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What role does spirituality play in leadership? It makes the leader whole and fill the hole in the whole of the organization
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The Significance of Grit (Resilience): Angela Lee Duckworth

The Significance of Grit (Resilience): Angela Lee Duckworth | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

What all those definitions of resilience have in common is the idea of a positive response to failure or adversity. Grit is related because part of what it means to be gritty is to be resilient in the face of failure or adversity. But that's not the only trait you need to be gritty.


Via Mel Riddile, Don Cloud, Amy Melendez, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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A very important attribute in the learning.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:26 AM

"Carol Dweck, more than anyone else, is a role model for me. We're collaborating with her on a couple of projects. One thing we've found is that children who have more of a growth mind-set tend to be grittier. The correlation isn't perfect, but this suggests to me that one of the things that makes you gritty is having a growth mind-set. The attitude "I can get better if I try harder" should help make you a tenacious, determined, hard-working person." - Angela Duckworth

Don Cloud's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:27 AM

"Grit" ... a key to being successful ... and it's something that you can develop in yourself and promote throughout your organization.

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Did you know that you actually have two brains?

Did you know that you actually have two brains? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
On my way to Tallinn where I am attending the 2013 SIETAR Congress, I read some interesting articles related to intercultural research, mindfulness and leadership. It always strikes me, how much ev...

Via Jenny Ebermann
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The topic is embodied cognition and mindfulness.

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Re-Train Your Brain to Overcome "Microwave Mentality"

Re-Train Your Brain to Overcome "Microwave Mentality" | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
If you're looking for results in your business or personal life and feeling frustrated that it's taking too long, perhaps you need to drop the microwave mentality. Remember: anything that's worth something takes time.

Via Luis Valdes, Ken Donaldson, David Hain
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A microwave mentality is a good way of putting it.

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John Michel's curator insight, September 16, 2013 6:06 PM

Have you fallen prey to the "microwave mentality?" 

Ken Donaldson's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:51 AM

This is classic...re-train your brain to be more sane....really!

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Inner Alchemy

Inner Alchemy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I began photographing our yellow delicious apple tree in the spring, with the idea of capturing shots at various stages through harvest time. This, in an effort to visually convey transformation: A...

Via Laurie Buchanan, PhD
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We need alchemy in our lives.

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Laurie Buchanan, PhD's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:58 AM

When it comes to personal transformation, are you an early or late bloomer?

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Vision is never an afterthought for a leader

Vision is never an afterthought for a leader | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Need of the time is for societies to be led by conscious leaders

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dean J. Fusto
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Leadership is about helping a shared vision to emerge. We have an abundance of technicians in our organizations and they are good at telling people what their vision is, but rarely do I see bringing it all together.

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Isabelle Russier's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:44 AM

A truly great leader operates from the soul level, inspired by vision and inner wisdom as opposed to greed. Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

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4 Ways Children Learn Gratitude

4 Ways Children Learn Gratitude | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Children learn by example and gratitude is a win-win.

Via Dr. Amy Fuller, Fuller Life Family Therapy, Angie Mc, Dean J. Fusto
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Being a good example of gratitude is so important.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:44 PM

“We think that in helping young people become more grateful, they will feel happier and more satisfied with their lives. In addition, it may make them less likely to lash out at others when they lose a game or feel hurt in some way.”

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
This quote was way ahead of its time. Over the last 20 years, state spending on jails has risen six times faster than spending on higher education. Thus, the U.S.

Via Mary Meduna, PhD
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This quote says a lot about the brokeness of our educational system.

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Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, September 13, 2013 8:39 AM

An inspiring collection!

Don Cloud's curator insight, September 15, 2013 10:06 AM

simple and profound

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Teaching Kids Mindfulness Improves their Attention | Psych Central ...

Teaching Kids Mindfulness Improves their Attention | Psych Central ... | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A new UK study finds that a short training course in mindfulness improves children's ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. University of.

Via Kelly Christopherson
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This is a long over due concept in schools.

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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Mindfulness Goes Mainstream | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The topic of mindfulness is popping up everywhere. While these somewhat militant monks seem the antithesis of the quiet, calm imagery associated with all things mindful, the message speaks to a lar...

Via Jenny Ebermann, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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This should have been happening for some time.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 6, 2013 3:22 AM

And long may it stay there!

Don Cloud's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:42 AM

Rescooping ... thanks for sharing.  A wealth on useful info about mindfulness and leadership.

Jenny Ebermann's comment, September 6, 2013 6:44 AM
Very welcome!
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Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy right Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type - and which one you are - can help you manage a vast range of experiences. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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This is an excellent article about where our creativity might come from.

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Lasting Legacy: Nelson Mandela's Evolution as a Strategic Leader - Knowledge@Wharton

Lasting Legacy: Nelson Mandela's Evolution as a Strategic Leader - Knowledge@Wharton | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Lasting Legacy: Nelson Mandela's Evolution as a Strategic Leader by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.

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There is much to be learned from this remarkable example of leadership

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How to Access Higher States of Consciousness With Breath

How to Access Higher States of Consciousness With Breath | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The ancients knew that the breath was the key to higher states of consciousness and awareness and so they developed many practices to use it for this purpose

Via Psychology Tomorrow
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Being present and a spiritual essence are increasingly important.

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Awakening Your Compassion: 8 Steps to Cultivate a Daily Practice

Awakening Your Compassion: 8 Steps to Cultivate a Daily Practice | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Remind yourself that the action you took issue with was not personal to you but about what the other person was going through.
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Eight excellent points

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Followers' actions affect an organization's leadership capacity

Members of an educational organization contribute to its leadership and can blend personal and social needs to help leaders encourage cooperation, a researcher has found.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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The more we feel we belong and are appreciated for belonging the more we will give back.
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Why empathy makes you more helpful

Why empathy makes you more helpful | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong
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Empathy is important and it is more than a process of self-determination. It is something that when there shines through and leads the way.

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How I Reboot Myself -- And Not Just My PC

How I Reboot Myself -- And Not Just My PC | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

I know you reboot your laptops frequently but have you rebooted yourself lately? In a fast moving pace, I have my own way to reboot myself as a CEO of Yahoo! JAPAN.


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We need to care for our self and make sure we are finally tuned as well.

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TY @AnnKlotz for: Michael Thompson, Speaks at Laurel School: "Kids seek Connection,Recognition & Mastery"

TY @AnnKlotz for: Michael Thompson, Speaks at Laurel School: "Kids seek Connection,Recognition & Mastery" | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
New York Times Bestselling Author and International speaker

In stories that are by turns poignant, shocking, uplifting, and inspiring, we see students grapple with the textured reality of their lives, devising their own unique strategies to survive and thrive in school. For parents, this book reveals the hidden emotional landscape of the school day and points toward the answers we both desire and dread as we seek to help our children find success in school and beyond.

The Pressured Child

Helping Your Child Find Success in School and LifeBy Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. with Teresa Barker 


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Sounds like an interesting book for teachers and parents.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, September 14, 2013 7:35 PM

Michael was his compassionate, disarming, poignant and humorous self. HIs new book The Pressured Child belongs on 'the frazzled parents' nightstands!--Lou

 

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""How was school?" These three words contain a world of desire on the part of parents to know what their children are learning and experiencing in school each day. Children may not divulge much, but psychologist Michael Thompson suggests that the answers are there if we know how to read the clues and–equally important–if we remember our own school days."

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Make Love Not War

Make Love Not War | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

People all over the world are filled with wisdom and knowledge. We each get to choose whether to use it in love or in war.


Via Vilma Bonilla
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It is an important leadership consideration.

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:16 AM

"People all over the world are filled with wisdom and knowledge. We each get to choose whether to use it in love or in war."

 

Love and appreaciate this message of peace and harmony. We always have a choice. ~ V.B.

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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren’t the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I suggest it can be learned. There is room for discussion and modeling. Teaching would not bring it to life with the modeling.

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4 Essentials of Humble Leadership

4 Essentials of Humble Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Avoiding narcissism and embracing humility will inspire employee loyalty and improve teamwork.

Via Anne Leong
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There is an essence of servant-leaderhip in the essentials.

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Strengthen the Connection Between Your Brain and Heart

Strengthen the Connection Between Your Brain and Heart | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Your brain and heart have the ability to communicate with each other and they always do to a certain extent. This connection can be strengthened and developed

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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Human beings are a whole. The heart and the brain work together along with the body to make us who we are.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:02 PM

I like theses instructions for increasing the connection between head and heart:


Quick Coherence® Technique:

  • Heart Focus: Shift your attention to the area of the heart and breathe slowly and deeply.
  • Heart Breathing: Keep your focus in the heart by gently breathing – five seconds in and five seconds out – through your heart. Do this two or three times.
  • Heart Feeling: Activate and sustain a genuine feeling of appreciation or care for someone or something in your life. Focus on the good heart feeling as you continue to breathe through the area of your heart.


- See more at: http://www.thehealersjournal.com/2013/06/15/heart-and-brain-connection-intuitive-strengthen/#sthash.LeJfHMz8.dpuf

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The 13 Lessons You Need to Learn in Your 20's to Discover Yourself

The 13 Lessons You Need to Learn in Your 20's to Discover Yourself | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
From failure after failure KFM presents to you the 13 lessons you need to learn in your 20s to discover yourself. Save yourself the pain and simply read on. (Talent without effort ensures mediocrity.

Via John Michel, Bobby Dillard, David Hain
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There are some excellent ideas here and I think we are in some trouble.

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John Michel's curator insight, August 22, 2013 6:22 AM

Avoid the complacent and safe life. Give yourself the opportunity to grow by taking risk. If you don’t try you will not truly discover yourself.

Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, August 23, 2013 8:50 AM
This is important for all generations but particularly important for the Y generation for whom they predict so many types of job changes! Know thyself...!
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What Amazing Leaders Do Differently

What Amazing Leaders Do Differently | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
In my work as a startup founder over the last few years, I've been fortunate enough to find myself surrounded by some incredible young leaders, be mentored by a few wise executives, and spend time (.@ShaneSnow shares 7 things amazing leaders do differently:...

Via The People Development Network, Don Cloud
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There is a mindful quality to the qualities.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:00 PM

Well said and well thought ... one of the best descriptions/definitions of servant leaders.  Thanks!

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The Heart Of Struggle: The Leadership's Journey

The Heart Of Struggle: The Leadership's Journey | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
We all have experienced difficult events, emotional hurts, and serious mistakes. Life is never without struggle, and the way to live it on life’s terms is to accept ourselves as we truly are, and embrace the journey.
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This is a very interesting article about the role of spirit and heart in leadership.

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10 Secrets of Science For Achieving Bliss (and my take)

10 Secrets of Science For Achieving Bliss (and my take) | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Lori, my Zen Master and a bubbling brook of knowledge and wisdom, shared this FastCompany article titled: 10 Simple Science Backed Ways to Be Happier Today. I reflected on it for a few days. Here's...
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Happiness is an important aspect of life that is often overlooked.

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