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7 Ways to be Impatient Like a Leader

Impatient leaders are like junkies looking for a fix. The drug is results. Unhealthy impatience blows up leaders. “Slow” is the source of impatience. Delay. Repeated mistakes. Incompetence. Lack of planning. Falling short. Advantages and disadvantages of impatience: Goal-driven leaders are prone to impatience. Impatience has it’s advantages. Impatient leaders: Feel frustration over lack of progress […]

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The Relationship Between Mindset and Outcomes in Learning, from Carol Dweck

In Two Minds The psychology of learning is greatly underestimated in the classroom to our peril. Perhaps it is the headlong rush to master content that limits time for planning and reviewing of learning and the lessons learned from the approaches applied. In some respects this is about the need to externalise and divorce the […]

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The Abiding Principles of Ethical Leadership in Education

Given that a fair proportion of this blog concerns itself with principles of change, The Edvocate website rightly reminds us of some unchanging principles of leadership in education: The Eight Principles of Ethical Leadership in Education | The Edvocate https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/the-abiding-principles-of-ethical-leadership-in-education/

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The Secret to Solving Problems

It’s easy to make others responsible for problems in your organization. Someone else fell short. It couldn’t be you! When leaders blame, everyone blames. Blame is the reason problems persist. If you’re a leader, look around and own what you see. Finger pointing prolongs unhappiness. Others won’t take responsibility until leaders own problems. The trouble is, irresponsible […]

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