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 must do all the time. “It has to be a massive part of your job.” You just have to spend time walking around, having coffee, sitting an
It is a fundamental principle that leadership in today’s higher education environment must be collective, concurrent, and collaborative. To make that happen, campuses need to create, nurture, and sustain communities in which leaders at all levels can be successful. On day three of the 2013 MOR IT Leaders conference, the morning session focused on building and sustaining leadership communities. Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota each described their approach to building these vitally important community environments.
Today’s reading, “The 15 Most Important Minutes of the Work Week” <http://www.fastcompany.com/3008912/work-smart/the-15-most-important-minutes-of-the-work-week>, is from the pen of Lydia Dishman, business journalist covering innovation, entreprene
We each hope that decisions are carefully made based on all of the information that is available. Unfortunately, that is not the case, particularly in our increasingly overloaded environment. In this twelve minute animation, Robert Caldini, one of the thought leaders in the areas of influence and persuasion, and his colleague Steve Martin illustrate six principles of persuasion identified by their research. The contention is that understanding these shortcuts and applying them in an ethical manner can significantly increase chances
Todays Reading, “Leadership Reflections from a ‘Motorbike,’” Part 2 continues IT•LP reflection written by Michelle Reynolds, alumnus of IT•LP 2012 and Assistant Director for Central IT Support at Cornell.
Last week Michelle led us to reflect on her first five rules:
• Stay alert
• Be conscientious of the neighborhood
• Visibility is important
• Everyone can see things differently
Todays Reading, “Leadership Reflections from a ‘Motorbike,’ is a IT•LP reflection written by Michelle Reynolds, alumnus of IT•LP 2012 and Assistant Director for Central IT Support at Cornell.
Today’s Reading, “What Would the Next CIO Do? How to Preempt Your Successor ” deceptively titled. If you are a leader, the article is really for you! The essay’s author is Bryon Payne, CIO at North Georgia College and State University, and it first appeared at cio.com.
Today’s reading “This One Leadership Quality Will Make or Break You”is from the pen of Mike Myatt, author (Leadership Matters…The CEO Survival Manuel) and managing director and chief strategy officer at N2growth. The piece appeared at Forbes.com.
For today’s Tuesday Reading, we turn to an Adam Bryant interview of Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons which appeared in the December 3, 2011 NYTimes. IT Leaders Coach Greg Anderson called this interview – which can be found at <http://nyti.ms/tw4lR0> – to my attention. It seemed to be a particularly fitting way to begin the New Year.
Fundamentally, the column is President Simmons’ leadership journey. Some of the key lessons I found in the piece are: