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May, 2012


Why Appreciation Matters so Much

Today’s reading – “Why Appreciation Matters so Much” – comes from the pen of Tony Schwartz, President and CEO of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent at Anything. Schwartz observes that a recent world-wide study by Towers Watson found that the single highest driver of engagement is whether or not workers feel their managers […]

MOR Leaders Program participant expectations video

Hear from members of the MOR Associates team and past program participants as they give an overview of the Leaders Program and what to expect in the months ahead in this video.     

Wilderness Leadership – on the Job

Today’s reading “Wilderness Leadership – on the Job”comes from the pens of John Kanengieter and Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin.  Kanengieter is director of leadership at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and Rajagopal-Durbin is the school’s diversity and inclusion manager and a faculty member.  NOLS is a non-profit outdoor educational school dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technical outdoor skills, […]

Bumper Stickers for Leaders

Roger Schwarz writes an occasional newsletter titled “Mindset. Behavior.  Results.”  In a recent edition he noted that collective wisdom is often found in unexpected places, for example, bumper stickers.  Here is his article:   BUMPER STICKERS FOR LEADERS   I like bumper stickers. They’re brief, to the point, and often clever. Here are a few of […]

The Leader’s Checklist

This past year Michael Useem’s new book “The Leader’s Checklist” was published.  Professor Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.   The checklist has 15 leadership principles that taken together can constitute an effective playbook for leadership decisions whatever […]