[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Sarah J. Buszka, Critical Infrastructure Service Lead, University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is a current participant in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) MOR Leaders Program. Sarah may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Jim Bruce, Senior Fellow and Executive Coach at MOR Associates. He previously was Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Vice President for Information Systems and CIO at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. He may be reached at email@example.com.]
A Tribute to Jan and Growing Outside Your Comfort Zone
[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Laura Patterson, Leadership Coach and Consultant at MOR Associates. She previously was CIO at the University of Michigan. Laura may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
New roles and your feedback on [Tuesday Reading] please
[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 email@example.com]
[Today’s Tuesday Reading, is written by Brian McDonald, President of MOR Associates.]
An early 20th-century New Year’s resolution postcard1 put it this way:
Your New Year’s Resolution
Resolve to renew all your old resolves.
And add a few that are new.
Resolve to keep them as long as you can.
What more can a poor man do.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is an essay by Matthew E. Mooney, Assistant Dean for Teaching, Learning and Technology the at Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business. His essay first appeared as a leaders program reflection last fall. [Matt may be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.]
We have all heard the admonition to “be still” at various times in our lives. Usually, at least for me, it was when I was much, much younger and my mother or father or grandparents thought I was squirming too much in my chair at dinner or running around in the house, knocking into adults, or playing too rambunctiously with other kids. It was a physical thing.
Last week the Tuesday Reading, On Being Grateful,1 focused on showing appreciation and called attention to a quote from Robert Emmons, University of California, Davis psychologist and author: “Feeling gratitude starts off with the realization of what we have received from others and what it has cost them.”2
This led me to suggest four ways that we can each show gratitude: