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#FutureLeaders ~helping students lead positive change

#FutureLeaders is the first step in providing a generation of young people with a framework of leadership development tools that challenge the status quo in our society.

 

As you may know, our schools and workplace cultures are plagued by bullying, negative bias and disengagement.  

 

Our goal is to and help students leverage the natural talents while learning how to use authority and popularity to help others and lead positive change in their schools, places of work and their families.  


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Clip raises important points and offers possibilities to make society better.

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AlGonzalezinfo's comment, March 28, 2013 2:05 PM
Su commentario y preguntas son muy provocativas!
David Hain's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:04 AM

Nice video from Al Gonzalez and the very worthwhile Give Leadership Institute. Catch kids early and kick off great leadership habits!

John Michel's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:17 PM

Superb insights...well worth the watch! 

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KEEP THESE THINGS IN MIND

KEEP THESE THINGS IN MIND | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, February 1, 2013 2:06 PM

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought, we are founded on our thoughts, we are made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”

- The Buddha

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The impact of trust in the workplace

The impact of trust in the workplace | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Trust is defined as: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.
In the

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ThinDifference's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:09 PM

Key thoughts on building and sustaining trust in organizations:

1)  Integrity must be embedded; 2)  Treatment of people (create the right culture); 3)  Focus on shared goals; 4)  Do what's right, regardless of personal risk.

Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:45 PM

Trust is one of the essential keystones at the core of any organization or relationship. 

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8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Collaboration is not an option. Driven by the economic crisis and supported by the opportunities of Web 2.0, collaborative leaders know the future is in networked communities.

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Wendi Pillars's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:09 PM

Great considerations for collaboration and networking. How do you reach that untapped potential?

 

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What Were You Born To Do? (And Other Intimidating Questions) • The Butterfly Maiden Project

What Were You Born To Do? (And Other Intimidating Questions) • The Butterfly Maiden Project | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

One of my favorite questions to ask my clients is, “What were you born to do?”

Much more often than not, the response is an un-confident, mumbled statement that instantly reveals confusion and/or insecurities. I ask this question, not to make others uncomfortable, but to get to a tender spot right off the bat so we can identify areas that need a jump start, by looking at the big picture.

So, let me ask you – What were you born to do?


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Dave Wood's curator insight, February 1, 2013 1:44 PM

This is a great question to ask when clients are at a cross roads.  It comes up often. My experience is people often struggle to verbally articulate this.  Visual coaching is a great way to support people to tease this out. Individual sessions are one  way to do this.  However Chrstina Merkley's online Shift-It group coaching programme is a great alternative.  Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/shiftitgroupprogram

 

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Is It Better to Have a Life Plan or a Life Philosophy?

Is It Better to Have a Life Plan or a Life Philosophy? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When a life philosophy and life plan come together, this is where the true power is realized. Having a life philosophy adds purpose and soul to a life plan.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:41 AM

Very interesting... without a value-framework, a "life philosophy" a life plan is a hollow & empty wishful thinking... good...

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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR)

The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR) | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Creating strategies that are truly adaptive requires that we give up on many long-held assumptions. As the complexity of our physical and social systems make the world more unpredictable, we have to abandon our focus on predictions and shift into rapid prototyping and experimentation so that we learn quickly about what actually works...

 

 

 

...Instead of the old approach of “making a plan and sticking to it,” which led to centralized strategic planning around fixed time horizons, we believe in “setting a direction and testing to it,” treating the whole organization as a team that is experimenting its way to success.

 


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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:01 AM

Thinking and planning in this type of growth oriented mind-set could set public education on an entirely different course of growth and innovation.

Maya Mathias's curator insight, February 2, 2013 3:01 PM

Plan, then experiment and be fluid to changing course.  Adaptive strategy is THE way to succeed in the 21st Century economy.  Thoughts?

Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:34 PM

Lose the assumptions...  Love it!

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What Being an "Authentic Leader" Really Means

What Being an "Authentic Leader" Really Means | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
It doesn't mean "just do whatever you want, as soon as it occurs to you."

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:56 PM

If you want to open the lines of communication, open your mind and heart first.

David Hain's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:42 AM

People spot lack of authenticity a mile off.  Do not try to fake it...!

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Ready for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown

Ready for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Empathy, Vulnerability, Shame and Failure

 

I recently had the great privilege and pleasure of interviewing Brené Brown, one of the world’s most original and exciting thinkers about emotional life, before a packed audience at London’s historic Conway Hall. It was no surprise that the event, organised by The School of Life, sold out its five hundred tickets within a record time of 48 hours. (...)

To give you a taste of her book, and the conversation we had, I’d like to pick out five of Brené’s ideas that I find to be particularly insightful, original and applicable to everyday life.


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Power of Play

Power of Play | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

 It is a happy talent to know how to play. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 29, 2013 4:57 PM

A beautiful blog, gorgeous photos and wise words. Enjoy the power of play!

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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:12 AM

It makes sense for families to capitalize on their strengths.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:10 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:26 PM

Positive much?

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Our life is a prototype in constant refinement

Our life is a prototype in constant refinement | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

How can I build a path for the growth of innovation in companies that take us to the welfare and happiness of the people and not exclusively for those who are shareholders of these companies?

(...)

 

Tim Brown presents five ways to practice in our daily lives the principles of Design Thinking:

1 – Be optimistic, collaborative and generative.

2 – Think of life as a prototype.

3 – Don´t ask “what?” ask “why?”.

4 – Demand divergent options.

5 -Once a day, deeply observe the ordinary.

 

These are some important points to reflect and apply in our daily life if we want to evolve towards sustainable well-being. But they are not just notes for life outside of work. Are notes for ours 24 hours and must be adapted or suited to working environments where we operate, that is, according to our role in organizations.

 


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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:48 PM

We can learn how to practice design thinking principles both at work and at home. We can do more than just design... we can live design.

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LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT EMPATHY - Wisdom for Future Leaders

LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT EMPATHY - Wisdom for Future Leaders | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Strong empathy may prevent us from doing the wrong things.
Empathy then connects with the divine energy in this person.

 

It is like a guided and divine hand that leads our actions.
You will suddenly know what to do or what better not to do.

 

Name it intuition.

 

Intuition is the faculty of acquiring direct knowledge or insight without thinking our way through it. You simply feel it.

 

Follow this intuition and you will see your way.

 

It is not only that we give empathy, we should understand empathy.

 

http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/learn-something-about-empathy/


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Anne Egros's curator insight, February 4, 2013 1:57 PM

Intuition? Interesting definition of empathy.

 

For me I explain intuition by opening all our senses to non-verbal signals send by another person.

 

If someone says something but has a body gesture that you interpret as the opposite, your inner radar will feel it and will trigger a reaction in your own brain : perception -> interpretation-> behavior  : in that example interpretation means this person is not trustworthy and as a consequence I won't sign a deal with her. In psychology this is also called the ladder of inference.

 

 

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Do you dare to dream?

Since our childhood we all know how to dream. Asleep and awake. Thanks to the power of our imagination we believe we are capable of achieving anything we can dream of. However, as we grow older we lose this wonderful ability we'll later need to be creative, to innovate, to change our lives and to transform our organizations. We invite you to dare to dream again, to challenge your comfort zone, and to enjoy the pleasure of turning your dreams into reality.
Do you dare to dream?


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The Valuable Links Between Stories and Our Collective Actions

The Valuable Links Between Stories and Our Collective Actions | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Story as a catalyst for meaning & purpose.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:55 PM

THIS POST HAS MOVED! HERE IS THE NEW LINK: https://designingliteracy.squarespace.com/literacyoftheimagination/the-valuable-links-between-stories-and-our-co 


Ahhh -- really good insights and points here in this article by Gunther Sonnenfeld that expands our typical ways of working with stories in business (transactional storytelling), and how we need to shift to transformational storytelling.


Stories provide meaning and purpose, as the above text says. Even when told for transactional purposes. But there is no reason for organizations not to also claim the higher ground.


This is a thoughtful article that touches on a few fundamental truths about storytelling, and calling us to think/act more deeply about the story work we do.


And I like the visual chart that comes along with it also!


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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, February 2, 2013 4:12 AM

Insightful read that goes deeper on storytelling's appeal.

ratzelster's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:06 AM

We talk about how to spread our influence and how to build audience for our message.  Story seems to me to be one excellent way for doing that.

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Two Sides of Respect

Two Sides of Respect | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Respect is a two-sided coin.  Generally respect is defined as esteem for a person or deference to a person or thing.  We often hear people say they have respect for someone or they show respect to ...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:18 PM

Respect begets respect.  It's that simple.  

 

Do we respect the culture our students/teachers  bring or are we expecting them to be just like us?

donhornsby's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:22 AM

(From the article): Focusing on the right side of the respect coin will produce positive results in your leadership effectiveness and your team’s engagement and development.  What can you do today to appreciate your people and help them appreciate others in a way that makes the team more effective and produces better results?

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:24 AM

Interesting insights on one of the most important traits of attitude towards others. A reading deserving attention (and respect, of course).

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When you're not reaching your writing or other goals: trouble-shooting guide - Time to Write

When you're not reaching your writing or other goals: trouble-shooting guide - Time to Write | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
In the previous posts I introduced you to the zero-based planning approach to helping you decide what changes you might want to make in your life, whether that's writing a novel, getting healthier, improving a relationship or anything else.

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5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (and How Not to Be One)

5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (and How Not to Be One) | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Sometimes you learn from positive role models. Often you learn from negative ones. This is one of the reasons I love to read history—you inevitably get both.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:04 AM

(From the article): General McClellan had significant character flaws that I believe serve as warning signs to anyone in leadership. Ultimately, these cost him dearly: He lost Lincoln’s confidence, his job, and a run for the White House (against Lincoln). Worse, they prolonged the Civil War and cost the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

 

Here are the five flaws I jotted down as I read the book:

 

(My Insight): The article provides five excellent points that every leaders should reflect upon.  Hyatt recommends discussing this article with your team. 

Chris Chan's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:06 AM

Here are the 5 flaws described in the article regarding a weak leader.  Don't be one!

 

1. Hesitating to take definitive action

2. Complaining about a lack of resources

3. Refusing to take responsibility

4. Abusing the privileges of leadership

5. Engaging in acts of insubordination


Details: http://michaelhyatt.com/5-characteristics-of-weak-leaders.html

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How do you know you've become a true leader?

How do you know you've become a true leader? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Robin Jordan's comment, February 5, 2013 8:33 PM
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30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:03 PM

That's what YOU SHOULD know to be ===> PROUD <=== of being a 21st Century Teacher and a ===> "Successful Teacher" <=== ;) Learn, make an Up-To-Date of YOUR ===> "Professional Development" <=== and be the BEST your ===> LEARNERS <=== can expect to be prepared for THEIR ===> Future <=== ;)

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/21st-century-howto-guide-for-teaching-people/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

Enjoy the LEARNING and to give it back to YOUR LEARNERS, YOU build the FUTURE with it ;)

 

 

 

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:57 PM

Nice list...........making the top 11 was "surprise and delight".  Great food for thought.  

France Lefebvre's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:44 AM

Être sympathique, aimable, attachant(e), une idée toute simple!

 

Et si la loi de l'attraction s'appliquait... un leader sympathique attirera des gens sympathiques, qui vont prendre plaisir à travailler ensemble, à accomplir de grandes choses.  Un milieu de travail stimulant, des patrons sympathiques, une nouvelle vieille recette de succès pour nos entreprises?

Tim Ruijters's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:13 PM

TD: zet info uit dit artikel op https://beta.wikiversity.org/wiki/Kernwaarden_Kizumba

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10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer: The eLearning Coach

10 Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer: The eLearning Coach | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Life Coach or Mentor? A Q&A with Both May Help You Decide

Life Coach or Mentor? A Q&A with Both May Help You Decide | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

What’s the difference between a coach and a mentor? Aside from cost, that is. In typical situations, coaches charge a fee, and mentors are volunteers. To find out what sets them apart, I spoke to three people—a career coach, an informal mentor (who has worked on an ad hoc basis with more than 30 mentees), and a formal mentor who works with mentees via a defined program.


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