appraisals a breeze!

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Will the Networked Society require a new type of leadership? - The Networked Society Blog

Will the Networked Society require a new type of leadership? - The Networked Society Blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

What type of leadership will be required to succeed in this new business world, created by the Networked Society? This society will see new market spaces, where cross-industry companies will compete. Because of its openness, its technology based on mobility, cloud and performing networks, because of globalization, free trade and capital movement; the Networked Society will transform and reshape businesses and industries.

So, what leadership and strategy playbook should executives and strategists use?


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David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 2013 3:23 AM

In short, the answer is yes!  Here are some useful thought starters...

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How to make someone feel fantastic (or awful) about their entire life:

How to make someone feel fantastic (or awful) about their entire life: | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
A Nobel Prize winning psychologist explains that whether we feel fantastic about our lives is far more malleable than you might think.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:53 AM

Emotional context is huge.

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Read These When You Want to Go Deeper Than the ‘What Do I Want’ Question

Read These When You Want to Go Deeper Than the ‘What Do I Want’ Question | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
You’re asking yourself ‘what do I really want?’. You are at the point where the answers such as ’I want a new car, a new job, a nice relationship, someone to love, a holiday, a new kitchen, lost 5lbs by New Year’ aren’t doing it for you any more.

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Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage

Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams’ quote above is decades old.

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Naida Culshaw - developmental coach + facilitator + business skills trainer's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
Love that "visual description" - exactly.
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Picture speaks a lot than words
Noemi's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:13 PM

yes!

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What makes an experience transformational?

Transformational experience The term ‘transformational experience’ is always used in the positive when describing an experience. What makes an experience transformational as opposed to simply...

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The 5 Biggest Skills Modern Teachers Need - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Skills Modern Teachers Need - Edudemic | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
The best modern teachers – the ones who consistently show the most learning gains among their students – are the ones who go beyond their degree.
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What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Last school year, Barnett Berry, CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality, interviewed me for a book called Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave. In it, he focused on how I wor

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How Leaders Can Address The Elephant(s) In The Room

How Leaders Can Address The Elephant(s) In The Room | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Think in terms of three different types of issues and ways of dealing with them (or not):
1. Ignored: Tackle head on or defer
2. Imagined: Talk about to make disappear
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:00 PM

Need to address the elephants for creativity to flourish.

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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: What Should Teacher Walkthroughs Measure?

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: What Should Teacher Walkthroughs Measure? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
What Should Teacher Walkthroughs Measure? http://t.co/KvwfvkGKge #edtech #teaching

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Train the Trainer Tips: 7 Truths About Remembering (Free Download)

Train the Trainer Tips: 7 Truths About Remembering (Free Download) | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Whether we are developing a large curriculum or delivering a single workshop, our clients often need us to train the trainer. The trainer is oftentimes not a trainer at all, but a subject matter e

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 7, 2013 12:55 PM

 

A MUST read!!!