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A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email - 55 views

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    "Most knowledge workers believe that email is a passive tool they choose to use to make their real work easier. But as the Big Blue engineers discovered three decades ago, this technology is not passive; it instead actively changes what we mean by "real work.""
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Dealing with organizational hubris and humility - Jeffrey Braithwaite - 27 views

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    "Maybe this ego-driven reporting of one's capabilities only happens among American college professors? Hardly. You do not have to stretch your observational powers too far to see that most of those at the helm of big companies, political parties, prestigious legal practices, or accounting and consulting groups have large doses of self-belief. It's only a small step to hubris."
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Is Music the Key to Success? - NYTimes.com - 61 views

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    It is amazing the number of people who attribute their success to a significant background in music.  Granted, I am a music teacher, but there seems to be more and more articles/stories/studies that point to a correlation.  It is not a particularly causal relationship (that is really hard to prove), but there is definitely a relation.
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Peter T. Coleman, PhD: The Consequences of Our Games - 2 views

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    A great piece worth the time to reflect on. Mindfulness needs to be practiced frequently.
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The New Digital Age - Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business - 16 views

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    It's a new world - a digital one
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Is Khan Academy a real 'education solution'? - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post - 89 views

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    Great conclusions here!!
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'What's Wrong With Education Cannot Be Fixed with Technology' -- The Other Steve Jobs |... - 4 views

  • But I’ve had to come to the inevitable conclusion that the problem is not one that technology can hope to solve. What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.
  • It’s a political problem. The problems are sociopolitical. The problems are unions. You plot the growth of the NEA [National Education Association] and the dropping of SAT scores, and they’re inversely proportional. The problems are unions in the schools. The problem is bureaucracy.
  • You’d be crazy to work in a school today. You don’t get to do what you want. You don’t get to pick your books, your curriculum. You get to teach one narrow specialization. Who would ever want to do that?
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  • It’s bad only if it lulls us into thinking we’re doing something to solve the problem with education.
  • The trouble is that education’s sociopolitical problems — its bureaucracies, its stakeholders, its poverty, as well as the sheer mass of the industry — are exactly what makes building a disruptive business around education so difficult.
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Top 30 Must-See Movies for Business Students: Business Through Hollywood's Lens - Busin... - 3 views

  • Bloomberg Businessweek asked deans at the top 30 U.S. business schools to name their favorite movies with a business theme or lesson and to explain their choices.
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    Bloomberg Businessweek asked deans at the top 30 U.S. business schools to name their favorite movies with a business theme or lesson and to explain their choices.
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University Business - May 2011 [36] - 0 views

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    Collaboration Station: Designing an effective group study space - whether it's out in the open or behind a closed door - takes a team. By Melissa Ezarik (great article on how design impacts study spaces in higher ed)
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Budget Hero | Marketplace from American Public Media - 1 views

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    As the budget debate continues throughout the summer, this may be a good conversation starter/continuer
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Harvard Working Knowledge: Why Leaders Lose Their Way - Bill George - 1 views

  • Leaders who lose their way are not bad people; rather, they lose their moral bearings
  • we all have the capacity for actions we deeply regret unless we stay grounded.
  • Self-reflection: a path to leadership development
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  • narcissistic wounds from childhood.
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      Their "crucibles." Or, as Eckhard Tolle calls it, "pain bodies".
  • What's the purpose of my leadership?
  • Why do I want to lead?
  • Often they reject the honest critic who speaks truth to power.
  • these problems are neither their fault nor their responsibility. Or they look for scapegoats to blame for their problems. Using their power, charisma, and communications skills, they force people to accept these distortions, causing entire organizations to lose touch with reality. At this stage leaders are vulnerable to making big mistakes, such as violating the law or putting their organizations' existence at risk. Their distortions convince them they are doing nothing wrong, or they rationalize that their deviations are acceptable to achieve a greater good.
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      George W Bush!
  • Values-centered leadership
  • Leaders can avoid these pitfalls by devoting themselves to personal development that cultivates their inner compass, or True North.
  • reframing their leadership from being heroes to beingservants of the people they lead.
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      Values-centerd leaders are "Go-Givers"
  • Leaders can avoid these pitfalls by devoting themselves to personal development that cultivates their inner compass, or True North. This requires reframing their leadership from being heroes to beingservants of the people they lead.
  • discipline
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      Meditation is a good discipline to practice.
  • meditation
  • A system to support values-centered leadership The reality is that people cannot stay grounded by themselves. Leaders depend on people closest to them to stay centered. They should seek out people who influence them in profound ways and stay connected to them. Often their spouse or partner knows them best.
  • rue North Groups
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      What is this???
  • Spouses and partners can't carry this entire burden though. We need mentors
  • heir choices don't matter, as long as they relieve stress and enable them to think clearly about work and personal issues.
  • Surround yourselves with people who will be honest with you about how you really are and what you are becoming, and then make them promise to not hold back… from telling you the truth."
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    Values-centered leadership. Bill George is great!
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