July 2019


Dear New School Rules Institute Alumni,


Welcome to the second edition of our monthly NSR resource-share, 6 on 6! On the 6th of each month, we will be sharing out 6 resources that are inspiring us, in the hopes that they will inspire you, too. If you would like to see our inaugural edition, you can find it (and other NSR resources) on the New School Rules website.


One of our objectives is to build a community of practice with all of you having opportunities to connect and learn from each other. To that end, we will always have a check-out question with a link to a form for you to complete. As added incentive this month, we will be raffling off some NSR/Team Habits merchandise! So please respond to the check-out, and enter for a chance to win!


The NSR Team

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1 Check-In Question 

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?

Tags: Engagement, Psychological Safety, Building Trust


2 Content We’re Consuming

Think Again:  A weekly podcast that interviews experts on topics they may not have prepared to discuss. In the June 8, 2019 episode, Barbara Tversky discusses movement in the world as the foundation of abstract thought, from logical problem-solving to taking other people's perspectives. 

Tags: Responsive Leadership, Building Trust, Learning Organization | 1 hour listen


Quote We're Considering

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tags: Courage, Decision-Making, Distributed Authority


Idea We’re Exploring

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions

A brief summary of 109 mental models drawn from 6 different disciplines. The exploration of various mental models helps you eliminate blind spots and project 2nd and 3rd order consequences, leading to better decisions.

Mental Models

Tags: Decision Making, Responsive Leadership, Building Trust, Psychological Safety | 10 min read


5 Tool We’re Trying

The Accountability Ladder

Tags: Reflection, Planning for Change, Roles and Accountabilities  | 10 min practice

6 Check-Out Question

Which is your preferred vacation? Answer here and enter to win some NSR/Team Habits Swag!

Tags: Engagement, Psychological Safety, Building Trust


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