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On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader

On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it

One of the most overlooked aspects of being a leader is the inherent need for personal courage.
“Personal courage is the ability to act on the tough but necessary decisions guided by a moral compass that serves to benefit the team or stated goals.” ~ David Stricklin


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Principals Are People Too

Principals Are People Too | Leadership | Scoop.it

If you would have told me in my past that I would be a school principal, I never would have believed you.  Not when I was a young student (I’m sure my teachers would have also doubted this), when I was a teacher or even as an Instructional Coach.   No way, would I ever become a principal, that’s crazy talk!   


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Seven questions to guide decisions of an educational leader

Seven questions to guide decisions of an educational leader | Leadership | Scoop.it

I recognize the great responsibility I have to make wise and thoughtful decisions. Of course, I often make decisions and then come to realize later that with different information or a different perspective, I might have acted differently in the situation. When we make decisions we are doing the best we can with the information we have at the time. That's why it's so important to ask tough questions to make sure the decision is the best one possible with the available knowledge.


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How to Start a Conversation You're Dreading

How to Start a Conversation You're Dreading | Leadership | Scoop.it

The intellectual reason we build a case, or give context, to a difficult decision before announcing it is because we want to convey that the decision is well-thought out, rational, and an inevitable conclusion to the facts. But since the listeners don’t know what decision is being made, they have no context for the context and it all feels meaningless.  The emotional reason we give such long introductions to hard decisions is because we are procrastinating. We’re delaying the cringe feeling.

 


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Leadership Congruence: Do You Walk the Talk?

Leadership Congruence: Do You Walk the Talk? | Leadership | Scoop.it

A foundational behavior in effective leadership requires demonstrating congruence between what one says and what one does. Unfortunately, many times the behaviors of those in charge reflect a philosophy of “do as I say not as I do” rather than one of congruence.


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Promoting a Happy and Productive Teaching Staff

Promoting a Happy and Productive Teaching Staff | Leadership | Scoop.it

I think we can all agree that happier teachers mean more productive teachers who are better equipped to handle the daily demands of running a classroom. And let’s not forget the value in showing students that teachers “practice what they preach.” So take a moment to read these tips on promoting happy teachers in your school.


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21 Definitions of Thought Leadership

21 Definitions of Thought Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it

"Juste like the 72 marketing definitions that Heidi Cohen wrote about, depending on who you ask, thought leadership has many definitions too. Considered another marketing buzzword, I miraculously found 21 definitions for it"

 

By Tracy Sestilli.


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, November 11, 2013 5:58 PM

I add this list by Tracy Sestilly because I made reference to it in another post and I thought it deserves to be scooped too. It warns against the buzzword syndrom of Thought Leadership (true to everything trendy, especially in marketing) and underlines its multifaceted nature.


My key 2 words to define Thought Leadership are "innovation", and "influence". And I know that 2 words are not enough (think about change making, sharing, expertise...) but well, it's about curation here :)


Your definition: welcome !

Chiale Stéphanie's comment, November 12, 2013 2:45 AM
J'aime cette définition ; "un connecteur". C'est une personne clé ayant un réseau social étendu, et susceptible d'influencer un bon nombre de personnes.
Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:22 PM

Which of these definitions fi YOUR concept?

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Ten Phrases Every Leader Should Use: |

Ten Phrases Every Leader Should Use: | | Leadership | Scoop.it

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Mary Anne Hipp's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:10 AM

Excellent article that can result in a powerful ripple effect............

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That’s Not Me or Is It?

A personal reflection of how "that's not me" resulted in becoming a more emotionally intelligent leader. (That’s Not Me or Is It?
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A New Level of Leadership Thinking

A New Level of Leadership Thinking | Leadership | Scoop.it
"The problems that exist in the world today can't be solved by the level of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein Sometimes I&#03...
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Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance


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Leadership Round Up

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Leadership Round Up, by Marsha Egan: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (RT @MarshaEgan: Leadership Round Up is out!
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Ten women in tech you need to meet | Women in Leadership | theguardian.com

RT @CollegeBoard: Get inspired! Here are 10 #women who found success in #tech fields. http://t.co/hyWk7DBf0w from @guardian #STEAM #inspira…
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How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For

How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For | Leadership | Scoop.it
It takes maturity and humility to grasp that oftentimes the best thing you can do with the spotlight is to put it on those around you, so that they blossom in ways they didn’t realize were possible.

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8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders

8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders | Leadership | Scoop.it

Here is an excellent visual created by featuring 8 key characteristics of the school leaders.


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5 Reasons You Should Flip Your Leadership

5 Reasons You Should Flip Your Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it

The flipped model for leadership is not a silver bullet. It takes work, and it also takes relationship building. If leaders haven't set the foundation with their staff before they try it, it may never work for them. In addition, it takes the whole faculty or district committee to make this work. If teachers aren't preparing before the meeting, and leaders are creating boring five minute videos that aren't very engaging, than flipping leadership will not work.

 


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Can Administrators Be Instructional Leaders?

Can Administrators Be Instructional Leaders? | Leadership | Scoop.it

My interest in building exciting learning communities that benefit all children is what motivates me to be thinking about taking the plunge into school leadership, so I often reflect on the challenges and rewards of being an instructional leader in a school.

 


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Connecting Your Own Dots for Leadership

Connecting Your Own Dots for Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it

As I looked into moving into “leadership positions” within my own district, I believed that I did not have the experience to get into a role that I had wanted.  The tricky thing is that if you don’t have the experience, how do you get the job?

“Leadership” is not about title, but often influence and the ability to help others.  There are many administrators who aren’t necessarily leaders, and there are many teachers who exemplify the definition.  Yet for many, the idea of moving into “leadership” without the experience, seems insurmountable.  The reality is, the experience is already there within your current role, you sometimes have to just connect the dots for others, and more importantly, yourself.


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What Children Can Teach Education Leaders about Creativity

What Children Can Teach Education Leaders about Creativity | Leadership | Scoop.it

The difference between the "right" answer and being free to explore.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:05 PM

Creativity is about letting go of the pre-conceived ideas we enter into the process with. The Buddhists call it beginner's mind where there are many possibilities as opposed to the expert mind with only one.

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10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have | Leadership | Scoop.it
Aggressive, result-driven leaders have long been considered the best entrepreneurs. But collaboration and communication are proving to be far more valuable these days.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 30, 2013 1:37 PM

The closer everyone in the organization comes to achieving his or her singular potential, the more successful the business will be. Successful cultures encourage their employees to keep refreshing their toolkits, keep flexible, keep their stakes in the stream
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Doris Palomino's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:51 PM

I believe that if you really wanna move from good to great in organizations, then you should really consider leaning on betas... ""Yet I am seeing increasing success from "beta" startup cultures where the emphasis is on collaboration, curation and communication". 

Mamta Sharma's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:33 AM

leaders are not only born they can be created too!

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Gender and Leadership: Small Changes, Big Results

Gender and Leadership: Small Changes, Big Results | Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @TheRaDR: Rabbi @earichman on bringing a gendered lens to leadership training progs and what that changes: http://t.co/ivooxOdNig
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How to Be a Boss: 5 Rules You Must Follow

How to Be a Boss: 5 Rules You Must Follow | Leadership | Scoop.it
Being in charge: fan-tastic! And also: hard! As chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies, Leonard A. Lauder has supervised thousands of employees over his 50-plus-year career. His road-tested rules for the corner office: Know your team.
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The Language Of Leadership

The Language Of Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Painters have a brush, sculptors have a chisel, surgeons have a scalpel, and conductors have a baton—and leaders have language. In a way, it is language that makes our reality exist.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:08 AM

Language is critical to leadership.  Many times I see organizations struggle with "communications" when it's really a matter of their leadership not paying attention to their own language.  Lolly Daskal does a nice job of encapsulating the language of leadership.

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Accountability from Top to Bottom

Accountability from Top to Bottom | Leadership | Scoop.it
Webcast explores a re-framed approach to accountability – inviting everyone to understand that to be effective as an individual contributor or leader, you must be personally accountable.
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