#MustRead Shares (weekly)

  • Tweet from @akytle: The paradoxes of creative leadership http://t.co/EK2bbsmBkN So Blessed 2 play w/ cre8tve ldrs! #mvpschool @jbrettjacobsen @boadams1

    HT @akytle
    The Paradoxes of Creative Leadership http://t.co/EzHURi9kfL #creative #Leaders http://t.co/hhWSOkQpB9

    tags: creative Leaders leadership innovation management creativity #MustRead

    • Creative leadership is rich with paradoxes. Creative leaders are driven by their internal passion and purpose, yet they also have an externally oriented, explorative mindset. Creative leaders lead from the front by envisioning a better future, pointing the way and setting an aspiration, yet they achieve this by orchestrating a creative team, often leading from behind to bring out the best in others.

         

       

      In this article, we describe the competencies of a creative leader in detail, and invite you to look in the mirror and see how you score on those key competencies. We explore the topic of paradoxes found in creative leadership and leave you with some practical suggestions on how to grow as a creative leader.

    • We discovered that self-awareness is the cornerstone of leadership: great leaders are aware of what we call their ‘leadership gifts’ as well as their ‘learning edges’. And we found out that self-awareness helps leaders to build authenticity, as great leaders think and act from a place of truth within themselves.
    • At THNK, we distinguish between a management team and a creative team. A management team typically comprises seven or more members and is charged with running an existing business. By contrast, a creative team has ideally three members and is focused on seeking new solutions.
  • HT Parker Thomas

    tags: Maker Design Agency ProjectZero #MustRead self-efficacy

  • A fabulous reflection from an inspired and inspiring educator who demonstrates profound perspective consciousness and empathy through walking in several different kinds of shoes. 
    @ChipHouston1976 @boadams1 @jbrettjacobsen https://t.co/KTFvxg3fRY

    tags: empathy leadership teacher education reflection #MustRead learning teacher

  • Tweet from @akytle: @jbrettjacobsen @boadams1 Here’s part 2 #mvdesign The Past, Present and Future of School Design https://t.co/TQe1qbMklL #edtech via @EdSurge

    HT @akytle

    tags: mvdesign edtech schooldesign learning environment #MustRead

    • Most people look at schools as a commodity, where one size fits all and seat time is the primary metric. Most can’t even imagine that meaningful innovation is even possible.
    • most insiders know that the real gold to be mined in the digital era is more effective use of the teacher’s time in face-to-face interactions with students.
    • Schools of the future will feature effective interactions of small groups of people within communal spaces.
    • Teachers, typically isolated from their peers in traditional settings, will benefit from the comradery, exchange, and feedback with multiple colleagues that teach in the same physical space.
    • Also fueled by the digital revolution, maker spaces will become omnipresent in all schools to the extent where they will become part of every classroom.
    • untapped opportunities involve further personalization of the curriculum, teaching, and assessment.
    • Schools will no longer be just free-standing buildings but will be more integrated into community life.
    • Segregating students by age will become less prevalent within learning spaces.

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