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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Coaching Teacher Leaders | 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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Nice list...........making the top 11 was "surprise and delight".  Great food for thought.  

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David Hain's curator insight, January 29, 2013 11:27 AM

Likeability and eagerness to please not being the same thing! Nice list and presentation.

France Lefebvre's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:44 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?

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What Induction Coaches Do

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 What Induction Coaches Do   by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies Teacher and Learnist Evangelist New teachers face many challenges. They are entering the field at one of the most demanding times ever, and turnover is high....
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"The coaches observe and offer suggestions, help teachers design and achieve goals, and give new teachers a sounding board when sticky situations arise. Often new teachers feel insecure asking questions of evaluators, fearing they may not be doing well enough, and that their job could be at risk."

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If I Could Change One Thing About Our Education System It Would Be...

If I Could Change One Thing About Our Education System It Would Be... | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
In this op-ed, a veteran educator shares what she thinks would drastically improve the teaching profession.
See it on Scoop.it, via Transformational Leadership

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Great article!

 

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 But, the reality is that many of the mandates that come down from above make a great deal of sense in theory, but are impractical, ineffective, or impossible in practice with actual students.

In my opinion, if state boards of education were made up primarily of educators, the profession would undoubtedly be strengthened and elevated."

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Do we TRULY collaborate?

Do we TRULY collaborate? | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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Do we really collaborate?  Or are we simply communicating, coordinating and cooperating?  

 

 

Daniel Wilson:
Effective Professional Learning Communities:
Supporting Learning in and Staff Rooms and Classrooms
Project Zero Summer Institute 2013, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork

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This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work. Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances.

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Teamwork can be hard.  As with most group work, fidelity of implementation matters!  Working through problems is essential!

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Gene Shklover, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:05 AM

Good points though my definition of harmony does not exclude conflicts. On the contrary it encourages conflicts, different opinions, etc. but resolves them in the congruent way

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Is Caution Killing Your Career? 5 Risks You Can't Afford Not To Take

Is Caution Killing Your Career? 5 Risks You Can't Afford Not To Take | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Are you too cautious? The fear barometer on our collective psyche has dialled up in recent weeks.
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Some very good point here - I particularly like the idea of the cost of doing nothing, which is often high and painful.

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Risks feel risky.  BUT, you gain nothing by being stagnate.  

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John Michel's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:16 PM

In today’s climate of fear, it’s therefore increasingly important to be vigilant about which fears we buy into, and more discerning about whether they are actually serving us, or holding us back. To help you along, here are five risks you need to take to help you move ahead in your career and enjoy greater fulfilment in your life.

David Hain's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:43 PM

Some very good point here - I particularly like the idea of the cost of doing nothing, which is often high and painful.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:28 PM

Risk awkward conversations and be candid. That is great advice.

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Getting Real About Leadership - Thin Difference

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Learning about leadership is different than doing leadership in the workplace. By leading, leadership gets real with these unconventional principles.

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Some tips to ponder.

 

 I agree that leading means supporting and encouraging.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 2013 8:13 AM

Leadership does not happen in places where fear is present. Many organizations and their leaders use fear to 'motivate' people. That is not possible.

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How to Suck at Leadership, A Quick 7 Steps

Have you ever woken up in the morning and said to yourself: “I’m tired of being a good leader. Today, I want to suck at it!”
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Nice take!
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Concise take on the matter!  

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8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher

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What makes a teacher strong? What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle.  The answers are nebulous at best.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 27, 2013 1:50 PM

It is OK to say I am not very good with a particular type of technology or program. Someone will be and it becomes collaborative.

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The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio

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It's the secret to high-performing teams -- and strong marriages.

 

Which is more effective in improving team performance: using positive feedback to let people know when they're doing well, or offering constructive comments to help them when they're off track?

New research suggests that this is a trick question. The answer, as one might intuitively expect, is that both are important. But the real question is — in what proportion?


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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:27 PM

It's a fairly obvious notion, but people do perform better when there is a generous sprinkling of criticism.  It works well for children too.  And why not?

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Why the Most Successful Leaders Are Givers

Why the Most Successful Leaders Are Givers | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan talks to organizational psychologist Adam Grant about his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.
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Principals Discuss Effective Leadership Practices

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Principals from across the nation give firsthand accounts of leadership in action in the latest video series from the Wallace Foundation.

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Creating a High Performing Team

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It doesn't matter what type of leader you are, you want to be successful, and your success as a leader depends on the success of your team. We all struggle at times, and when one struggles, the en...
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Levi Derosby's curator insight, April 9, 2013 7:16 PM

Leaders are not only in sports but also in most jobs, especially the military. This gives a great vision on how we should perform as a leader.

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How to Give an Awesome Presentation

How to Give an Awesome Presentation | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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Big ideas.  Stories.  Start creating OUTSIDE of ppt and use it (or prezi) when it supports!

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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:18 AM

Stories are powerful tools. Tell your story, other's, fictitious ones too to keep your students' attention. Stories excite learning and make information stick.

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Shovel or Spoon?

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I read an article by one of my favorite writers in education, Bill Ferriter (@plugusin) .  In it, Bill asks tweeps "what one bit of advice" he should give district leaders around technology.  Tim W...
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Learning needs to be at the front of everything we do!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:11 AM

Learning is the goal!  

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The Paradoxical Conception of Group Dynamics (Smith and Berg)

The Paradoxical Conception of Group Dynamics  (Smith and Berg) | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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Effective group work depends on an understanding of the paradoxes of this work.  If the group can learn to embrace and work through the conflicts, good things can happen.  

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Moving to Central Office & Staying Student Centred

Moving to Central Office & Staying Student Centred | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Over the summer I will be transitioning from my role as a school based administrator and moving into a system wide, central office position. After 14 years as a principal I feel up to the new chall...
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Beautiful reflection ~

 

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 2013 9:23 AM

I fnd it is very difficult over time. Many administrators retain the language and vocabulary but not the actions.

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Meaningful Mentoring: 4 Tips on Taking Advice

Meaningful Mentoring: 4 Tips on Taking Advice | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
“Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deply in your mind that the counsel is wise." - Joan Rivers
 
Throughout our lives, during times of uncertainty we seek guidance and wisdom from those we are close to.

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There is an art to "taking" advice........

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John Michel's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:02 PM

How we adopt advice should improve as we become more self-aware. Our reason for seeking counsel continually changes with heightened self-awareness. Who we look to for advice changes as we grow older, and as we better understand both the perspective of those we surround ourselves with, and their relationship to us. We become more tuned into our ability to compare and contrast what we truly want and how to weigh others’ insights.

ratzelster's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:29 AM

Finding a valued source of wisdom is critical because no one can go it alone.   And finding someone who matches with your style, understanding your circumstances and your organization is key.

Deborah Long's curator insight, June 1, 2013 9:54 PM

Seeking guidance from those you trust is what a mentoring relationship is all about. Taking the advice and reflecting on the decision to be made must be given sound consideration.

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Leadership: "I don't agree " !

Leadership: "I don't agree " ! | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Don't say you agree with me. When People agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong ...

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Love this:  " the dissenting voice gets stifled when it is not well received."


The dissenting voice often includes divergent pieces that are missing in an otherwise brilliant body of work.  Listen carefully.  Good could become better .

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:06 PM

This is really thought provoking and promotes the idea that innovation comes from the fringes, from non-conformity, and from the disagreeable.

Elaine Cox's curator insight, May 25, 2013 2:30 AM

Thought provoking and promotes the idea that leaders need to be brave enough to welcome dissention.

David Keuning's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:39 AM

It is so important to teach your employees to speak truth to power.  If your management team has 10 people and they ALL agree with you ALL of the time, then 9 are redundant.  It's the ability to harnass a variety of perspectives that distinguishes a high performing team.  

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How bad things can happen to good people who lack emotional intelligence

How bad things can happen to good people who lack emotional intelligence | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
School and school system leaders are far more likely to get into difficulty because of low social and emotional intelligence than because of deficiencies in their technical knowledge. At least that...
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The thing is, HOW you do what you do matters.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:23 PM

"Because these leaders often have a high need to control people and situations, they are unlikely to trust others or to delegate." They are not leaders then.

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Leadership lessons from a bowl of porridge | The Learning Factor

Leadership lessons from a bowl of porridge | The Learning Factor | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
 
Let’s face it, change is a pain. My wife loves to cook and decided she wanted a Thermomix for her birthday.  Although there is no appliance she doesn’t already own, a Thermomix was what she wanted.

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"As leaders our job is to inspire and show our teams the vision of what they could be after they embrace change!! Hmmm, something to ponder over as I eat another bowl of porridge."

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:17 PM

What I learned about leadership from my bowl of porridge.

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Three Tips for Building Teacher Buy-In

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A close friend who works in a leadership role in a local school asked me an interesting question this week.  "I just want to build something that teachers can buy-in to that will help kids," she sa...

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, April 13, 2013 5:44 PM

If you've ever wondered how to gain teacher buy-in you must read this.

Kathy Boyd's curator insight, April 18, 2013 3:45 PM

This is helped me to remember what new programs/initiatives look like from the teacher's point of view

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:17 PM

The three points, doability, sustainablity, and importance to teachers, make sense. I rarely ever see them implemented. The converse is more often the case.

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A Successful Leaders Guide To Getting Lucky

A Successful Leaders Guide To Getting Lucky | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Successful leaders always appear like everything fell into their laps. Understanding that luck is created, is a critical key to long-term success.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:24 PM

Quote from @toddbnielsen article:

 

Keep at it, keep at it, and sooner or later, you’ll get lucky too, because as Elmer Leterman said, “Luck is what happens when preparation, meets opportunity.”

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Dr.Richard Curwin is the director of the Master's program in Behavior Disorder at David Yellin College in Jerusalem and the author of 20 books related to motivation and behavior, including Disc See it on Scoop.it, via Coaching Leaders...
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Brief: Popular education reforms demoralize teachers

Brief: Popular education reforms demoralize teachers | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Brief: Popular education reforms demoralize teachers.
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15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders - Forbes

15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders - Forbes | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
It’s important to realize that just because someone holds a position of leadership, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. Put another way, not all leaders are created equal.
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Pretty comprehensive list!  The best way to locate a great leader is through finding the leaders they grow.

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