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Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!)

Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!) | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Creative thinking is an important part of producing things that people love. Here's the science behind creative thought and ingenuity.
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John Michel's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:23 PM

Have you ever wished you were more creative?

If you do creative work, have you ever suffered from a creative block and been stuck wondering what exactly is wrong, and how you can get yourself out of it?

Of course you have, I mean, who hasn’t!

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The Emotional Life Of The Brain - Forbes

The Emotional Life Of The Brain - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Pioneering neuroscientist Richard Davidson says our personalities and emotional responses are rooted in the brain. He explains how we can change the brain to transform our lives.

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Servant Leadership: A Virtuous Cycle of Service | Robert K. Greenleaf

Servant Leadership: A Virtuous Cycle of Service | Robert K. Greenleaf | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Words matter. The right word makes a world of difference in what’s communicated and understood. Mark Twain observed, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lighting and a lightning bug.”


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John Michel's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:01 PM

A classic quotation from Greenleaf is: “The servant-leader isservant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” Greenleaf held a high and noble view of service and envisioned servant-leaders helping their followers navigate Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 16, 2013 9:29 AM

Excellence is found in the practice, not just the act-for without the practice, the act is unlikely.

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Are You Boring Someone? Watch for These 7 Signs

Are You Boring Someone? Watch for These 7 Signs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Like most people, I have several pet subjects – that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don’t get me started on happiness, or habits, or children’s literature, or

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INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
We ask four incredible youths: What do you think is the future of education. Adora Svitak, Kid President, Thomas Suarez, and Ying Ying Shang.

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An inspiration to us all.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:29 PM

Do you love Kid President as much as we do? Do you want to know what he and other young changemakers believe the future of learning is? Check out thoughts from these young movers and shakers, as well as stories and perspectives from other young changmakers via Ashoka's Youth Venture and Empathy Initiatives.

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Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults

Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
A lack of trust is at the heart of the workplace issues in places like Yahoo and Best Buy.
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What Are The Habits Of Mind?

What Are The Habits Of Mind? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

What Are Habits of Mind?

 

Habits of Mind are dispositions that are skillfully and mindfully employed by characteristically intelligent, successful people when they are confronted with problems, the solutions to which are not immediately apparent.  When we draw upon these mental resources, the results are more powerful, of higher quality, and of greater significance than if we fail to employ those habits.


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These 'Habits of Mind' are just as relevant to leaders as they are to students.

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:58 AM

We all are permanent students, so this article is not only relevant for a classroom.

Jay Roth's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:03 AM

Connect this to Standards for Mathematical Practice

Jay Roth's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:03 AM

Connect this to Standards for Mathematical Practice

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3 Leadership Skills That Trump All Others

3 Leadership Skills That Trump All Others | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership doesn't necessarily come from being the best at your trade. These three skills can make all the difference.
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John Michel's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:41 AM

Leadership doesn't necessarily come from being the best at your trade. These three skills can make all the difference.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Never Sacrifice Values for Growth

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If your company's values don't inform everything you do--and everything your employees do--you won't be doing it for long.
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Save the World With Collaborative Leadership

Save the World With Collaborative Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
We still have a lot to learn about how to create long-lasting, cross-cutting, highly effective collaborations. New models are being devised and tested every day.
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Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you.
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The Virtues of Confusion

The Virtues of Confusion | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Three ways that researchers have deliberately induced confusion, and how you can adapt them to your own learning.
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How Extreme Transparency Can Make Your Team Its Most Productive

How Extreme Transparency Can Make Your Team Its Most Productive | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

At Asana, the collaboration software startup from Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, the culture is designed to be "transparent 'til it hurts." Here's how to replicate it for pain-free productivity.


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:19 AM

(From the article): There is such a thing as too much transparency, says Moskovitz. That’s why performance reviews and personal matters that come up in meetings aren’t shared with the company.

 

Rosenstein admits they’ve had to coach people to be more confident about receiving the flood of feedback that can come from this practice. “One of our values is balance,” he says, to maintain the flow of ideas without having someone bottleneck over a perceived slight to their work.

Kudos's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:30 PM

Honesty / Trasnparency is the best policy. A cliche' but true. Build trust with your team and they will follow you anywhere. 

Michael_J_Stone's curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:49 AM

Just as important as the ideas on transparency is the notion of being original and pushing beyond standard operations. As you might guess, I like the "Start with Hiring" and "Create a Roadmap" ideas. Pay particular attention to how these strategies allow "wrong-fit" employees to opt out of the selection process. 

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The Zen master's to-do list: Do nothing and accomplish everything

The Zen master's to-do list: Do nothing and accomplish everything | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’re a workaholic like me, you wake up rearing to dig into your to-do list every day (this includes weekends). Secretly you know that you can’t possib
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Practicing Mindful Leadership

Practicing Mindful Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is being taught and practiced in a growing number of organizations worldwide in the effort to improve personal and professional effectiveness and overall organizational productivity.
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Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People

Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Most organizations and their leaders take pride in updating their systems with the latest technology and equipment. They devote significant resources to ensure their employees are using state of th...

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Kudos's curator insight, March 16, 2013 5:42 PM

Really intersting artcile applying science to what we all inituitively know. Whay is it then that so many businesses and leaders / managers operate in a contrary way. Food for thought.

John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:58 PM

The mysteries of the brain are unfolding.  Only a generation ago, we believed that our brains were static and fixed, prone to inevitable atrophy.  Now we are beginning to understand that the brain can rewire itself in remarkable ways. And we are the catalysts!

The not-so-good news is that what often remains – as stagnant and immobile as our brains are not – are the ways we still cling to old ideas about organizational systems that do not maximize human performance.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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HR Magazine - Leadership trends in 2013

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Go Toward Your Fear, Do Less, And Five More Surprising Leadership Lessons For Women - Forbes

Go Toward Your Fear, Do Less, And Five More Surprising Leadership Lessons For Women - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Top advertising executive Lori Senecal offers seven essential leadership lessons for women.
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When a leadership opportunity knocks, are you ready? | SmartBlogs

When a leadership opportunity knocks, are you ready? | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you ready to take your leadership game to a higher level? If your answer is, “Yes! I’m in!” congratulations. Taking ownership of your desire for imp
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John Michel's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:18 PM

Are you ready to take your leadership game to a higher level?

If your answer is, “Yes! I’m in!” congratulations. Taking ownership of your desire for improved leadership skills is an important first step. Next up: you must convince others that you’ve got what it takes play on a bigger field. Be it through a promotion or bidding for a high-visibility project, it’s not enough to feel prepared on the inside – you need to visibly demonstrate your readiness to lead at a more sophisticated level.

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Paul Polman: Rebuilding capitalism from the basics

Paul Polman: Rebuilding capitalism from the basics | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Unilever CEO sees balanced, long-term sustainability as key to ensuring the greater good for all
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Diagnostic Thinking

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Ranjay Gulati, Harvard Business School professor, saw firsthand what happens when professionals jump to conclusions and rush to action....
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» 3 Tips for Being Mindful at Work - World of Psychology

» 3 Tips for Being Mindful at Work - World of Psychology | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
For many people, work is a pressure cooker. Even if your job is less demanding, there’s still an element of stress. Work is still work, after all. And it
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The 5 Hallmarks of Really Lousy Leadership

The 5 Hallmarks of Really Lousy Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
I saw a senior leader recently make several bonehead moves and was reminded that we can all learn from both good and bad examples. Here are five (5) poor leadership behaviors and approaches …
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Uncovering Your Professional Blind Spots

What's keeping you from reaching your full potential?
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Mindfulness And Emotional Well-Being

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A new study from the University of Utah shows that individuals who describe themselves as being more mindful have more stable emotions and perceive themselves to have better control over their moo
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