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Assumptions – Asking the Obvious

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Testing assumptions makes you look stupid or misinformed. “You can be perfectly clear and perfectly wrong.” Karen Martin, “The Outstanding Organization.”

 

Assumptions are unquestioned “truths.” Everyone knows the answer to the obvious. Why don’t you?

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Putting Humanity First in Our Organizations

Putting Humanity First in Our Organizations | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Are we overcomplicating management and leadership and ignoring what makes us people?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 14, 1:55 PM
This would benefit schools and teaching. Teaching and learning are profoundly human endeavours.
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How to Sell Anything to Anyone by Telling Great Stories

How to Sell Anything to Anyone by Telling Great Stories | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Storytelling is arguably the most powerful tool in your selling toolbox.
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To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want to succeed, you’ll need to adapt.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 29, 5:55 AM

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When nudging staff pushes them to do more

When  nudging staff pushes them to do more | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Is using behavioural science to get staff to do more encouragement or manipulation?
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Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 28, 9:47 PM
This article talks about encouraging staff to do better. It talks about the staff of Uber, but the concept can be translated into education as well. Administrators need to encourage staff to do their best. If the administrator is up beat, sets goals and shows staff there best, usually people will jump on the wagon.
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Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Remember that work is just one aspect of their lives.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 30, 2:38 AM

Definitely

Paulette Dotson's curator insight, July 11, 2:42 PM
I think sometimes we forget that work is not the only thing our employees have to focus on.
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 28, 9:14 PM
This article talks about attitude at work and how it can affect the work you do. This article is a good reminder for administrators for both themselves and staff and creating a positive work environment, were attitudes are positive. Also making sure to take that time when you need to regroup instead of creating a negative attitude.
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10 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Do Business

10 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Do Business | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
We at Ecwid are big fans of the TED project, so we made a selection of some of our favorite talks related to business on different levels.
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87 Fun Office Activities Games and Activities That Make Work Awesome

87 Fun Office Activities Games and Activities That Make Work Awesome | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're looking for some fun office games and activities to make your company a better place to work, this is the only list of ideas you need.
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How to Unlock the Full Potential of Diverse Teams

How to Unlock the Full Potential of Diverse Teams | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Organizing around a common purpose and sharing leadership encourages people to bring their authentic selves to work.
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Paulette Dotson's curator insight, July 11, 2:48 PM
Not everyone on your team is going to think the same way.  If we have employees work towards a common goal they will be more inclined to be their authentic selves.
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Why Workplace Conflict Can Be Healthy

Why Workplace Conflict Can Be Healthy | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

​Most of us try to avoid conflict, especially at work. 

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 16, 11:44 AM

In my opinion, the only time workplace conflict can be healthy is if there is already a relationship of trust and transparency. Outside of this it can become divisive.

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Storytelling: More Than a Presentation Tool

Storytelling: More Than a Presentation Tool | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
How a story can make a strategy come to life.
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The best way to Mitigate Change Resistance | Stratex hub

The best way to Mitigate Change Resistance | Stratex hub | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
People affected by change experience emotional turmoil. Even positive changes involve uncertainty causing resistance to change
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How You Can Attract, Motivate And Retain Talent Through The Power of Purpose

How You Can Attract, Motivate And Retain Talent Through The Power of Purpose | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Inspired, dedicated people drive success. Hire them.
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What really motivates people to be honest in business

What really motivates people to be honest in business | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do.
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High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Five ways to build trust.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 12, 12:15 PM

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How to Manage a Needy Employee

How to Manage a Needy Employee | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Set clear boundaries.
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donhornsby's curator insight, June 6, 12:33 PM
What do you do about that needy person on your team? How do you balance being a responsive manager with the need to get your own work done?
 
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 28, 9:50 PM
This article gives good insight on dealing with a needy employee. Sometimes as administrators you have a staff member that may need more of your attention. Talk to them to figure out the root of their neediness , listen, and support them.
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You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
What to say and do to make things less awkward.
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 30, 9:43 AM
Actively building positive relationships after a difficult conversation is not easy, but it is a muscle you can build and it gets easier with practice. It can also give you a reputation as a go-to problem solver and collaborator — key skills for any leader.
 
Paulette Dotson's curator insight, June 14, 11:24 AM
When things do not go as smoothly as you want with employees here are some strategies to help you address the issue.

Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 28, 9:43 PM
This is a great article. As an administrator you are going to have tough conversations. It might be with a staff member, student, or parent and you have to know how to handle it professionally. This article gives great tips on how to deal with a tough conversation and what needs to happen after to move on.
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Pizza, soda, Oreos and breathing: 7 key lessons I learned in the startup trenches

Pizza, soda, Oreos and breathing: 7 key lessons I learned in the startup trenches | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Becoming a startup CEO was never an explicit career goal. I started PitchBook because of a simple and pure motivation — to solve a customer problem. At my…
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How well do you know yourself? - Leadership & Change Magazine

How well do you know yourself? - Leadership & Change Magazine | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
How well do you know yourself? Research shows that you deliver your greatest contribution if you know yourself well and use your strengths.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 30, 2:38 AM

Great question

 

Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 28, 9:02 PM
Personal reflection is an important part of being a leader. To be a great leader you need to know and understand yourself and beliefs. As an administrator try to take time to reflect on both the good and the bad, it will only make you a better leader.
Enitan Racheal Ajayi's curator insight, August 14, 10:53 AM

Knowing yourself , strengths and values are key factor for success in any endeavour. Read up and write down what you value and find your core values....

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How to find a wonderful idea

How to find a wonderful idea | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Can't quite give a summary for what this is about! Creativity? Idea Generation? Project management in an uncertain environment?

Food for thought about how we create and innovate. (and it's pretty impressive anyway!)

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How to Capture Value from Collaboration, Especially If You’re Skeptical About It

How to Capture Value from Collaboration, Especially If You’re Skeptical About It | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Start by understanding what it is — and isn’t.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 4, 5:06 PM

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A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
What’s most convenient isn’t always what’s most effective.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 16, 11:43 AM

Very true insight but getting those F2F meeting are getting more and more difficult unless relationships have been previously established. Then the question of a good ole boys club syndrome can rear it's ugly head. Find the balance is a real art.

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If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Human beings hunger for superheroes.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 12, 1:28 PM

Excellent Question and yes there is a bit of the old HERO Man Leadership school in that process.  

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 15, 8:21 AM

As was so appropriately pointed out in the article, the choice is ours.  Always has been and always will be so let's choose wisely who we follow.

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Liberating Structures - Introduction

Liberating Structures - Introduction | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Unwittingly, the conventional structures used to organise how people routinely work together stifle inclusion and engagement.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 6, 12:49 PM

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How Employees and Managers See Things Differently -- and How to Fix It

How Employees and Managers See Things Differently -- and How to Fix It | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Start today to mend the perception gap at your company. Here are 3 ways.
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