The Leaders Program workshops have introduced all of you to the 4 I’s at one time or another. Today’s reading introduces you to the four A’s, strategies from the Mayo Clinic staff – ”Need Stress Relief? Try the Four A’s”– for coping with stress: avoid, alter, accept, and adapt.
This week’s Tuesday Reading comes via Jim Hall’s blog <http://blog.lib.umn.edu/jhall/blog/>. Jim is an ITLP alumnus and is currently campus IT Director at the University of Minnesota Morris.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article a few weeks ago, How to Run a Meeting
In today’s readings “Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work”and “Better Brainstorming: 4 Ways to Generate Great Ideas", Margaret Heffernan reminds us of several shortcomings in our brainstorming practices and suggests improvements. Heffernan is visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Simmons College in Boston, CEO, author, and speaker.
In today’s reading “Back from a vacation?”, David Rock, founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and CDO of Results Coaching Systems, reports on research indicating that we are more likely to solve really difficult problems when we have a fresh or quiet mind. Specifically the research points out that when faced with a new problem we apply strategies that worked in prior experiences. This works well if the new problem is similar to an old one, but is far less likely to work if there is little relationship between the two problems. What happens is that th
Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something, is the author of this week’s Tuesday Reading, “How to Write a Mission Statement That Isn’t Dumb”. Her article appears in the December 1, 2009 issue of FastCompany.
Over the past several years, I’ve seen a number of articles about personal branding. My favorite is a piece Tom Peters wrote some two years ago – “The Brand Called You” – that appeared in FastCompany on December 18, 2007. Peters' piece is this week’s Tuesday Reading.
The Tuesday Reading for today is Jeffrey Pfeffer’s piece, Stop Working for Technology – Make it Work for You which appeared in BNET’s The Corner Office on July 22, 2009. Pfeffer is a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
For today’s reading, we turn to a December 2007 FastCompany article by William Taylor, The Leader of the Future. In this piece Taylor, one of the founders of FastCompany, reports on a discussion with Ron Heifetz, director of the Leadership Education Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. You will likely remember that Heifetz is author of one of the views of leadership we studied early in the l
This week, for the week's Tuesday Reading, I turn to a recent message from the ITLP IX Vision Team: "The Key to Getting Lucky: PRACTICE!!!"
The Key to Getting Lucky: PRACTICE!!!
A Golf Story
Today's Tuesday Reading is "Making Decisions Outside Your Repertoire" by Ronald Heifetz (you remember him from the first session of the Leadership Program), Marty Linsky, and Alexander Grashow.