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.
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.
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.
In Warren Berger’s Harvard Business Review blogs essay, he writes that his work has led him to conclude that the three words “how might we …” unlock our creative juices. He notes that too often our language with phrases like “How can we do this?” and “How should we do that?” imply judgment: Can we really do it? Should we?
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
There’s a rule you really have to make New Year’s Resolutions. Today’s Tuesday Reading, “10 Resolutions to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3004179/10-resolutions-make-2013-your-best-ye..., will help you get started. It’s from the pen of Shawn Parr, CIO of Bulldog Drummond, a San Diego based consultancy focused on innovation and design.
This week’s Tuesday Reading “12 Things Good Bosses Believe”comes from Bob Sutton’s pen and appeared in the Harvard Business Review blogs. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He studies and writes about management, innovation, and the nitty-gritty of organizational life. He is author of Good Boss, Bad Boss.
Today’s Reading, Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education, comes to us from the Changing Higher Education blog. (Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 2003, having used “disruptive technology” earlier for the same concept.)