Saturday, 10 October 2015

Interesting comments by Hattie (2015) that parents are being sold a message by private schools that they have better teacher, smaller classes, and more extracurricular.  "Parents pay
high fees for these schools in the hopes of
insuring a high quality education for their child.
There is the perception of there being slightly
higher odds of a good education (or at least
of meeting the ‘right’ people and avoiding the
‘wrong’ ones)" p.9. 

"When students’ prior achievement or socio-
economic background is considered, however,
the evidence shows little difference in achievement between private and public schools in
many systems (OECD,  2014, p. 409 in Hattie, 2015,p.9).

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Seven Ways to Rise by Letting Go | Leadership Freak

Seven Ways to Rise by Letting Go | Leadership Freak

7 ways to find success by letting go:

  1. Accept the darkness. You’re supposed to be happy, but you aren’t. Accept it.
  2. Ask negative circumstances, “What are you teaching me?”
  3. Connect with people who are transparent, tough, and tender. When you’re stuck, you need someone who has developed them self and who can help you confront the brutal facts with tenderness. Avoid fixers.
  4. Don’t blame others for your disappointing present. Finger-pointing solidifies the past.
  5. Focus on things within your control, even if they’re small.
  6. Press forward with imperfect clarity.
  7. Monitor energy. Do what gives you energy, not what drains it.
The ability to let go enhances your ability to develop teams, organizations, and yourself.

Monday, 23 March 2015

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likeable People | Business Insider

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likeable People | Business Insider

How to develop a pleasing personality, which is needed in the pursuit of moving others in leadership.

Personal Qualities: They have a positive mental attitude and find a lesson in failure rather than brooding over it. They don't procrastinate and keep an open mind.

They always speak in a carefully disciplined friendly tone, are patient and maintain composure at all times.  They don't express all their thoughts.

With others: They pay close attention to someone speaking to them and act as if they are the most important person in the world and smile to put them at ease.  They praise others in a genuine way.

They have someone they trust point out their flaws.

They engage in one good deed a day.