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Reflecting on daily life, interactions, choices, events keeps us in the moment. Live in the moment and be present to live life well!
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Spirituality & Practice: Book Review: Nourishing the Spirit, by James D. Whitehead, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead

Spirituality & Practice: Book Review: Nourishing the Spirit, by James D. Whitehead, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
A substantive examination of the healing emotions of wonder, joy, compassion, and hope. (Spirituality & Practice: Book Review: Nourishing the Spirit, by James D.
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Leadership Innovation 2.0

Leadership Innovation 2.0 | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Economic unrest, changing market conditions and tough competition mean companies have to change their approach to leadership and equip leaders to get by in a new business environment.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, ThinDifference
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As our culture changes, so too must our leadership.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:58 PM

As technology changes traditional ways of organising employee collaboration, new opportunities will arise for leaders. In the future, the most important leadership task will be to support employees’ self-determination and creative opportunities for expression.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:46 PM

We need to do more than just get by. That is part of the problem.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, May 17, 2013 4:37 AM
Thanks for your comments, Ivon and John. Best, Kenneth
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How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View

How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
It's a necessary prerequisite for persuasion. (Good post on how to understand another's point of view.

Via Karen Dietz, ThinDifference
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SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, April 30, 2013 7:08 AM
Thank you ^^ I definitely need these sort of information. And I learend lots of things from your strategies to do well in scoop.it.
Karen Dietz's comment, April 30, 2013 11:47 AM
My pleasure Soo-Jin. Keep up the good work!
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:24 PM

Put yourself in the other person's shoes.

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Innovation Leadership

Innovation is fundamental source of competitive advantage in business and is critical to organisations of all sizes and in all sectors. It changes our thinking and products, is a dynamic, complex and open process, and involves many players and parts of an organisation. Managing innovation requires a sound understanding of the nature of the innovation process, which has changed radically over recent years.


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Education needs to keep up with innovation. We must teach innovation. We must provide the skills to innovate.

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20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science) | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

Via Larry Glover, ThinDifference
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Just be and savor the moment, the breath, the heartbeat. It is all you have.

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Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 12, 2013 3:19 PM
Thanks for picking up on this one.
Christina DePugh's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:37 AM

I love mindful meditation!

Janet M. DeSantis's curator insight, February 7, 2014 5:31 PM

Lastly, if you're not convinced by now, here are some scientific reasons as to why it's healthy to be ""Present to the present!"

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Mindfulness: The Art of Cultivating Resilience | This Emotional Life

Mindfulness: The Art of Cultivating Resilience | This Emotional Life | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Lynda Klau, Ph.D. 0Undeniably, sooner or later, we all have to deal with life’s realities—those hard surprises and “unknowns” that can liter...

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Resilience breeds courage ~ strength of heart.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:22 PM

Finding our reflective center aids our resilience and mindfulness facilitates this process. "There are many ways to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives. As we become increasingly mindful, we can begin to respond from a place of freedom and choice. In other words, we can act with resilience."

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life

The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
When we find ourselves having a strong emotional response that might not be appropriate to the situation, we can stop and take a moment to reflect on how our reaction may be influenced by our past experiences.
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To truly appreciate and know the light we must appreciate and know the dark.
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Some great tips and tools!

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:56 PM
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The impact of trust in the workplace

The impact of trust in the workplace | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Trust is defined as: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.
In the

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Trust is one of the essential keystones at the core of any organization or relationship. 

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ThinDifference's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:09 PM

Key thoughts on building and sustaining trust in organizations:

1)  Integrity must be embedded; 2)  Treatment of people (create the right culture); 3)  Focus on shared goals; 4)  Do what's right, regardless of personal risk.

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

4 Steps to Mindfulness | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.

 

Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.

 


Via The BioSync Team, ThinDifference
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The power of intentional living and being in the moment heals and strengthens. 

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ThinDifference's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:17 AM

Take the simple steps to make a big difference in our outlook.

Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:40 PM

Following these four simple steps daily will help make mindfulness a part of ordinary time and will open your heart and mind to the world in front of you. 

Shane Davis's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:19 AM

These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.

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Harvard learning and teaching innovations | Harvard Magazine

Harvard learning and teaching innovations | Harvard Magazine | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Highlights from the second University-wide Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching conference

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The Leader's Intellectual Health

The Leader's Intellectual Health | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Intellectual health flows from deep curiosity, an adaptive mindset & paradoxical thinking, helping leaders to create dialogue & insight for intelligent change.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:58 AM

Health is holistic.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:35 PM

Stay curious; LEAD YOURSELF first!; your ability to be a Leader lies on your attitude.

 

Don Cloud's curator insight, March 2, 2014 11:38 AM

Intellectual growth stems from lifelong learning seated in deep curiousity, and adaptive/growth mindset, and paradoxical thinking.

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7 Qualities Of Highly Creative People

7 Qualities Of Highly Creative People | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
High imagination but low sociability.

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Who among your folks belong in this category?

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John Michel's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:05 PM

Sure, it's possible for everyone to nurture his or her creative side, but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than to others.

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Seeking Help in the Shadow of a Doubt

Seeking Help in the Shadow of a Doubt | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
For organizations to prosper, leaders and employees need to seek help and information from people who have vastly different points of view.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, April 9, 2013 5:33 AM
See also this previously scooped story from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/magazine/is-giving-the-secret-to-getting-ahead.html + Adam's article from HBR in April 2013: http://hbr.org/2013/04/in-the-company-of-givers-and-takers
Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, April 9, 2013 3:39 PM
Also McKinsey Quarterly published this article today: https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Givers_take_all_The_hidden_dimension_of_corporate_culture_3076
John Michel's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:18 AM

For organizations to prosper, leaders and employees need to seek help and information from people who have vastly different points of view. As Berkeley psychologist Charlan Nemeth sums up three decades of research: "Minority viewpoints are important, not because they tend to prevail but because they stimulate divergent attention and thought. As a result, even when they are wrong they contribute to the detection of novel solutions and decisions that, on balance, are qualitatively better."

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Finding God in the Depths of Silence

Finding God in the Depths of Silence | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Real interior silence, not just the absence of noise, is a foundational spiritual discipline. So why are we so resistant to enter into it?

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:41 AM

"The ego gets what it wants with words. The soul finds what it needs in silence."

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technology | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Most people who need to create an exciting presentation are not design experts. Fortunately, there are a number of really neat tools and websites that can assist you in creating a captivating, professional look for your slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:19 PM

The article shares some helpful ideas about the importance of color in your design, making screenshots to illustrate a point, using an attractive font, constructing mind maps for organizing your story.

R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:09 PM

Extremely important, especially now that we have websites where you're expected to upload your slide show so it can be examined in perpetuity! Great tips for eBook authors as well.

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Thesis Builder - The Original Persuasive Essay Maker

Thesis Builder - The Original Persuasive Essay Maker | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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Great way to set foundational skills!

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Joann McRell's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:28 AM

Great idea to illustrate working outline to position/thesis

Principal dd's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:23 AM

A great way to get students who struggle with getting 'pen / pencil' onto their paper ... let them get a start on their HHDD (hand held digital device). 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:22 PM

Another brilliant idea by Tom March

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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,

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Excellent insights!

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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR)

The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR) | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
In today’s fast-changing world, why freeze your strategic thinking in a five-year plan?

Via David Ednie, Cyrille Jansem, David Hain, ThinDifference
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Thinking and planning in this type of growth oriented mind-set could set public education on an entirely different course of growth and innovation.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:22 AM

(From the article): The skills and mindset for today’s strategic planning will come from continuously asking ourselves these questions about our organizations, programs, and initiatives. Once we accept Dwight D. Eisenhower’s sage advice that “Plans are useless, but planning is everything,” we will be ready to adapt to whatever curveballs the twenty-first century sees fit to throw.

Maya Mathias's curator insight, February 2, 2013 3:01 PM

Plan, then experiment and be fluid to changing course.  Adaptive strategy is THE way to succeed in the 21st Century economy.  Thoughts?

Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:34 PM

Lose the assumptions...  Love it!