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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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Teaching Culture Blind: Diversity In Professional Development

Teaching Culture Blind: Diversity In Professional Development | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teaching Culture Blind: Diversity In Professional Development by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies Teacher & Learnist Evangelist Related Learnist Resource: Consider Diversity. It was one of my first experiences teaching.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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We need to find the balance between what we bring and what students bring. The challenge is pedagogy that expresses curriculum as planned in ways that it can be experienced as lived.

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Seven S's for Leadership In Transformational Times

Seven S's for Leadership In Transformational Times | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Seven S’s of leadership in these transformational times:           Silence – A quiet mind helps ensure a successful outcome.  Be still and allow the mind to quieten as ...

Via David Ednie
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Silence is an important one and, when done well, is at the heart of servant-leadership. I can listen to others and me more carefully.

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David Ednie's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:28 PM

Do you practice the first of the 7 Ss  = Silence?  A quiet mind helps ensure a successful outcome.  Be still and allow the mind to quieten as often as possible throughout the day. From silence the mind is more able to identify the right choices for the road ahead.

David Hain's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:41 PM
Seven sensible steps starting, strangely with "S"!
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On Leadership and Leading a Legacy

On Leadership and Leading a Legacy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Fifty years ago, on November 18, 1963, President John F. Kennedy made a stop here in Tampa, FL. Who would have had...


Via Therese Matthys
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Legacies are not planned. They emerge so we should stop planning and be effective, mindful, and humane leaders who serve and help others in that cause.

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7 elements of thought leadership -- Washington Technology

7 elements of thought leadership -- Washington Technology | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It's not enough to be an expert. A true thought leaders shares knowledge and engages his community. Here are seven elements follow to be a thought leader.

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It is definitely not enough to be an expert. We have too many of those. We need beginner's minds which opens up many possibilities rather than just the one in an expert mind.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:28 AM

Thought leadership is a discipline, one that demands many things aside from the knowledge: you must be seen, known and trusted – and then you have a shot at being recognized by your niche as a thought leader.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:44 AM

A thought leader is an individual or company that is widely recognized as an authority in a specific niche.

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What is Open Pedagogy?

What is Open Pedagogy? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about open educational resources, but precious little has been written about how OER - or openness more generally - changes the practice of educatio...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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When we want students, at all ages, to learn, we should make sure that the learning is meaningful.

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5 Ways to Modernize Your Relationship with Employees

5 Ways to Modernize Your Relationship with Employees | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The way we relate to one another at work is outdated. What we need in our workplaces is a major switch and shift in how managers and employees relate and work alongside one another.

Via Anne Leong
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We need to community build.

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories | Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories | Edudemic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. There’s sub-levels of each theory, behavior and other categories … it’s complex. But it’s worth understanding.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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This is a very good and detailed infographic.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:26 PM

I posted this infographic last year and have shared this with my colleagues at school. The applications of these theories can and will be applied within the ever changing learning environments that include connectivism.

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Faulty Thinking - 2 Patterns Leaders To Ditch - Leadership Development

Faulty Thinking - 2 Patterns Leaders To Ditch - Leadership Development | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Many scandals and problems in business arise, not because people involved in the scandal or problem are bad, they are simply victims of “ faulty thinking ”.

Via David Hain
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Unfortunately, the two patterns, scarcity and nepotism, are deeply embedded in education.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:57 AM

2 ways  we continue to exercise faulty thinking and therefore limit great changes in the world and in business.

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Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals

Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
One educator tries a different approach: “It’s a different way of approaching education, with educators not being the controlling force. It’s about breaking down boundaries and seeing yourself as an...

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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This is a very interesting concept, but not that new. Neil Postman wrote about teaching as a subversive activity a number of years ago.

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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Harvard's Ronald Heifetz urges heads-of-state to think less like surgeons, more like psychiatrists.
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We should not tell the leaders it is about others and not them.

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Innovate on Purpose: Discomfort is the key to innovation

Innovate on Purpose: Discomfort is the key to innovation | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong
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Many educational leaders react to the discomfort of dissenting voices by curling into a fetal position and pouting.

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Adrienne McLean's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:56 PM

Interesting article!

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You Have Limitless Creative Potential

You Have Limitless Creative Potential | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
You have limitless creative ability, but you must believe it to achieve it.

Via MyCreativeTeam, David Hain, donhornsby
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What is sad is that school dulls the creativity of children. It is all down hill from kindergarten on. We need to instill the wonder of a beginner's mind in our students and let them carry it into adulthood.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:44 AM

Positive futures depend on belief in self.

donhornsby's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:50 AM

(From the article): The average adult thinks of three to six alternatives for any given situation. The average child thinks of 60. Why does this change as we mature? People stop believing in their creative abilities.


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10 Traditional Organizational Culture Problems

10 Traditional Organizational Culture Problems | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When is the last time your Leader discuss organizational culture with employees? Is the current organizational structure optimal for today’s economy?

Via Anne Leong
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But we persist in hanging on and duplicating what is no longer working.

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How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results

How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

Via Anne Leong
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I like the impacts: presence, resiliency, and belonging. I must not have worked with centred leaders the last few years. Maybe I did not work with leaders.

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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning

12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning

 

Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication).

 

However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Collaboration is important and the key to creativity.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:57 PM

The model is focused on business, but can be easily adapted to 21st century learning environments.

Adrienne McLean's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:33 PM

Interesting collaboration in learning goes across many facets - useful points raised.

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10 Obstacles That Prevent Positive Transformation - MFRTech (press release)

10 Obstacles That Prevent Positive Transformation - MFRTech (press release) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
10 Obstacles That Prevent Positive Transformation
MFRTech (press release)
Transformative learning is challenging and takes place only through practice, patience, and perseverance. Indeed, these three qualities are the hallmarks of acommitted learner.

Via Rachel Lovie
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Tranforming leadership requires a mindfulness and a willingness to follow as part of leadership and be a learner.

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Edward Kellow: Leadership Training: What can you teach in one session?

Edward Kellow: Leadership Training: What can you teach in one session? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

As a trainer or teacher, where do you start a course on leadership? Leadership is complex and context dependent. Some people begin with leadership theory. I start with the participants. This blog is about the best participative leadership exercise I ever invented, and you can download the complete exercise with instructions by going to my new website, kellowlearning.com


Via Bobby Dillard
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It all begins with self-awareness.

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Why We No Longer Need HR Departments

Why We No Longer Need HR Departments | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone

Via Vimal Rai, Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.
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"The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone take a department seriously that refers to people as ‘resources’?"

 

I agree with the premise that we cannot think of humans as resources, assets, and any other kind of monetized language. What it means going forward may or may not mean that we do away with a department that functions to serve humans needs.

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Vimal Rai's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:51 AM

An idea worth thinking about. The question is will it change incumbent habits and behaviour? Or is more - much more - needed?

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:41 AM

I don't think so. The suggestion in the article is to outsource the non-value adding parts of HR. So they are needed, but they cost money.  An alternative is to "fix" HR (if it is broken); how can it be changed to add more value? We have already seen that focusing on "Talent" helps make it more strategic and business focused. Ultimately organizations can't do without people, so HR most probably should focus on becoming a Center of Excellence, supporting every other part of enterprise in achieving their aims. 

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Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning

Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

This article offers a critical review of the literature on 21st century knowledge frameworks, with a particular focus on what this means for teachers and teacher educators.

 

The authors accomplish this by identifying common themes and knowledge domains in 15 reports, books, and articles that describe the kinds of knowledge that researchers state are integral and important for success in the 21st century.

 

The authors argue that seemingly disparate frameworks converge on three types of knowledge, as necessary for the 21st century: foundational, meta, and humanistic. Although 21st century frameworks are thought to advocate new types of knowledge, little has actually changed in the new century with respect to the overall goals of education.

 

Despite this sense of continuity, significant changes related to how technologies change all three types of knowledge need to be conveyed.

 

The article ends with specific conclusions and recommendations for teacher education.

 


Via Gust MEES, Dean J. Fusto
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Education has always been a trans-disciplinary process that we have treated as a monolith and still do.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:10 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

kelly levett's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:00 PM

perfect for assignment one 

Charles Newton's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:43 PM

This is a really important article - especially in its discussion around the importance of knowledge - an in seeing digital literacy as foundational knowledge.  I have found this article very useful!

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How CEOs Can Transform HR into a Revenue Driver

How CEOs Can Transform HR into a Revenue Driver | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
As I visit with big companies and organizations all over the world, it’s clear that most CEOs realize they need to make some dramatic changes in how they recruit people, align and manage performance, (How CEOs Can Transform HR into a Revenue Driver...

Via Graeme Reid, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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The challenge is that HR departments are contrived aspects of the real life of an organization. The process diminishes humans into resources to be exploited, optimized, and mined. This is hardly the setting that leads to thriving innovative practices. HR departments need to be either brought into the daily mainstream or done away with. Consider in education we have HR people who are not educators. What do they understand about the classroom setting?

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My employees reviewed me, and I kind of suck. — on management — Medium

My employees reviewed me, and I kind of suck. — on management — Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The CEO at Happy Cog, a digital design studio, leads by example. 


Via Maddie Grant, Kevin Watson, AlGonzalezinfo
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It works when employees feel they can be honest. We did the same thing several years ago and basically were told not to say anything negative or we would be out of the profession. Sometimes silence says enough. I left my survey blank.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:32 AM

Powerful story.  Leaders must not be afraid of feedback ... in fact, you should seek it out.  You already know that your people cannot grow if they are not afforded honest and constructive feedback.  They same applies to leaders.  Don't make the mistake of stifling your own grown--and that of your organization--by shielding yourself from much needed feedback.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:43 AM

I love this post from the CEO at Happy Cog.  His honesty and transparency is something we need so much from the big boss.  

 

Most importantly, his courage in not only being reviewed but to talk about it and why it is importantly!

 

Here is a very good section about his advice to others:

 

Reality: I waited too long.If I can offer any advice to people in my position, it’s please don’t wait to get a candid assessment of what your coworkers think of how you’re steering the ship. Chances are, you’re not as smooth as you think.
Also, only by subjecting yourself to the same processes and protocols you impose on your colleagues will you truly understand how they impact them. You’re not immune.

 

 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:19 AM

Here is a very good section about his advice to others:

 

Reality: I waited too long.

 

If I can offer any advice to people in my position, it’s please don’t wait to get a candid assessment of what your coworkers think of how you’re steering the ship.

 

Chances are, you’re not as smooth as you think. 


Also, only by subjecting yourself to the same processes and protocols you impose on your colleagues will you truly understand how they impact them. You’re not immune.

 

For the full article, go to:  https://medium.com/on-management/124f242a0352

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Leadership Development in the 21st Century

Leadership Development in the 21st Century | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Learn what current academic research is telling us about leadership and leadership development, and how both need to adapt.

Via Anne Egros
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Relational, contextual, and values based are very important. Althought contextual includes situational, I would make it explicit. Who is the best leader in this situation needs to be voiced?

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Anne Egros's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:38 AM

The rapidly changing world of work is echoed in a fast developing range of leadership theories. Falling into three broad categories — relational, values-based and contextual leadership

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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Harvard's Ronald Heifetz urges heads-of-state to think less like surgeons, more like psychiatrists.

Via Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.
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We have many narcissitic personalities acting as leaders. That is not leadership.

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:37 AM

Heifetz recommends that leaders shouldn't solve problems for followers, but rather help followers develop the capacity to solve their own problems. His assumption is that followers know more about the problem than leaders. This may be true sometimes, but sometimes followers may not fully realize what the problem is or that they even have one. 

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Leadership is Getting Out of the Way

Leadership is Getting Out of the Way | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Some people see leadership as being out in front. Leaders are, after all, people who lead. They set an example for other people to follow.The leaders who inspire me do not necessarily maintain a high profile. While they recognize the value of communication, they do not need to be the center of attention. They are good at getting out of the way.


Via David Hain
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Leadership is about knowing when to get out of the way. Many leaders in education are busy getting in the way.

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Lansana Gagny Sakho's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:29 PM

being good getting out of the way...... what we fail do deal with in Africa 

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:58 AM

How are you leading your team? Are you being the best leader you can be?

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:36 AM

Too many "leaders" need to be recognized or credited for their efforts or the success of a team achievement. This is a good piece about why this isn't the the most effective way to lead.

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8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept

8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept, from TeachThought.

Via Mel Riddile, Peita Rocard
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All the points are great, but underutilized in schools.

 

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