Empowering future-ready students

| December 19, 2019

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Microsoft’s mission to empower every student on the planet to achieve more is a commitment to do more to support students, and educators from K-Career to be ready to innovate and create in an increasingly digital world. Our focus extends to ensure we not only grow the number of students equipped with technology skills, but also do more to grow student diversity and fuel careers in technology.

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LearnLoft

We’ve been hard at work studying what’s required from the modern leader to be successful. Through 35,000 assessments and hundreds of interviews, we discovered the most important job a leader has today is to elevate others. To do so requires the simultaneous use of high levels of love and discipline. From our research, we created the EO Framework designed around 16 proven competencies (8 love and 8 discipline). John Eades, LearnLoft CEO and host of the Follow My Lead Podcast, has turned our research into a book, Elevate Others: The New Model to Successfully Lead Today set to be released in 2019. The only way to get the EO Framework before then and gain access to our EOCs (Elevating Others Coaches) is to partner with us to create a EO Leadership Development Program at your company or attend the Ultimate Leadership Academy for individuals.

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Article | February 11, 2020

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THE ROLE OF AI IN YOUR EDTECH APP

Article | June 16, 2020

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We’ve been hard at work studying what’s required from the modern leader to be successful. Through 35,000 assessments and hundreds of interviews, we discovered the most important job a leader has today is to elevate others. To do so requires the simultaneous use of high levels of love and discipline. From our research, we created the EO Framework designed around 16 proven competencies (8 love and 8 discipline). John Eades, LearnLoft CEO and host of the Follow My Lead Podcast, has turned our research into a book, Elevate Others: The New Model to Successfully Lead Today set to be released in 2019. The only way to get the EO Framework before then and gain access to our EOCs (Elevating Others Coaches) is to partner with us to create a EO Leadership Development Program at your company or attend the Ultimate Leadership Academy for individuals.

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