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LeaderShipShape - May 2017

 

POLICY  

Executive Order on Federalism Education

On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order delivering on his commitment to ensure education decisions are made by those closest to students. It directs Secretary DeVos to review and, if necessary, modify and repeal regulations and guidance previously issued by the Department that overstep the legal authority of the federal government.  “My Administration has been working to reverse this federal power grab and give power back to families, cities, [and] states. Give power back to localities…We know that local communities do it best and know it best” the President said at the signing. Read the remarks and watch the video.

Getting to Teacher Ownership: How Schools Are Creating Meaningful Change

Annenberg Institute for School Reform’s series of publications and supplementary materials, examines how teachers can gain a sense of ownership of school and system-level improvement efforts. The study examines how some high schools in California, implementing various improvement approaches, have engaged teachers in transforming and learning. 

The 2nd Annual New Education Majority Poll: Black and Latino Parents and Families on Education and Their Children’s Future

The New Education Majority Poll captures the beliefs of Black and Latino parents and families and reveals the actual perspectives, aspirations, and concerns that they have about their children’s education and the education system itself. The annual survey seeks to enrich discussions on education policy and practice by amplifying the voices of Black and Latino Parents and families. The findings this year are similar to last, where perceptions of racial disparities remain strong, and Black and Latino parents and family members continue to place a high premium on high expectations and academic rigor for their children. 

 

LEADERSHIP

The Most Important Leadership Compentencies, According to Leaders Around the World

Forbes addresses how individuals can build on their success by developing 11 must-have traits of a powerful and successful leader. One quality discussed includes learning agility – the ability to adapt to suddenly changing circumstances and to know how and when to seize on opportunities amid a changing landscape.

11 Powerful Traits of Successful Leaders

Forbes addresses how individuals can build on their success by developing 11 must-have traits of a powerful and successful leader. One quality discussed includes learning agility – the ability to adapt to suddenly changing circumstances and to know how and when to seize on opportunities amid a changing landscape.

How to Act Quickly Without Sacrificing Critical Thinking

An unexpected work urgency can be counterproductive and costly. If you’re quick to react you may come up with a short-sighted solution. If you’re to slow to respond you run the potential of missing on an opportunity. In a recent Harvard Business Review article, leadership expert Jesse Sostrin explains how productive leaders use reflective urgency –the ability to bring conscious, rapid reflection to the priorities of the moment – to tackle any situation at any moment. 

 

NETWORKING

Start Networking with People Outside your Industry

Networking is an important part of developing a strong circle of professional contacts, but the lack diversity in your contacts can affect you negatively in the long run.

Networking: It’s not about the Networking Events

This Forbes article offers four ideas on how to kickstart and maintain networking opportunities without stepping foot in a networking event. "Networking isn’t just about the big networking event or exchanging business cards at a conference; it’s about the connections you make and what you do with them."

Nine Networking Tips for Very Shy People

Jim Nichols VP of Marketing for Apsalar, outlines nine tips for effective networking for shy individuals. Get past your networking demons. With these simple approaches, anyone can find networking to be a little bit simpler. 

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