Monthly Archives: November 2016

Relatable Leaders

The teachers at Oak Park High School decided to unmask their feelings and show their vulnerable side to their followers. In an act, that is so often hidden, teachers revealed their true emotions and vulnerability to their greatest critics – … Continue reading

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Followership in the Kitchen

The concept of followership (Kelly, 2008) is one that keeps nagging at me. Do I believe that some people are happy simply following another person? To be less active in decision making? To constantly provide work for another person’s idea? … Continue reading

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Grit and the Seattle Seahawks

Like them or dislike them, the Seattle Seahawks of recent memory are a talented football team. Despite my loyalty to the Buffalo Bills (and contempt for Richard Sherman from Monday Night Football on November 14), I admire the tenacity and … Continue reading

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Finland´s educational system has moved to another iceberg!

Finland´s educational system has moved to another iceberg! Well, at least metaphorically… According to several articles published since 2015, Finland has been in the process of radically reforming their educational system from teaching subject-based content to “phenomenon-based learning.” Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, … Continue reading

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Matthew McConaughey: Grittier than you thought?

My boyfriend the other week came across this video of Matthew McConaughey giving this speech for winning Best Actor and just loved it. He was surprised that I had not seen it yet, so right away he pulled it up … Continue reading

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The Role of Social Media and the Election

The Role of Social Media and the Election Facebook is a social media platform that is commonly used to connect with family, friends, and associates. In addition, movements (like Black Lives Matter) used social media to spread their messages and … Continue reading

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Tiny teachers of teamwork: How ants can teach us all about leadership.

 Over the weekend, I was watching ancient aliens on the history channel. During this particular episode (it was a marathon by the way) they were discussing the possibility of “ant people” who may have once populated the earth. Now as … Continue reading

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