Returning to work after our second session, I felt like I was coming back not just with new tools, but with new lenses and sharper vision. But would that have an impact? I think it has. Here are three mini-reflections focused around new things that happened in my leadership because of lessons and tools I acquired through MOR:
A couple of years ago I had my kitchen remodeled. During the process, I, along with my young boys, reveled in the tools the contractors had at their disposal, and their skill in using them. They had so many tools - some for general use (hammer) and others more specialized (router) – their truck looked like an aisle at The Home Depot.
Today’s Tuesday Reading “Leadership Happens Through Action and Behavior” first appeared as a Weekly Reflection for the University of Minnesota Advanced Leaders Program. It’s author, Chris Grantham is Chief of Staff to the Vice President and CIO at the University.
Many of you know I have a 19-month-old daughter, Iris, whom I adore absolutely and will talk about incessantly if you let me.
Today’s reading, IMPACT, was written by Bruce Barton, as a reflection in one of the Leaders Program cycles. Bruce manages the Shared Development Group of the General Library System at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Something I've been thinking about:
We began the 2015 Tuesday Readings with a series of readings focused on being intentional. A week later, we focused on being intentional about developing new practices to strengthen our leadership. We next focused on the art of saying “NO,” about being intentional in adding to your deliverables.
Ten years ago today, the first workshop of the first MOR IT Leaders Program, held at the University of Chicago, came to an end. Beth Hayes, Penn State participant in that first cycle, has written of that time:
The Tuesday Reading today is “3 Underappreciated IT Leadership Skills?”, a commentary appearing this past July in Information Week. The essay’s authors are Whitney Hischier and Rajiv Ball, lecturers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where they teach the Business Leadership for IT Professionals program.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, The Laws of Simplicity, is drawn from John Maeda’s book by the same title, and the associated website. Maeda is President of the Rhode Island School of Design. He is an artist, designer, and technologist. Before going to RISD in 2008, he was a professor and associate director of research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.
Great reminder from Harry Kraemer, professor at Kellogg School of Management, on keeping things simple, shared at MOR's 2012 conference.
Justin Rhodes, associate professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tells us that excercise can be the answer. The essay appeared in the Scientific American.