Len Peters, CIO and Associate Vice President at Yale University, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Steve Fleagle, University of Iowa, CIO and Director of Information Technology Services at the University of Iowa, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Sue Workman, Vice President Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Case Western Reserve University, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
John Gohsman, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Washington University in St. Louis keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Last week, many of us participated in the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference, Reimagining IT as University Needs and Technology Evolve. There we were encouraged to think about our university’s IT and what it could become. And, we were asked to identify one idea that we each could take action on? I want to take this question one step further: What skill or competency or practice do you need to develop or strengthen in order to take that one action?
Today’s Tuesday Reading, Who I think about as “My Leader,” is an essay by Paula Torres, Senior Educational Design Technologist, Global Learning and Innovation, NYU Information Technology. Her essay first appeared as a program reflection last year.
The one person I think of when I think of leadership was not my manager, supervisor, or even coworker. She was an adjunct professor whose class I took at Teachers College.
Not the grit you think of in “gritty from hard work in a grimy, greasy environment.” But rather, it’s the grit that Angela Duckworth defines, in her 2013 TED Talk, “as the passion and perseverance for very long-term goals.” In this view, grit is having stamina, it is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
The attached is part of a series of case studies supporting our clients as they recognize leading change is a campaign and engaging others in that process is critical as they move ideas forward in their environment.
Enjoy! And thanks to Jim Willson from MSU for partnering with us on this write up.
Got your attention, didn’t I?
In a recent HBR blog post, Bain & Company’s Michael Mankins answers with a strong very likely.
Twenty years ago, new technologies like email and teleconferencing were key drivers in dramatically increasing productivity. Information flowed faster, collaboration was easier. However, by 2007 year-to-year growth in productivity was on the decline. Yet, today, a decade later, organizations continue to invest in new technology for white-collar workers. And, increases in benefits are no longer visible.