Today’s Reading, “Go to Lunch and Clean Out Your Inbox,” was originally written as a weekly reflection by Stephen Kemp. Stephen is the Coordinator for Help Desk Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Today’s Reading, Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education, comes to us from the Changing Higher Education blog. (Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 2003, having used “disruptive technology” earlier for the same concept.)
Today’s reading “Wilderness Leadership – on the Job”comes from the pens of John Kanengieter and Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin. Kanengieter is director of leadership at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and Rajagopal-Durbin is the school’s diversity and inclusion manager and a faculty member. NOLS is a non-profit outdoor educational school dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technic
This past year Michael Useem’s new book “The Leader’s Checklist” was published. Professor Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
The checklist has 15 leadership principles that taken together can constitute an effective playbook for leadership decisions whatever the challenge. According to Useem, the principles are applicable to most leaders, in most situations, in most circumstances.
The 15 principles are:
Anna Biggers, ITLP alum from University of Oklahoma, suggested today’s reading – “’No’ is the New ‘Yes:’ Four Practices to Re-prioritize Your Life”. Tony Schwartz is author of this article, which appeared in the Harvard Business Review blog last January. He is president and CDO of The Energy Project.
The Tuesday Reading today is a piece, “The Power of Pause”, by Ana Dutra which recently appeared in a Harvard Business Review blog. Dutra is CEO for Leadership and Talent Consulting and Executive Vice President, at Korn Ferry International.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Not Achieving Your Goals? 5 Common Mistakes”which appeared in the CBS business blog recently. Kelly Goldsmith is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s leading leadership thinkers. He is author or editor os some 30 books on leadership and management.
Each of us sets goals all the times. Sometimes the goals are very good goals. Say, for example, SMART goals:
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “What to do when you’re stuck” is from Margaret Heffernan’s blog atCBS News. Heffernan has been CEO of five businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. A speaker and writer, her most recent book Willful Blindness was shortlisted for the Financial Times Best Business Book 2011.
Peter Bergman, author of today’s reading – “What’s Your One Big Theme?” – takes time each year at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year to identify what he wants to change during the coming year. Others, write New Year’s resolutions. And, when you think about it, there’s no magic in any particular day. So today may be your day to identify your one thing to work on until you’ve nailed it. And, then as a leader striving to be better, you identify a next one thing.
A few weeks ago, Erik Lundberg, an ITLP alum from the University of Washington, shared with me a short piece from Inc. – “Don’t Be Afraid to Break Stuff” – which is today’s Tuesday Reading. Chris Mittelstaedt, Founder and CEO of the FruitGuys, a company delivering farm-fresh fruit and vegetables to the American workplace, homes, and schools, is the author.