Many organisations across the world today are putting coaching programmes in the workplace, either hiring external coaches or training their own managers. A ‘coaching culture’ is the goal to pursue, so how can this be achieved?
The news media regularly reports on yet another famous individual caught out in inappropriate, injudicious behavior. This includes leaders in industry and government as well as ‘stars’ in entertainment and sports. These individuals, despite their brilliance, talent, wealth and power, are shown to have feet of clay. This metaphor is from the Book of Daniel, written over 2000 years ago. Clearly we’ve known about our self-destructive capacity for a very long time. These dramatic instances of poor behaviour are both fodder for tabloids and for great enduring literature. Today we ascribe this self-defeating behaviour as a lack of social and emotional intelligence.
EQ, also known as Emotional Intelligence, has four broad dimensions – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. It’s a natural complement to Cognitive Intelligence, or IQ (Intellectual Quotient). Like IQ, EQ is also needed at all life stages. EQ has four broad dimensions – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
Our collective “EQ Gap” plays out in our own lives at school, work, and the community. While it usually doesn’t become a news story, the consequences are just as dramatic and destructive….
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom
In my new book, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” I take you inside a growing movement that represents what should be the new normal.
Deeper Learning is a set of student outcomes that includes mastery of essential academic content; thinking critically and solving complex problems; working collaboratively and communicating effectively; having an academic mindset, and being self-directed.
Douglas K. Smith (author of The Wisdom of Teams) writes in the Forward to the book, Creating a Learning Culture: Strategy, Technology, and Practice: Today, you cannot avoid human questions like these: What must I learn next?
What Self-Learning is and how it contributes to Evolution of Companies’ Culture The self-learning is a process that takes place every time we process information received from outside (what we read, we do, see and hear) through our knowledge and...
We look to our leaders to enable us to get things done. We look to them for vision and inspiration, but we also want leaders who make progress and get our organization to the place where the vision becomes reality. What sometimes gets overlooked is the need to create a workplace where people want to be while all the work is getting done.
In my last column, I discussed the importance of aligning library strategies and programs to institutional priorities, and I promised, in this next column, to share ideas on how to do that and some examples of libraries that seem to me to be doing it particularly well.
We're always on the lookout for different innovation visualizations, infographics and frameworks. We came across this one on a German site from the Hay Group, which addresses the question: What Does it Take to Innovate? Their answer comes in eight parts:
Sloan Goes Online Inside Higher Ed The Sloan Consortium is shedding the name of its original benefactor to become the Online Learning Consortium, the last step in a 22-year-long journey to break off on its own.
Fast Company 3 Ways To Take Your Company Mission Statement From Words To Actions Fast Company But why limit knowledge sharing to Widen? Some of our developers also joined a Meetup group called MadJS, which has over 550 members in Madison, Wisconsin.