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The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Leadership

When Faced with Conflict, Try an Introspective Approach

<i>I wish he would just get fired.</i><p>How is it that rational, good, understanding, kind, collaborative people like you and me can get so triggered by certain colleagues’ work performance that our minds race with how we want them to get out of our lives and work — in any way possible? We come up with long …

Self-help

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

Resources

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

Self-improvement

Here's how to help students improve their writing

Students are heading back to school and many are dreading the writing assignments their teachers and professors will be giving them. That’s understandable, because most teachers aren’t preparing their students to succeed in writing in the classroom and on the job.<p>As a New York Times bestselling …

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it.<p>"Go into history class and the teacher says, 'Open your computer. We're going to go to …

The college admissions advice kids have sworn by for years is wrong

They want a well-rounded student body.<p>That means admitting lots of very "pointy" students from different places and backgrounds with different interests.<p>I saw this among my classmates at Harvard, and Steph Shyu, founder and CEO of AdmitSee, shared with me on the Dream College Summit that her quest …

Apple Launches App Development With Swift Curriculum

Find out more about Apple’s one-year app development curriculum, which will be taught at community colleges and available on iBooks.<p>Instagram, Snapchat, Seamless, Facebook...those are just a few of the apps that have completely transformed our lives. And the act of developing those apps also …

Apps

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

Employment

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

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GoalsOnTrack

Q: What do I get after I sign up?<p>After you sign up, you will receive a welcome email with detailed instructions on how to access and start your …

Identity Theft

Three Rules for Choosing the Right Employee (or Boss) and How to Be One of Them

• Twitter<br>• Facebook<br>• LinkedIn<br>• Google+<p>Hi, I’m Henry Evans, Founding Partner of Dynamic Results.<p>Do you find in working with your teams that sometimes either …

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

Self-confidence

The Listening Dividend

<b>Five reasons why listening is important for school leaders</b><p><i>Listening is invaluable in schools in all sorts of ways and at many levels of</i> …

6 Daily Steps To Compete Like A Champion

Each day, whether we realize it or not, we endeavor to compete for something; the affection or love of a partner, a promotion in the workplace or, …

Motivation

Are You One of the World's Worst Communicators? Answer This 1 Simple Question

It was learned starting at birth, and you've been learning it every day since.<p>Whether you're a one-woman show or lead a business of thousands, work for the hottest tech startup or in a lesser-known niche industry, strong communication skills are crucial to your success.<p>Naturally, you strive to be a …

Language Learning

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?<p><b>Observe, Accept, and Reframe</b><p>First, recognize that …

Public Speaking

Setting Classroom Expectations

Setting classroom expectations and developing learning goals collaboratively puts students at the center of the learning process.The post Setting …

Teaching

How Our Brain Learns

As someone who is committed to lifelong learning, I am very curious about <b>how we learn</b> <i>(</i><i>sketchnote here</i><i>)</i>. We learn the most during our early years and …

When Does Real Learning Happen?

<b>Learning, the real learning, happens…</b>• When you are intentional about learning<br>• When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

The Explainer: Level 5 Leadership

Harvard

How Shared Leadership Changes Our Relationships at Work

Consider the challenges of the 21st century enterprise: things change too fast for one individual to know how to best respond; there are many explanations for any event, and multiple perspectives are needed to understand what that event means and decide what to do; a pipeline of future leaders is …

Management

Getting Your Career Back on Track After a Catastrophic Error

Everyone makes mistakes at work. But some people’s errors in judgment have huge implications, resulting in public firings or forced resignations. Even people who make serious mistakes have to earn a living. How do you recover professionally from a terrible error in judgment?<p>First of all, recognize …

Employment

3 Reasons We Should Embrace Solitude

You're reading 3 Reasons We Should Embrace Solitude, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

How To Get Parents Meaningfully Involved In Your School

<b>How To Get Parents Meaningfully Involved In Your School</b><p>by <b>Carol Goedken, CEO of Families & Schools Together</b><p>Improving the academic trajectory of …

Pedagogy

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

The big news in the venture capital world is that John Doerr, legendary partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is moving into a new role as the firm’s first chair, where he’ll be what he describes as a “player coach” to support the firm’s next generation of leaders. Kleiner Perkins is famous …

Northern Europe