12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders







Misinterpreting the Growth Mindset: Why We’re Doing Students a Disservice This guest blog is written by John Hattie, Laureate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, as well as the Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne (Australia).

His premise is that much of the common literature around mind set has been misunderstood and attributed and can actually lead to students spending less attention to certain aspects of their education.

“Growth mindset was developed by Carol Dweck from a life time of careful and precise research work.  She claimed that growth mindsets can inspire different goals, shape views about effort, but she has never claimed in her academic writings that there is a state of mind called “growth mindset” – it is not an attribute of a person, it is a way of thinking in a particular circumstance.  She has undertaken many research studies to understand when and where it can be invoked to lead to better outcomes. It is a more a coping strategy than a state of being. ”



http://jamesclear.com/goals-systemsForget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.

While setting a goal and writing it down significantly improves the chances of achieving it, it needs systems in place to make it happen. This is as true in education as business. This article tends to place a different perspective on things.


https://hbr.org/2012/03/the-magic-of-doing-one-thing-aThe Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.

As teachers and leaders we need not only to observe this practice but have a moral obligation to encourage our students to do the same.




https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/24626312 Habits of Exceptional Leaders One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits.



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