Posts Tagged ‘communication’

A new study says it’s due to the ‘glass ceiling effect’

Source: Women in the Workplace Lose Ambition As Careers Progress |


This summary of a study tells us that we might “blame the victim” when we expect women to persevere despite the realities of the workplace and of the surrounding society of the organization that they work for.
Then when that is understood, you can expand that view to racial inequalities where a minority may also discover and accept the limiting realities of their workplace and of the surrounding society of the organization that they work for.
“Loss of ambition” can occur to anyone at any time when perspective limits ambition. This can happen with work but also with education. This is not only important for why role models are important, but also for why communication of expectations and employer needs are not only the receiver’s responsibility for understanding, but is also the sender’s responsibility to consistently follow through. The messages of equal assessment need to compel equal, consistent results when those expectations are met. Success must be rewarded regardless of the identity and status of the achiever.
Using Occam’s Razor-type thinking, we can discard the gender, race, and ethnicity labels to simply blame the organizations culture and leadership for the lack of ambition in employees. The messages sent to employees can vary, but in the end, the perceptions and beliefs need to be understood and changed, requiring a more mindful approach to communicating expectations and rewarding employees consistently so that the messages are validated. Employees should not be expected to be crazy enough to ignore the limitations they perceive as a result of their own experiences and observations. They should not be expected to be crazy enough to maintain their ambition and perseverance.
Again though, these suggest implications in education as it does in work. There are implication in the teacher-student relationship just as there are implications in the employer-employee relationship.
How often do you find yourself doing that though? How often do you find yourself telling people to ignore the truth and to be crazy?

There is more to communication though than “the medium is the message”; it can also be true that the space for the forum is the message. When you want to communicate certain ideas and messages, it isn’t just how you say something. It’s where

Source: Know Your Place | Duane Sharrock | LinkedIn

Modeling and embodying desired behaviors are each important, commonly called “walking the talk”, but even in the “walking”, you can’t forget to, at least occasionally, talk. Spreading the messages that you need to spread in order to lead is valuable. You also need to spread messages in order to influence the culture of your organization, building, or department or classroom. Communication is a significant piece of culture building. People need to get the message.Delivering the message isn’t like cooking meat in a crockpot: you don’t say it once a

Source: “Are You Talking to Me?”

Multicultural meetings can be tricky to lead. “People bring their cultural baggage with them wherever they go—and that includes the workplace,” says Jeanne M. Brett, professor of dispute resolution and negotiations at Kellogg School of Management. Communication styles vary from culture to culture as do notions of authority and hierarchy, which only heightens the potential for misunderstanding and hard feelings. “If you don’t prepare for cultural differences and anticipate them at the front end, they’re a lot harder to deal with after the fact,” she says. It’s daunting but you needn’t feel overwhelmed, says Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD and the author of The Culture Maps. Approach your cross-cultural meeting with an open mind. And, have faith in your abilities because “you likely have more experience than you know,” adds Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis University International Business School and the author of the book Global Dexterity. “You’ve probably run meetings where there was quite a lot of diversity, be it gender diversity, functional diversity, seniority diversity, or just different personalities—culture is one more element,” he says. Here are some ideas to help ensure that your multicultural meetings go smoothly.

Source: How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

The Smartest Way to Respond to a Friend in Need

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5 C’s of Credibility by John Streitmatter on Prezi.

Educators and learning leaders of all sorts, including employers, need to better understand what it takes to become a leader. Credibility is only one of the factors of true leadership.

How can we teach students to become leaders?

Character education is incomplete without exploration of leadership. It may be at the heart of complaints about favoritism, hypocrisy, lying, and weakness. Note that each factor contributes to the perception of credibility, including competence. How can we use this or similar models to teach students to become leaders? to define character? the importance of education to build competence?




I found this suggestion particularly helpful…

“Use STAR or CAR format when giving examples.

STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) or CAR (Challenge, Action, Result)

Prepare a few examples of how you’ve solved problems, and dealt with different challenges and failures of what you’ve achieved using the above format.

via How To Demonstrate Your Value In A Job Interview | CAREEREALISM.

When we educators explore communication, there is a specific context. I think it would be called tactical or targeted communication.

“The Culture Map”: 8 Scales For Work – Business Insider.

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See on Scoop.itWriting, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions

This article and similar readings might help a teacher of social studies or English Language Arts develop some essential questions that the subject might explore.


“Being a human means accepting promises from other people and trusting that other people will be good to you. When that is too much to bear, it is always possible to retreat into the thought, “I’ll live for my own comfort, for my own revenge, for my own anger, and I just won’t be a member of society anymore.” That really means, “I won’t be a human being anymore.”


“You see people doing that today where they feel that society has let them down, and they can’t ask anything of it, and they can’t put their hopes on anything outside themselves. You see them actually retreating to a life in which they think only of their own satisfaction, and maybe the satisfaction of their revenge against society. But the life that no longer trusts another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer.”

via Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility | Brain Pickings.