The power of treating people with respect
Leaders who focus more on "why people can't be trusted" than communicating openly risk turning off team members who can be trusted and care about doing a good job, Karin Hurt writes. "In fact, the more you treat others with deep respect, the more likely the team will work to reject any member acting inappropriately," she writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership
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The danger of social networking
Mixing your professional and personal lives on social media can enhance your likability, but oversharing can make you seem less competent, according to a study by three business school professors. One of the major pitfalls of social media is that people don't actually see how others are reacting to their posts, which makes it harder for people to recognize when they're breaching the boundaries of professionalism. MediaPost Communications
Preparing for commonly asked interview questions
Be ready to talk about your biggest achievements and what excites you about the job before the interview, career coach Alison Green writes in this blog post. These are common questions interviewers ask along with why you think you'd do well at the job. "[I]f you can't make a compelling case for why you'd be fantastic in the role you're applying for, it's unlikely that the interviewer is going to take the time to piece one together on her own," Green writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog
Three strategies for encouraging and developing student voice
Do you want to help students develop voice and the confidence to use it? "Start by assessing the culture of your classroom or school," recommends 2012 ASCD Emerging Leader Dawn Imada Chan. In her recent ASCD Express article, she offers steps education leaders can take to incorporate student voice into different facets of the school experience. Read on.
Making teacher observation matter
"In the high-stakes world of teacher evaluation, we must remind ourselves that the most important aim of observation and evaluation is not rating teachers, but strengthening teaching and learning," writes ASCD EDge community member Laurie McCullough. In her ASCD Forum-themed post, McCullough joins the conversation around how best to define and measure teacher and principal effectiveness, and she shares her take on the essential elements of classroom observation. Read on.
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