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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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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

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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.

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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.

Via Anne Leong
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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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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
It's easier to get lost in the busy life. Ask yourself these questions everyday and measure progress in your personal, interpersonal and professional lives.
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We should.

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Where Are You on the Leadership Continuum?

Where Are You on the Leadership Continuum? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
When you ask a hundred people to describe the perfect leader, you get the same answers over and over. Most people name typical qualities like “intelligent”, “decisive,” “

Via Fiona Ellis
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The word discerning caught my eye. It goes with wisdom and moral leadership.

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USCCB Blog: What Can I Do? Three Steps to Reduce Income Disparities

USCCB Blog: What Can I Do? Three Steps to Reduce Income Disparities | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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What if we did these things in our families, our schools, and our businesses?

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4 Ways To End Destructive Pride - TanveerNaseer.com

4 Ways To End Destructive Pride - TanveerNaseer.com | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Learn from CEO Richie Norton about the 4 steps we should take to overcome destructive pride in order to ensure a successful outcome from our efforts.
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The first about vulnerability reminded me of a Thomas Merton essay written many years ago about the vulnerability of falling in love. Merton did not use the words "do not be afraid to look stupid" but indicated when we are called to something relationally we find our voice in that.

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If you are back to work, remember this:

If you are back to work, remember this: | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
All the peace and happiness of the whole globe, the peace and happiness of societies, the peace and happiness of family, the peace and happiness in the individual persons' life, and the peace and h...

Via Jenny Ebermann
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A nice poem that is easy to print and pin up.

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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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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

My most important back-to-school supply doesn't fit in a backpack, and it can't be ordered online. It's as essential as a pencil, but unlike a pencil, no technology can replace it. In a sense, like a fresh box of crayons, it can come in many colors. Better than the latest gadget, it's possible to equip every student with it, and even better, when we do, it can transform our world.

It's actually a "muscle" I've been working on all summer. It's empathy.

What's the Big Deal About Empathy?

Empathy starts with putting yourself in someone else's shoes -- a key step in understanding perspectives that differ from your own. This isn't just a nice thing to do; it's an essential, active skill. It's foundational to embracing differences, building relationships, gaining a global perspective, conducting richer and deeper analysis, and communicating more effectively. 

 

Homa Tavangar Author, "Growing Up Global," GlobalEd advisor


Via Edwin Rutsch, Nancy Jones
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The adults will need to model and it is very difficult.

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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:46 PM

Empathy is a 21st Century skill that must be developed at home and in the class room.  "Empathy starts with putting yourself in someone else's shoes -- a key step in understanding perspectives that differ from your own. This isn't just a nice thing to do; it's an essential, active skill. It's foundational to embracing differences, building relationships, gaining a global perspective, conducting richer and deeper analysis, and communicating more effectively."

Audrey's comment, August 26, 2013 6:13 PM
I would agree with Garth, which is why homeschooling is so important.
Garth Sanginiti's comment, August 26, 2013 8:53 PM
Thanks, Audrey. And I echo your homeschooling comment...I am a strong supporter of homeschooling families!
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Wind Beneath Your Wings

Wind Beneath Your Wings | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that Len has a mistress—flying. A private pilot, his heart accelerates when he hears the drone of an engine in the sky. We recently went to Brodhead, WI to attend the Pietenpol/Hatz ...

Via Laurie Buchanan, PhD
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This is a great metaphor for finding what fuels are work and life.

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Laurie Buchanan, PhD's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:43 AM

Who is the wind beneath your wings?

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6 Paths to Better Leadership

6 Paths to Better Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
We know a lot about effective leadership in education -- and we keep learning the same lessons over and over. Between 1989 and 2000, Mark Goldberg interviewed 43 leaders across a spectrum of positi

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Lead morally. For many that I worked with in education this is not happening.

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Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need | Insights into Religion

Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need | Insights into Religion | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The U.S. religious landscape is changing and so too the old ways of doing church. Today’s seminary students will likely need to be far more creative and imaginative than older generations in connecting with members and creating community.
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These can apply to other leadership areas i.e. education.

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The Reflective Teacher: A Taxonomy of Reflection Part 3

The Reflective Teacher: A Taxonomy of Reflection Part 3 | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A guide to reflective thinking. Includes prompts for teachers to self - monitor their classroom practice and instructional strategies.

Via Malachy Scullion
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Quiet time is essential to grow.

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, August 16, 2013 6:10 AM

Reflection time is important and much overlooked.