School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor
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Tools, tips, resources, advice, and humor to support today's school leader and leaders, in general
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Content Is Crap | Digital Tonto

Content Is Crap | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
True emotional connections come from passion and passionate people are committed not because they’ve made a strategic choice, but because they have answered a calling and never felt like they had a choice.

Every brand has a great story to tell.  But please, don’t call it content. Content is crap.
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How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

(excerpt) "Why should you care? Maybe you’re ... a social media user who thinks the data you generate might be worth something—to you. Even as we write, innovators are building blockchain-based applications that serve these ends. And they are just the beginning. "...How about these billions of connected smart things that will be sensing, responding, sharing data, generating and trading their own electricity, protecting our environment, managing our homes and our health? And this Internet of Everything will need a Ledger of Everything."

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I have said something similar here about value generation and knowledge-creation attribution (blockchain copyrighting?): 

"Imagining a Future, Educational Ecosystem" by @DuaneSharrock on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/imagining-future-educational-ecosystem-duane-sharrock
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For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

By Matt Levinson It's connected educator month.

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Design Is Eating The World | Digital Tonto

Design Is Eating The World | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen a radical shift toward design as a fundamental source of value.  It used to be that design was a relatively narrow field, but today it’s become central to product performance and everybody needs to be design literate.  To get an idea of where its all going, I looked in on how Autodesk is promoting design as a basic skill.
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Design isn't just useful for product design, but it is also valued in the design of digital dashboards as well as the presentation and formatting of data sharing. 
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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.
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excerpt: "A 2012 global work force study of 32,000 employees by the consulting company Towers Watson found that the traditional definition of engagement — the willingness of employees to voluntarily expend extra effort — is no longer sufficient to fuel the highest levels of performance. Willing, it turns out, does not guarantee able. Companies in the Towers Watson study with high engagement scores measured in the traditional way had an operating margin of 14 percent. By contrast, companies with the highest number of “sustainably engaged” employees had an operating margin of 27 percent, nearly three times those with the lowest traditional engagement scores."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 11, 2014 11:59 AM

Not only do we hate work, we hate the commute to and from our work. I told colleagues I would teach for 1/2 the price. That was the wrong thing to say to other teachers. Apparently, even limited altruism is not welcome. When we work for money, it is inevitable that we will become unhappy. When we work for the love of what we do, we find ways to overcome the obstacles.