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October, 2013


3 Things We Can Learn From The 2013 Red Sox

If there are two things we are passionate about here at MOR its Leadership and the Red Sox.  Congratulations to the Red Sox, the Boston area and to all of Red Sox Nation on our World Series victory! Thomas Kochan, the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management and co-director of the Institute for Work & Employment Research at MIT’s Sloan School […]

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Surprises Are the New Normal;  Resilience Is the New Skill,” an essay by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at the Harvard Business School where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change.  The essay appeared in July 2013 in the HBR blog. Kantor introduces the essay with the […]

Reflecting on Your Leadership Journey

Indeed, as Marshall Goldsmith suggests, “What Got You Here Wont Get You There”, but it is still important to understand that what got you here did get you here.  We have become the leaders we are today because of a unique set of varying experiences.  We’ve been taught new things, shown the right ways, seen bad […]

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

Many aspire to be a formal leader at some point in their career.  The Tuesday Reading for today has some advice for you:  “Act Like A Leader Before You Are One”.  In her HBR blog, Amy Gallo, contributing editor at the Harvard Business Review, suggests that you begin to act, think, and communicate like a […]

IT Leaders Program Alum presenting at Educause

If you the Educause 2013 event in Anaheim this week be sure to check out there great presentors/presentations: Arin Komins – University of Chicago The Goldilocks Principle and the Project Manager: Right-Sizing Project Management Methodology 8am on Thurs. David Burns – University of Texas Austin Jim Phelps – University of Wisconsin Madison Tuesday, October […]

Less Push, More Pull

Today’s Tuesday Reading is a guest reading from the pen of Greg Busby, Director, Planning and Program Management, Office of the CIO, Cornell University.  It first appeared as a Reflection to the ITLP 2013 cohort.   Let’s face it – we live in a Push world. Things to do arrive on our desk all the […]

Keeping Things Simple

Great reminder from Harry Kraemer, professor at Kellogg School of Management, on keeping things simple, shared at MOR’s 2012 conference. Video of Keeping Things Simple  

Schmooze or Lose: How the Lost Art of Negotiation Led to a Shutdown

Jack and Suzy Welch say it simply:  “You have to schmooze.”  They point out that you must schmooze early and often, well before you need the relationship.  In today’s reading “Schmooze or Lose:  How the Lost Art of Negotiation Led to a Shutdown”, which first appeared in Linkedin, they note that building relationships is what you […]

Schmooze or Lose: How the Lost Art of Negotiation Led to a Shutdown

Today’s reading “Schmooze or Lose:  How the Lost Art of Negotiation Led to a Shutdown” is from the pens of Jack and Suzy Welch and first appeared on LinkedIn.  Jack Welch is Founder of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and former CEO of General Electric.  Suzy, his wife, is an author – 10-10-10 […]

Foster a Culture of Gratitude

“I don’t care if you like each other right now, but you will respect each other, ” said Coach Herman Boone to his high school football team in the movie Remember the Titans.  In todays Tuesday Reading, Christine Riordan, Provost and professor of management at the University of Kentucky, says it similarly in her essay […]