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5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Tips to help you gain the strength to focus and achieve your goals.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:42 PM

Think of the last time you struggled to focus on a boring or difficult task. Your wandering attention probably felt like it was outside your control, as if you suddenly lost the ability to focus and didn't know how to regain it. We all feel that way sometimes.

Even in those moments, when you feel like you're fighting against your own instincts, you can stop procrastinating and get focused. You just need to recharge your willpower.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge - Forbes

10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge - Forbes | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
News Flash - innovation, growth and development cannot occur by pretending we live in a world that has long since passed us by. Leading in the 21st Century affords no safe haven for 20th Century thinkers.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:47 AM

Great article by Mike Myatt.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 7, 2013 5:04 AM

News Flash - innovation, growth and development cannot occur by pretending we live in a world that has long since passed us by. Leading in the 21st Century affords no safe haven for 20th Century thinkers.

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Are You Overwhelmed By Circumstances?

#Leadership blog post, "Are You Overwhelmed by Your Circumstances?" http://t.co/jEUZxKLp3l #leadchange #leadfromwithin

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Big data and decision making: data vs intuition

Big data and decision making: data vs intuition | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Robert Carraway, a professor who teaches Quantitative Analysis at UVA’s Darden School of Business, has good news for both sides. In a post on big data and decision making in Forbes, “Meeting the Big Data challenge: Don’t be objective” he argues ”that the existence of Big Data and more rational, analytical tools and frameworks places more—not less—weight on the role of intuition.”


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Martin Scorsese: Leadership Lessons for Project Managers

Martin Scorsese: Leadership Lessons for Project Managers | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Uses 7 questions that plague Martin Scorsese on movie projects, to explain what project managers can do to improve their leadership skills.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:54 AM

Nice take.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, March 3, 2013 2:45 PM

Great blog on linking Martin Scorsese's POV on his way of working to general Project Management and Leadership: "As I read the list of 7 questions that plague Mr. Scorsese, I had an a-ha moment: if Martin Scorsese deals with these same questions that I do, it makes encountering and tackling them that much easier to deal with."

 

The writer refers to an interview in FastCompany (http://www.fastcompany.com/1793518/martin-scorsese-vision-hollywood)

 

Good Read!

Ricard Lloria's comment, March 4, 2013 4:56 PM
great and good read!! TYSM
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Middle School Leadership Lesson: I TOLD YOU SO!

Middle School Leadership Lesson: I TOLD YOU SO! | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Wisdom not heeded is wasted. Often times we seek advice or "wisdom" from others, but we don't take that advice when it is given. Our reaction is often: “WHAT?  You want me to do what? HA!"   On Wis...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:34 AM

Brian Dawson is the type of principal we need desperately to help children learn how to lead positive change. 

 

From the article... 

 

Professional Challenge

I challenge you to evaluate your climate and culture in your office, business, school, or group of colleagues.
 

~How do you make sure it is not only “ok” to ask questions from the wise, but critical to the success of the organization you are serving?

~How can you encourage and model that asking questions from the wise is tantamount to the growth of your employees, your stakeholders, and the company or organization you are serving?

 

Aristotle stated, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”

 

~What does that have to do with leadership and success?

 

~Wisdom not heeded is wasted…what does that mean to you?

David Hain's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:39 AM

Not just for school leaders but leaders everywhere!

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The Science of Procrastination - And How To Manage It

We'll write a description later.... Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: h...

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David Hain's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:45 AM

I thought I had turned procrastination into an art - now I discover the science...!

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Free Survey Polls Quizzes Tools for eLearning

Free Survey Polls Quizzes Tools for eLearning | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Would you like to create polls, surveys, quizzes, test, diagnostics and assessments quickly and easily? What if I tell you that you can do all these for Free?

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Great list of resources

 

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Thought for the Week - 02/24/13 : Humility...

Thought for the Week - 02/24/13 : Humility... | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

"Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them."  — John J. McCloy


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 24, 2013 10:39 AM

Question: What are the mistakes can you strive to make admends this week? 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:11 PM

So true.  Simple, relevant, and always helpful.

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7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self

7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

“Either you run the day or the day runs you”  - Jim Rohn

 

Have you ever tried a productivity system like creating massive to-do lists, not-to-do lists,GTD, the 4-Hour Workweek …only to find out this doesn’t quite work for you?

 

Worst of all, do you have a sense of overwhelm and anxiety when you think of your priorities for the day?


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:34 PM

(From the article): You see you don’t have to be an athlete to apply these principles.


All you need is to approach time with an open-mind and some imagination.
One system does not fit all.


Play around with your new work routine until it’s a second skin.


The ultimate reward is getting the results you’ve been chasing all along.
And keeping your passion alive!

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The Power of Educational Coaching

The Power of Educational Coaching | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, February 14, 2013 2:18 PM

From the article: "Educational coaching has powerful ramifications for the classroom. (...)

Teachers become less prescriptive in their attitudes towards students, and students feel more in charge of their learning and their lives.

How do you see teachers applying the skills of educational coaching in the classroom?"

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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 companies so successful.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 20, 2013 8:09 AM

(From the article): The Golden Rule: Above all else, treat others as you’d like to be treated


By showing others the same courtesy you expect from them, you will gain more respect from coworkers, customers, and business partners. Holding others in high regard demonstrates your company’s likeability and motivates others to work with you. This seems so simple, as do so many of these principles — and yet many people, too concerned with making money or getting by, fail to truly adopt these key concepts.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:32 AM
11 Concepts simples pour devenir un meilleur leader.

"Être sympathique vous aidera dans votre travail, des affaires, les relations et la vie. J'ai interviewé des dizaines de chefs d'entreprises prospères pour mon dernier livre, afin de déterminer ce qui les rendait si attachant et leurs entreprises un tel succès".


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Amanda Simmons's comment, February 20, 2013 3:41 PM
Wonderful post...thanks for sharing!
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Survey Finds Rising Job Frustration Among Principals

Survey Finds Rising Job Frustration Among Principals | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Three out of four public school principals believe their job has become "too complex," and about a third say they are likely to go into a different occupation within five years, according to a new national survey.
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What kind of leader do we need?

What kind of leader do we need? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Whether we are leading in a corporation, a government agency, or a social sector or nonprofit organization, we need to ask, What kind of leaders do our people deserve and require in these demanding times?

 

 

 

 

We need leaders who:

• Practice dispersed leadership
• Believe and embody in concept, language, and action that leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do
• Believe and demonstrate that the people of the organization are the organization’s greatest asset 
• Help distill the concept and language of the mission–why the organization does what it does, its purpose, its reason for being
• Communicate with the people of the organization, the customers of the organization, and the many publics we engage
• Practice the art of listening, who practice “think first, speak last.”
• In their own lives try to find work-life balance and make work-life balance a reality in the lives of their people.
• Share successes widely while accepting responsibility for shortfalls and failures.

Read the article!

 

http://www.thesojo.net/what-kind-of-leader-do-we-need/


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The No. 1 Leadership Trait You Really Need to be Successful

The No. 1 Leadership Trait You Really Need to be Successful | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Most workplace disputes and disasters can be traced back to one thing: a lack of leadership. So, what’s the absolute No. 1 most important leadership trait in the history of the universe? …

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Tom Hood's comment, March 2, 2013 10:37 AM
Agree 1000% I remember a concept from Practically Radical where they talked about IBM's transformation with a major factor being Humbition - the combination of Humility and Ambition. And the sign on Ronald Reagan's desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."
Tom Hood's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:39 AM

Agree 1000% I remember a concept from Practically Radical where they talked about IBM's transformation with a major factor being Humbition - the combination of Humility and Ambition. And the sign on Ronald Reagan's desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 3, 2013 10:59 AM

Smooth dance moves didn't win?

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Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Seven Keys to Effective Feedback | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Who would dispute the idea that feedback is a good thing? Both common sense and research make it clear: Formative assessment, consisting of lots of feedback and opportunities to use that feedback, enhances performance and achievement.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 28, 2013 7:40 AM

From the article:

 

What Is Feedback, Anyway?

The term feedback is often used to describe all kinds of comments made after the fact, including advice, praise, and evaluation. But none of these are feedback, strictly speaking.

 

 

Basically, feedback is information about how we are doing in our efforts to reach a goal.

 

I hit a tennis ball with the goal of keeping it in the court, and I see where it lands—in or out.

 

I tell a joke with the goal of making people laugh, and I observe the audience's reaction—they laugh loudly or barely snicker.

 

I teach a lesson with the goal of engaging students, and I see that some students have their eyes riveted on me while others are nodding off.

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Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn't Work

Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn't Work | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Anything--even doing laundry--will help you dream up new ideas better than sitting in a meeting, says Debra Kaye, author of "Red Thread Thinking." A case study of the history of the single-use detergent pod.


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Edge online - Management - Performance - The smile factor: Positivity and productivity

Edge online - Management - Performance - The smile factor: Positivity and productivity | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
New ILM research shows that being happy and positive has a direct impact on productivity.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 2013 11:33 AM

Not surprised but grateful for the evidence base to accompany my instinctive beliefs.

ThinDifference's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:32 AM

Happiness matters!

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4 Games That Leaders Play

4 Games That Leaders Play | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Childhood games are fun for kids, but when leaders play games instead of really leading it's not fun for anybody.

 

International Leadership Blogathon - Day 3.  Insight from Dan Forbes


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David Hain's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:40 AM

Another bang on article from the ongoing Leadersghip Blogathon.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:42 AM

(From the article): There you have it.  Leadership is pulling people up, it’s inspiring others to want to follow you, it’s leading from the front, it’s having a vision that excites and compels others to follow. Good leaders don’t play games.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:16 AM

Exellent!

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9 Essential Elements of Leadership

9 Essential Elements of Leadership | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
A few months ago, in the span of one week, I found myself speaking about what makes for effective leadership at three different leadership development programs at three different companies.

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JoAnn's comment, February 26, 2013 6:05 PM
Great list of skills necessary for leadership.
Lauran Star's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:45 PM

9 Essential Elements of Leadership.

Camille Smith's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:42 PM

individuals lead when they do what works to be their word, not because of a title or that somene's watching. leaders aren't focused on being called a leader, they are focused on developing other leaders.

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Skills Converged > Why Knowledge of Andragogy Can Improve Training

Skills Converged > Why Knowledge of Andragogy Can Improve Training | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

"Andragogy is essentially the science of understanding lifelong adult learning. The theory was developed by Malcolm Knowles in 1960s and the term has since come to name the field of adult learning."


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Extrinsic Motivation Doesn’t Exist | Dr Jason Jones

Extrinsic Motivation Doesn’t Exist | Dr Jason Jones | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Extrinsic Motivation doesn't exist. The concept of extrinsic motivation is flawed from both a logic and scientific standpoint. Dr. Jason Jones explains

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America's Happiest Companies Make More Money

America's Happiest Companies Make More Money | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Workplace happiness may seem like a fuzzy concept when it comes to financial value. But as the Parnassus Workplace Fund has proven, dignity has - and creates - value.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:50 AM

 

"At this point, the evidence suggests many of us remain suspicious of any firm that, say, allows its employees to play foosball or shoot hoops during work hours.

 

But our enduring cynicism may also have its roots in traditional beliefs about leadership effectiveness.

 

Many of us have been taught that it’s actually desirable to have some worker unhappiness. The idea is that keeping people under some constant tension actually is a more powerful driver of productivity.

 

There’s also the concern that when employees are cared for to any extent they’re likely to get soft in the middle--so sufficiently sated that motivation to work hard and produce is spoiled. "

 

Check out this article for evidence that suggests that our enduring cynicism  and thought patterns are wrong...

donhornsby's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:03 AM

(From the article): According to a 1997 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, many business leaders dismissed Moskowitz’s earliest list of “Best Places To Work” and derided it as being “a ’beauty contest’ that didn’t matter to anyone outside of corporate personnel departments.” But Moskowitz, and soon after, Dodson, have gone on to prove that the leaders at organizations which ensure employees feel valued, supported, developed, and rewarded are the most enlightened. They inspire a greatly expanded bottom line and set an example for all to follow in this 21st century.

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[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action

[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
We put together an infographic that describes some leadership qualities that can be developed and put in your own skills filing cabinet.

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Ali Godding's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:14 AM

There it is... the challenge of management on one page.  Being all of these things is a tall order.  Many are up for it, few really live it.... great infographic! 

Larry Davies's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:52 PM

Love me some infographics.

Lauran Star's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:00 PM

Leadership qualities.

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The Three Pillars of High Performance Teams

The Three Pillars of High Performance Teams | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Everyone serious about success is serious about teams. Great teams lift organizations. Lousy teams drain everyone.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:20 AM

(From the article): "Your team will never perform at the highest possible level if the members of the team don’t exhibit genuine care and concern for one another.”  - Mark Miller


Surprising benefit: Great teams mean you’re not alone.