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[TED] What we're learning from online education (Daphne Koller)

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people...

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ACTIVIST: A Minute With John Maxwell, Free Coaching Video

http://JohnMaxwellTeam.com - Join the John Maxwell Team, receive free daily coaching videos from John C. Maxwell. John is an internationally recognized leade...
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The No. 1 Leadership Trait You Really Need to be Successful

The No. 1 Leadership Trait You Really Need to be Successful | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Most workplace disputes and disasters can be traced back to one thing: a lack of leadership. So, what’s the absolute No. 1 most important leadership trait in the history of the universe? …

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Tom Hood's comment, March 2, 2013 10:37 AM
Agree 1000% I remember a concept from Practically Radical where they talked about IBM's transformation with a major factor being Humbition - the combination of Humility and Ambition. And the sign on Ronald Reagan's desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."
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Agree 1000% I remember a concept from Practically Radical where they talked about IBM's transformation with a major factor being Humbition - the combination of Humility and Ambition. And the sign on Ronald Reagan's desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 3, 2013 10:59 AM

Smooth dance moves didn't win?

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Good Managers Listen. Great Managers Ask Questions. - Forbes

Good Managers Listen. Great Managers Ask Questions. - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Most managers, though, are not natural born listeners . It’s an acquired skill that is enabled by another critical managerial behavior – asking questions.

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How to Keep the Ideas Flowing When You’re Put in Charge

How to Keep the Ideas Flowing When You’re Put in Charge | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
When we feel secure in our new position, it can free us to take bolder, more innovative action.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:31 AM

(From the article): Being in a position of power certainly changes you - not necessarily in an evil way, but research shows there is a definite shift in how you perceive the world around you when you're the one in the driver's seat. You think in a more abstract, big-picture way. You become more optimistic, more comfortable with risk, and more open to new possibilities. 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:35 AM

When the powerful can become the powerless, and vice versa, psychologists call it an "unstable power hierarchy."

 

If you are operating in that kind of environment and staying powerful and influential is your primary focus, then feelings of power can actually make you more conservative. 

 

When you don't want to lose the power you've worked so hard to attain, you avoid risks and potential mistakes, and your creativity is diminished.

 

So if you are at the top of your game and your position is essentially irrevocable or at least particularly secure (think Steve Jobs or Richard Branson) your creativity will flourish.

When you don't want to lose the power, you avoid risks and your creativity is diminished.

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Love Forgives | Blog | Lead Like Jesus

Love Forgives | Blog | Lead Like Jesus | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
To need to be forgiven is to be human. To forgive is an act of love. Instead of pretending that our need for forgiveness didn't exist, Jesus took it on…
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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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David Hain's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:52 AM

Great video, witty, sensible and engaging presentation.

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FOLLOW ME – CREATING SOCIAL TRANSACTIONS | Noozmag

FOLLOW ME – CREATING SOCIAL TRANSACTIONS | Noozmag | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Finding your value in others


+Penny Power says in her book “Know me, like me, follow me”:
In the 21st century people are rebelling against control ….to have followers you need to have the right intention and care deeply about the success of others… Having followers is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ….

Your ability to be followed will depend on your ability to be a “leader”. Not a leader in the traditional sense, this is not about leading a team, but leading a movement and a set of thoughts. Leadership has to be earned, you are placed in this role by those who follow you, not because you say “I am a leader.”

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http://noozmag.de/follow-me-creating-social-transactions/

(Source: “Know me, like me, follow me” by Penny Power)


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David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 2013 1:26 PM

Good stuff!

Anne Egros's curator insight, March 3, 2013 1:24 PM

Your greatnesss is not what you have is what you give !

Robin Martin's comment, March 17, 2013 1:44 PM
Awesome!! Sharing this tomorrow...!
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Now I’m a Believer - The Power of Beliefs in Leadership

Now I’m a Believer - The Power of Beliefs in Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” - Henry David Thoreau I ‘m convinced that your thoughts shape your life and your beliefs shape your thoughts. You are where you imagined you w...
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Rich Maxwell's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:37 PM

Do you lead from your vison and values?  Can your direct reports tell you what those values are and what their role in the vision is?  Give it some thought!

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Serving and Leadership on Facebook!

Serving and Leadership on Facebook! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Articles and Ideas relating to leadership, serving, and culture.

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Great page and thank you for creating it!
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I have established a companion page to this curation effort on Facebook.  Could you drop by today and 'like' the page?  

The plans include a new blog debuting in 2015.

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Conscious Capitalism: Can Empathy Change The World? - Forbes

Conscious Capitalism: Can Empathy Change The World? - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
In the late 19th century, a concept called the Progressive Movement crept through the vineworks of American business thinking.
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From the article: "Can companies solve social and environmental problems? Can corporate America collaborate and contribute to a just and sustainable world?

As Billy Parish and Dev Aujla point out in their book Making Good, it all boils down to a simple word. Empathy.

“People like to be around people who care about people,” echoes Klein.

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Listening – Its Importance to Leadership

Listening – Its Importance to Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The Holberton Group helps companies and their executive-level corporate officers achieve the highest levels of achievement.

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The Power of Intent

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Good leaders make their motives clear and communicate them well.

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From the article: "Understanding and communicating intent is rarely given much importance in business, though. Goals and vision are shared as carefully curated documents, or through great speeches created by well-oiled communications machines. CEOs forget that if the intent of these plans isn't aligned with the communication, people may be impressed, but deep down inside, they will not believe in those plans or act on them. "

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Next generation problem solvers

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/ --- Open University Educational Technology researcher, Eileen Scanlon looks at the be...

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Can Complexity Thinking Fix Capitalism?

Can Complexity Thinking Fix Capitalism? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Can complexity thinking advance management and help fix capitalism? The answer is that it can, although not in the way that most complexity scientists expect.

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Jackie Modeste's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:55 PM

Learning the "jazz" of business means acquiring the skills of: listening, agility, and resilience -- for starters. 

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Be exceptional | Happy Monday Blog

Be exceptional | Happy Monday Blog | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

If we don’t have the courage and conviction to risk failure and do work that is brave and unique, we will never be exceptional.


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John Michel's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:43 AM

Standing out is a good thing because exceptional is what the market now demands. Take advantage of that.

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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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About Us | Lead Like Jesus

About Us | Lead Like Jesus | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Recognizing that leadership is in a state of crisis worldwide, we are a group of committed individuals on a mission to integrate Jesus and his leadership principles into as many lives as we can. Our cofounder, Ken Blanchard, had successfully taught effective leadership principles for years. But when he began to study the Bible, he became fascinated with how Jesus transformed twelve ordinary and unlikely individuals into the first generation of leaders, launching a movement that continues to affect the course of world history some two thousand years later. Inspired by a new vision, Ken Blanchard and his lifelong friend Phil Hodges cofounded Lead Like Jesus to inspire and equip people to become servant leaders – to lead like Jesus

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Excellent Leadership resource.  Cofounded by Ken Blanchard (one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate men in business today, recognized as a premier thinker and writer on leadership, Cornell graduate with a PhD, author & coauthor of over 35 book including The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Gung Ho!) Ken believes that Jesus is the greatest leadership role model, and he cofounded Lead Like Jesus in 1999 with the mission “to glorify God by inspiring and equipping people to lead like Jesus.”

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Full Potential Leadership: Convincing Them to Bet on You

Full Potential Leadership:  Convincing Them to Bet on You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you truly building your full potential?   The choices you make now, will impact what jobs are available down the road.  Moving up too quickly in one functional area may limit the dive...
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Do you dare to dream?

Since our childhood we all know how to dream. Asleep and awake. Thanks to the power of our imagination we believe we are capable of achieving anything we can dream of. However, as we grow older we lose this wonderful ability we'll later need to be creative, to innovate, to change our lives and to transform our organizations. We invite you to dare to dream again, to challenge your comfort zone, and to enjoy the pleasure of turning your dreams into reality.
Do you dare to dream?


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8 ways to make sure your workforce doesn’t engage | HR blogs – People Management

8 ways to make sure your workforce doesn’t engage | HR blogs – People Management | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
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Excellent article! I would laugh if it weren't such a serious demonstration of the reality of our times! There is a need for #Betterleadership... let's change the culture for our #FutureLeaders.

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Ten magical thoughts to let go of

Ten magical thoughts to let go of | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

I see plenty of examples of magical thinking by leaders every day about those who report to them. Uncovering this kind of thinking requires some reflection because it’s often below the surface.

 

Magical thoughts create ineffective action. They sap your energy. Letting go of them allows you to be able to use that energy for things that are more positive, realistic, and productive. You can uncover your magical thoughts by considering the things that frustrate or irritate you as a leader.

 

Here are some of the magical thoughts I’ve noticed from leaders, and some ideas on remedying them:


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:53 AM

(From the article): There is nothing more for you to learn: You may have been a leader for a long time. You may receive stellar feedback. But look closely. There is always room for improvement, even in your signature strengths. Besides, if you start believing there is nothing you can do go improve, you’re likely to become extremely annoying. Leadership requires ongoing learning and development.

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Empathic Education: A Call to Arms

Empathic Education: A Call to Arms | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

The term Empathic Education was first introduced by best-selling author and visionary, Jeremy Rifkin in his book, The Empathic Civilization. Rifkin further defined it in an article in the May, 2010 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

Empathic Education is a belief that our schools must help children aspire to be collaborative and cooperative human beings who interact in a world where energy sources are diminishing, commerce has become global and the rise of social media has made our "neighbor" not just someone who lives down the block, but also across the globe.

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The Case for Future Leaders

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“Excuse me sir, but why should we do any of the leadership skills you are teaching us?” The young college sophomore asked in a polite but challenging

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:11 PM

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The long term goal is much more important and difficult. Future leaders must lead the transformation of the workplace with superior leadership skills that are not common in the majority of our institutions!


As you can imagine, this effort will require young leaders to change workplace cultures from within.


Our future leaders must not only be prepared to use effective leadership tools and techniques, they must understand that many of their bosses will be leading in ways that are completely opposite to what they have been taught.


They will be leading against the tide.

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Seth's Blog: Destabilizing the bullying power structure

Seth's Blog: Destabilizing the bullying power structure | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Bullies aren't welcome. For every bully, there are a dozen or a hundred workers/kids/individuals that would prefer not to be bullied. Given these overwhelming odds, how do bullies continue to get away with it?
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