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Tuesday Reading

  • 06.11.2024

    Now What? – Don’t Confuse the Menu for the Meal

    Here are some organizational practices that could encourage focusing on the meal (results) rather than getting stuck …
  • 06.04.2024

    Know Your Strengths and Maximize Your Impact

    Focusing on existing strengths allows individuals to build on what they already do well, boosting confidence and moti…
  • 05.28.2024

    Five Lessons from the Flying V

    I am fascinated with geese in their “Flying V” formation and how they manage to create such a flawless shape.
  • 05.21.2024

    So What?

    So what? – A simple phrase, yet it can convey many meanings. It also serves as an invitation for deeper investigation.
  • 05.14.2024

    A Common Toolset Connects Leaders & Enhances Collaboration

    MOR common constructs are instrumental in building leadership capabilities to enhance working through issues and addr…
  • 05.07.2024

    Common Language Promotes Collaboration

    When they encounter each other, they can quickly communicate and connect based on a shared MOR experience and the res…
  • 04.30.2024

    Putting Psychological Safety Into Leadership Context

    Psychological safety is where people can brainstorm, voice half-finished thoughts, openly challenge, share feedback, …
  • 04.23.2024

    You Can Say NO

    While you don’t want to be known as a “no” person, you do want to be seen as a team player. That makes the situation …
  • 04.16.2024

    The MOR Hardware Store for Life

    Do you crave a transformative experience? Do you want to take a quantum leap? Step right this way; MOR Hardware has y…
  • 04.09.2024

    Handling the Gift of Negative Feedback

    If you’re like me, you dwell on feedback or deviations from your meticulous plans. A single negative comment can over…

Emotional Intelligence

  • 03.12.2024

    Appreciation in the Face of Anticipation

    Anticipation keeps us moving forward. It enables us to apply what we’ve learned. But there’s a trap: Over-anticipatio…
  • 04.25.2023

    I Grieve and I Appreciate

    My father recently passed away after struggling with Parkinson’s & COPD. As I was on this journey, I realized the imp…
  • Six Steps Toward Resilient Leadership
    01.24.2023

    Six Steps Toward Resilient Leadership

    Feeling burned out as the leader? Resilience is the capacity to meet adversity, setbacks and trauma, and recover to l…
  • A way to improve workplace stress
    10.04.2022

    A way to improve workplace stress

    Gratitude makes us feel good on both the sending and receiving side. However, it goes further: expressing gratitude a…
  • Developing Resilience
    07.12.2022

    Developing Resilience

    Resilience provides confidence to step up and lead. Resilient leaders are able to overcome setbacks and help others o…
  • Back to Basics
    06.21.2022

    Back to Basics

    [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Susan Washburn, Program Leader and Leadership Coach at MOR Associates.  Susan may be…
  • What Would Donna Do?
    04.19.2022

    What Would Donna Do?

    What Would Donna Do?  [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Beth Holtz, Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives and Admin…
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
    03.29.2022

    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

    [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Brandon Bernier, Vice President IT and CIO, Colorado State University. He is a MOR p…
  • Lead with emotion but don’t let emotion lead you
    03.22.2022

    Lead with emotion but don’t let emotion lead you

    [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Lori Green, Program Leader and Leadership Coach at MOR Associates.  Lori may be reac…
  • 01.25.2022

    Listening and Hearing What Isn’t Said

    [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Ron Kraemer.  He is currently retired.  Ron previously was Vice President for Inform…

Leadership Reflections

  • 05.28.2024

    Five Lessons from the Flying V

    I am fascinated with geese in their “Flying V” formation and how they manage to create such a flawless shape.
  • 02.06.2024

    Developing a Leadership Community

    What transforms a group unfamiliar with each other into an inclusive, close-knit cohort that genuinely wants to help …
  • 01.23.2024

    Leadership – The Awakening Seed of Transformation

    Let me tell you a story. As a young person and well into my teens, I was severely introverted. I was afraid of my own…
  • 11.28.2023

    10 Years of MOR: What Are You Still Serving?

    I have been a MOR graduate for ten years! My cohort created a menu. I started reflecting on what I still serve off th…
  • 11.07.2023

    Finding Balance, Sustaining Progress

    I am grateful for how my cohort and coaches have helped me to look inward, an honest look at myself and my mindset. I…
  • 09.05.2023

    Breaking the Busyness Cycle

    I tend to say “yes” to everything. There are many reasons. For a long time, this served me well enough, but it all be…
  • 07.25.2023

    Leadership and Bingo

    I volunteer as a bingo caller at my church. During a recent game, my mind meandered to how a good bingo caller is sim…
  • 07.18.2023

    Aspiring To Lead Like Ted Lasso

    I am a huge Ted Lasso fan. It was so refreshing to see a show achieve success with a leader that was kind, ethical, h…
  • 06.12.2023

    Developing Passion and Upskilling

    There have been times when my work started to feel stale less engaging. Learning a new skill or tackling a new challe…
  • 04.04.2023

    Leading From Wherever You Are

    At first, the prospect of leaving management was concerning. What would it mean for my career prospects? What would h…

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • The Power of Community
    11.01.2022

    The Power of Community

    A safe and caring community is one that has a connection through trust, vulnerability, and a genuine desire to care f…
  • Losing Talent - What Can We Do?
    03.01.2022

    Losing Talent – What Can We Do?

    Creating a highly engaged workforce is one way to counter the potential loss of people. Here are five strategies to …
  • 02.08.2022

    The Next Leaders

    Where will the next leaders come from? Think about the talent around us and how we might think differently in answeri…
  • 09.28.2021

    The Poetry of Practice

    Thinking of a poet’s dedication to their practice reminds me of what it takes to form a habit and change neurological…
  • 06.22.2021

    Commencement Speeches 2021

    [Jim Bruce, today’s author, is a Senior Fellow and Executive Coach at MOR Associates. He previously was Professor of …
  • 05.25.2021

    Implications of the Hybrid Scenario

    [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Brian McDonald, President of MOR Associates.  Brian may be reached at brian@morassoc…
  • 05.18.2021

    What’s Next? Hybrid? Remote? Everyone Back?

    [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Brian McDonald, President of MOR Associates.  Brian may be reached at brian@morassoc…
  • 04.27.2021

    Demographics Are Destiny (Maybe?)

    Demographics Are Destiny (Maybe?) [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Jack Wolfe and David Sweetman of MOR Associates. T…