Delegating

Accountability

By: Jim Bruce
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Merriam Webster’s on-line dictionary defines accountability as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for, or to account for one’s actions. This definition does not speak to the issue of one’s success or less than that with regard to our actions. Yet, as Connors and Smith note in “How to Create A Culture of Accountability,” individuals tend to “view accountability as something that belittles them or happens when performance wanes, problems develop, or results fail to materialize. … people rarely ask ‘Who is accountable for this success?’”

AHA

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Mike Dewey is Director of Campus Services in the Office of Information Technology at Rice University.  He leads groups that provide desktop computing support and help desk services.  He is also interim director of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarly Technologies group.

Get on the Balcony

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Stop Getting in Your Own Way

My big takeaway from our first set of meetings has to be to “get on the balcony.”  Related to getting on the balcony, I recognized through our reading and activities that I need to delegate more, give work back, and say no more.  Once I condition myself to make a habit of doing these things, I will have carved out the time for me to be on the balcony. 

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

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Today’s Tuesday Reading “If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material” <http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/if-youre-not-helping-people-develop-youre-not-management-material/>, first appeared in the HBR Blog Network.  The author is Monique Valcour, Professor of Management at EDHEC business school in France.  She focuses on helping companies and individuals craft high performance, meaningful jobs, careers, workplaces, and lives.

Forget The Mission Statement: What’s Your Mission Question?

By: Jim Bruce
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In “Forget The Mission Statement:  What’s Your Mission Question?”,  Warren Berger challenges us to consider responding to a set of mission questions instead of writing a mission statement that is so general it can apply to almost anything.  He argues that mission questions provide a reality check on whether you are staying true to what you stand for and aspire to achieve.  

Why Courage is the Most Essential Virtue

By: Jim Bruce
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This “reading” is a short video presenting the idea that having courage enables you to say NO to something so that you can say YES to something that really matters.  Its author is Michael Bungay Stanier, a senior partner at Box of Crayons, a Toronto-based organization with the slogan “do less Good Work in order to do more Great Work.”

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