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Manager as Coach: The new way to get results | Worth Consulting Blog

Manager as Coach: The new way to get results | Worth Consulting Blog | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Today, we live in a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Businesses, leaders and managers in this environment are hit by a ‘double whammy’.  They need to make sense of this world for themselves and they need to find ways of making sense of it for their employees to ensure they achieve results.

With all this going on, it’s understandable that many businesses feel they cannot spare the time for managers to attend courses due to greater workloads and less staff. However, it is now more important than ever for businesses to recognise how essential coaching is to the productivity of employees.


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Mangement and leadership are not this interchangeable. When we attempt to manage a VUCA world, it creates problems. We have to live and use leadership.

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If you live in Wales and like the idea of being a manager/coach, you need to read this. Worth Consulting @worthcon giving great results for next to nothing!

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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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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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@Ivon Prefontaine, PhD I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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What is school for? – Learning {Re}imagined – Medium

What is school for? – Learning {Re}imagined – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
This interview was recorded for Renegade Inc on September 7th 2016 and first appeared on the Renegade community. Reposted here with kind permission. Graham: Hello, I’m Graham Brown-Martin. My…

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What is school for? This is a question we should ask regularly, maybe every day. School is a formal part of someone's education. It is not the complete education of a person. For each person there is a question about what interests them i.e. self-interest.
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10 incredible Quotes to guide your life. – Creatomic – Medium

10 incredible Quotes to guide your life. – Creatomic – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I’m a collector of quotes. I love it when I can find a phrase, a sentence, a particular grouping of words that can change my perspective, open my fucking eyes, and spread a little light for me. I…
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The quotes tie together. We are in this together somehow. As the McLuhan quote lays it out we are in this together. In this sense, teaching the way it is done is artificial. Teachers are separated from one another, encouraged to believe "superman" does exist and will provide the next terrific solution. What if teaches lived and taught in community?
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The Myth of the Starving Artist and Other Misconceptions about Creativity

The Myth of the Starving Artist and Other Misconceptions about Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Art for art’s sake was a creed of the 20th century bohemians, and on the surface, it sounds like a good idea. We should not create work that is functional or commercial, the argument goes, but rather…
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Jeff Goins argues that starving is not the end-all in art. Making money and marketing are essential to artistry.
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18 Questions the Best Leaders Use to Develop, Engage, and Retain Their Staff

Your employees want to know you care about their careers.

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What makes us so alive in what we do? Teaching was one of those things for me. It is a joyful and life-giving process.
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3. Insight, where you get direct reports to think about what they want to achieve and areas in which they could improve and what they are prepared to do to make those goals and improvements.

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Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong

Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"What you think you know about how you retain new information and skills is likely completely wrong. Here’s what actually works."


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The first one is essential. We do not have fixed learning styles per se. We do tend to feel more comfortable using certain styles, but stepping beyond them can be essential to learning. The others are reading passively, focus on one topic at a time, first answer is the right answer, and practicing over and over.
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We don’t need hero leaders, we need cultures of learning and leadership

We don’t need hero leaders, we need cultures of learning and leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
“We have relied on hero’s for far too long, perhaps because it’s such an enticing promise.

Somewhere there is someone who will fix everything. Somewhere there is the perfect leader who will lead us out of this mess.

Somewhere, there is someone who is visionary, charismatic and brilliant and we will happily follow him or her.

Somewhere.

Well, it’s time for all the heroes to go home.

It is time for us to give up these hopes and expectations, that only serve to make people dependant and passive.

It is time to face the truth of our situation. We are all in this together.

Let’s figure out how to engage the hearts and minds of everyone, and get on with the work to do it.” — Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
The author, Ash Buchannan, makes the point that, living in community, we each have the opportunity to rise to the occasion and lead. He referenced Margaret Wheatley's work.

Too often in schools, there is desire amongst teachers to be told what they are to do. No one can lead our students for us, so how do we step up in a community of teaching, learning, and leading? To educate and pedagogy are about leading.
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It takes a village...and communities thrive on everyone taking responsibility...

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Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Mastering the art of conversation takes time but here are 7 steps from research and classic texts that can help you glide through your next interaction.

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Good conversation is about listening and not listening to answer.
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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, May 15, 9:43 PM
I was just having a discussion with an old friend about the lost art of communication. People have a hard time communicating. Both the spoken and the written word are highly valuable life skills to master. Public speakers and writers spend a lifetime honing their craft. Individuals seem to give up on their communication skills or simply be careless.

This article provides some useful suggestions and a book recommendation on the topic of improving conversations. Conversation truly is an art form that is specific to the individual or audience addressed. A lifetime may not be enough to master the art of communication but it is important to always keep improving our skills in this area as the quality of our lives often depend on it. May we all practice good and effective communication in our lifetimes. Do the best you can and never stop communicating and improving your skills. Enjoy your week, friends. ❤️
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The Problem with Education That’s Driven by Sanctions

The Problem with Education That’s Driven by Sanctions | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Legislature passed during the 20th century was well-intentioned but has left 21st century education with a system featuring many nonviable aspects, and educational reform is only just now starting to figure out how to even begin to remedy history’s mistakes. A major problem facing the nation’s school systems is that our children are over-tested, sometimes to an extreme. Still, the nation relies heavily on standardized testing as an indication that students are progressing toward established goals. Nationwide testing creates the risk of losing a broad variety of learning experiences and critical thinking instruction so valuable in high-quality education. Testing often …
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We confuse the ideas of reform and transforming. Reform is reorganizing what is already there as if nothing is to be discarded and added. Worse is that we add without discarding. John Dewey cautioned the worst reciped is to mix and add without thought. His concept of reconstructing (Pinar's reconceptualizing) is transforming, which echoed Arendt and her concept of action.
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Is Meaning Lost when Data is Exported?

Is Meaning Lost when Data is Exported? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
If you take data out of context, does it lose its meaning? This question constantly plagues Steven Gaudino, VP of Product Management at Reasoning Mind.

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It is. Context means something and is essential to the data. Culture, language, and social status among other things have a bearing on the outcomes. As a teacher, I understood each day and each person was different. Differences make a difference.
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Keep clam and think chinese: Context is everything, always!

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How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire

How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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What about those of us who worked hard to get where we are, but did not achieve high status in our profession? When I look at who is consulting, it is the same people who ran schools and want the status quo in tact.
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How Leaders Can Invest in the Power of Differences

How Leaders Can Invest in the Power of Differences | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In a world in which we expect the neighborhood ice cream shop to offer up at least 31 flavors, why do we insist on “fixing” people so their point of view matches one flavor—ours?

Sometimes it’s maddening to be in a conversation with a fiercely-opinionated person whose thoughts are 180 degrees from mine. As we talk, I keep thinking about how narrow-minded the person is and how I could help them see the light if they’d only let me.


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Differences make a difference. Diversity is essential in organizations. We exist in what Hannah Arendt described as plurality and Biesta calls radical contingency. This is essential in teaching to make teaching relational rather than technical fixes.
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I do not conflate teaching and leading, but they overlap in many ways. Differences make a difference when one is leading and when one is teaching. Each person we lead and teach brings a unique story to the organization and classroom. What we tend to do is lapse into managing these differences, instead of being informed by them and learning how to lead and teach in new and meaningful ways.
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Aha! Study examines people struck by sudden insight

Aha! Study examines people struck by sudden insight | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Researchers study the eyes to identify when people near epiphany

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How will these results help us in classrooms and leading in organizations?
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Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice

Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Students need to practice important skills, but it's equally important they know how to do so effectively.
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Practicing includes practicing the right way. When we make mistakes, how do those inform us?
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How To Be A World-Class Mentor To Others – The Mission

How To Be A World-Class Mentor To Others – The Mission | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Becoming successful in your own right is one thing; where the real fulfillment starts to come from is when you can use your skills to help someone else achieve their dreams. Through helping someone…
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Mentoring and coaching is helping someone find their path. Quite often, it is asking questions that allow the other to explore. It takes time.
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Speech, Action, and the Human Condition: Hannah Arendt on How We Invent Ourselves and Reinvent the World

Speech, Action, and the Human Condition: Hannah Arendt on How We Invent Ourselves and Reinvent the World | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"The smallest act in the most limited circumstances bears the seed of the same boundlessness, because one deed, and sometimes one word, suffices to change every
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According to Arendt, action, including speech, transcends time and place. As well, we cannot predict how it will be understood beyond time and place. This is essential to understand in teaching. Pedagogic actions and speech are not just subject to interpretation in the moment and place they occur. The method of currere is an example of this transcendence. We look back and explore our lived-experiences to imagine the future of our teaching.
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Love what you do

Love what you do | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
learning, technology, education, steve, wheeler, social media, internet, mobile, school, teachers

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When we love what we do, we want to grow and flourish.
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Ama lo que haces y haz lo que amas.

Excelente consejo de Steve Wheeler.

Descubrir, un viaje de aprendizaje...

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Return on Character | Character-driven leaders deliver five times greater financial returns for their organizations.

Return on Character | Character-driven leaders deliver five times greater financial returns for their organizations. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Does the character of our leaders matter? According to research done by KRW International it really, really, does!

Welcome to a Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture. Joining Peter Clayton today is Fred Kiel, PhD, co-founder of KRW International, the author of Return On Character. For more than thirty years, he has helped Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives build organizational effectiveness through leadership excellence and mission alignment.

 

Strategy+Business considers Return on Character one of the best business books of 2015.

With Credit Suisse replacing their CEO after years of fines and the future of companies like Uber and Yahoo! being questioned because of bad CEO behavior, (or the current CEO poster boy, infamous former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli), could this be the wakeup call we need to start measuring how the character of a leader impacts their organization's performance?

For the first time we now have data to measure the correlation. In Return On Character (Harvard Business Review Press,), the findings are revealed from KRW International's seven-year study on the financial impact of character.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=LeaderShip

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=LeaderSkills

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Soft+Skills

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Emotional-Intelligence

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Emotions-and-Learning

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=EQ

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Daniel-GOLEMAN

 

 


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The bottom line question is "does the character of our leaders matter?" Of course it does. Being responsible, admitting mistakes, forgiving, etc. are essential. I discovered how important these were in teaching and forming pedagogic relationships with students. I understand teaching as leading.
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Does the character of our leaders matter? According to research done by KRW International it really, really, does!

Welcome to a Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture. Joining Peter Clayton today is Fred Kiel, PhD, co-founder of KRW International, the author of Return On Character. For more than thirty years, he has helped Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives build organizational effectiveness through leadership excellence and mission alignment.

 

Strategy+Business considers Return on Character one of the best business books of 2015.

With Credit Suisse replacing their CEO after years of fines and the future of companies like Uber and Yahoo! being questioned because of bad CEO behavior, (or the current CEO poster boy, infamous former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli), could this be the wakeup call we need to start measuring how the character of a leader impacts their organization's performance?

For the first time we now have data to measure the correlation. In Return On Character (Harvard Business Review Press,), the findings are revealed from KRW International's seven-year study on the financial impact of character.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=LeaderShip

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=LeaderSkills

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Soft+Skills

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Emotional-Intelligence

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Emotions-and-Learning

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=EQ

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Daniel-GOLEMAN

 

Gerd Ingunn Opdal's curator insight, May 18, 5:03 PM

Leiarskap; "klart hovud, varmt hjarta"

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Finland sets example with vocational education reform

Finland sets example with vocational education reform | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Finnish government presented its proposal for a new vocational education act to the parliament on 24 April, 2017.

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Vocational skills will continue to be important. What can we learn from what Finland is doing?
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Journaling for Professional Development: Developing Yourself Through Reflection

Journaling for Professional Development: Developing Yourself Through Reflection | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Learn how journaling regularly can help you build new skills, develop self-awareness, and achieve your goals.

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I discovered that only one teacher I interviewed journaled. Each teacher said they reflected extensively, but only one set it down on paper. It is good to journal to reflect on mistakes and what worked; keep information fresh, solve problems, and grow as a teacher.
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50 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals

Maybe you want to start a business. Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you want to get fit, or gain a new path, or in some way take your life in a new direction.

To do that, sometimes all you need is a little push, a little nudge. A little burst of motivation and inspiration.

Here are fifty of those nudges.

Pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it somewhere you'll see it every day: your monitor, your screen saver, your background, and let it help take you to the place you've always wanted to go.


Via The Learning Factor, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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I love good quotes. Yoda and Lao Tzu on the same list made it for me.
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Actions spring from thoughts -- the right thoughts.

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5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts

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There is a research base to understand how mindfulness is helpful. I am reluctant to say it fixes things i.e. the brain. It may slow down the process of brain atrophication, which is a part of aging. I found meditation helped me become more mindful in the classroom and in life more broadly.
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Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 10:18 PM
Good suggestions about mindfulness which sadly is a current buzzword Author covers it "Mindfulness is the simple act of focusing all of your attention on the present." Ellen Langer whose book Mindfulness spiked interest over 25 years ago says it's about noticing and in her words "Life consists only of moments, nothing more than that. So if you make the moment matter, it all matters."
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5 Ways Kermit the Frog is a Great Teacher - Quinn Rollins  @jedikermit

5 Ways Kermit the Frog is a Great Teacher - Quinn Rollins  @jedikermit | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It's no secret that Kermit the Frog is one of my heroes. My Twitter handle is @jedikermit, my car's license plate is KERMIT, my desk toys, framed photos and magazine covers and artwork--I'm a fan of the frog. This week is Kermit the Frog's birthday (a matter of some dispute, but May 9 is cited most often these days), and it has me thinking about him. Like I wasn't anyway.

Part of the reason I've loved him -- and many of you have -- is that he's a great teacher. I first met him as a character on Sesame Street, not The Muppet Show or Muppet movies. And on Sesame Street, he was often the role of a grownup among more juvenile characters (you could argue the same for The Muppet Show, actually), teaching other characters and even real actual human children. There are five things in particular I love about How Kermit Teaches, that I think we can all learn from:

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One thing about Sesame Street and Dr. Seuss is there is true inclusivity integrated into their characters. How else do a frog and a pig become the leading characters.
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, May 13, 4:18 PM
I would take a school full of Kermits.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 15, 10:37 AM
It's not easy being green. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 17, 2:43 PM
There is a reason Sesame Street has been successful.
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Globalization at a Crossroads

Globalization at a Crossroads | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I wrote about the future of global firms, based on two recent articles on the subject, - The retreat of the global company in The Economist, and The Global Enterprise: Where to Now? in Foreign Affair
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Globalization is a crossroads. I think the crossroads is how do we find ways to take advantage of the complementary aspects of global and local forces. They are not opposites, but complementary. Like politics, all education is local. At happens in schools in our communities. How do we use schools to bring out the best in local and global trends that are not at odds with each other.
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The 6 Short Phrases You'll Hear Good Leaders Say (a Lot)

The 6 Short Phrases You'll Hear Good Leaders Say (a Lot) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.

So much of your job isn’t about hitting goals, but rather about being rooted in reality, constantly striving to bring perspective and empathy to whatever situations you encounter. Sometimes, finding the right words can be the biggest challenge of your day. But other times, you’re overthinking it and it’s as simple as saying these six tiny sentences:

Via Jim Lerman, Kelly Christopherson
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There are likely more than six. I don't know and asking for questions are always keys. I found in teaching that was a dependency role that emerged. Many teachers wanted their principals to tell them what to do, but only after a long and often argumentative debate. The flip side was the principals seemed to want this.
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Education World: What Sets Great Principals Apart

Education World: What Sets Great Principals Apart | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
These 18 things matter most for strong school leaders.
Via Vicki Moro, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Many principals I worked for might want to print this and put somewhere visible. The two that get missed frequently are that school is about people not programs and keeping relationships in good repair.
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