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20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network - Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network - Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.

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Is Competency Based Learning the Future of Education? - Getting Smart by Lisa Williams via @pgsimoes

Is Competency Based Learning the Future of Education? - Getting Smart by Lisa Williams via @pgsimoes | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
French President, François Hollande, is short and spectacled. Oh, and he wants to abolish homework.

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4 Simple Questions To Amplify The “Why” Behind Your Goals

4 Simple Questions To Amplify The “Why” Behind Your Goals | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
It's easy to think up goals for the year. Here are 4 questions to amplify what you need to achieve your goals, for next year or any goal.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 16, 2013 6:58 AM

1. What will happen when you meet your goal?

2. What will happen if you don’t meet your goals?

3. What won’t happen when you meet your goal?

4. What won’t happen if you don’t meet your goal?

 

These 4 question will help you create a propulsion mechanism to achieve what you want. It covers all the bases to understand the pleasure and pain of achieving, and not achieving, your goals.


Copied from: http://persuasiontheory.com/amplify-the-why-behind-your-goals/#ixzz2I8fyvVwj

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60% of Employees Haven’t Gotten Useful Feedback From Boss in 6 Months

60% of Employees Haven’t Gotten Useful Feedback From Boss in 6 Months | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
share Surviving Work Since 2008 and the recession, employees have gone into survival mode.  They are surviving work.  This means doing what it takes to make a buck and stay afloat.

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plerudulier's comment, January 13, 2013 5:48 AM
Thanks, I feel less lonely now ^_^
Lena Maslennikova's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:00 PM

It is amazing to see how the economy has not only affected the employment rates but also the management/leadership's attitudes towards their employees. The sad trends highlighted in this article have become common in today's organizations for the past 5 years. But leaders and managers, beware that these attitudes are short-sighted and going to become your own trap once the economy swings up again...

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15 Big Differences Between Acting Like a Boss and BEING a Leader | TerryStarbucker.com

15 Big Differences Between Acting Like a Boss and BEING a Leader | TerryStarbucker.com | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

In fast paced, high stress business environments it can be all too easy sometimes for leaders to slip into what I call “Boss Man” mode.

 

What I mean by that is that they stop being a leader, and start acting like a (bad) boss.

 

A boss who supervises a staff.

 

The staff reports to the boss, just like it says on the organizational chart.

And they do exactly what the boss says, because, of course,  “He’s the boss!“


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Roger Francis's curator insight, January 9, 2013 5:32 AM

Some nice distinctions.

donhornsby's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:24 AM

Some nice distinctions.

 

(From the article): Keep this list handy, or better yet, post it on your personal bulletin board as you continue on your leadership journey, so you can recognize any Boss Man tendencies and stop them in their tracks.

 

BE a leader, not a boss!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:11 PM

This can come across as a bit too critical, but, the truth is, we can all slip into this mode and this list can be a job aid on how to continue leading and being as good of a boss as we can be.  :)

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Getting Creative Things Done: How To Fit Hard Thinking Into a Busy Schedule

Getting Creative Things Done: How To Fit Hard Thinking Into a Busy Schedule | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Is your creativity at war with your to-do list? Meet GCTD, a simple system for balancing meaningful creative work with mundane logistical work (e.g. email, meetings, etc).

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Coaching for high performance – a key tool for leaders and managers

Coaching for high performance – a key tool for leaders and managers | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Are your leaders tellers or coaches?   Do they question or advise staff?  Do they listen well or wait in anticipation …Continue reading »

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Rikke Bräuner's curator insight, January 11, 2013 4:03 AM

In my long career I have again and again faced the fact the many leaders forget "why" when communicating with their teams/organization. Remember to articulate and communicate the bigger picture by understanding the ‘why’ as well as ‘what’ and ‘how’. This articles points out 9 other insights on what coaching leaders do.

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Intuition as a Personal Development Tool – Part 1 | Warrior Mind ...

Intuition as a Personal Development Tool – Part 1 | Warrior Mind ... | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Creating a personal development plan that includes intuition training will help your brain and your unconsciousness mind work for you and your success.

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Connected Coaching: Lani Ritter Hall talks about her upcoming eCourse

Connected Coaching: Lani Ritter Hall talks about her upcoming eCourse | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Leran about PLP's Connected Coaching eCourse.
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The Four Kinds of Burning Platforms | Conner Partners

The Four Kinds of Burning Platforms | Conner Partners | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
I promised to curate the next article by Daryl Conner on the four types of burning platforms stories and how they are used in org change work. Well, here it is -- and it is really good.

Any leader, business, or consultant needs to know the particulars in this article. Here is a sneak preview -- the burning platforms stories are NOT really about creating urgency for change.

I appreciate Daryl for clearing up these misconceptions about this story. And don't forget to read his first blog post about the burning platform that I curated below.

This review is written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
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Billy R Bennett's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:01 PM

Karen Dietz curated this article by Daryl Conner on four types of burning platforms.  A burning platform is a concept leaders use to define the reason for change.  As Daryl points out this may be based on a negative problem  based appeal or a positive, future opportunity.


Which is better?


Research on personal change has reported greater long term success with positive images.    In most serious change projects, we usually use both. 


You cannot and should not hide business challenges from employees.  


However, once they understand the challenge they will then want to hear your reasoning about why they should consider giving more of themselves to the organization.   I would make it good.


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Warning: Believing These 10 Famous Myths Might Be Making You Dumb

Warning: Believing These 10 Famous Myths Might Be Making You Dumb | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's easy to get stuck believing ideas that are mythical. Check yourself against these 10 beliefs to make sure they're not making you dumb.
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What do you consider the three most essential practices for successful #Appreciative Coaching?

Here’s a nice thread launched by Diana Whitney: Wondering, what do you consider the three most essential practices for successful Appreciative Coaching? | LinkedIn. I proposed a PACT: Trust t...

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PD followed by Teacher Coaching Boosts Achievement

PD followed by Teacher Coaching Boosts Achievement | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Teacher-coaching linked to a well-known teaching framework paid dividends for student achievement in the secondary grades, according to a study published today in Science magazine.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, December 5, 2012 3:54 PM

In all, the study found a 0.22 standard deviation increase in the scores of students taught by teachers who received a special form of teacher-coaching—roughly the equivalent of an increase from the 50th to the 59th percentile—relative to the students taught by teachers in a control group.


"This study shows dramatically, clearly, when you implement a [teacher] measure rigorously and couple it closely to a PD system, you get dramatic improvements in student achievement," said Robert C. Pianta, a professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 11, 2013 7:34 AM

Coaching after PL works!

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Why innovation is so hard

Why innovation is so hard | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Most business leaders don’t understand what makes innovation so different from everything else they do at work -- and they haven’t adjusted their behavior to accommodate these differences.

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Collaborate to Engage

Collaborate to Engage | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Improving the decision-making process comes as a result of evolving ideas around collaboration and by connecting people and empowering them to work together. Cisco IBSG calls this “Decision-Driven Collaboration” and outlines three core elements that build upon one another in the decision process:

 

* Collaborate to Engage: Identify key contributors, solicit input, share ideas.

* Collaborate to Evaluate: Shape the matter to be decided, consider viable alternatives.

* Collaborate to Execute: Make a clear decision, align relevant parties, put it into practice.


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Great Quotes from Great Leaders w/DVD by Simple Truths.flv

If you like history and great quotes, you'll love this handsome coffee table book which combines a brief biography of 32 world famous leaders with photograph...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 12, 2013 4:19 PM

all these great people can't be wrong...

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Making Sense of Your Past by Daniel Siegel, M.D. | Psychalive

Making Sense of Your Past by Daniel Siegel, M.D. | Psychalive | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Creating a Cohesive Life Story: An Excerpt from Dr. Daniel Siegel's New Book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. Why do we parent as

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 13, 2013 8:25 AM

Interesting book about how the making of a cohesive story of our childhood, of our life could help us to form a better future for ourselves...

David Hain's curator insight, January 14, 2013 2:26 AM

Interesting contribution to personal growth literature.

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9 Limiting Beliefs to Avoid

9 Limiting Beliefs to Avoid | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
These 9 limiting beliefs will hold you back from leading life that you desire and deserve.

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Why sitting still and listening to your own thoughts for a few minutes a day may be the best business move you can make.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:06 AM

(from the article): Too often as leaders we tend to hold on, hold in, and hold back. Whether it's "holding onto" our jobs, our prestige, our paychecks; "holding back" our views, concerns and suggestions; or "holding in" our frustrations, inspirations and ideas--at work our bias toward "holding" can have a singularly blinding effect on how we skillfully engage challenges. Letting go, on the other hand, of our fixed mindsets, discursiveness, opinions, emotional habits and much more, can provide vital perspective in effectively leading a team, an enterprise, or a life.

 

And what happens when we exercise this muscle of "letting go" in conducting daily business? We become agile.

ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:10 AM

Insightful article. Great thought here:

 

"This gesture of "letting go" of our internal gossip, while simple, is also a highly concentrated gesture of leadership agility. Like ballet dancers rehearsing a demi-plié or an acrobat practicing a handstand pirouette over and over again, here in mindfulness awareness meditation we, too, are exercising core muscles of basic human wisdom and agility."

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10 Things Really Effective Leaders Do

10 Things Really Effective Leaders Do | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When you’re constantly fighting fires, endlessly bombarded with emails, and double-booked in meetings for 60 or 70 hours a week, it’s hard to get ahead and easy to lose perspective on what really matters.

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 11, 2013 10:22 AM

What can you learn from effective leaders?  What do they do?

John Wade: pragmatic support for law firm leaders's comment, January 20, 2013 8:48 AM
It's easy to be overwhelmed by the noise of business management. Focusing on what is really important is more likely to get things done. What this article neatly does is give you some thoughts on how and why that focus can be attained and maintained. Read it, though - you'll be surprised at some of the suggestions...
Natalie Savage's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:44 PM

Strategies to consider

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Leadership Traits: 5 Things Great Leaders Do

Leadership Traits: 5 Things Great Leaders Do | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Are you a great leader or an "at risk" failing leader? How do you know? What would your staffers say? What would your own supervisor say? "While there is a seemingly endless list of things to consider when asking yourself 'how am I doing?
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What Does It Take to Change the World? - Huffington Post

What Does It Take to Change the World? - Huffington Post | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
What Does It Take to Change the World?Huffington PostThe Dalai Lama has been quoted as saying that the "Western woman will change the world" and I believe there is some truth to that although I don't think we can do it alone and I definitely...
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5 Conflict Tips and a Powerful Conflict Model to Help You Through The Holiday Season! - The Launchpad - The Coaching Tools Company Blog

5 Conflict Tips and a Powerful Conflict Model to Help You Through The Holiday Season! - The Launchpad - The Coaching Tools Company Blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Conflict is a huge and fascinating topic and the Assumption Iceberg is a simple but powerful concept that you may find useful for both yourself and your clients. It comes from “The Joy Of Conflict Resolution: Transforming Victims, Villains And Heroes In The Workplace And At Home” by Gary Harper.

So, have you heard the old saying, “We judge ourselves by our intentions – and others by their actions”? It’s one of the best conflict tips there is – let’s explore.


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Rating Your Teacher Team: 5 Conditions for Effective Teams | Harvard Education Letter

Rating Your Teacher Team: 5 Conditions for Effective Teams | Harvard Education Letter | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Schools are now playing catch-up in the world of teaming, but just putting teachers into teams doesn’t always yield the hoped-for outcomes. While most teams are able to accomplish low-level tasks such as organizing field trips and planning bulletin board displays, they often fail to accomplish the higher-level goal of improving teaching and learning.

 

We have some ideas about why this is so. In over 15 years of studying teacher teams, we’ve identified major barriers to effective teaming, as well as five conditions for effective teams.


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What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life?

What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

"Previously I posted 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. There are a number of other things research says we can do to make life better but we don't need to do them every day..."


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