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the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Don’t Get Gun Shy”, is an essay by Lizz Duke, Senior Systems Analyst and member of the ServiceLink Team at NYU. The essay first appeared as a program reflection in November 2016.
There is lots of advice available on running meetings (for our purpose an intentional gathering of two or more people), two examples of which are the MOR Meeting Jogger and the essay “How to Run a Meeting Like Google,” listed among the references below. However, I’ve found little organized thought about the steps that a leader needs to take after the meeting is over.
Today’s essay provides some advice on this issue. But first, a review on “how to run a meeting:”
Before the meeting:
Today’s Tuesday Reading is Nancy Koehn’s Whiteboard Session, The Ingredients of Great Leadership (a 4 minute video). Professor Koehn, a historian, is the James E.
Everyone of us, at one time or another, has had “Aha!” moments. Times when all of a sudden, typically when we are not working on it, the solution to a major issue we are struggling to address floats, as if by magic, through our minds. Aha!
Today’s Tuesday Reading, Mastery, is an essay by Josh Lawrence, Manager of Technical Services at Washington University in St. Louis. The essay first appeared as a program reflection last year.
Resolutions. Along with the arrival of the New Year come New Year’s Resolutions. This is neither new nor all that unique. Babylonians made New Year’s Resolutions 2500 years ago. And, since then everyone has followed.
Civility and Respect? You might be thinking, why a Tuesday Reading on this subject?
I grew up in a home where apologizing for my wrong actions, for example, taking and hiding my brother’s toys, was required. All that it took to trigger the apology was a stern look from my Mother. As I got older and didn’t have the prompt from my Mother, I want to believe that I either recognized my hurtful behaviors or responded to prompts from the people around me and apologized to the wronged party. However, I know that I must have missed many opportunities when I should have apologized for wrongs both small and large and did not, either because I didn’t know how I’d been offensive, b