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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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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Being a leader is not as easy. It takes a lot to become a successful leader. Read the this article to learn about ways of becoming a leader.
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Some good points are made, but it is not all intensive. Parts of the article sound a lot like servant-leadership.

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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via Fernanda Grimaldi, David Hain
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It is.

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Why Leaders Don’t Need Parrots

Why Leaders Don’t Need Parrots | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Beware of the Parrot Principle. Leaders can fall for flattery, false agreement or gratuitous praise. Steps to avoid the pitfalls and develop a winning culture.
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We need more dissent within organizations that leads to deep conversations.

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CristinaSkyBox: Moving Towards Ownership

CristinaSkyBox: Moving Towards Ownership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Students need to learn to self-direct their learning.

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Children Need to Learn From Successful Failures | In Their Own Words | Big Think

Children Need to Learn From Successful Failures  | In Their Own Words | Big Think | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A successful failure is a failure that your child can actually learn from and develop from.

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Educators talk about the necessity of failure in learning. Do we actually have the right environments?

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Chris Balogh's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:05 PM

I wonder how schools can learn to recognize failure as an essential part of the learning process by not creating such a fear around the idea. Experiencing failure builds persistence, which is a valuable character trait in today's world.

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50 Tips On How To Work Harmoniously With Parents

50 Tips On How To Work Harmoniously With Parents | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Great tips for working with parents of your students


Via Ken Morrison
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If we did even some of these, we would work more effectively with parents.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 11, 2013 5:29 PM

This is a great list for working with parents help you be the best teacher that you can be.

Ken

 

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Why You Should Fail Fearlessly | workplace MOJO

Why You Should Fail Fearlessly | workplace MOJO | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Failure is a part of growth and creativity. Set out with every intent to succeed, but always ask what can I do with failure.

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leading and learning: Creative teaching - an alternative to the political press for standardisation.

leading and learning: Creative teaching - an alternative to the political press for standardisation. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting article.

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eight ways of looking at intelligence

eight ways of looking at intelligence | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Number 4 is being mindful or present. Attend to this person, this activity, or this situation. Be there fully.

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Monday Morning Leadership - Leadership, Sales & Life

Monday Morning Leadership - Leadership, Sales & Life | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leadership is simple but complicated. Simple at times but complicated. There's no perfect way to lead but the key about leadership is to simplify it.
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An underlying thread in the article is servant-leadership. I would replace the word complicated with complex. Complexity is a better description for the relational nature of leadership.

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Innovators: "No!" Is Only the Beginning

Innovators: "No!" Is Only the Beginning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Being an innovator is not an easy job. Especially when you're innovating within a large organization (and you are not the boss), you need to convince a lot of people. You need to inspire your

Via Robin Martin
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We will always be faced with no along the way. What do we do when that happens?

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Robin Martin's curator insight, June 8, 2013 10:10 AM

I'm sure most creative/innovative people are quite used to hearing this! : ) I've found that the whole innovative process begins with having to "first" be innovative enough to change the minds of lots of stubborn folks! Thanks for sharing! Great article!

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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...

Via Pavel Barta
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Yes, they are.

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Are You a Born Leader?

Are You a Born Leader? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Natural-born leaders do exist, a new study finds.

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They do exist, but leadership still needs life-long work.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:23 PM

Watch this space - much to be equivocal about in this study, but maybe there is a germ of insight...

 

Whatever, we are autonomous human beings who can decide to be what we want to be!

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:31 PM

Yes they do.

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Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Meets Stengel's Brand Ideals [Infographic]

Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Meets Stengel's Brand Ideals [Infographic] | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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An important blend of concepts

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:53 AM

I would have classified some of the social media sites differently. I believe that LinkedIn also inspires exploration. Additionally, there are some great tools missing from here. However, the idea of connecting social media to Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a novel thought that I haven't seen before. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, June 13, 2013 4:14 PM
Agree with Tiffany about some of the classifications, but cool exercise in any case. Thanks Tiffany. Marty
Subhash Acharya's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:47 AM

thanks for posting

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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet: It’s

Via AlGonzalezinfo, David Hain
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The qualities sound a lot like servant-leadership qualities.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:09 AM

I like the article's inclusion of the quiet, reflective aspect of confidence.

AnnC's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:02 PM

Reflective style hungry to learn more from others as good leaders always seek to learn more from others.

Robin Martin's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:07 PM

Thanks Al for sharing! Love this...

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Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV

Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Author and Creativity Expert.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rose Garofano
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Sir Ken has it figured out.

 

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, June 11, 2013 7:58 AM

Terrific ideas about why teaching creativity is imperative, and why schools are not currently set up to teach it. Short video (<3 min.)

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:00 PM

Always interesting to listen to Sir Ken. Always.

Francis Gilbert's curator insight, June 30, 4:41 AM

Informative interview with the ultimate creativity guru. Well made too,

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10 Reasons to Love Failure

10 Reasons to Love Failure | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Long term, you get more out of life from your failures than from your successes.

Via Chiraag, Michelle Spallone
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A quick and short article that makes good points.

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Co-Created Leadership

Co-Created Leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Morgen Witzel. Morgen is a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, UK.] We all know the conventional view of leadership; leaders a...

Via John Lasschuit ®™
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Leadership is not a one person job, although many seem to operate that way.

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Have you mastered stage 1?

Have you mastered stage 1? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
  Have you ever been to a professional development session that looks like this? Okay, maybe it's not that extreme. But often times adults make for much worse students than kids do! They grade...
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We need to be learners and guide our personal learning. What is important to me as a learner?

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5 Principles of Creativity

5 Principles of Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Creative geniuses tend to be less the ones with the quickest answers and more the ones who keep working till they get it right.

Via Sharrock
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This is a good article with five good points which add to the other articles I have scooped.

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Sharrock's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:18 PM

Creativity comes from years of work in your given field while also learning a bout other fields (one or more fields beyone your own expertise). This article is important for educators and people who are looking for more creativity added to education.

 

Don't expect students to create meaningful changes to a given field. from the article: "This paper details a wealth of research that suggests that creativity comes only after years of preparation.  Harvard’s Howard Gardner reported similar results in his study chronicling seven of histories greatest geniuses, Creating Minds."

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The Future of Education

The Future of Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Future of Education is a social network

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed., Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.
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Definitely worth loling at further.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:57 PM

This is Steve Hargardon project and all of his resources are worth reveiwing. Thank you Steve for sharing.

Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:06 PM

This social network site appears  to be a good resource for staying current on tech trends & issues. As more tech tools are created, educators often face challenges in keeping pace with tech developments.  The Future of Education offers an interview,discussion format presented in video/audio format.   In order to obtain information, interested persons must submit a membership application.  Although many of the topics listed on the home page can easily be accessed using Google, but having resources accessible through one site may offer convenience some may want.  The key benefit is the opportunity to interact with others interested in common tech topics.

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5 Reasons our Leadership Planning Session Rocked | workplace MOJO

5 Reasons our Leadership Planning Session Rocked | workplace MOJO | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Leadership invites voices from all aspects of the community.

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“Managing Up” When Your Boss Has You Down

“Managing Up” When Your Boss Has You Down | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Do you love your job, but hate your boss?If you don’t manage your relationship with your boss, it will manage you…out!!!Unfortunately, many employees face this problem and might even

Via Robin Martin
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I reach a point where I leave when this happens. There is another bus coming.

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Start-up of You, Visual Summary

In commemoration of a year in print, we present the Startup of You in visual summary. The last year has continued to demonstrate how work and careers need a ne

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, David Hain
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This is a very long presentation.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:52 AM

It's good, isn't it!

Fred Zimny's comment, June 8, 2013 7:34 AM
Excellent and inspiring. Probably on my top-10 book list 2013
malek's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:04 AM

A real inspiration

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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.


Via David Hain, Ricard Lloria
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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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David Hain's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:43 AM

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!