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Leadership Is a Conversation

Leadership Is a Conversation | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it

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Register for free at the HBR site and get 4 free articles a month.  This is a fantastic deal. 

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It is and many educational 'leaders' are not up to it.

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Growing Pains (1)

Growing Pains (1) | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
(This is the first part of a two part post) One of the issues that I often come across when speaking with managers of language schools is the problem of managing the transition from a small organic organisation to one that is larger and more mechanistic. To explain a little more: Many language schools grow from…
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May You Live in Interesting Teams

May You Live in Interesting Teams | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
This year’s LAMSIG Pre-Conference workshop is entitled Effective Teams and Teamwork: building, participating, leading. I am looking forward to it very much – while I am one of the team presenting (the teamwork team?)  I expect to learn a lot from both my co-presenters and also those who attend and offer their experiences and thoughts to the…
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Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’ | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
With news that half of England’s teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them?
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Managing education in a digital world

Managing education in a digital world | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Andy Hockley looks at how the digital world is affecting learning and the way we manage education. He provides some useful advice on what to consider and how to plan for online education management.
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Women in ELT Management and Leadership

Sue Blundell talks about building a personal brand and examining the definition of leadership and management and Dawn Hewitt focuses on work-life balanc
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'Why the data doesn’t work: teaching is more sophisticated, complex and human than results-driven businesses'

'Why the data doesn’t work: teaching is more sophisticated, complex and human than results-driven businesses' | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
It’s time politicians and researchers acknowledged that the business approaches they advocate for schools demonstrate how little they really understand about teaching, writes one educational consultant
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Women in Leadership - Part 2

Women in Leadership - Part 2 | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Proposals on how we can confront the issues brought up by the course Women and Leadership summarised in Part 1 focused on the personal challenges that women face and what women can do about these t...
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Part 2 of Fiona's look at women in leadership in ELT

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If You Can’t Measure It, You’d Better Manage It. | Henry Mintzberg

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Great commentary on the obsession with measurement by the peerless Henry Mintzberg

 

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AJAL · Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics

AJAL · Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
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(free to download) Article by Marina Gonzalez on professional development from an ELT Management perspective

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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
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Very interesting piece on evaluating teachers by formal student feedback (refers to higher education, but is applicable across the board)

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Innovation Leadership in Schools

Innovation Leadership in Schools | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Own - A job description that could serve as a template for building innovation leadership in any school.
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Is this your job description?  Could it be?

 

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Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings.

Via Gino Bondi
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(As this is American, "administrator" is used to mean manager, and in this case Academic Manager).  

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TED Talks on Being A Leader

TED Talks on Being A Leader | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it

The TED list below features some really wonderful talks on how to be a leader and how to inspire others to action. If you have sometime this weekended you might want to watch some of them. our favourite talk in the list is Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”.

1- How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 28, 2015 11:07 AM

Check out Simon Sinek's Golden Circle.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 28, 2015 7:54 PM

Excellent choice of TED videos on leadership.

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:37 PM

Awesome  choice of TED videos on leadership and how to inspire others.

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Training for managers in language schools – the IDLTM

Training for managers in language schools – the IDLTM | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Andy Hockley explains all about The International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM), including the history, the syllabus, how participants are asessed and why it is a qualification worth
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SOLE – does it work with adult language learners?

SOLE – does it work with adult language learners? | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
When Sugatra Mitra introduced the ELT world to his concept of the SOLE (self-organised learning environment) at IATEFL 2014, half of the audience stood up and walked out while the other half were s…
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Very interesting experiment
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Getting Teacher Recruitment Right

Getting Teacher Recruitment Right | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
I recently presented at a conference on the topic of recruitment in an elective slot where the other sessions focused on 1) managing under-performing teachers, and 2) addressing issues with teacher development. Disappointingly, most of the conference attendees went to these other sessions, which is ironic because they wouldn't have needed to if they had recruited…
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After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice

After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Google wants to know the secret to building a more productive team. The tech giant charged a team to find out. The project, known as Project Aristotle, took several years, and included interviews with hundreds of employees and analysis of data about the people on more than 100 active teams at the company. The Googlers looked har
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Developing managers through informal learning

Developing managers through informal learning | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Liam Brown looks at how learning in the workplace can be used to support manager development.
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Where can Academic Managers find support and advice?

Where can Academic Managers find support and advice? | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
In this article, Andy Hockley looks at the support networks available for academic managers in English Language Teaching.
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Women in Leadership - Part 1

Women in Leadership - Part 1 | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
I watched from afar the discussion created around Nicola Prentis' and Russell Payne's talk at IATEFL 2015 and was deeply saddened by some of the responses to Nicola. While I choose not to take part...
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First of 2 excellent posts by Fiona Thomas on women in leadership in ELT

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Doing it all: Why is delegating such a tough task? - Bruna Caltabiano

By delegatin effectively, managers can hugely expand the amount of work that they can deliver, besides being a recipe for success...
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Google's HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits

Google's HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
"If you perform every behavior on this list, you'll be an amazing manager," says Laszlo Bock, Google's SVP of people ops.
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Nice to read an article that focusses on most useful management skills rather than simply leadership:

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CultureofInnovation_HigherEd_4.15.15_FINAL.pdf

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Building a culture of innovation in Higher Education.  Fascinating and free report.  Well worth half an hour of your time.

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Why YOU Should Take On the Tough Projects No One Else Wants!

Why YOU Should Take On the Tough Projects No One Else Wants! | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
Taking on leadership of a challenging project will accelerate development of your leadership skills

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50 Professional Development Ideas for Teachers – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 Professional Development Ideas for Teachers – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | ELT Leadership and Management | Scoop.it
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Some ideas for CPD for EFL teachers

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