"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
“”Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.””
- Warren Bennis.
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Do not focus on the finish line, focus on the journey
"What many people do not know is that the use of standardized tests has its origins in the Eugenics movement, where basic tenets assert that certain races are inferior to others biologically and intellectually."
Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union
A MUST read by Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. Standardized testing isn’t about improving education, it’s a way for the system to sort out which kids are meant to succeed and which are destined failure.(via socialismartnature)
"When you pick through memories and rebuild them into something with meaning and momentum, you start to recognize patterns and themes. Storytelling helps you explain yourself to others. But it also helps you understand yourself, which for leaders is the most critical skill of all."
« Effective Storytelling, The Moth (via brandmentalist)
When we assume that boys won’t read books with girls on the cover, and then institutionalize that assumption by leaving the “girlie” books out of award nominations (as well as school wide reads, story times, etc.), we insult them. By suggesting that on the whole our boys have a limited capacity for empathy, an inability to imagine a world beyond their own most obvious understanding, and an unwillingness to stretch.
In the same stroke, we neglect our girls. Not because they can’t read “boy books” (they do and will). But because when they see those awards, they also learn something —to accept a world in which they are rarely the central players. They learn, at a formative age, that the “best” books are the ones about boys.
It’s a problem. And when we play into it, when we accept it as THE TRUTH, we’re reaching for the simplest solution, not the best one. Because the best solution would require us to push against the gender bias in the world, and in ourselves. It’s easier to say, “Boys naturally gravitate to these things, and we want them to read, don’t we?” - Laurel Snyder"
« Boys Will Be Boys, and Girls Will Be Accomodating — Open Ticket — Medium / The amazing Laurel Snyder NAILING IT with nuance and empathy and smarts. Read the whole thing. Share it. Yes. (via gwendabond)
February hasn’t been easy for me. The reason I have survived it has been brunch. What used to be a justification for day-drinking has now become one of my healthiest habits. Nothing has been more valuable for me than sitting down with women smarter, healthier, stronger, funnier, and wiser than I…