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'Being Yourself' Is The Key To Successful Leadership -- Why Is It So Hard?

'Being Yourself' Is The Key To Successful Leadership -- Why Is It So Hard? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

There might still be some professionals and executives out there who long for the "good, old days" of workplace management. The days when you told your employees what to do and expected them to just get on with it. Assuming they didn’t want to suddenly find themselves unemployed.

But obviously that’s not you is it? You understand that leadership in the modern world is about engagement, about winning hearts and minds across your team. Above all, about being "authentic."

Authenticity has become a favorite buzz-word in management circles and research suggests it is an important characteristic for leaders to have. In these days of galloping cynicism about leaders of all types in organizations big and small, in business or politics, being seen as someone who actually aligns the values they propound with their actions seems to be highly motivating. And this, in turn leads to better staff retention, closer team cohesion and improved performance.


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One of the secrets to success in leadership is authenticity and originality. In an age of fakeism it is a rare but welcome moment to come across people who are not afraid of their originality, thus marking themselves as leaders of ideas and actions!
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 11, 2017 7:08 PM

Behavioral integrity is effective, because it improves your communication. And you can develop it.

Guimaraes's curator insight, May 24, 2017 7:04 AM
The power of YOU - your authenticity is what will make you a great leader!
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Making Time for Learning Will Make You Healthier, Richer, and More Popular

Making Time for Learning Will Make You Healthier, Richer, and More Popular | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you're looking for reasons to make time in your busy schedule to keep learning, there's no shortage of possibilities. First and foremost, perhaps, is that you'll be in great company. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey all set aside dedicated time to learn new things each week. Look how far the practice has taken them.

But if you're looking for more scientific explanations of why the end of school shouldn't mean the end of learning, writer John Coleman is probably your man. He writes regularly for the HBR blogs on the subject of lifelong learning and its many benefits. One of his recent posts is a must read for those who suspect they should to make more time in their lives to nourish their brains, but still need a bit of a kick in the pants.


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Making and finding time to learn new things, even things not related to one's profession or skill set will help make one healthier, richer, and more popular. This is very important for all professionals. Learning is a constant process, and the more you learn, the better equipped you are for life in the 21st Century. Looking at the pace with which technological advancement is taking place and the pace with which new discoveries and inventions are taking place, I feel it is important for us to be life-long learners! Health, richness and popularity will follow!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 19, 2017 5:41 PM

An author runs down the impressive benefits of lifelong learning.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 20, 2017 2:31 AM

Long life learning has become an economic imperative

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Educate in India: Narendra Modi government to tout India as Asia’s education hub - The Economic Times

Educate in India: Narendra Modi government to tout India as Asia’s education hub - The Economic Times | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
To tout India as Asias education hub, commerce ministry seeks to revive Foreign Educational Institutions Bill which had faced huge opposition during the UPA rule.

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The idea of promoting India as an education hub in Asia will go a long way in providing quality based education to deserving candidates in the region. The idea of migrating to the Western Hubs of Education often proves costly and it entails a lot of red tapism. In many cases, getting a sponsor, or even managing your fees can create problems. It would be exciting to see if we could have  Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and MIT centres operating in the country. In times when globalisation has made it marks, and when virtual education has taken off, it makes good sense to bring the mountain to Muhammad! The whole idea is exciting enough, let us hope it takes place in the near future! It will be cost effective, and yes accessible too!

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A Beautiful Timeline on The History of Education

A Beautiful Timeline on The History of Education | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

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This is an interesting timeline that stretches from the past and then the present on to the future. What is interesting is that it makes an interesting prediction about how open content would be the need of the hour. What is encouraging to see is that technology will not replace the human factor, at least not the teacher although the roles will change, I guess with the teacher doning the garb of the facilitator and not the lecturer. As far as tablets are concerned, well it is interesting to note that tablets were first discovered by the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. In some ways at least, the future can only be a variation on the present, just like the present has been a variation on the past.

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jane fullerton's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:40 AM

Wonder what Maryanne Wolf would say!

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Educator's Technology

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Teaching with Technology: A Survival Guide

Teaching with Technology: A Survival Guide | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Survival tips for integrating technology in the classroom are featured in this presentation by Shelly Terrell, featured on Edudemic.

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Somehow we all use technology, whether it is in the form of google forms/docs, and many of us use ppts. and so on. Teaching with technology is challenging mainly because you need to keep upto date with technology. Laptops are now passe, while tabs have most of the feature of laptops minus the weight!

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

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The classroom of the future is not just about the technology we use, but it is also about creating relevance to what is being taught, by making the topic contextually relevant to life. We are also talking about creating a culture of empathy and respect, which unfortunately seems to be given less importance these days. Also the classroom of the future will be about training ourselves to make best use of technology, as a support system, but not to surpass or overwhelm the the humanness of the students and teachers alike. Most important of all, the classroom of the future will be self-driven, and students and teachers will use technology responsibly.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 22, 2014 9:15 PM

Of course I agree integrating technology is key for the future of education and the work world.

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How to properly manage education technology in the age of Google

How to properly manage education technology in the age of Google | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Over-protecting children from web content means they wont learn the digital analytic skills they need using education technology.

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This is a concern that we will always have when we press for more and more technology in Education especially in the form of I-Pads, Lap-tops, and internet connections. While no doubt, the intention might be to benefit the learners in the long run, the fact is that learners are smart enough to circumvent the safety measures that educationists are likely to place in the gadgets to prevent students from surfing internet sites which offer anything other than education based content. The question remains, how do we manage education based on Information Technology? If firewalls can be circumvented by enterprising young learners who are ready to open more and more "Pandora's Boxes', then what do we do? The fact of the matter is that students require constant adult supervision when they are working on their tablets and internet devices, the question is how effectively can one adult, a teacher supervise effectively thirty learners simultaneously working on the net for their projects without seeming to be breathing down their necks? The students in my school were given tablets for their D.A. test, and the moment they got the chance, they moved over to sites that were offering other things like music and free games, and this was observed not only in students of grade 8, but also science stream students sudying in grade 12. The question is, whether the use of unsupervised Information Technology is really worth the distractions it causes?

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5 Ways to Empower Employees to Drive Change

5 Ways to Empower Employees to Drive Change | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

I have been writing a series of articles on culture-enabled organizational transformation. Much of my philosophies on this subject are derived from learnings on the battlefield as a Navy SEAL, and in the boardroom as an entrepreneur. There are three phases to my transformation model, each with several components: building the change culture, preparing for the change battle, and winning the change fight.

 

Once a company is well-prepared for change and high levels of trust and accountability have been woven into the fabric of the organization's culture, only then can they start preparing for the change battle. Behaviors and mindsets must adapt and a plan of attack developed and communicated. The first phase of winning the change fight is to empower the team and enlist as much participation as possible at all levels.


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Organisations should allow their employees to drive change. But then, for that to happen, a culture of trust needs to be developed, post that, the vision of the organisation, philosophy and ethos need to be shared with the employees. After the sharing of the vision, organisations need to provide for disruption and challenging of fixed mindsets. Providing employees with enough opportunities for professional growth, and offering enough sources for learning new things, all of them will help build a workforce of dedicated employees who are willing to drive change!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 21, 2017 5:07 PM

Organizational transformation requires empowerment and participation at all levels.

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How chatbots will help Education : When it comes to sheer speed & Convenience, nothing can beat a chatbot.

How chatbots will help Education : When it comes to sheer speed & Convenience, nothing can beat a chatbot. | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

It’s an exciting time for innovations in ed tech, and chatbots are at the forefront. Mobile apps are still compelling and there are many use cases where an app can provide the richest experience. However, the downside is that you still need to download them, log in, keep them updated, and make sure they work well with your devices. When it comes to sheer speed and convenience, nothing can beat a chatbot.


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Finland's Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Finland's Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

I Last Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the iPad, a device heralded for triggering the broad adoption of tablet computers and for further


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Gaming in Education: Gamification?

Gaming in Education: Gamification? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
My most popular posts for TheEdublogger (arguably THE most popular posts ;P ) have been centered on the use of games and gaming within the education system. Since I've covered a few of the big play...

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Gamification is an important method for making the learning of important but abstruse topics simple and interesting. Teachers often resort to gamification albeit unknowingly. Take for example the instance where the teacheri calls out to the student and asks him to demonstrate the concept on the green board. One could also consider the Mock Parliaments, and the Mock United Nations that take place in our schools; aren't they part of gamification?

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Kiinnostaa...

Richard Ballard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 11:11 PM

Looks like an interesting article

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
From inspiring life-long learning to empowering teachers, these organizations are taking the education business to school.

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These are the world's top ten most innovative companies in education, and they provide food for thought for  those that are struggling. Ultimately innovativeness and success go hand in hand because of their ability to provide acceptible challenges and interesting ways of doing routine and dull stuff. Education is one field which has the greatest susceptibility to stagnate and a large number of employees in this sector reach their shelf life very soon. In many cases, innovative companies will provide the werewithal for recognition of exemplary work, better ways of doing routines stuff in a more interesting way, and yes, the opportunity to collaborate, and get some extra money too!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:34 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. With a concept and structure like Ed Camps, what does that mean to the way School is organized? I would think it might lead to change the status quo won't like.

 

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:31 AM

This is the MUST read text.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, February 13, 2015 6:53 PM

A few surprises in this list

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Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Edudemic

Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Edudemic | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"It is tough to think about what is on the horizon for K-12 education in 2015 without thinking about the changes that have occurred in the last few decades and the challenges that have remained constant ..."


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I like this article for the way it states the obvious - Continued focus on rigorous goals, use of technology to enhance learning, and preparing students to be not just college ready, but career ready are some of the goals that I feel are in sync with our aspirations for K-12 Education in 2014. Yes, and I very strongly believe that 2015 will be about promoting the concept of BYOD, especially in the form of Tablet P.Cs. The Akash tablet manufactured by Ubislat was once introduced in some of the Government schools in India, it was ahead its times! According to this article, 2015 will also about investing in the person, the teacher who personalises the process of teaching!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 2015 11:43 AM

Brief article on top predictions in K-12 Education for 2015.  Agree with investment in teachers!  Essential!

Rachael Holly's curator insight, January 30, 2015 3:32 PM

Gives us all a lot to think about! #MUSPED