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30 Positive Reframes: How to Start Changing Your Perspective on Life

30 Positive Reframes: How to Start Changing Your Perspective on Life | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Learn 30 positive reframes when it comes to thinking about yourself and others.

 

The single most important attribute in cultivating happiness and success in your life is your ability to create positive reframes.

A positive reframe is taking a situation and trying to find something good in it. It’s incredibly simple in theory, but it can be very difficult to practice.

 

This article shares 30 positive reframes when it comes to both yourself and others. It takes a characteristic that is usually seen as “negative” and then twists it to make it more “positive.”

 


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2013 books every leader should read - Washington Post

2013 books every leader should read - Washington Post | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
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These memoirs, research books, biographies and how-to guides made it onto On Leadership's bookshelf this year. Grant's
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Mindfulness for Coaches

Mindfulness for Coaches | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Transforming the coaching profession by deepening presence. Offering mindfulness based courses & workshops. (Free Talks scheduled for 2014.
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15 Things Not To Say About Yourself

15 Things Not To Say About Yourself | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
How you view yourself can make or break you. If you want success, watch out for these 15 things not to say about yourself.
1. “I wish I didn’t have such bad luck.”
The more opportunities you pursue, the better your “luck” will get.

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Reflection: An Essential Leadership Practice

Reflection: An Essential Leadership Practice | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Ponder the following equations:

Information + Action = Knowledge

Knowledge is the result of information and action. Yet, knowledge of actions taken is still not wisdom. It is in the reflective process that we are able to see if the knowledge used and actions taken have produced something of value and worth.

Thus:

Knowledge + Experience + Reflection = Wisdom


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donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:38 AM

Robust reflection is a prerequisite to personal and professional development.

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:51 AM

Excellent article....thank you for sharing!

 

Knowledge + Experience + Reflection = Wisdom

 

I believe that many of us know what we should be doing, and also have the experience that supports what we know.

 

What separates the best leaders I believe are those who take time to reflect on how the knowledge + experience is rightly applied.  Taking action after reflection is when wisdom is rightly applied.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Make it a great day!

Don Cloud's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:08 AM

Thru self reflection, a leader can make changes to improve his/her leadership.

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Your Reality Is a Reflection of What You Believe You Deserve

Your Reality Is a Reflection of What You Believe You Deserve | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
We accept the circumstances we think we deserve. Awareness is the first step in releasing the patterns of lack so that we can start living full lives.

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How to Harness the Power of the Pause

The most telling sign of an amateur speaker is their inability to pace themselves and speak slowly. If you can learn to get comfortable with silence and pauses,

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:03 PM

More good tips to remember for presentations and public speaking.

 

Gavin Keeble's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:05 PM

"..." we use it in language...we should use it in presentations and speeches too!

gustavo salazar's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:05 AM

Como usar una presentación efectiva y no morir x power point

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To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story

To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Even in a world of high-tech communications, narratives can be the best way to get a message across. 


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Steve Bax's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:07 AM

Another good Scoop by Kenneth Mikkelsen. This is based upon the lessons learn't in presenting the case for new market research techniques in P&G.There are some good presentation lessons in here.

Robin Sinclair's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:09 AM

Even interviews require story telling - just make sure they are true!

Mark Cripps's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:45 AM

Leaders must tell stories:

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Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone

Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
What can an FBI expert on behavior teach you about rapport building skills? A lot.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, November 9, 2013 1:12 PM

While these techniques are geared toward building rapport with new people we encounter, the same techniques can be used to improve growing and on-going relationships as well.  This list can be very helpful for teens and young adults venturing out into the world.

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A Learning Journal Is Your Map to Continuous Development

A Learning Journal Is Your Map to Continuous Development | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

A learning journal, when implemented on a consistent daily basis, can help you capture your learning by creating a time to be self-reflective of each day’s experiences. However small and seemingly unimportant these experiences are, these experiences can connect you to a specific learning that took place. (...)

By writing down and tracking your progress, you are able to review your progress at any point in time. Journaling is a great tool when you may be questioning your learning progression. Journaling can not only help you focus on your strengths, but can also help you determine what limitations you are currently working on that can have a positive impact on your overall performance. As a result, you will begin to see trends on how you best learn and develop so you can incorporate the right learning opportunities into your day.


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How to Handle Change

How to Handle Change | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees.


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:07 AM

(From the article): To successfully engage in organizational change, everyone involved needs to be aware of the details of the change so that they can determine how it will affect them.  Communication also allows every member of the team to gain insight which can also help everyone better adjust to the change. Leaders must make team members aware that their input and feedback is valuable. Engage others in the process to create an avenue of support that will help minimize the fear of change, and empower everyone in the organization.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:15 PM

People want to feel a sense of control over change - so it's not just something imposed on them by people who don'y understand their needs and priorities. When people understand why change is necessary and it's long-term benefits, they're more likely to buy in.

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7 Steps To Making Better Decisions

7 Steps To Making Better Decisions | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
By Catherine Price (RT @HuffPostOWN: 7 steps to making better decisions http://t.co/m26sC2focq)

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Blair Kettle's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:19 PM

Useful as a coaching tool.

donhornsby's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:07 AM

The best decision makers let the situation guide them. The more experience you have with a particular type of decision, the safer it is to go with your intuition, since your subconscious has a wealth of reliable information from which to draw. A professional decorator would have a good instinctive sense of which colors work best for a room, for instance, but if you're a novice like me, it's good to think more analytically.

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8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Looking for a powerful tool to improve your leadership skills? Headlining comedian George Wallace shares how to help people laugh you all the way to the top. (Looking for another powerful tool for your #changemaker toolkit?

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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:38 PM

A merry heart doeth good like medicine...learn to have fun at your own expense!

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:45 AM

:"We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing."

Training in Business's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:07 AM

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

 

#management #leadership #business 

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.

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Andrew Man's curator insight, December 18, 2013 2:14 AM

I like this article. The way it's written makes us realise why emotional intelligence is important to us.

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The three pitfalls of storytelling | Leading Company

The three pitfalls of storytelling | Leading Company | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

"There is a global buzz around the power of storytelling in business. Stories and storytelling have the power to influence and inspire, and storytelling is being rapidly recognised as a hot emerging business and leadership skill.  Yet as with everything, storytelling can have a dark side".

 

Read the full article to find out more about these pitfalls to avoid when using storytelling:

faking itforcing itfluking it


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:01 AM

Great observations.  Most people have probably experienced all three of these storytelling faux-pas.  It's painful to watch.  I agree that storytelling isn't always the best answer.  But when someone does it well, they shine.

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6 Things Really Thoughtful Leaders Do

6 Things Really Thoughtful Leaders Do | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Thoughtful leaders are truly respected. Here are six traits that make them so admired.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:48 AM

Can't go very far wrong with these attributes...

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Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count

One of the most underrated parts of the creative process is remaining vulnerable says New York Times bestselling author Brenè Brown in this magical 99U talk.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:15 AM

Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910 by Theodore Roosevelt.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


Watch also Brene Brown's talk on vulnerability on TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.htmlMetaskills

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:02 PM

Brené Brown has an amazing and scientific way to approach what is important in effective leadership to lead ourselves toward what we want and to lead others as well. Vulnerability is one of the key element of the creative process!

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What is Transformational Leadership?

Download a FREE HD version of this video at http://betterbusinesslearning.com/transform-leader Keywords: Leadership Transformational leadership Management Tr...

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5 keys to great nonverbal communication

5 keys to great nonverbal communication | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
An experiment proves that a few differences in body language can make a huge difference in how well an audience takes in what a presenter says.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:50 AM

Excellent article on non-verbal communication.  Here is a very interesting section:

 

Poor nonverbal communication class: 


• “He just had random facts. I just didn’t really know where he got those from.” 


• “I got distracted easily with doodling on my paper. I listened to the first half, but I don’t remember anything from the second half.” 


• “I agree. I kind of wandered off. I tried focusing on the PowerPoint, but that was bad, too.” 


So, next time you’re offering a presentation for a client or at a conference, remember you’re saying just as much with your body as you are with your mouth. 

David Hain's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:10 AM

We're always exhibiting behaviour, worth thinking about how consciously we do it.

John Michel's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:16 AM

The next time you’re offering a presentation for a client or at a conference, remember you’re saying just as much with your body as you are with your mouth.

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The Negative to Positive Emotion Transformation

The Negative to Positive Emotion Transformation | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

We are emotional beings, this is what we are. Everything that happens in our life makes us feel some sort of emotion. Whether it’s the satisfaction from eating our morning breakfast, the anger from our daily commute to work, the challenge from working out at the gym, the joy from spending time with loved ones, the calmness from relaxing in a quiet place alone, or the sadness from dealing with some sort of loss, we feel emotion in everything we do and we will continue to do so for the rest of our life. Therefore if we are bound to feel emotions for the remainder of our life, why should we be stuck feeling negative emotions?


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John Michel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 9:38 AM

Over the years that the English language has been developing, we have decided to create almost two times as many words describing negative emotions over positive ones. 

Mark Taylor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:05 AM

Love this!

Alex Watson's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:48 AM

Nice post. Its a nice exercise to attempt to reframe situations, especially where emotions can run high.

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A Double-edged Sword: Transformational Leadership and Individual Creativity - Eisenbeiß - 2011 - British Journal of Management - Wiley Online Library

Transformational #Leadership and Individual #Creativity http://t.co/d3N32Y4Bx4

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:52 PM

"we argue that transformational leadership has two parallel effects. On the one hand, transformational leaders are assumed to
influence followers’ creativity positively, because they provide them with intellectual stimulation and serve as role models for unconventional behaviour and an original thinking style.

 

On the other hand and particularly due to their charisma and their narcissistic tendencies, transformational leaders are also likely to promote followers’ dependency which in turn may have a negative
impact on followers’ creativity. This negative side effect of transformational leadership via an increase in followers’ dependency is expected to attenuate the positive influence of transformational
leadership on followers’ creativity."

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Journal Your 100 Life Goals

Journal Your 100 Life Goals | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Recording and tracking your 100 Life Goals in a journal or diary is a powerful tool that can add to your personal and professional well being.

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Peter Senge: My Definition of Leadership

Leadership: the capacity of a human community to shape or influence its future. 


Via LouisaJRennie, Virginia Pavlovich, Bobby Dillard, Kenneth Mikkelsen, Katherine Prewitt, Create Wise Leader
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, November 27, 2013 6:34 PM
Margaret, I'm not a member either - I signed up for a free account and it solved the problem.
Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's comment, November 27, 2013 6:43 PM
Thanks, Kenneth! I hadn't noticed the free registration on wobi.com before -- now I'm a member and can see the videos there (not this one on YouTube, though)
Katherine Prewitt's curator insight, January 3, 10:56 AM
Leadership as the capacity of a human community to shape its future. 
By Peter Senge, pioneer in organizational development/learning organizations, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.