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August, 2016


What Really Matters Completion or Competency?

As I listened to an interview with Rick Levin this morning, CEO of Coursera, what seems to me as a decreasing value of content, was further being validated.  When I joined ESI International in 2002, a global project management training firm, I was told our number one asset was our content.  As I learned more […]

Leadership Reflection: Why Luck Matters More Than You Think

By Maria Curcio, [email protected]  MORLP 2016, August 29, 2016. In his article, “Why Luck Matters More Than You Think” (Atlantic, May 2016), Robert H. Frank discusses luck in terms of wealth and success: “Wealthy people overwhelmingly attribute their own success to hard work rather than to factors like luck or being in the right place at the […]

I Made a Mistake

So, what do I do now? We all make mistakes.  Sometimes they are small and personal like forgetting to put the trash at the curb to be picked up.  Or, larger and embarrassing, like writing the amount differently in numbers and words on a check.  Or, sending a critical email to the wrong addressee.  Or, […]

Missed Opportunity

Keep that “elevator speech” fresh!    Today’s Tuesday Reading, Missed Opportunity, is an essay by Brent Tuggle, Lead Windows System Administrator, in Technology Services at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. The essay first appeared as a program reflection early this year. I wanted to take a moment to share a recent experience I had and an […]

Neuroscience and Change – Part 3

SCARF  ::  A User’s Guide The focus of the past two issues of the Tuesday Reading has been on neuroscience and change.  Today’s essay continues this theme, providing some practical suggestions as to how you can employ SCARF to better understand yourself and to manage and lead others. The work of David Rock and others has […]