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Developing Adaptive Leaders for Turbulent Times: The Michigan Model of Leadership. In complex and dynamic times, the Michigan Model of Leadership enables leaders to recognise and effectively manage competing tensions in organisational life.

Developing Adaptive Leaders for Turbulent Times: The Michigan Model of Leadership

Leaders who utilise the process of Mindful Engagement learn to balance these tensions and make an impact in a world where there are no easy answers. We need leaders with empathy, drive, integrity, and courage – across society and throughout organisational hierarchies – whose core purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our generation has been witness to revolutionary advancements in industrial and information technology. Yet, modern organisations face challenges that are unprecedented in complexity and scale. The globalisation of international trade is creating more complex flows of people, goods, funds, and technology across national and political boundaries. How to Develop Mental Toughness, According to an FBI Agent Who Had to Do it to Survive. Mental toughness.

How to Develop Mental Toughness, According to an FBI Agent Who Had to Do it to Survive

It’s the ability to push through difficult (and even painful) situations while maintaining peak performance. It’s what separates the elite from the above average, and it is only gained through training and hard work. For entrepreneurs and business owners, it means having the grit you need to get through the hard times, and the presence of mind to avoid getting caught up in the good times. I recently spoke about mental toughness with LaRae Quy, who knows a little about the topic. LaRae spent 23 years working as a counterintelligence agent with the FBI, where demonstrating this quality sometimes meant the difference between life and death. I asked LaRae what is needed to develop this invaluable quality. 1. 10 images to share at your next faculty meeting. Administrators: keep these 5 suggestions in mind.

Leadership in education isn't easy and definitely isn't for the faint of heart.

Administrators: keep these 5 suggestions in mind

Additionally, it's easy to second guess and question how a school leader reacts, responds and makes decisions. J.D. Schramm: How Leaders Communicate Effectively. How The Most Powerful People Get Things Done: 4 Tips From A White House Staffer. We all have big decisions to make and deadlines to meet.

How The Most Powerful People Get Things Done: 4 Tips From A White House Staffer

And sometimes it can feel overwhelming. New Slide: Technology is a Tool, NOT a Leadership Outcome. Posted by Bill Ferriter on Saturday, 02/28/2015 Most members of Radical Nation know that I whipped up an image titled What Do You Want Students to Do With Technology (link is external) a few years ago that tends to resonate with audiences.

New Slide: Technology is a Tool, NOT a Leadership Outcome

It is certainly the most popular piece of content that I have ever created, racking up nearly 40,000 views on Flickr and turning up in #edtech presentation after #edtech presentation. A few weeks ago, my buddy George Couros -- who writes extensively about school leadership and modern learning spaces over at The Principal of Change (link is external) -- created a mashed up version (link is external) of the slide designed to detail the kinds of things that school prinicpals and superintendents should be doing with technology.

With George's permission, I turned his thinking into another hand drawn image that looks similar to the original. Check it out here: (Click here (link is external) to view/enlarge/download the original image on Flickr) Conseils_presentation_pro.pdf. The 4 Most Important PowerPoint RULES for Successful Presentations. SlideShare sur Twitter : "4 of the most important PowerPoint rules for a successful presentation, via @ned_potter: How To Be Someone People Love To Talk To. When do we really learn good conversation skills?

How To Be Someone People Love To Talk To

Every Business Has A Story. 4 Soft Skills That Will Get You The Job - And Keep You There - Udacity - Climb Higher. Image via ComNetwork Picture this.

4 Soft Skills That Will Get You The Job - And Keep You There - Udacity - Climb Higher

You’re fluent in HTML and CSS. You sling Javascript or wrangle data with the best of them. You can optimize the bejeezus out of any website, or program in Python like nobody’s business. 6 Ways My Brain Stops Me From Creating – And How I'm Fighting Back. I have a lot of ideas in my head.

6 Ways My Brain Stops Me From Creating – And How I'm Fighting Back

And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay. In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they were safe and untested and uncriticized. All mine. Sure, I’ve created some. Because the riskiest, most dangerous and potentially most interesting ideas are the easiest to hold back. And while it might feel creative to think of these ideas, they were dying a lonely death when I wasn’t doing anything with them.

First PM Job sur Twitter : "6 Ways My Brain Stops Me From Creating – And How I'm Fighting Back. The Power of Yes - Alumni - Harvard Business School. Photo by Tracy Powell Sasha Dichter (MBA/MPA 2002) became an easy mark after word got out about his “generosity experiment.”

The Power of Yes - Alumni - Harvard Business School

For 30 days he would say yes to everyone who asked him for money—from people on the street to nonprofits. There would be no question of whether doing so was the smartest or best way to put his money to good use: Dichter would simply open his wallet. At the time, Dichter was director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund that invests in early-stage companies to solve issues stemming from poverty. (“Using the tools of business to create large-scale social change,” he summarizes.) “I didn’t feel like I had developed that muscle of saying ‘yes’ enough,” he explains by phone from Acumen’s New York office.

How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time. It’s hard to be efficient.

How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time

Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes you don’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like it’s all a conspiracy. As we’ll see shortly, these are all, in a way, true. Dan Ariely is the king of irrational behavior. 6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day. The 4 Most Common Negotiation Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them.

Miguel Villagran/Getty Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov goes to shake hands with former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Whether you're looking to close a $2.5 million deal or save money with your cable provider, it may be time to sharpen your negotiation skills. Cue University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor George Siedel. He's taught negotiation classes around the world, and he recently heard from students saying they used his tactics to secure both of the deals above, he tells us. Siedel is currently teaching 50,000 students in his Coursera course "Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills," which is among the classes we named the best free online courses to take this fall.

You can finish the relatively short course at your own pace, as long as you complete it by Nov. 30. How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research. Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily. Motivation is such a mystery. Campus Le Monde.fr sur Twitter : "Bien vendre son année sabbatique sur son CV. To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic) When it comes to brilliant leadership, there's no cookie-cutter mold for success. Vastly divergent styles can work equally well, which explains why many of our most respected leaders in business and tech often fall on opposite sides of a large number of spectrums. (Some are introverts, some are extroverts, some inspire through warm encouragement, while others do so through the strict enforcement of exacting standards, etc.)

But while their styles may vary, successful leaders share very similar mindsets. That's the takeaway from Gap International, a global business consulting firm that conducted in-depth interviews with more than 500 global executives over the past two-years to get a sense of a leader's mindset at the time he or she recalls doing excellent, productive work. Related: 10 Awesome Tips for Being a Better Leader Exceptional outcomes were also achieved when leaders actively focused on their team members. Click to Enlarge+ How To Achieve Work-Life Balance In 5 Steps. Achieving work-life balance can look impossible. And, frankly, it seems like it’s getting harder. In the ten years from 1986 to 1996 work-life balance was mentioned in the media 32 times. In 2007 alone it was mentioned 1674 times.

Via The ONE Thing: A LexisNexis survey of the top 100 newspapers and magazines around the world shows a dramatic rise in the number of articles on the topic, from 32 in the decade from 1986 to 1996 to a high of 1674 articles in 2007 alone. How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert. Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going? Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career. How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time.