Dickey C

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5 Job Interview Questions That Reveal What a Candidate Has Really Accomplished

Want to ask job interview questions that let you find out what a job candidate has really accomplished? Here are some great questions, along with some of the best answers.<p>Some job interviewers (including CEOs) take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, and most job interviews involve …

Career Development

15 metrics every superintendent should know

From interoperability to dashboards, data accessibility is one of the most prevalent topics in edtech circles these days. For superintendents, simply …

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Education is a dynamic space, with new trends constantly ebbing and flowing, the pendulum swinging back and forth between truly new innovations and …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Why Professional Development Fails

Unless there is consistent support and practice, with feedback and evaluation, too often what is read, experienced, and taught have only a moment's …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Stick to These 6 Rules When Holding Meetings | Inc.com

Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet often seem to achieve very little.<p>Everyone has their own idea about what …

Team Building

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Motivation

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

The K-12 Classroom Experience in the Age of Personalized Learning

In the classrooms of the future, new technology, as well as principles of flexibility and personalization, will shape the K-12 experience.<p>Disruptive innovations that enable new, personalized models of education could radically transform the K-12 experience as we know it. But intrinsically, …

Education Technology

Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are “bozos”

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

1 Characteristic Most People Don't Realize Successful Entrepreneurs Have | Inc.com

Success is a funny thing to reverse engineer. There's is no single formula to follow to be successful.<p>That said, I've made an observation about almost every successful person I know: their path to success usually starts with a false confidence or just sheer ignorance in pursuit of an overly …

Motivation

To tackle misinformation about what works in teaching, schools must find effective ways to help teachers understand the implications of research<p>In the past few years, schools have focused more on the use of research, especially into how pupils learn and the implications on effective teaching.<p>One …

Teaching

Teaching from the Back of the Room: How to Work in a Tech Rich Classroom

So, your school has taken the technology plunge – all of your students have laptops, you’ve set up your Learning Management System, you’ve been …

21 of the most and least loved top CEOs

And there have been enough high-profile scandals of late to make just about any employee worry about their company's leadership.<p>Luckily, online jobs and careers community Glassdoor offers a glimpse into the inner working of a company and how well employees believe their CEOs are leading …

CEOs

'I watched, helpless, as a high-performing school leader fell apart'

10 years ago I watched a headteacher self-destruct.<p>It was my first leadership post, I was naive, inexperienced and had no idea how senior leadership …

6 Challenges Awaiting You When Finally You Become CEO

There's no guidebook when you reach the top and not everybody succeeds.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>New CEOs face a steep learning curve. There are many things I wish I had known going into my first CEO job. Together with the help of two experienced CEOs -- Seth …

Advice To My Senior Leadership Self

What advice would you give to someone who is ‘starting out’ in school leadership? Seventeen years ago, I started out

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

100 Street Artists Painted a Paris Dorm and the Results Were Mind-Blowing

Street art collective Bitume—and 100 other artists—came together to revamp a college dormitory.<p>Let's talk about the octopus in the room, slithering over the wall of the mailroom of a soon-to-be-renovated dorm building at La Maison des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Don't worry, it's not the apocalypse — …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 9 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science.<p>They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job …

5 TED Talks That Will Give Your Communication Skills a Boost | Inc.com

Communication is key, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's easy. Knowing how to effectively get your point across takes some conscious thought and effort.<p>Want to give your own communication abilities a boost? Watch one (or all!) of these enlightening TED Talks, and you're sure to take your skills …

Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors

One Y Combinator–incubated startup founder makes the case for “STEAM” over “STEM.”<p>The push to teach kids coding and technology now extends even to <i>Sesame Street.</i> The venerable children’s show recently introduced a “STEM” (science, technology, engineering, and math) component to its programming, and …

21 Things You Can Do To Hate Everything A Little Bit Less

Not everything has to be so horrible all the time.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

5 Unusual Facts About Google's Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices | Inc.com

One of the things I truly admire about Google's management approach is that, like the rest of Google, its HR leaders look at real-world data to engineer the company's people practices and guide their decisions.<p>Is it any wonder, as odd and counterintuitive as some of Google's practices may be to the …

Employment

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

10 Risks Every Teacher Should Take With Their Class

As I work with students and teachers there is one common thread that the “stand-out” classrooms share: They take risks. Not only do these students …

Principals Expand Role Beyond Buses and Bells - Education Writers Association

The school improvement spotlight has, in recent years, shone brightly on teachers. Just outside of the spotlight, yet wielding significant influence …

Elon Musk runs two huge companies by breaking his day into 5-minute slots

Elon Musk has a lot on his plate.<p>The tech entrepreneur now balances his time between his two companies, Tesla and SpaceX. His jam-packed schedule sees him darting back and forth between SpaceX's LA headquarters and Tesla's base in the Bay Area.<p>All in all, Musk puts in about 85 to 100 hours a week, …