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November, 2014


Thanks Giving, Gratitude

This week, at least in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, traditionally a day of giving thanks for the harvest (that provides our food) and for the preceding year. History suggests that this celebration goes back in the United States at least to a 1621 feast in the Plymouth Colony celebrating a good harvest […]


Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Listening”, was written by Zachary Jacques as a Leadership Reflection for the ITLP 2014 Leaders Program cohort.  Zach is Director of Research Administration Information Services at Cornell University. One of my goals with the MOR ITLP program is to improve my presence, including presentation skills.  I have spent a good amount of […]

7 Ways You’re Unconsciously Undermining Yourself

The Tuesday Reading today is 7 Ways You’re Unconsciously Undermining Yourself.  The essay was written by Gwen Moran for  Moran writes about business, money and assorted other topics for leading publications and web sites.  She is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans. There are things we all do that undermine ourselves, that make others think we’re not effective […]

IT Leaders Program – Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago today, the first workshop of the first MOR IT Leaders Program, held at the University of Chicago, came to an end.  Beth Hayes, Penn State participant in that first cycle, has written of that time: “Attending the IT Leadership Program was a game changer.  As our session began, I was concurrently moving […]

7 Bad Habits That Made Me a Terrible Boss

The Tuesday Reading today is “7 Bad Habits That Made Me a Terrible Boss”.  This essay first appeared in where its author, John Brandon, writes the Tech Report column.  He is also a contributing editor at Inc. magazine. Brandon has frequently written about his mistakes and how to he was a terrible leader.  The habits he writes about […]