The Laws of Simplicity

10 Laws
By: Jim Bruce

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.

Forget The Mission Statement: What’s Your Mission Question?

By: Jim Bruce

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.  

Building Leadership Communities - Examples from the Field

By: Greg Anderson

It is a fundamental principle that leadership in today’s higher education environment must be collective, concurrent, and collaborative.  To make that happen, campuses need to create, nurture, and sustain communities in which leaders at all levels can be successful. On day three of the 2013 MOR IT Leaders conference, the morning session focused on building and sustaining leadership communities. Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota each described their approach to building these vitally important community environments.  

Leadership Reflections from a ‘Motorbike'-Part 2

By: Jim Bruce


Todays Reading,  “Leadership Reflections from a ‘Motorbike,’” Part 2 continues IT•LP reflection written by Michelle Reynolds, alumnus of IT•LP 2012 and Assistant Director for Central IT Support at Cornell.  

Last week Michelle led us to reflect on her first five rules:

   •  Stay alert

   •  Be conscientious of the neighborhood

   •  Visibility is important

   •  Everyone can see things differently


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