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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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How many of these do you do automatically each day?
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Tom Hood's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:32 AM

Agree! "Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time." 

 

Some great tips - my favorites - lead by example, making it safe for peopkle to speak up, deploy talent (I say maximize your people), ask (powerful) questions, be positive (remember the 3:1 ratio), be a teacher...

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:44 AM

What would you add?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:08 PM

They are indisputable. What makes them so rare in education?

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5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!
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How do you separate from the pack? What are your strengths? Being agile within your framework of leadership is core.
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How To Lead With Design Thinking

How To Lead With Design Thinking | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
7 Principles to keep in mind when leading with design thinking.
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Whilst all of these are important, I especially like 3, 4 and 5! It comes down to being a risk taker as a leader and remembering that building a narrative or background for the change is critical.

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Good leadership can positively change people's brains

Do leaders of successful and adaptive organisations think differently? Yes, according to a University of Adelaide organisational and neural complexity specialist.
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Good leaders:

- ability to create and guide a flexible organisation by establishing and maintaining a shared understanding amongst colleagues

- are pragmatic optimists

- are trustworthy, have the ability to make complex decisions, have a high level of self-awareness (emotional and stress regulation), have sound communication skills and combine analysis with intuitive reasoning.

- high level of honesty, listening, and the support of information ‘cascading’ through the organisation with minimal controls and blockages

- create a low blame / high risk culture

and more - read the article.


Does this sound familiar about your leadership?

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10 Behaviors That Could Kill Your Career

10 Behaviors That Could Kill Your Career | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Careers rarely follow a smooth, linear trajectory. If you’re experiencing a stalled or faltering career — and most of us do at some point or another — take a good look in the mirror. Are you guilty
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Use the term "leadership" and think of these 10 behaviours

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30 Definitions of Leadership

30 Definitions of Leadership | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Leadership quotes: 30 definitions of leadership

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Numbers 1 and 10 resonate with me - how about you?

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:05 PM

1. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu...

Jim Taylor's curator insight, October 15, 2014 1:51 PM

#6 has always been my favorite.

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Dealing With Complexity — A Rough Guide to Leadership Models and Theories

Dealing With Complexity — A Rough Guide to Leadership Models and Theories | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
When dealing with complexity, we find that our situation is uncertain and there is disagreement about what direction to take, what’s important, and the decisions we need to take. Here's why.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 9, 2014 1:08 PM

The reference to Ralph Stacey overcame the references to pop culture  i.e. Charlie Sheen. Michael Fullan referenced Stacey extensively in some of his writing about School leadership. I would go to Stacey's work directly as it is more complex than Fullan gave it credit for and is quite controversial.

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The Top 5 Leadership Skills for Sustained Innovation

The Top 5 Leadership Skills for Sustained Innovation | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Anyone can innovate once. All it takes is a good idea, some hard work, sufficient resources, and a little bit of luck. However, today’s business environment demands ongoing innovation to stay ahead of the pack.
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Leaders must be risk takers at times. How often have we challenged our assumptions of the status quo? Or reflected on our perception of something or someone?
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Change leader, change thyself

Change leader, change thyself | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it

Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward

from http://library.s4k.com/showcontent.aspx?id=41987&cid=NTc%3D&uid=253979&mail=1&s=li ;

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Reflect on your leadership - at what times are you a visionary, thinker, lover or warrior in your team?

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Great Leadership: Kicking Leadership Clichés

Great Leadership: Kicking Leadership Clichés | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
“As these six megatrends develop in parallel, each feeds on and intensifies the others. The meaning of leadership is changing, as are the skills it requires. In this new era, old work clichés will no longer apply, and new ones will ...”
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Some thinking for school leaders in this ..... The network means more to leaders than previously ... Networked leadership
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Otto Scharmer Hi Rez DV

The author of Theory U of Innovation and change discusses his ideas.
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Our role as a leader is to continually improve all aspects of our team and work. Thinking in the future for the now is a different take on this..

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Capturing the leadership premium McKinsey on Society

Capturing the leadership premium McKinsey on Society | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it

Five practices in which a middle tier leader can contribute:

 

1. Support weaker school leaders

 

2. Identification of professional learning needs

 

3. Management of networked or clusters of learning

 

4. Identification of leadership capacity

 

5. Strengthen and moderate accountability

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Some of the claims may be out a bit on dates but the trend has been there for a while. What does this mean for educators? We need to be planning for rapid change, differing pedagogies and an open collaborative for programming and teaching outside of our faculties, year levels or schools and system we teach in...

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Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:05 AM

There is no mention of how each country will embrace these changes. How will teachers contribute to these platforms? Is it reasonable to expect a few people will be creating the content on which all others will rely?

Nicholas Pringle's comment, May 21, 2013 6:21 AM
Peope talk of a planet wide democratization of education yet it will be up to the educators to take ownership of these products and platforms to adjust them to their needs as well as their students.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 21, 2013 6:31 AM
Yes, educators have the choice and so do learners. Accountability for one's choices and responsibility for one's learning process is part of life. There are few barriers today. Obviously, access to hardware and electricity are essential, as well as knowing that there are available options. Nevertheless, the saying "You can lead a horse to water but not make it drink" remains as true as ever.
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6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them

6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Great leaders choose their leadership style like a golfer chooses his or her club, with a calculated analysis of the matter at hand, the end goal, and...

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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What do you think? .... Try this.... but remember People come first!

 

What styles do you use more often than the others?

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 5, 11:49 AM

I question the value of applying this as "shape-changing" leadership. Credibility is built on predictability (among other habits and practices). It might work for taking a position, assessing the need as leader, and becoming that leader, but to change shape in the same organization will strain relationships and damage communication, especially when a general message to the org or department is towards empowerment and autonomy then expecting others to accept micromanagement. 

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 7, 2:02 AM

OK, after theories the leadership styles to choose from...

Jean Marc Santi's curator insight, March 9, 3:34 AM

Just because it's so adaptative

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The Five Practices of Leadership

The Five Practices of Leadership | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Leaders aren't mommy or daddy. Successful leaders encourage everyone to think and act like competent people of influence. When leaders act like mommy, team members act like children. Family-style l...
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A quick way to reflect on how we lead and think .... am I the mother of my team or the weird uncle? :-)

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5 Actions of Transformational LeadersSwitch & Shift

5 Actions of Transformational LeadersSwitch & Shift | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
As a business leader, inspiring people to follow you in pursuit of your company’s mission is your job. After all, your personal success is directly linked to the success of the company. If the top and bottom lines don’t improve, you don’t have [...]
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Are you a "rouser"? You should be!

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10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year

10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
These are the best business books of the year on leadership, with a tip and quote that helps you decide if you want to read more from that author.
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Tips 1, 3, 5, and 7 resonate .....

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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At the outset, the author believes we need to get rid of the terms teach and teacher from our lexicon and start talking about the ‘learning leader’. It immediately changes the focus from teacher-centred to learner-centred approaches. 


Via Karen Bonanno
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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 8, 2014 2:02 PM

Great way to look at learning.

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8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders ~ Educational Technology ...

8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders ~ Educational Technology ... | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
“Here is an excellent visual created by Sean Junkins ( editor of SeansDesk) featuring some of the characteristics of the school leaders. Sean particularly focused on 8 key features that school leaders have.”
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What is your passion? How persuasive are you?
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Building Leadership Skills with the 7 Da Vincian Principles

Building Leadership Skills with the 7 Da Vincian Principles | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
Each day, we strive for new ideas, new techniques—anything that will allow us to pull ahead in the great race of life. Book after book by pop psychologists and world-famous CEOs hit the market, all
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An interesting take on applying inquiry principles to leadership - some good ideas in here

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
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Leadership is about trust - how can you build trust with your team? It needs to be two way!

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Management & Leadership

'Leadership skills don't come naturally to everyone. But they can play a major part in a leader's success'... The latest addition to our slide-deck library l...
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Leadership is centred on relationships and how you enable or motivate staff to do their best.

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Introduction

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Introduction
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"Leading from within" sounds familiar...I think I used that term about 5 years ago but it is still relevant. Being a leader is about knowing yourself first and acting in leadership capacities. This free module is interesting so check it out.

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April 2013

April 2013 | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it

"We know that we would all like to do that which pleases us; it is instead about the way that we help others to achieve the best possible outcomes that the measure of our leadership is achieved."

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How do you build a personal culture of leadership? Then how does this expand to your team and grow from there?

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How to Scale Your Leadership Style | The Intuit Network

How to Scale Your Leadership Style | The Intuit Network | Leading from the Middle | Scoop.it

Scale your leadership through:

* Your ability to create focus.

* Your interactions should produce the three E’s.

* How you invest your time.

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another way of focusing on the forest or the trees depending on what is critical for your school or organisation

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