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The Braden Bin - 3/25/16

What I'm Reading:  The Massive Difference between Negative and Positive Leadership

  • Great article from Fortune.com that I would HIGHLY suggest reading, leader or not.  I will highlight some of my favorite quotes below...
    • "Weak leaders focus on all the things that are going wrong.  Great ones bring out the best in us."
    • "Authentic leaders, by contrast, try to bring out the best in people.  They aim to see others' potential, to empower people to take responsibility for their actions, and to work together to make things better for all people."  
    • "...recent scientific research shows that positive approaches to empower people is a must-have leadership trait."  



Tweet of the Week:  


  • It's been really windy this week.  Yesterday we supposively had 40mph wind gusts and today I thought they were the same.  I even sent a buddy of mine, who graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering the same picture I posted above and then said..

"How awesome is this!?  I wouldn't want to fly in 49mph wind.  By the way, I don't know what they are talking about with the whole 25mph wind speed thing...it's WAY windier than that!" 


to which he replied....

"Ben, you are a Twitter juggernaut.  

The DAL weather says:  KDAL 231953Z 20013G28KT 10SM FEW037 BKN250 27/16 A2968 RMK AO2 PK WND 17028/1948 SLP045 T02670156

This is the wind part:  20013G28KT  Which means its 13 knots gusting to 28 knots.  Which means you are not good at judging wind speed, but you are good at Twitter.  Which is nice."

Honestly guys, this is what I imagined Dallas Love Field or DFW Airport looked like yesterday....


  • Ohhhhh John Hart.   But once again, the power of social media!  I'm a naturally curious person.  I was the kid in class who asked WAY too  many questions.  No matter where I'm at, I always find myself seeing something that I want to know more about.  If I can't find an answer on Google, I just find an expert on Twitter.  Sometimes I hear back, sometimes I don't.  When I do, let's be honest, it's usually David Finfrock himself.  Your my boy Dave.  

  • This is one of the reasons I think having a class Twitter account can be so powerful.  Use Twitter to reach out to experts.  Then, see if said expert would be willing to Skype or Facetime with your students.  NEVER, in human history, has there been such a frail fence between the outside world and our classrooms.  It's time to take down the rest of it.  








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