Conserving Willpower is Not Easy

It is hard for me to keep a New Year’s Resolution. Why is that? We have a limited supply of willpower and need to best use it.

The In-Between or Transition Time

I have been thinking about the space in between change; that transition time from the “old” to the “new.” It could be from setting a goal or practicing a new habit.

Use Intention to Drive Ongoing Professional Development

I reflected on my graduation from the MOR program and wondered how to keep that energy going? What are some specific things you can start doing today.

Leading From Wherever You Are

At first, the prospect of leaving management was concerning. What would it mean for my career prospects? What would happen to my current team?
The Biggest Change I Ever Managed: A Cultural Tale

The Biggest Change I Ever Managed: A Cultural Tale

The Biggest Change I Ever Managed: A Cultural Tale [Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Susan Foster, IT Business Manager at Bowdoin College. She is a MOR program alum.  Susan may be reached at or via LinkedIn.]   One sunny afternoon, during an average week, while doing average daily business, I got a call from my […]
Worst in Class

Worst in Class

I started wall climbing. I was surrounded by people far better me. I was the worst in the class. This was the perfect place.
Developing Resilience

Developing Resilience

Resilience provides confidence to step up and lead. Resilient leaders are able to overcome setbacks and help others overcome their setbacks.
Building Leadership Communities

Building Leadership Communities

[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Brian McDonald, President of MOR Associates.  Brian may be reached at]   Just imagine if all the people who have been through a MOR leadership experience within your university could form a cohesive community of change agents who collaborate to propel the initiatives needed to make transformational progress versus incremental. […]
Consistency Beats Intensity

Consistency Beats Intensity

[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Marcia Dority Baker, Leadership Coach at MOR Associates.  Marcia may be reached at]   “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” Marie Forleo   Have you noticed where we are in the calendar? It’s almost halfway through 2022, and the cusp […]
Evolution and Revolution in Leadership Journeys

Evolution and Revolution in Leadership Journeys

[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Michael Humphrys, Director of IT Strategy & Innovation, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. It is a reflection on what he is learning as a current MOR program participant.  Michael may be reached at]   Of the many lessons learned through my MOR experience, one that has […]



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