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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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Can a Servant Leader Have a Significant Impact in All Areas of Influence? - :: Triune Leadership Services ::

Can a Servant Leader Have a Significant Impact in All Areas of Influence? - :: Triune Leadership Services :: | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A servant leader within an organization can have a significant impact in all areas of influence...
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Is it possible for a culture of servant-leadership to emerge, if the leader is not commited to servant-leadership? The challenge with saying yes is that it becomes an cognitive exercise exclusively. It may not be impossible but the odds lengthen.

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You're More Talented (and Beautiful) Than You Think

You're More Talented (and Beautiful) Than You Think | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I just got an email from a friend I haven't heard from in a while. She enclosed a link to the video below. Here's what she said: "...What an interesting parallel. Thought of you, J.T., when they
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We are both talented and beautiful. This is not about ego, but about the spirit of a person and what they are able to see in themselves and gift to others. It is about giving and receiving.

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A Perennial Healing.

A Perennial Healing. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
  “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung It is that time of year again, when the garden performs its ritual magic of re-creating itself anew.
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I am more awake since I began a more regular meditation practice.

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Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration

Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Eastern thought and meditation are pushing evercloser to the mainstream. Today many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on...
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This is a well-thought article with excellent examples. I was not very mindful a few minutes ago and was upset over something I did not control. Usually, I take a deep breath and try let those things drift past me.

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5 Questions That Will Make You a Happier Person - Lifehack

5 Questions That Will Make You a Happier Person - Lifehack | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By choosing different thoughts, we can actually shift from bummed to happy pretty quickly. Here are five questions that consistently boost your happiness.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
This is part seven of the nine-part series from the Project Happiness curriculum. We are looking at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary scho

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The acrostic poem is a good strategy for students. What makes the world a happier place?

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:19 PM

Another great article inform Edutopia's series on this topic.

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From Compassionate to 'Compassion It'

From Compassionate to 'Compassion It' | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Compassion It is a global social movement inspiring daily compassionate actions. How did it come to be? Founder Sara Schairer shares her story.     Did you know that.

 

Did you know that ‘compassion’ is a noun?  In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, you’ll find the definition: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.  But, that sounds more like a verb to me.  And, thanks to a gift from the universe and many incredible people, compassion IS now a verb.


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"Compassion is the most important skill to teach our children.  If we teach a new generation to put themselves in others’ shoes, the world’s social problems would disappear.” We need to find ways to feel good about our self and others.

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What is ‘spiritual’ about Leadership? | Radhanath Swami | Leadership and Spirituality

What is ‘spiritual’ about Leadership? | Radhanath Swami | Leadership and Spirituality | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Leadership appears attractive; we often see leaders surrounded by fans and ‘yes’ men. But few are aware of what happens behind the scenes.
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We want some dissension in the our world or we never move forward.

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Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Via Karin Sebelin, Mary Meduna, PhD
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The title provides great insight.

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:01 AM

Only when we make ourselves vulnerable and feel the experiences 
we face, we have the chance to see what is wrong in us and to get wise.

Vulnerability is a chance to heal our false thinking and false attitude.

He who is not able to suffer shall not get wise. ~ Karin Sebelin


http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/wisdom-is-nothing-more-than-healed-pain/

Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:32 AM

Embrace your scars.

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Study: Emotional Intelligence Affects Worker Engagement

Study: Emotional Intelligence Affects Worker Engagement | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Does emotional intelligence significantly contribute to a manager’s performance and a company’s overall success? One recent study says yes, strongly.

Via Merdrignac Soizic, John Michel, David Hain
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John Michel's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:08 PM

The study found that emotional intelligence—which Six Seconds defines as “a set of skills for understanding and using emotions effectively”—accounted for almost half of an individual manager’s performance level. It also found that emotional intelligence increased organizational engagement, higher organizational engagement achieved higher bottom-line results, and employee turnover dropped 63 percent during the study.

David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 2013 1:15 AM

This really works - practise!

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, April 30, 2013 1:35 PM

"Does emotional intelligence significantly contribute to a manager’s performance and a company’s overall success? One recent study says yes, strongly."

 

What do you think? How do you plan to develop EQ?

 

www.equanimityexecutive.com

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Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods : NPR

Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods : NPR | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Refining our capacity to notice is an act of reverence that we can bring to everywhere and everywhen. It's an invitation, bringing the world's most basic presence into view, opening our horizons and restoring our spirits.

Via Tom Wojick, David Hain
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Nature is a great place to let your inner teacher find its voice.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:46 PM

The first, I mean the very first time I began notice what was going on inside  me and around me was on five day walk in the woods.

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remnant 17: "we came to the world in order to remake the world" Paulo Freire

Welcome to the intersection of P. L. Thomas writing about his writing and other writers' writing to explore discourse as quilting.
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In Canadian education, many teachers use Friere's work to teach good questioning skills. Although that is a good idea it falls far short of the depth of his work.

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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: The Importance of Trust

In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: The Importance of Trust | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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"Trust in this sense involves the relationships of all educational stakeholders. More than relationships between students and teachers alone, the relations between teachers with teachers, teachers with principals, and school personnel with the community are also important considerations." I was not sure where to put this one, but figured the spirit of people and their organizations are uplifted when trust is ingrained.

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30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:52 PM

Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive changes every day over the course of at least a 30 day period.


Linda Allen's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:29 PM

I'm up for the challenge--how about you?

Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:29 AM

Sometimes we need little reminders about how to stay connected with our humanity and the humanity of others. I found this to be inspiring. 

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My Watershed Moment

My Watershed Moment | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Thoughts by Jonathan Hilton about life, thoughts, ideas, philosophy, memory and all
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Looks like an interesting book.

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Poetry By Heart

Poetry By Heart | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Poetry evokes both the creative and the radical. We can express what we feel in a deep and meaningful manner.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:54 PM

"Poetry By Heart is designed to put the emphasis on learning by heart, not on learning by rote.  It is about understanding and remembering the deep recurring truths about our experience as humans, in terms that are especially beautiful and resonant.  It is about doing this in a pleasure-filled way.  And it is part of the same benevolent revolution in poetry-proving and poetry-teaching that formed a part of the original intention in founding the Poetry Archive  during my ten years as Poet Laureate." ~Andrew Motion

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Susan Kaiser Greenland - Mindful in the Rain, Seth Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland - Mindful in the Rain, Seth Greenland | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Once the inner primal scream is exhausted, I step back, take a hard look at the facts, and recognize that while the situation may be annoying today, and - I don't kid myself - could get worse before it gets better, I know that I have to remain calm...
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When it rains, do I have the right tools to work with? The author uses rain as analogous to life's chaos.

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Could You "Quit the Internet" for 12 Months? This Man Did. This is What He Learned:

Could You "Quit the Internet" for 12 Months? This Man Did. This is What He Learned: | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I was wrong.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

It's a been a year now since I...

Via Ken Morrison
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I put this in this section, because of the line about corrupting my soul. The Internet, like all technology, is a tool and we need to use each mindfully.

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KEN"S KEY TAKEAWAY:

This tech writer for the VERGE quit the internet for one year.  This article includes some interesting insight on his experiences as well as a nice 20-minute artful documentary.  I am glad that I made time for it. There are many nuggets of wise introspection

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33rd Square: Researchers Connect Entropy To Intelligent Behaviour

33rd Square: Researchers Connect Entropy To Intelligent Behaviour | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

The second law of thermodynamics, which states that entropy can only increase, dictates that a complex system always evolves toward greater disorderliness in the way internal components arrange themselves.


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Complex systems need a sense of being disorderliness. It is not problematic.

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Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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The Buddhist term I think is important in leadership is interbeing. Interpersonal is one aspect of leadership, but interbeing has a broader meaning.

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Peter Francis's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:35 AM

Everyone is looking to sell the leadership silver bullet x 

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5 Tiny Steps to Move away from Unnecessary Busyness

5 Tiny Steps to Move away from Unnecessary Busyness | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Living Business When we are busy, we forget to feel what’s going on with our own bodies. Let us not be the ants, blind to our own lives, oblivious to what’s in front o...
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Take time and just be present for your self.

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The SECRET behind all great artists | Seven Sentences

The SECRET behind all great artists | Seven Sentences | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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What does not kill us strengthens us. Depending on where you look it is either attributed to Neitzsche or Frankl.

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Why You Should Write Daily : zenhabits

"One of the most instrumental changes in my life has been writing every single day."
 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jasmin Rez
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We need to use both technology and traditional methods to fully develop our brains,

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:22 AM

One of the most instrumental changes in my life has been writing every single day.

For many years I was a writer who didn’t write that regularly. It was always on the back of my mind to write, but I didn’t find the time.

Then I started this blog in January 2007, and have written pretty much every day since then.

It was life-changing.

Jasmin Rez's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:50 AM

 via @AnaCristinaPrts

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Leadership Advice: Simplification Changes Everything

Leadership Advice: Simplification Changes Everything | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
New possibilities open up for us when we simplify our lives - in leadership development as well as personally.
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I have tried to let go ore in the past few years and it is rewarding. It is less ego-driven. What I need to do is have a constant mantra and use one from my family: "This too, shall pass." And, I take a deep breath.

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