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Transformational Leadership - Becoming an Inspirational Leader. Becoming an Inspirational Leader Transformational leaders inspire and support their people. © iStockphoto/aydinmutlu Molly is someone everyone respects. Her team members are fiercely loyal, and they're highly successful – as individuals, and as a team. In contrast, other leaders in the organization report that their people seem disengaged. So, what does Molly do that other leaders don't?

To begin with, she regularly reminds her team members of the purpose of their work. Molly is a transformational leader. In this article, we'll explore what transformational leadership is, and we'll outline how you can become a transformational leader. What is Transformational Leadership? Leadership expert James McGregor Burns introduced the concept of transformational leadership in his 1978 book, "Leadership. " Bernard M. Is a model of integrity and fairness. More than 25 years after Bass' book, transformational leadership is often argued to be the most important ideas in business leadership. Note: Tip: Key Points. Mental Models | How do you think the most rational people in the world operate their minds? How do they make better decisions? They do it by mentally filing away a massive, but finite amount of fundamental, unchanging knowledge that can be used in evaluating the infinite number of unique scenarios which show up in the real world.

That is how consistently rational and effective thinking is done, and if we want to learn how to think properly ourselves, we need to figure out how it's done. Fortunately, there is a way, and it works. Before we dig deeper, let's start by watching this short video on a concept called mental models. It's not that complicated, right? The idea for building a “latticework” of mental models comes from Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the finest thinkers in the world. Munger's system is akin to “cross-training for the mind.” In a famous speech in the 1990s, Munger explained his novel approach to gaining practical wisdom: Building the Latticework 1. 2. 3. 4.


Farnam Street: The Fragilista - nmovall - Gmail. Schooling Ourselves in an Unequal America. Averages can be misleading. The familiar, one-dimensional story told about American education is that it was once the best system in the world but that now it’s headed down the drain, with piles of money thrown down after it. The truth is that there are two very different education stories in America. The children of the wealthiest 10 percent or so do receive some of the best education in the world, and the quality keeps getting better.

For most everyone else, this is not the case. America’s average standing in global education rankings has tumbled not because everyone is falling, but because of the country’s deep, still-widening achievement gap between socioeconomic groups. And while America does spend plenty on education, it funnels a disproportionate share into educating wealthier students, worsening that gap. Objective Subject/Threespot On average, money is not the problem. The problem is that the United States is not spending its education dollars effectively. The Common Core Mathematics Standards and Community College Requirements - Top Performers. In a response to my recent post concerning NCEE's study of the expectations of the nation's community colleges for incoming freshman, Andy Zuckerman wrote the following: I have great respect for Marc Tucker.

He looks for evidence and weighs it carefully, and is not an ideologue. Nonetheless, there seems to be a conflict between Marc's firm support for the Common Core standards and the findings of this study. The common core math standards prescribe the content of Algebra I and Algebra II for all students, while Marc concludes from this recent study about college readiness that what is normally taught in h.s. mathematics is not needed in community colleges.

The NCEE report says that "the policy of requiring a passing score on an Algebra II exam for high school graduation simply cannot be justified. " What are the implications for the common core state standards for mathematics? Do they need to be revised? "The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) set goals. Hype Cycles. Hype Cycles Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals. The following list of Gartner's Hype Cycle research notes is updated throughout the year. LOOKING FOR ANSWERS? Contact Gartner Research Methodologies.

Organizational Change Applying Transitions: Educational Equity. School districts across the country are struggling with the growing academic achievement gap between white students and students of color. Students of color continue to lag behind their white peers on standardized test scores, graduation rates, and enrollment in gifted and talented programming. Recognizing that the achievement gap is shaped by deep-seated discrimination and prejudice, some communities are going beyond short-term changes that solely address the academic challenges of individual students. Effectively narrowing the gap requires unpacking historical and ongoing racism, letting go of old assumptions and expectations, and re-defining roles for parents, educators, and students.

In short, the entire school community must transition to a new way of educating students. Case Study – Just Communities This vote culminated years of hard work. Projects that have used the Transition Framework to Improve Educational Equity Just Communities Santa Barbara, CA Wp-content/uploads/2012/10/WilliamBridgesTransitionandChangeModel_000.pdf.

New Jersey Secondary Education Transformation - Resources. Secondary School Redesign - Home. New Jersey Secondary Education Transformation - Resources.