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According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Research every teacher should know: the value of student evaluation

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: student evaluation of learning<p>Read more Lessons from research<p><i>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve</i> …

Teaching

Everything You Need to Know About Great Leadership

Leaders are not born, they are made.<p>Effective leadership can be thought of as a set of qualities and skills. Different leaders may have different makeups, different strengths and challenges. But there are certain traits that lie at the core of leadership--the qualities that all great leaders …

Leadership

Delegation Will Make You a Stronger Leader

Delegation is the sure path to get your company running at optimal efficiency. Here's how to start doing it well.<p>When you're starting out as leader of a company, you may assume you should be good at everything. You're the head honcho of every department and are responsible for the outcomes of their …

'The reason for teacher burnout? The Big Brother culture'

This week, I’ll be participating in the live debate hosted by <i>Tes</i>: <i>"</i>Burn-out: How can we keep the best teachers teaching?"<p>The key question for me is: …

It's Time to Let Go of Tired Teaching Habits

Guest post by Aric Foster<p>The first time a grading guru told me that points and percentages were unhealthy and perhaps immoral, I was first shocked, …

Teaching

Regular Binge Drinking Can Shorten Your Lifespan by Years, Study Claims

TGIF, right?<p>After a long day or week or month at work, it can be nice to unwind with a drink or two or three or four. But when you wake up feeling …

Developing a Mentoring Program for Beginning Teachers

Mentoring is a relationship in which a more experienced person facilitates the broad development of a less-experienced person on a regular basis and …

13 True Crime Documentaries On Netflix That'll Really Make You Think

Netflix's documentary section really can't be beat — especially when it comes to the streaming service's true crime documentaries. By now, you've …

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Educating Teachers About Tech’s Potential

Higher Education Technology can provide students with learning opportunities. To help students get the most out of technology, teachers should …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

This feature was originally published on September 9, 2009.<p>As Joni Mitchell once sang, "you don't know what you've got till it's gone." Even now, as …

Albums

This Is How Elon Musk Handles Bad Situations. Every Business Leader Should Take Note | Inc.com

The image that comes to mind when most people think of the quintessential "business leader" is the CEO with the corner office, tucked far away from the day-to-day work.<p>That's because, in business, becoming the CEO or the leader is often times seen as the final destination, the end goal, and where …

Leadership

Elon Musk's Management Style Proves it Pays To Be a Leader, and Not Simply a Boss | Inc.com

When you are South African-born American business magnate Elon Musk, you don't have to listen to anyone. After all, the 46-year old, worth an estimated $21 billion, is the CEO of SpaceX; a co-founder, inventor, CEO product architect of Tesla Inc.; and co-founder and former chairman of Solar City …

Customers

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

6 things great leaders do differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a …

15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017

Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar<p>15<p>By<p>These albums – from lesser-known but more-than-worthy artists – may not have burned …

How the Best Leaders Resolve Workplace Conflicts | Inc.com

Disagreements among people in a workplace are common. When they're on your team, those disagreements have the potential to escalate into conflict between coworkers, creating a distracting, unproductive, and negative working environment. And if you're in charge, your staff's problems are your …

Leadership

Change Your Leaders To Change Your Culture

How would you describe the culture of your organization? Some might say, “It’s the smell of the place,” or, “It’s how things are done around here.” Research done on culture and organizational performance by Kotter and Heskett defines culture as “…gained knowledge, explanations, values, beliefs, …

Leadership

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master | Inc.com

I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design thinking, open innovation, lean launchpads and on and on. Unlike marketing or …

Innovation

Shooting for the Edit: How to Give Your Film Style Before You Ever Hit Record

With a little planning, you can take your cinematography, editing, and storytelling to the next level.We all know filmmaking takes a lot of planning …

Filmmaking

Resources on Developing Resilience, Grit, and Growth Mindset

Explore an array of resources about understanding and building student perseverance, and consider questions raised by the research on grit. <i>(15+</i> …

Building Vocabulary Through Fun and Games

Examine Non-Examples of Vocabulary Words<p>Ask not just, “What does this word look or function like?” but also, “What does it not look or function …

5-Minute Film Festival: 5 Videos to Explore Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck—The Power of Believing That You Can Improve (10:25)<p>Dweck’s 10-minute TED talk is an excellent entry point to the subject. She walks you …

Most teachers believe that kids have different ‘learning styles.’ Here’s why they are wrong.

Surely you’ve heard that kids have different “learning styles.” Some supposedly learn better visually, others through listening. Some kids are cooperative while others are competitive.<p>Well, there is no consensus on what “learning styles” actually are, and some experts say they don’t, in fact, exist.<p>…

Pedagogy

Making the Most of Your Writing Feedback

Feedback falls into two categories: the what and the how. The what of writing deals with content. Specific feedback here includes guiding students if …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

• In what ways do students feel respected, feel valued, and feel part of the whole group?<br>• In what ways do students have ownership of the classroom? Do …

Advice From Master Filmmakers

In this video, directors tell us how they define what it is to make a movie. They give advice to the viewer, the next generation of filmmakers. The …

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Emotional Intelligence