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    JimBoice
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    “The practice of leadership resides in the place between chaos and order, and we are just honing our skill and knowledge in this practice of leadership. When facing new challenges that cannot be met with the same way we are currently working, we need to learn new ways of operating. It is during these times of uncertainty and increased complexity where results cannot be predicted that leaders need to invite others to share diverse knowledge to discover new purpose and strategy and decide the way forward.”

    #1265

    JimBoice
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    One local president recently used this quote to say to her members that, “a couple dozen of us do all the work, and we need you on the field”:

    http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/football_is_22_people_on_the_field.

    #1266

    JimBoice
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    #1267

    JimBoice
    Keymaster

    “There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion, there is compulsion, and there is attraction. You can preach at them: that is a hook without a worm. You can say, You must volunteer, and that is of the devil. You can tell them, You are needed. That appeal hardly ever fails.”

    Kurt Hahn, Educator

    #1268

    JimBoice
    Keymaster

    Quotes on power:

    “Power doesn’t have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting, and self-stopping, self-warming, and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it.”

    “People with real power never fear losing it. People with control think of little else.”

    “Power never takes a backstop. Only in the face of more power.”

    #1269

    JimBoice
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    From this Ernesto Cortes Jr interview: https://www.fastcompany.com/3063383/weekly-top-5/from-old-school-to-do-lists-to-how-google-hires-augusts-top-leadership-stories.

    “When one woman asks him to explain how he “motivates” people to support a cause with actions as well as words, the storm rolls in. Cortes can scarcely conceal his impatience. “Perhaps I prejudge you unfairly,” he begins, “but when I hear your question, what I think you’re really saying is, ‘How can I convince people to do what’s good? How do I get them to do what’s right? How do I get them to follow my agenda?’ ” He pauses, frowning. “That’s not organizing. What I mean by organizing is getting you to recognize what’s in your best interest. Getting you to recognize that you have a child, that you have a career and a life to lead, and that there are some things that are obstacles to the quality of your life. I need to get you to see how you can affect those things through relationships with other people. And it’s only going to happen if you engage in some kind of struggle.””

    #1270

    JimBoice
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    Patience grasshopper. . .

    #1271

    JimBoice
    Keymaster

    If you’re the smartest person in the room . . .

    #1272

    JimBoice
    Keymaster

    Say “yes” now . . .

    #1273

    JimBoice
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    The best leaders are good followers. 🙂

    #2409

    JimBoice
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    “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.” Howard Thurman.

     

    #2482

    JimBoice
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    Do we want perfection or engagement?  “It is a good sign in a [union] when things are done badly.  It shows that all people are doing them.  And it is a bad sign in a [union] when such things are done very well, for it shows that only a few experts and eccentrics are doing them, and that the [membership] is merely looking on.”

    Adapted from G. K. Chesterton

     

    #2485

    JimBoice
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    “Amazon Prime knows more about our members than we do.”

    #2515

    JimBoice
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    See the attached meme re: the wolfpack.

     

    NOTE: many of the posts above refer to attached memes, which were lost when the Message Board was transitioned over to the new NJEA website.

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