"According to Research by asaecenter, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. Research has identified a variety of leadership styles based on the number of followers. The most appropriate leadership style depends on the function of the leader, the followers and the situation."
Ever feel like you have the attention span of a fruit fly? These distraction-fighting techniques by Camille Noe Pagán for the Huffington Post will help you snap to.
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"Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences."
Why is optimism so essential in leadership? It has a lot do with energy, which is also highly important. "Optimistic people... give energy. When you are around them, the day just seems brighter; the birds seem to be chirping louder, the future looks brighter."
This must-read blog by James Leath, Head of Leadership at IMG Academy in Brandenton, FL, goes into detail about the "intangibles" that recruiters look for in a future college athlete. Leath discusses why it takes great character, and not just great talent, to make it to a college roster.
In this article for Education Week, Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University and the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, discusses what a growth mindset is, and what it isn't.
Dr. Angela Duckworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, has created a self-assessment for the incoming freshman at West Point that is used to estimate how "gritty" each student is.
Strive's Director of Curriculum and Programming, Pam Herath, takes a closer look at how being passionate is an essential step towards having grit - a critical competency of any leader.
“Grit is like living a marathon, not a sprint.” - Angela Lee Duckworth.
I hesitated starting off with a quote from Angela Duckworth because I am cautious about the quick draw and repel of buzzwords, especially in education. However, one must give credit where credit is due and if you choose to really delve into the nature of grit, and apply the concept fully, she has done the work. So thank you, Dr. Duckworth.
Sunnie Giles for Harvard Business Review asks, "What makes an effective leader?" In her search for the answer, she has completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global organizations, and writes about the results in the HBR blog.