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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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for the love of learning: 3 Major Shifts Public Education needs to make

for the love of learning: 3 Major Shifts Public Education needs to make | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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Shift away from asking "how motivated are my students?" and move towards "how are my students motivated?".Shift away from focusing on control and compliance and move towards collaboration and engagement.Shift away from valuing what we measure and move towards measuring what we value.
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Bouncing Back- What Dr. Sam Goldstein Says About Resilience

Bouncing Back- What Dr. Sam Goldstein Says About Resilience | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
This week, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Sam Goldstein, who specializes in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. We got to talking about some of the tough stuff children face a...
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Resiliency and self-efficacy are more important than self-esteem for children. They need them all, but we ignore the first two and harm the child.

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7 Modern Day Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression

7 Modern Day Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Dale Carnegie wrote a fantastic book back in 1936 that really spelled out How to Win Friends and Influence People, and in my view it was so successful and continues to be successful because it

Via Mary Meduna, PhD
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All seven points make sense.

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Then, I Walked Out | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired}

Then, I Walked Out | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired} | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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This is where I am at. I was totally inspired by the families and children that came my way. One of the visted today and I felt more whole as a result.

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Orchestra Without a Conductor - Let's Grow Leaders

Orchestra Without a Conductor - Let's Grow Leaders | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
This was a farewell.  The last concert of the year for the high-school orchestra.  The seniors wore roses and beamed with personality. The conductor held up his baton, and the music began.  Powe

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA, David Hain
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A nice short piece that resonates loudly like a good orchestra.

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:22 PM

Simple, powerful and resonant ~ you will love this post by Karin!

John Michel's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:04 AM

A great reminder of what it means to lead well. 

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10,000 Hours May Not Make a Master After All | TIME.com

10,000 Hours May Not Make a Master After All | TIME.com | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
There are many roads to greatness, but logging 10,000 hours of practice to help you perfect a skill may not be sufficient.
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Mindless practice yields mindless behaviour.

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Teach Emotional Intelligence in Schools

Teach Emotional Intelligence in Schools | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Chinese friend writes that last week President Xi, the new national leader, told a graduating class that Emotional Intelligence is “more important than IQ,” and a competence that should
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Children will need the wisdom that emotional intelligence brings.

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Learning That Less is More

Learning That Less is More | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder where that term “less is more” comes from? Many people think that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the founders of the modern architectural movement was the first to use it. Actu...
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"Pick one tech tool and use it well" This is so important.

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Happiness Part 5: What makes it Work?

Happiness Part 5: What makes it Work? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
  In the last 4 parts on our Happiness discussion we looked at how our conscious mind was like a rider (conscious mind) on the back of an elephant (the rest of mind/body). The thing is the rid...
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I think I have all the sections.

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Botany Without Borders: Mindfulness and Nature

Botany Without Borders: Mindfulness and Nature | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

This is the conundrum: building in time for reflection after engaging teaching and learning.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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We need to be mindful of the ways we use and consume.

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Bhutan, the land of gross national happiness - Buenos Aires Herald

Bhutan, the land of gross national happiness - Buenos Aires Herald | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Bhutan, the land of gross national happiness
Buenos Aires Herald
What makes this small country (also known as the Land of the Dragon) the realm of happiness on earth?

Via Dean Lynch
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This would be an excellent way to approach the economy. What if happiness was our measure?

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Dean Lynch's curator insight, May 19, 2013 10:08 PM

WOW - Happiness comes from giving and to trully give openly you must be focused. There is only room for others in this environment.

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The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Brene Brown is makes sense.

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Evolving Your Spirit May/June 2013

Evolving Your Spirit May/June 2013 | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Via Laurie Buchanan, PhD
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An interesing looking magazine with short, concise articles.

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Laurie Buchanan, PhD's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:50 PM

My article, SOUL IN BLOOM, is inside the back cover — enjoy!

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Why I Had to Quit Facebook. ~ Monique Minahan

Why I Had to Quit Facebook. ~ Monique Minahan | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve felt the urge to disconnect from social media at some point, but felt like you just couldn’t do it? I’ve been feeling this desire to quit Facebook for some time now, but kept pushing it away as an unrealistic suggestion.
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"Life is too short for artificial connections. I want authentic connections." Social media does not have to be about articial or superficial connections. We need new, more mindful practices in our implementation and usage.

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High IQ means intelligent information filtering - Science Omega

High IQ means intelligent information filtering - Science Omega | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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High IQ means intelligent information filtering
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You have to be able to process relevant information quickly whilst suppressing or filtering out less relevant, distracting information.

Via Howard Rheingold
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I curated this in this area, because the essence if mindful practice.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:37 PM

Attentional intelligence is only logical -- it is easier to perform mental tasks when you are able to switch to focal attention and stay there during the task. Although IQ is presumed to be relatively unchangeable, metacognitive capabilities such as strengthened ability to switch to focal attention and stay there appear to be trainable.

Ken Morrison's comment, May 25, 2013 2:02 AM
I will definitely be sharing this with students and reminding myself that part of mental performance is blocking things out. I like the computer analogy. A faster processor is great. Letting an older computer focus on one important task can perform much better than the fast comptuer running 13 applications.
Ken Morrison's curator insight, May 25, 2013 2:03 AM
I will definitely be sharing this with students and reminding myself that part of mental performance is blocking things out. I like the computer analogy. A faster processor is great. Letting an older computer focus on one important task can perform much better than the fast comptuer running 13 applications.  
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How Courageous Are You?

How Courageous Are You? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Courage is defined by Wikipedia as the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.How Courageous Are You? (RT @adesojiadegbulu: How Courageous Are You?

Via RonJenson, Dean Lynch
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We need courage in this world today.

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Dean Lynch's curator insight, May 24, 2013 10:03 PM

Courage is being uncomfortable for what you know is right! Step out of your comfort zone, you deserve it!

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50 Paulo Coelho Quotes for the Soul. ~ Dusty Ranft

50 Paulo Coelho Quotes for the Soul. ~ Dusty Ranft | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Everything on the face of the earth has a soul, minerals, vegetables, animals, or even just a simple thought.
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This is a treasure trove of great quotes from a great and inspiring author.

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5 Leadership Lessons: The Manager and the Monk

5 Leadership Lessons: The Manager and the Monk | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

New book: An exploration of spirituality, values, and sustainability in business. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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This looks like an interesting read.

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Tony Vengrove's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:06 PM

Just added this to my reading list.  Sounds like the book I wanted to write with Eckhart Tolle.

Arzu Daniel's curator insight, May 25, 2013 3:08 PM
Leadership goes deep within
Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 30, 2013 1:42 PM

Interesting leadership lessons from a conversation between a Manager and a Monk. The blog describes several thoughts on leadership, culture, hope, ethical acting, and responsibility.

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This ONE MISTAKE Will Never Change the World | Seven Sentences

This ONE MISTAKE Will Never Change the World | Seven Sentences | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
World Changing Ideas -- Avoiding making this one mistake and you may end up changing the world. READ
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"If we’re not careful the responsibility of “changing the world” might be relegated to political, organizational and bureaucratic influences only." If this happens change will be at best superficial and oppressive.

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Class of 2013: Emotional Intelligence Matters

Class of 2013: Emotional Intelligence Matters | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Here’s a bit of heresy to send you on your way in life. You’ve been told throughout your academic years that your grades and your IQ are crucial for life success. That’s not the
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We need more than just being intelligent. We need to a complete person.

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Stewardship Is an Alternative to Leadership: An Interview With Peter Block - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center

Stewardship Is an Alternative to Leadership: An Interview With Peter Block - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
An interview with Peter Block, author of Stewardship, by Jesse Lyn Stoner: What stewardship is and how leaders can make the shift.
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Leadership is stewardship and stewardship is leadership.

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The Duality Of Leadership

The Duality Of Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
In life and in leadership, we are constantly dealing with duality. To learn, we need to be curious. To lead, we need to have followers. To be strong, we need to be vulnerable. To give, we need to receive.

Via John Lasschuit ®™
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There is a quality of servant-leadership in the article.

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Servant Leader Whole Person Inventory

Servant Leader Whole Person Inventory | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Effective, servant leaders know that, to develop each individual’s capability and productivity, you must tap into the whole person–physical, emotio
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This looks quite promising.

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Trust is...

Trust is... | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Trust is... Simple—When you break it down into its essential components of competence, integrity, benevolence, and dependability, trust is really pretty simple. Be good at what you do. Act with int...

Via John Lasschuit ®™, Swati Lahiri M.Ed (Curriculum Design)
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This serves as a counter balance to a recent article by a person who wrote about trust and it did not make sense.

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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:49 PM

 

from article : Leadership—Leadership is about influencing others, and if people don’t trust you, you won’t be able to influence them. Leadership and trust go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other

Anne Egros's comment, May 20, 2013 7:09 PM
I agree with this one : One careless act can instantaneously destroy trust that has taken years to develop, especially when the breach of trust involves a personal character failure.
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 21, 2013 4:42 AM

Great scoop!  From the article:

 

Forgiving—Trust assumes the best intentions of others and looks to forgive when someone falls short of expectations. Trust knows that people aren’t perfect and that mistakes will happen, but people will generally prove themselves worthy of the trust placed in them.

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Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
"Most leaders who take the test are surprised they 'don't have it all.'"

Via Christine Heine, AlGonzalezinfo, David Hain
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Does this turn Emotional Intelligence into a cognitive exercise.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 16, 2013 3:19 AM

Very interesting... Can this be a sign of changing times? Fascinating read, thanks Christine!

 

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Before Yale can determine whether the test can help them enhance the admissions process, the results first have to prove that it can predict certain outcomes. For now, Yale's School of Management and School of Medicine are allowing applicants the option to take the test, then they will study the results in a few years to determine whether using the applicant's emotional intelligence quotient would have "led to different results, predicted problems, or predicted unusual achievement."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/yales-emotional-intelligence-assessment-2013-5#ixzz2TPyl7UtX

Emma Sue Prince's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:22 AM

This is all about self-awareness. The degree to which people have this, or not, varies greatly. But the good news is that self-awareness can be developed. How? By gradually building understanding of self and why we do what we do, behave as we do, react the way we do and what causese these. In this way we can then begin to control and manage our emotions more effectively.