This week’s Tuesday Reading, “Where’s Your Focus?” is a post on Jim Hall’s COACHING BUTTONS Blog. Jim is an 2007 ITLP alum from the University of Minnesota where he is now Director of Information Services at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
In “Forget The Mission Statement: What’s Your Mission Question?”, Warren Berger challenges us to consider responding to a set of mission questions instead of writing a mission statement that is so general it can apply to almost anything. He argues that mission questions provide a reality check on whether you are staying true to what you stand for and aspire to achieve.
This “reading” is a short video presenting the idea that having courage enables you to say NO to something so that you can say YES to something that really matters. Its author is Michael Bungay Stanier, a senior partner at Box of Crayons, a Toronto-based organization with the slogan “do less Good Work in order to do more Great Work.”
Grant Halvorson, associate director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School, notes that everyone who is a professional in today’s workplace experiences bouts of extreme stress. So, it’s not whether you are going to experience stress but what you are going to do about it. His Harvard Business
Vicky Mikula, Assistant Director of Applications, Cornell Information Technology and ITLP 2012 alum makes two important points: We must learn to be open to learning from all sources. And, as leaders we must open up paths for our staff to achieve results.
Learning from My Daughter
by Vicky Mikula, Assistant Director of Applications, Cornell Information Technology
Today's reading – “How to Become an Effective Delegator” – takes us again to the subject of delegation. Delegation is the fastest way for each of us to create space in our minds and on our calendar for more strategic work. And, this, I dare say, is something that we all could benefit from.
Early in every Leadership Program group, we spend some time talking about delegation. Today’s Tuesday Reading, “How Well Do You Delegate?” from the Mind Tools website, brings us all back to this topic.
In the February 23rd and the March 16th issues of the Point Lookout
email newsletter, Rich Brenner and the staff at Chaco Canyon Consulting
<http://www.ChacoCanyon.com> present two helpful pieces on "Recovering
Time." Given that all of us scramble to find more time for our work,
I thought that I would share their ideas with you.