Monthly Archives: October 2013

CEO of Converse: On Leadership

Forbes.com published an article earlier today that focused on the CEO of Converse, Jim Calhoun, and his comparison of coaching basketball to being a CEO.  The article is seemingly short, and appears to be lacking in content, however, Calhoun manages … Continue reading

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Autonomy: Who Decides What? Thomas Hoerr wrote an article entitled “Who Decides What?”  In light of our discussion of Pink’s book Drive this past week, this article caught my eye.  Hoerr, a building principal,  adresses how much autonomy to offer … Continue reading

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Motivation in the Workplace

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/idUS125927662620131022 Continuing on our talks about motivation, this particular article focuses on chief executives of successful companies on what they thought motivation is. They focus on how motivation inspires individuals, how to sustain it in the workplace, and how motivation can lead to success. Some executives … Continue reading

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Learning Goal or Performance Goal?

     

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“Leading Via Teacher Evaluation: The Case of the Missing Clothes?” by Joseph Murphy, Philip Hallinger, and Ronald Heck in Educational Researcher Interesting article!  According to Murphy, Hallinger, and Heck (2013) “there is a robust body of empirical work that informs us … Continue reading

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Gender Roles: Incompetence vs. Insecurity

While reading the title of the article, it could ultimately cause varied responses:  responses of agreement, responses of opposition or a plethora of mixed responses.  Women may read and instantly jump up and down simply at seeing the words “incompetent … Continue reading

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I Am Malala

I enjoyed our class discussion on Gender and Diversity.  At the start of the discussion, I felt an uncomfortable awkwardness that I quickly shook as the discussion opened up.  I’m sure it’s because I fit both catagories, as I have, all … Continue reading

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