Bruce Maas, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, at the University of Wisconsin, keynote video at the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference. Forces and Trends Part I and II.
Len Peters, CIO and Associate Vice President at Yale University, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Steve Fleagle, University of Iowa, CIO and Director of Information Technology Services at the University of Iowa, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Sue Workman, Vice President Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Case Western Reserve University, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
2016 MOR Leaders Conference Opening Video. Slide show, with MOR mantras and recognition of participating institutions.
John Gohsman, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Washington University in St. Louis keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Last week, many of us participated in the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference, Reimagining IT as University Needs and Technology Evolve. There we were encouraged to think about our university’s IT and what it could become. And, we were asked to identify one idea that we each could take action on? I want to take this question one step further: What skill or competency or practice do you need to develop or strengthen in order to take that one action?
Today’s Tuesday Reading, Who I think about as “My Leader,” is an essay by Paula Torres, Senior Educational Design Technologist, Global Learning and Innovation, NYU Information Technology. Her essay first appeared as a program reflection last year.
The one person I think of when I think of leadership was not my manager, supervisor, or even coworker. She was an adjunct professor whose class I took at Teachers College.
The important thing is not to stop questioning… Never lose a holy curiosity. – Albert Einstein
During World War II when I was a young boy, we lived with my mother’s parents while my father worked about 100 miles away in an oil refinery and commuted back to our small town on weekends. I think that I must have been a real question box back then, asking my grandmother more questions than she wanted to answer. I don’t remember what I asked, or her answers. What I do remember is that when she tired of my questions she always responded with the old parable “Curiosity killed the cat.”
Every one of us has, at one time or another, disappointed a colleague or friend. No matter how hard you try, sometimes a deadline will be missed or a commitment not met. Many of these misses don’t carry huge consequences – almost always some disappointment, sometimes inconvenience, and perhaps some loss of credibility. And, some have huge consequences – real deep disappointment, loss of trust and credibility. Liann Davey says that it is inevitable that you won’t be able to live up to everyone’s expectations, neither small ones or large significant ones. There are simply too many priori