Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Leadership Cultivates Our Hope 

Leadership Cultivates Our Hope  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Some people believe they have earned the right to be leaders. Some are confident our experience or our education means we deserve to be leaders. Some of us think we have inherited leadership from our ancestors. Some people see themselves as having the personality or the ambition it takes to be a leader. 


Via donhornsby
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Leading people involves giving them hope. Managing takes it away.
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donhornsby's curator insight, April 26, 10:34 AM
(From the article): The leaders I remember are the people who plant seeds in me every day. Even if it takes a long time for those seeds to grow and produce, they planted and cultivated them. Like persistent farmers, leaders cultivate hope that will produce for years to come. Whose leadership cultivates your hope today?
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How To Take Care Of Business? Take Care Of Yourself

How To Take Care Of Business? Take Care Of Yourself | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Burn out in business is a very real thing. One of the main reasons I have been able to avoid it – across a career that has spanned 50 years – is because I have always made my health and wellness a priority. When I’m asked: ‘what’s the key to success in business’ my answer can differ depending on the subject at hand – delegation, people, learning from failure, etc – but when it comes down to it, the key is you. The simple fact is, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of business.

Via David Hain, donhornsby
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Good advice from Branson on keeping the mojo going so that your organisation thrives!


A healthy body equals a healthy mind, and a healthy mind takes care of business.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 1, 7:17 AM

Good advice from Branson on keeping the mojo going so that your organisation thrives!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 1, 8:06 AM

Good advice from Branson on keeping the mojo going so that your organisation thrives!


A healthy body equals a healthy mind, and a healthy mind takes care of business.

Hervé Odet's curator insight, April 15, 3:12 AM
Bonne lecture et pratique, Hervé Odet, Karuna Coach
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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations.

 

None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required.


Via The Learning Factor, Zian Peak
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Regardless of what we call it, education is often still locked into command and control and coercive models of management and leadership.

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Lauran Star's curator insight, September 21, 2014 2:56 PM

While type does matter - I believe a successful leader has a bit of all

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 2014 4:12 PM

Daniel Goleman's (Emotional Intelligence) classification of leadership styles

Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's curator insight, February 5, 2015 6:51 PM

What is your leadership style!

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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
And why do they stay?

Via Lance W. , Sharrock
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A lack of respect is a substantial reason. I left because of it and many others stay despite it. It is not a lack of respect from students and parents. It is from colleagues and administrators.

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10 Lessons on Leadership - with Shareable Poster

10 Lessons on Leadership - with Shareable Poster | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson, Christine Heine, R.Conrath, Ed.D., John Shank
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I hope bosses read 4: "Take care of people" and 10 "Be a good listener."

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Ana Tapia's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:41 PM

Back to the basics...But could be a good reminder!!!

Ann Vega's curator insight, March 27, 2013 10:16 AM

This is a great list!

Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:36 PM

Always good advice, the best leaders I know follow these lessons.

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Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership

Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Of 33,000 workers globally, one in three said they don't trust their employer. What gives?

Via donhornsby, Bobby Dillard
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When we conflate management and leadership, treating them as the same thing, we make the mistake of missing what leading is. It cannot be defined, but, when we see it, we recognize it.
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donhornsby's curator insight, April 7, 10:37 AM
(From the article): One in three people don’t trust their employer. That’s according to the new Edelman "Trust Barometer", a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries about trust in the workplace.

 Among the other notable findings, trust decreases down an organization’s hierarchy: 64% of executives, 51% of managers, and 48% of rank and file staff say they trust their organizations, and employees say they trust peers more than CEOs when it comes to company information. Right now, many workers have their choice of jobs that boast high earnings and a range of career opportunities. To stay competitive in the war for talent, most employers are offering a full complement of benefits and perks as well as beefing up their efforts to engage workers through inclusion initiatives. Indeed, many employees among the Top 100 Great Places To Work reported being satisfied with their jobs, but also having a high level of trust for their companies.

 That’s obviously not the case everywhere, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. The survey revealed gaps between factors that employees rate as important for building trust and how their leaders rated based on those attributes.
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THE PRINCIPAL CENTER

THE PRINCIPAL CENTER | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
We want our feedback to make a difference, but we also want to soften the emotional blow, so we use the instructional leader’s most common feedback tool: the “feedback sandwich.”

Via Cindy Riley Klages
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I experienced feedback as promoting a particualr administrator's agenda and ideology. When I asked questions, I was treated as resistant to feedback.
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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found


Via Belinda MJ.B, Bobby Dillard, Dr. Amy Fuller, David Hain, Roy Sheneman, PhD
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

These are interesting and common sense ideas. The one about moving closer to work helps with sleeping more and not spending time worrying about work on the drive to and from.

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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:20 AM
Lisa C. Arrendell's insight:

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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Employee Retention Doesn’t Just Happen: Five Keys to a Clear Strategy

Employee Retention Doesn’t Just Happen: Five Keys to a Clear Strategy | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
What employee retention strategies do you use to engage and retain employees?

Via The People Development Network, AlGonzalezinfo
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Trust is foundational to success.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:48 AM

Excellent post!  

 

From the article:

 

Hiring the right managers makes all the difference. Steve Miranda, Managing Director for Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), said in an interview that he believed 80 percent of employee turnover resulted from the environment created by a manager as opposed to the company at large.


So it’s critical to work closely to make sure there’s a consistent open line of communication between employees and managers, and that managers are working collaboratively and positively with their employees.

donhornsby's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:51 AM

(From the article): Though, there are many other employee retention strategies for engaging and retaining employees, these tips should serve as a good start. Be transparent, have a clear employee value proposition, communicate with employees early and often, know what they want and what you want, and what motivates them.

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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – 3 Filters for Employee Engagement | WebTalkRadio.net

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – 3 Filters for Employee Engagement | WebTalkRadio.net | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Studies show that around 80 percent of workers are not passionate about what they do. Here are 3 ways to start changing the status quo.


Via Maya Mathias, AlGonzalezinfo, David Hain
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We need different people running many organizations.

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Karin Sebelin's comment, May 14, 2013 12:55 PM
Thinking to feel empathy and really feeling empathy it is a great difference :-)
Karin Sebelin's comment, May 14, 2013 1:05 PM
We should never speak theoretically about empathy :-) Empathy is a practice!
Maya Mathias's comment, May 14, 2013 5:12 PM
Thanks for all the shares and comments! It was truly a joy to serve and I'm glad it resonates.