Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Problem of Potential Problems

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I will not ally with the Right Wing.

Originally posted on Opine I will:
Last night I got into a virtual brawl over some comments I made responding to Diane Ravitch’s  post A Warning to the Anti-Common Core Group in New York. Diane expressed that she was disturbed to…

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Why Do Good People Underperform?

Originally posted on Rise Performance Group:
By Mark Fenner Why Do Good People Underperform? For a new hire, you may now be wondering what you saw in that person in the first place. For existing staffers, there may be a…

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Reader: Did Tony Bennett Follow Michelle Rhee’s Footsteps

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader, who requested anonymity, posted the following comment: “How closely did Bennett follow in Michelle Rhee’s footsteps.” One of the first things that happened during Rhee’s reign of terror in D.C. was…

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Video: Governor Jeb Bush Outlines Vision for Quality 21st Century Education System

Originally posted on Virtual School Meanderings:
Another neo-liberal item from Monday’s inbox… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2013 Contact: Press Office 850-391-4090 PressShop@ExcelinEd.org Video: Governor Jeb Bush Outlines Vision for Quality 21st Century Education On Friday, August 9, former Florida…

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Another of Jeb Bush’s “Chiefs for Change” Steps Down

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Bowen, state commissioner of education in Maine, announced that he was resigning his post to take a job as “director of innovation” for the DC Council on Chief State School Officers. He…

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Leaders: The Art of Giving Feedback

Originally posted on Linked 2 Leadership:
Giving feedback is a tricky thing to master. No matter which position we hold in our workplace, we will need to give feedback to our co-workers at one point or another. For managers, it is…

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Nine Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.” Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words…

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What’s Your ROT – Return on Trust?

Originally posted on Leading with Trust:
W. Edwards Deming As leaders and managers we are programmed through education and experience to constantly measure and manage the results of our activities. Want to make a new capital investment? You better perform…

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How to Get What You Want

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