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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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#Leadership Why We Pick Leaders with Deceptively Simple Answers

#Leadership Why We Pick Leaders with Deceptively Simple Answers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
To distressed people in troubled times, the least rational leaders make the most sense. This hundred-year-old theory harks back to the work of Sigmund Freud — and having to resort to it to explain a leader’s rise is never good news.

After all, a decade after he cast light on the social forces that would sink Europe into the abyss of totalitarianism, an ailing Freud was forced to flee Vienna for London, where he could, as he put it, “die in freedom.” It was 1938. Soon after, hundreds of thousands began to die for it.

Although most people associate the Viennese psychologist with his controversial conjectures about the unconscious mind, sexuality, and neuroses, fewer know (or acknowledge) that he also put forward one of the most enduring and validated theories of leadership.

Via David Hain, Ricard Lloria
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The opening sentence is important. When we watch the current political state-of-affairs in American politics, nothing more needs to be said. We want someone, anyone to make us feel like problems can be solved simplistically, quickly, and that can lead to totalitarian ways.

Having said this, it is important to note that is what we are taught to do in schools. Teachers often spend an incredible amount of time discussing things and turn to the administrator at the end of a meeting and ask, "What do you want us to do?"
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David Hain's curator insight, May 10, 9:16 AM

Freud on leadership - it's complicated!

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8 lessons for effective school leadership

8 lessons for effective school leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Today’s school leaders face a new education landscape, one fraught with challenges and new expectations. Smart leaders are realizing the benefits of applyi

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
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Some of these are very old-school. For example, holding others accountable is an external and top-down process. Teachers can and should be expected to be responsible, a more internal process.

 

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MFaculty's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:52 AM

As leaders in education wrestle with the dynamic changes in funding, the continued pressures for increased performance, and an ever demanding  need for a quality workforce, they must operate within their means.

 

Shared here are tactics that will assist leaders navigating these challenging times within their workforce. Although focused at school leadership, there are lessons to be learned by leaders across the spectrum   

Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 16, 2014 10:58 AM

I think #5 is important for workforce and students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Other than an instructional leader, be an institutional leader to be more effective!

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Are there fundamental differences between leaders and managers?

Are there fundamental differences between leaders and managers? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
  For the past two weeks, I have been teaching masters students in business administration programs, last week in Grenoble and currently in Munich. Leadership courses with MBA students--or executives, or any other type of student for...

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Yes, they are.

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The habit that will consistently make you more powerful at work

The habit that will consistently make you more powerful at work | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

When we try to do things in a rush, we are usually destined to fail from the start — something I learned from my own mistakes. Faster doesn’t necessarily mean better.


Via David Hain, Bobby Dillard, Roy Sheneman, PhD, donhornsby
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Patience allows us to pause and listen closely to others, the world, and ourselves.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 1, 6:26 AM

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience" ~ Tolstoy, HT @faisal_hoque

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(From the article): Being a patient listener allows us to absorb the full message, both spoken and unspoken. Being patiently mindful of the speaker’s every gesture, facial expression, and change in tone allows for a fuller understanding of the underlying issues.

TIME ALLOWS FOR SMARTER DECISIONS.

The best ideas seldom come to mind immediately. The longer we take to ponder a problem, the easier our brains may find it to fit everything into place. It is often in the quiet moments when inspiration strikes, and it hardly ever happens when we are desperate to make a decision. An attitude of patience helps us to smooth over those inevitable bumps in the road, and we usually reach the best path in our own time.

 

Any decision can be made quickly, but the consequences of those choices live for much longer. We live in a world where split-second decisions and decisive actions are constantly encouraged at our workplaces. How much smoother would things be if we all took the time to make the right decision the first time? It is all too easy to be hijacked by pressures and emotions and rushed into a hasty mistake.

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50 of The World’s Best Quotes For You To Live By

50 of The World’s Best Quotes For You To Live By | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Here is an amazing collection of some of the worlds best quotes by inspirational leaders and game changers in history. Live by these for the ultimate success.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Marisol Araya Fonseca
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"Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.” – Paulo Coelho

 

There are some great quotes here to share with students and colleagues.

 

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