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4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses | Potpourri | Scoop.it
You must possess these four traits if you want to succeed as a boss.

Via Dionne, David Hain
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Four tips to ponder!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:11 AM

I would add "being willing to be wrong" to the Collabortative Spirit on the list.  Many managers get hung up on being right instead of accepting their mistakes and allowing others to lead.  

 

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1. Authenticity: Every leader faces the temptation to project a persona rather than be themselves. They think that to maintain the confidence of their team, they must appear faultless, flawless and wise. Yet most organizations need an authentic leader, not a perfect one. Today's leader must develop the art of self-awareness.

 

Quit trying to emulate someone else and start being yourself. Share and be honest about your own struggles.

 

By doing this, you'll immediately gain influence.

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What traits do you possess? 

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Issues that matter to me: mothering, animal welfare, politics, humor and nature (to name a few).
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The Secret Language of Millennials

The Secret Language of Millennials | Potpourri | Scoop.it
Boomers just don’t understand what younger people are saying about politics and culture.
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New generation gap
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Robert Reich: SCOTUS is oblivious to the rights of American workers

Robert Reich: SCOTUS is oblivious to the rights of American workers | Potpourri | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor explains how the high court's Hobby Lobby decision echoes its Citizens United ruling
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thought provoking. "Let’s talk about dying"

thought provoking.  "Let’s talk about dying" | Potpourri | Scoop.it
At 88 and ailing, I refuse to live at any cost. I only hope that when the time comes, I'll have the courage to act
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Passing on body hatred

Passing on body hatred | Potpourri | Scoop.it
I was seven when I discovered my mum was fat, ugly and horrible. Up until then I'd believed she was beautiful - in every sense of the word.
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Our girls know what we say to ourselves.
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Ten things we know to be true – Google

Ten things we know to be true – Google | Potpourri | Scoop.it
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So much to be learned from these ten things..........I especially like 1,2 4,5,6 and 9! : )

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13 things mentally strong people don’t do

13 things mentally strong people don’t do | Potpourri | Scoop.it
Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for…
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This is a good list of things to ponder........and infuse in our little worlds!

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Eric Cantor and the Death of a Movement

Eric Cantor and the Death of a Movement | Potpourri | Scoop.it
The surprise primary defeat of Eric Cantor is the unraveling of an ideological movement.
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"It was the perfect illustration of the strategy famously described in Thomas Frank’s book “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” in which Republicans would mobilize voters with social issues, but invariably turn postelection to serving the interests of corporations and the 1 percent."


Now there is something to get ticked about

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Understanding Student Culture (at the University level)

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"In the final analysis, administrators and professors will have to decide for themselves how better understanding student culture will affect their work and policies. As for me, a teacher, I’ve changed my outlook and my courses. My innovations reflect the Buddhist pedagogy of “right means” where you choose the approach that the listener can best appreciate. Acknowledging the utilitarianism I see in student culture, I’ve both reduced course reading (probably by 20%) and increased the in-class forums for directly utilizing the readings or outside assignments I require. I ask questions differently, so students don’t have to “stand out” by answering. I also teach more consciously to the “sub-texts” I saw in student culture, realizing that many students privately think about course material even while following the scripted discourse that downplays their intellectual lives."

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The Great Debate Part 2 of 2 With Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss - YouTube

The Origins Project at ASU presents the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. ...
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A delightful group of scientists weigh in on important topics!

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84-Year-Old Who Waves To Students Each Day Gets A Wonderful Valentine's Day Surprise

84-Year-Old Who Waves To Students Each Day Gets A Wonderful Valentine's Day Surprise | Potpourri | Scoop.it
Every day, students on their way to Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia, can depend on one thing: Tinney Davidson, 84, will be sitting in her window waving at them.

"I love it," Davidson, who's been waving since 2007, to...
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Lovely message!

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Stop asking my daughter to give you a kiss

Stop asking my daughter to give you a kiss | Potpourri | Scoop.it
One mother wants to put an end on the ritual of demanding affection from children on cue.
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Quite worth pondering.  

 

"the only person who decides who she kisses is her."

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20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids.

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids. | Potpourri | Scoop.it
1. Tucking them into bed at night. Someday they’ll be too big and I won’t get that moment back. Saying good night, pulling up the covers, and kissing their heads is a gift. 2. Telling them I love them.
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yes!

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To Stay Thin, Eat Like the Cultural Elite - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

To Stay Thin, Eat Like the Cultural Elite - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | Potpourri | Scoop.it
New research finds an association between lower body weight and participation in cultural and intellectual activities, including reading.
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Read more, weigh less?

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The "asshole" effect: The age of entitlement: how wealth breeds narcissism

The "asshole" effect:  The age of entitlement: how wealth breeds narcissism | Potpourri | Scoop.it

The Anne Manne: As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. That extends to politics too

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" you start to feel superior to everyone else and thus more deserving: something at the centre of narcissism. "  Gratitude looks much better on EVERYONE.

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Jonah Goldberg’s sexual tumult: The right doesn’t get how birth control works

Jonah Goldberg’s sexual tumult: The right doesn’t get how birth control works | Potpourri | Scoop.it
The right's lame talking points on Hobby Lobby are wrong -- and show a misunderstanding of health insurance and sex
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For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students

For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students | Potpourri | Scoop.it
When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.
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25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom | Potpourri | Scoop.it
A parent's love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal parenting, you'll recognize many of the same tender and stressful childhood moments that you may have also experienced as a parent or a child.
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amazing...............

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Report: Honeybee Death Rate is Currently too High for Survival of the Species

Report: Honeybee Death Rate is Currently too High for Survival of the Species | Potpourri | Scoop.it
We have found what's killing the bees, yet the government and the agro-chemical establishment is still in denial.
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We need to pay attention!

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It ain't easy having one of "those" kids - renegade mothering

It ain't easy having one of "those" kids - renegade mothering | Potpourri | Scoop.it
It’s a strange moment when you realize you have a kid that irritates people. It’s a piercing reality when you see the look in people’s eyes, saying “This boy, he’s too much.” But you know what’s the most amazing feeling in the world? When you realize you don’t give a shit what they think, and you’re set free from the insane notion that your kids should all fit perfectly society’s idea of a “well-behaved” child.
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It’s a strange moment when you realize you have a kid that irritates people. It’s a piercing reality when you see the look in people’s eyes, saying “This boy, he’s too much.” And you see that The Excessively Uptight pretty much can’t stand being in the presence of your son. Sometimes, they’re mean to him, and you want to break their faces with blunt objects, and grab your boy and fold him up back into your belly, where the assholes don’t exist and he’s safe.

But you know what’s the most amazing feeling in the world? When you realize you don’t give a shit what they think, and you’re set free from the insane notion that your kids should all fitperfectly all the time into society’s idea of a “well-behaved” child."

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Where Do Eureka Moments Come From?

Where Do Eureka Moments Come From? | Potpourri | Scoop.it
Sometimes the search for creative insight requires us to focus, and sometimes it requires us to look away.
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creativity is a process
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The Forbes Power Women list ranks the world's 100 most powerful women by dollars, media presence and impact.

The Forbes Power Women list ranks the world's 100 most powerful women by dollars, media presence and impact. | Potpourri | Scoop.it
The Forbes Power Women list ranks the world's 100 most powerful women by dollars, media presence and impact.
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The 100 Women Who Are Redefining Power

Our annual snapshot of the 100 top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities, next gen entrepreneurs and philanthropists who matter most.

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A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats

A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats | Potpourri | Scoop.it
Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren't cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
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math and music..............

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52 Places to Go in 2014

52 Places to Go in 2014 | Potpourri | Scoop.it
From No. 1 Cape Town all the way to No. 52 Niagara Falls, N.Y., explore the vibrant cities and spectacular coastlines, unexpected spots and new attractions that made our list this year.
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Music is everywhere! "LISTEN: Distant Probes' Cosmic Duet

Music is everywhere!  "LISTEN: Distant Probes' Cosmic  Duet | Potpourri | Scoop.it
As the Voyager space probes plunge into the inky cosmic void, each carries a golden record with 27 songs ranging from Mozart to Chuck Berry. Now, with help from a musical physicist, the twin space probes boast a song of their own.
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The Top 10 Challenges of Special Education Teachers

The Top 10 Challenges of Special Education Teachers | Potpourri | Scoop.it
The attrition, or “burn-out,” rate for special education teachers is extremely high compared to most other professions. 50% of special education teachers leave their jobs within 5 years. Half of th...
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This is a great article!  Gets the the core of the problems and WHERE special educators need support!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 26, 7:47 AM

This article goes to the core of the issues for special educators!  

Jennifer Murgo's curator insight, January 27, 3:04 PM

"part of a juggling act" captures our day perfectly....