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The Magic of Leadership – Converting

The Magic of Leadership – Converting | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
One of the magical aspect of leadership is the work of converting - thoughts to actions, plans to actions, actions to results.

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Interesting post that could be applied to all levels: students, adults, self, and family. 

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We must come out of the clouds and put "feet' to concepts so that people can implement tomorrow.  

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  Ideas que valen la pena de tener siempre en cuenta.

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Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Four things to focus on.

 


We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing field. When a strategy looks brilliant, it’s because of the quality of execution. A dumb idea is the one you fumble in the field by missing critical details, like how customers would react or what competitors might change while you’re still picking up the ball.


In decades of teaching executives at Harvard Business School and interviewing CEOs for my research, I’ve observed that savvy leaders whose strategies succeed tend to focus on four implementation imperatives:


Question everything. When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 with AT&T as exclusive service provider, telecom giant Verizon decided to launch its own smartphone. It knew it had to act fast, so top leaders began by challenging major assumptions about how they operated. Instead of do-it-ourselves, they worked with Google and Motorola. Instead of we-know-better, they used their partners’ capabilities and shared data. Instead of waiting for every step to be finished before proceeding to the next, they worked on many fronts simultaneously. They created an excellent product in record time, in time for launch in the 2009 holiday season. In the two months post-launch, Droid sales even outpaced the iPhone’s launch numbers. Verizon would not have been able to so quickly and successfully change its strategy without being willing to question and overhaul traditional organizational structures.


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Very interesting article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
 
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5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
For a long time, researchers and economists believed that humans made logical, well-considered decisions. In recent decades, however, researchers have uncovered a wide range of mental errors that derail our thinking. Sometimes we make logical decisions, but there are many times when we make emotional, irrational, and confusing choices.

Psychologists and behavioral researchers love to geek out about these different mental mistakes. There are dozens of them and they all have fancy names like “mere exposure effect” or “narrative fallacy.” But I don’t want to get bogged down in the scientific jargon today. Instead, let’s talk about the mental errors that show up most frequently in our lives and break them down in easy-to-understand language.

Here are five common mental errors that sway you from making good decisions.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 30, 4:42 AM

Confirmation bias and other regular mental traps - enemies of good decisions!

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Leadership From The Inside Out: The Essential Role Of Story Mastery

Leadership From The Inside Out: The Essential Role Of Story Mastery | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is so much more than a hierarchical role. It is how we courageously and authentically show up to serve all those we touch. Real leadership involves inspiring people at all levels to serve something much bigger than themselves.

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Trumans's curator insight, November 29, 6:43 PM

To reiterate: Real leadership involves inspiring people at all levels to serve something much bigger than themselves.

I had the pleasure of listening to Mike and Annie Cannon-Brooks last night - great examples of real leadership. 

Also, check out Danial Pink's RSA Animate video on "The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us."

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Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices

Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
You walk into your first yoga class. You’re a little insecure about your weight and how your yoga clothes cling to your body revealing every flaw. You’re nervous about making a fool of yourself. Your…
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Developing Professional Relationships That Work

Developing Professional Relationships That Work | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Teachers should proactively cultivate effective relationships with colleagues and supervisors. Carl Draeger shares four guiding principles to foster a healthy professional climate.
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Coaching Questions: Ask What, Not Why | Box of Crayons

Coaching Questions: Ask What, Not Why | Box of Crayons | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
You can’t get answers if you don’t ask questions. And, more importantly, you can’t get the right answers if you don’t ask the right questions.

Mastering the art of asking a powerful question is the key to freeing up your time and empowering your team. The more questions you ask, the less advice you give, and the more your employees learn and develop.

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Coaching is more than asking questions – Aspire-CS

Coaching is more than asking questions – Aspire-CS | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Asking, not telling, is an admirable way to lead others, and is an important skill for coaching. Yet as someone who teaches leaders to coach others, just asking questions isn’t enough to really coach people. You want them to set a goal and take ownership of their actions and results; simply asking questions isn’t enough for that. What else is there? Start here:

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Getting the Best Results from Those Difficult Conversations | A+ Alabama Best Practices Center

Getting the Best Results from Those Difficult Conversations | A+ Alabama Best Practices Center | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast and dinner

Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast and dinner | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A message that is too often forgotten when drafting corporate strategies
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What Some Leaders Don't Want To Hear About Culture

What Some Leaders Don't Want To Hear About Culture | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, if you don’t like the culture that exists in your organization, you must understand your role in it, and your ability to address it.
 

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 16, 7:32 AM
The reality is leadership defines culture. People look to the leadership for their role models, for guides on how to behave. This goes for everything accountability, punctuality, sexual discrimination, etc., etc., if the boss practices these then the rest of the team will feel comfortable to follow suit. The leader sets the tone for whats acceptable. This is true for both positive traits as well as the negative traits mentioned above.
 
Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, August 21, 4:07 PM
So true. Leadership -> Culture
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Take Naps at Work. Apologize to No One.

Take Naps at Work. Apologize to No One. | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Supercharge your productivity by scheduling in some down time.
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Improve Your Coaching With One Move: Stop Talking

Improve Your Coaching With One Move: Stop Talking | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Your role as a coach is not to fill someone else's head with ideas, advice, or direction, Elena Aguilar writes.

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Using video for self reflection: Micro-Teaching Improves Learning

Using video for self reflection: Micro-Teaching Improves Learning | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Video lets us see what actually happens in our classroom—what we say, what we do and how we interact with the students. It's genuine. It shows our strengths and our weaknesses. Maybe we did not see that student put their pencil down and give up; maybe we call on another student too much; or maybe there needs to be more student to student interaction. In the middle of a lesson, this may be difficult to see because we are preoccupied with delivering the information dictated to us by the standards. However, allowing ourselves the opportunity to look at it again and reflect using a different lens is transformational.
Make the right changes. After we reflect, we consider translating or moving some things around in our lesson. In an inductive lesson, could we have sequenced the sharing of their work, could we make better connections between student understandings or could we have noticed a place in our lesson where we could build on what the students already know? Being able to watch ourselves lets us see where we can improve delivery.


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How Conflict Escalates & Strategies to Prevent Disaster via ACHIEVE - Blog

How Conflict Escalates & Strategies to Prevent Disaster via ACHIEVE - Blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Share this article:   Conflict is so predictable, and I believe that is what scares us most about it. We have seen conflict quickly develop into an ugly mess. We ... Read More

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18 Cognitive Biases You Can Use for Conversion Optimization

18 Cognitive Biases You Can Use for Conversion Optimization | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Cognitive biases impact how we buy, think, convert, etc. Once you’re aware of them, you can begin to limit their impact on your visitors (and yourself).
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Coaching the Novice Teacher

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Some dos and don’ts for instructional coaches striving to help new teachers make a successful start.
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Betsy DeVos: Principals Should Be Able to Focus on People, Not Paperwork

Betsy DeVos: Principals Should Be Able to Focus on People, Not Paperwork | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
In a speech, the education secretary said she's working to slash federal regulations that, in her view, are tying school leaders' hands.
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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
That’s a rigorous standard by which to measure effective teaching and requires a mindset switch about what education is for and how it will remain relevant to students growing up in a world that is more connected and less stable than ever before.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 4:19 AM

Love these questions.

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Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy

Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful theories on how to motivate people on the work-floor is Deci and Ryan's Self-Determination Theory.

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Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy
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Principals Build Trust

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Trust and leadership matter whether in business or education. Here, from Emil Sadloch at Rutgers Business School:

Leadership is first about integrity and honesty.  It is important that the team leader model trusting behaviors that establish credibility and trust.  Open communication, authentic concern for each person, fairness, respect, and inclusion go a long way in building trust, particularly for diverse individuals.  Effective team leadership uses trust as a lever to lead teams to high performance.

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Colorado Education Association Implements Video Coaching for Improved Teacher Professional Development

Colorado Education Association Implements Video Coaching for Improved Teacher Professional Development | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2017 -- The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is partnering with Edthena to embed video observation and feedback for teachers
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10 Tips for Effective Listening ‹ http://coachfederation.org/blog

10 Tips for Effective Listening ‹ http://coachfederation.org/blog | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
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Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, August 26, 4:46 AM
How hard it is to genuinely listen to the others - I need to constantly fight against my urge to speak first... and be careful not to use too much time to explain my ideas. Sometimes I am just not listening enough, waiting for my turn - missing potentially some very good ideas from the others.
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Personal Accountability to change in Teams Individual progress team goals

Personal Accountability to change in Teams Individual progress team goals | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When we bluntly challenge ourselves to figure out what we can change & can’t, what to lose & keep, we often surprise ourselves

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Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, September 23, 12:57 PM
The person I want to become... this evolves as well