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July, 2009


How Do Effective Leaders Handle Change?

It seems like every week I hear of universities planning for, going through, or having recently experienced layoffs, terminations, or position eliminations as a result of the economic crisis we are experiencing.  Today’s reading – “Ask the Expert:  How Do Effective Leaders Handle Change?” — is by Mark Hannum, Principle Consultant at Linkage and looks at practices that […]

How Leaders Get Their Teams To "Click"

Well-integrated, high-performing teams, teams that “click,” is the subject of today’s Tuesday Reading – “How Leaders Get Their Teams To ‘Click’”  by Phil Harken.  Such teams never lose slight of their goals and are largely self-sustaining.  They often seem to take on a life of their own.  Studies by the European Centre for Organizational Research show that […]

The Key to Getting Lucky: PRACTICE!!!

This week, for the week’s Tuesday Reading, I turn to a recent message from the ITLP IX Vision Team:  “The Key to Getting Lucky:  PRACTICE!!!”   The Key to Getting Lucky: PRACTICE!!! A Golf Story When the golfer Tom Watson chipped in on the 17th at Pebble Beach in 1982 and then birdied the final hole to […]