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  • Maybe one of the most important leadership articles we can read…and implement.

    Tags: leader, radar, leadership, newnormal, #MustRead, #MVIFIshares, change

    • Keeping pace with the hockey stick curve of exponential change requires being deliberate about evolving as a leader.
    • Too many leaders — both at the top and across organizations — are taking a linear perspective that focuses on small incremental gains, often achieved by squeezing harder on what they already know. The problem is that, in a world of exponential change, a linear path is an exit ramp.
    • RADAR believes that “new normal” captures the emerging truth that change and volatility will continue to accelerate and intensify. Equally important, we believe many leaders have been led to think that new normal means things will level out again, and that there will once again be stable times they can get their arms around.
    • Transforming from normal to new normal leadership is the single most important variable in sustainable success.
    • transforming how you lead is difficult because leadership has become, more than ever, a team sport. A leadership team’s ability to become more adaptive requires not just individual change, but collective and coordinated change.
    • Something makes us think that greater speed should require more intense focus on the road immediately in front of us. In reality, it is exactly the opposite.
    • The most powerful and dramatic shift you can make toward new normal leadership is to reset your and your team’s perspective, to follow the racer’s rule of thumb and look out of the top 1/3 of the windshield. Like in racing, focusing farther ahead is the key not only to speed, but also to both seeing greater possibility and avoiding potentially
      deadly disruptions.
    • What stands out most about how this team works is the time commitment they make to developing and maintaining up-and-out perspective.
    • “Perspective is worth 80
      IQ points.”
    • However, managing speed requires more than perspective. Leaders also need to develop alignment.
    • In organizations, alignment is what makes foresight an accelerant.
    • Resetting perspective is the most powerful evolutionary step you and your team can make toward new normal leadership.
    • With strategy, sensemaking pushes leaders back into the role of explorer rather than just decider.
    • With leadership development, sensemaking forces leaders to teach high potentials how to learn, rather than what they know.
    • Sensemaking — especially when approached as a team with a goal of producing aligned foresight — gives an organization one of the most remarkable assets imaginable: clarity of possibility.
  • Tags: #mvifishares

  • “Education reform in pursuit of academic excellence is floundering”

    Tags: School Change, #mvifishares, maker, schoolreform

    • I wouldn’t risk my child’s [education], even though I know that learning by doing is more powerful than learning with your head alone in school.
    • Every year, more than 400,000 young people in the top half of their high school class go to college, and eight years later they have not earned either a two- or four-year degree or certificate. So at some point, failure matters. Education reform in pursuit of academic excellence is floundering.
  • Tags: badges, #mvifishares

  • Tags: #mvifishares, maker, designthinking

    • The students walked the whole team through Design Thinking by using the process to solve a problem with us. That was a moment of clarity for me. It is like the scientific method for makers!
    • I found  AJ Juliani’s “Launch” framework
    • We need to understand that being creative and solving problems takes time and effort. The agency for the students is in their ability to create the content they want anywhere and anytime, and take it as far as they want.
    • Do you start with something like the tiles Jeff Solin did with his class?

      Yes!

  • Read about the fine line between personal projects, passion projects, and self serving design junk.

    Tags: #mvifishares, design, idiploma

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