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Learn to Fail Forward - GeneralLeadership.com

Learn to Fail Forward - GeneralLeadership.com | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Take my advice and fail early, fail often and fail forward. You’ll be a better leader and the world will be a better place for it.

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Failure is part of the creative process if properly used.

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Regardless of how hard we try, failure is an inevitable fact of life.  The key to overcoming it is to choose to recognize it as an opportunity for growth and not let it define you.  Read more at @genleadblog by @johnemichel.  "As John Maxwell reminds us, “the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” People who allow failure to define them are prone to make the same mistake over and over. Accept you will make mistakes, but don’t conclude that you’re a failure until you breathe your last breath. Until then, recognize you’re a work in progress and there is still time to turn things around for the better."

Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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@Ivon Prefontaine, PhD I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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The Secret To Leonardo da Vinci’s Creativity –

Exploring a creativity hack common in creative giants such as the genius Leonardo da Vinci, legendary Benjamin Franklin, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and legendary physicist Albert Einstein.
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Be curious and creative.
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An Interview with the Master: Robert Greene on Stoicism

Except for the Stoics themselves, no one has influenced me as a reader and writer more than Robert Greene. Which is why I was nervous but excited to interview Robert about Stoicism and this ancient…
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There is a blending of Stoic philosophy and other philosophy in this interview. A significant point is that philosophy at one time was practical and focused on helping people in daily living.
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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Some people are born with natural talent — but everyone needs to work daily and put in effort to master intelligence.
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Reflect, read, and focus on what you aspire to.
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Leadership and Systems Thinking

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Leadership and Systems Thinking - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.

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The underlying message is that we cannot solve problems in simple ways in one part of a complex system without unintended consequences in other parts of the system. For that matter, these unintended consequences may crop up where we make the changes. It is even more complex in systems involving people where relationships, not things, are the predominate characteristic of the system.
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Leadership and Systems Thinking - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.
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Dans un cadre de transformation, on doit adopter une pensée globale du système à transformer...
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Making Sense Of Complexity

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A graphic comic about how complex complexity is. It is more complex than we realize.
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Inequality in nature and society

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Drawing parallels between the structure of human societies and ecosystems has to be done with care. Nature provides animals and plants with ways to balance themselves. It is innate. Humans have free will and choose to consume and hoard in unequal ways. One would think in an enlightened world we might have got past this.
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Classic Appreciation: On ‘Israel Potter’ — On Melville’s neglected “epic of the piecemeal.”

Classic Appreciation: On ‘Israel Potter’ — On Melville’s neglected “epic of the piecemeal.” | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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I recently read Bartleby, the Scrivener and came away with a more rounded view of Herman Melville's writing. It is more than Moby Dick.
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13 Hilarious Parodies Of Your Favorite Books

13 Hilarious Parodies Of Your Favorite Books | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"War and Peace" = "Pretend You Have Read This Book To Impress Your Friends."
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Parodies are always fun.
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3 great career tips you'll never hear

3 great career tips you'll never hear | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The career advice we receive changes as we age. As children, we’re encouraged to dream big about the things we want to accomplish in life. We grow up thinking we’ll do what we love. As we become adults, the message starts to focus on how we can be successful. We begin to look at the subjects in which we excel in school. Grades become the measuring stick of our future. Most of all, we’re told to be practical, find a good job, and stay there.
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The third tip is good, until surveillance is mentioned. Do embrace your history, aspirations, and who you you are. Question what that means and be skeptical of the taken-for-granted, but do so with self-compasion.

I like separating of success and growth. They are not the same. John Dewey and Hans-Georg Gadamer concluded growth is about forming and growing for more growth.

I use a stream-of-consciousness writing process (method of currere) to explore what lies beneath the surface. It fits nicely with my use of hermeneutic phenomenology which is unwieldy.
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The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It provides a format for structured reflection.

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Spending quiet time and journaling, as a stream-of-consciousness process, is stimulating.
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An Ancient Philosopher’s Guide to Avoiding Procrastination

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The second point about spending time considering what might go wrong in one's plans is interesting. The article is based on the Stoic philosophy of Seneca.
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The very best philosophy books of 2017, as recommended by philosopher Nigel Warburton

The very best philosophy books of 2017, as recommended by philosopher Nigel Warburton | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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The topics are interesting i.e. Buddhism, Stoicism, misogny,  sports, etc.
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‘Weaving’ — 21st Century Servant Leadership for Systemic Health

WE LIVE in a fractured world of growing complexity, facing convergent crises the potential impact of which baffles comprehension. One can’t but recoil from the possible dystopias that now seem so…
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I believe that servant-leadership is the future of leading in a world that cries for people to serve and lead. Education is a space for this to grow, but it is not a facile, cliched way to lead.
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Why History Matters –

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Why History Matters
Richard John Harris

I was reminded recently that history in the curriculum is a particularly contentious subject. A friend, involved in rewriting the history curriculum in Croatia, said the publication of a new curriculum resulted in thousands of people protesting on the streets. I can think
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We can always discover new and deeper meaning in history.
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An updated #Feynman experiment could lead to a Theory of Everything #LOL

An updated #Feynman experiment could lead to a Theory of Everything #LOL | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

For over a century, the two leading theories in physics have had irreconcilable differences, and scientists have scrambled to find ways to square them, to no avail. An experiment proposed in 1957 by American luminary Richard Feynman, is now getting a makeover, and the results could be significant.

 

Scientists at Oxford University and University College London (UCL), are attempting to overhaul one of the late Nobel Laurette’s experiments and in doing so, hope to heal the rift in a dramatic fashion. Could a Theory of Everything be near? This would be incorporating all four physical forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces, into one solid working theory.

 

Thus far, theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg, himself a Nobel Laurette, has only been able to combine electromagnetism and the weak nuclear force. A final theory—as Weinberg calls it, would mark the end of physics as we know it. Although the laws of general relativity and quantum mechanics work exceptionally well in their own spheres, some of the rules that govern one area don’t work in the other, and vice-versa. For instance, Relativity explains the gravitational force as it relates to bodies on Earth or in space. But it falls apart on the quantum level.


Via THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, CineversityTV
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Whenever Richard Feynman and Albert Einstein are mentioned I am interested.
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It would mark the end of physics as we know it.

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The Surprising 17th Century Origins of Radical Feminism

Almost 350 years after it was written, François Poullain de la Barre’s feminist philosophy still resonates on gender, prejudice, intersectionality, and the role of men in women’s fight for equality.
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This is a reminder that nothing ever comes from nothing.
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18 Books Everyone Will Be Reading in 2018

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There is a range of books from roots of happiness to complexity to meditation.
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46 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2018 – Electric Literature

Someday we’ll have a 46th president, but until then, here are 46 other things to look forward to
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This is a blend of fiction, non-fiction, novels, essays, short stories, etc. It broadened the scope of "women of colour".
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The Most Famous Fairy Tale You Haven’t Heard — and why there should be more to it

Some narratives are so ingrained in our minds that it is hard to imagine a different ending for the story. But an encounter with an alternate plot can set us thinking about possibilities beyond the…
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Fairy tales have underlying narratives about how life should be lived, privilege, and value.
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The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Anwen Crawford on the letters of Sylvia Plath, from 1940 to 1956, recently published in a new volume.
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Sylvia Plath is always a provocative read.
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Poet Walt Whitman on What Makes Life Worth Living

Poet Walt Whitman on What Makes Life Worth Living | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"Tone your wants and tastes low down enough, and make much of negatives, and of mere daylight and the skies."
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Mary Oliver, who is quoted in the first line, is a student of Walt Whitman's writing.
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4 Keys to Being an Inspirational Leader

1. Focus on the group/organization and its larger mission, not on their own success 2. Walk their talk 3. Be trustworthy 4. Be able to think outside the box
 

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Focus on the group and each person in it. Walk the talk. Be trustworthy.

Think on the margins of your comfort zone. Thinking outside the box is a hackneyed, tired slogan. We need to have some comfort, although it may be streteched.
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The vexing and difficult art of holding opposing views

“Money makes people more of what they already are,” remarked my friend and fellow hedge fund investor Ted Seides. He continued, “If you are a greedy person, you’re going to want more money. If you’re…
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David Bohm argued, when we see the world through problems to be solved, we end up with binaries. When we understand the world as being paradoxical, we can hold opposing views.
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Reminds me of an F. Scott Fitzgerald line that I often reflect on -. "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
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The Emergence of Consensus: A Primer

The origin of population-scale coordination has puzzled philosophers and scientists for centuries. Recently, game theory, evolutionary approaches and complex systems science have provided quantitative insights on the mechanisms of social consensus. However, the literature is vast and scattered widely across fields, making it hard for the single researcher to navigate it. This short review aims to provide a compact overview of the main dimensions over which the debate has unfolded and to discuss some representative examples. It focuses on those situations in which consensus emerges 'spontaneously' in absence of centralised institutions and covers topic that include the macroscopic consequences of the different microscopic rules of behavioural contagion, the role of social networks, and the mechanisms that prevent the formation of a consensus or alter it after it has emerged. Special attention is devoted to the recent wave of experiments on the emergence of consensus in social systems.

Via Samir, Complexity Digest, june holley
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There is a link to a PDF article.

The article explores how consensus arises when institutions are not involved.
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Six Rules for Writing Good Articles – The Mission – Medium

Six Rules for Writing Good Articles – The Mission – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of noise to compete against when writing on the internet. Anyone can write something, post it, and call it an article — in the information age, the definition of an article has become a…
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Draw your readers in and keep them reading.
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