THANK YOU to everyone who provided feedback on Tuesday Readings. A key theme we saw is approaching our leadership journey with a growth mindset.
In February, 2020, we sought feedback from the audience of MOR Tuesday Readings. This posting synthesizes the results of that feedback.
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[Today’s Tuesday Reading is by Dr. David Sweetman, MOR Associates Leadership Coach and Consultant. David will be facilitating Tuesday Readings moving forward. David may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org]
“Humble listening" is among the top four characteristics of leader.1 — Jeff Immelt, Former Chairman and CEO, GE.
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”2,3 — Henry Ford.
Several years ago, in a series of Tuesday Readings,1,2,3 I introduced the idea that when we understand how our brain works, we can better understand why we react the way we do. I wrote, then, that an individual’s brain, in the days of our early ancestors, had one key goal – survival, avoiding threats and seeking food (rewards). And, avoiding threats had a much higher priority with five times more neural networks devoted to threat detection than to identifying rewards.
… Which do I need?
I’ve been working on a rollout plan for a new major application. And, before I present that plan to the clients, I need to give the presentation a test run. I can ask my test audience to give me feedback or I could ask them for advice. What do I do? Does it make a difference?
Today’s Tuesday Reading is an essay by Dave Acheson, Network Operations, Information Systems and Technology, Chapman University. His essay first appeared as a leaders program reflection earlier this year. [Dave may be reached at <email@example.com>.]
Several years ago, at the Harvard Business School, Frances Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management, and Amy Schulman, Senior Lecturer in Technology and Operations Management, taught a new course “Why You Should Care: Creating the Conditions for Excellence” to a group with equal numbers of law and management students. The purpose of the course was to help the business and law students help each other define and achieve their own interpretations of success.