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Schedule of Reflections for the duration of the program

Schedule will be posted here when available.

 

Resources

Practice Worksheets

Delegation

MOR-Delegation-Worksheet.doc (147KB)

Preparing for Meetings

Stepping Up Your Presence.pdf (49KB)

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Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT
An EDUCAUSE e-Book

Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing IT professionals in higher education. Edited by EDUCAUSE Vice President Cynthia Golden and written by top leaders in the industry who have distinguished themselves and their organizations for sharpening others' skills, institutional savvy, and ability to lead, the book's chapters are organized into two sections: the organizational perspective and the individual perspective. In addition, the online site for the book will have exclusive audio interviews with CIOs and other senior IT leaders in higher education who give advice for future leaders and talk about how they overcame challenges and moved ahead in their own careers.

Chapter 1: Perspectives on IT Leadership
by James D. Bruce, MIT, and Brian McDonald, MOR Associates, Inc.

http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/PUB7201d.pdf

The Complete Book

http://www.educause.edu/cultivatingcareers

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Meeting Facilitation

Meeting Facilitation Primer

An excellent and comprehensive how-to guide for effective meeting facilitation

Basic-Facilitation-Primer.pdf (388KB)

Take Charge of Your Next Meeting (and stop wasting your time)

John Baldoni's short take on effective meetings.

http://www.johnbaldoni.com/directions/practice4.html

Best Meeting Practices "Jogger"

MOR Associates' own one-page cheat sheet for effective meetings.

Meeting_Jogger.pdf (596KB)

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Strategic Project Planning

The following Word documents are templates you can use to engage in strategic planning for your assigned project–or for any project. You can download these documents individually or get the entire collection.

Strategic Project Tools Collection

strat-proj-tools.zip (352KB)

Individual Documents

Strategic Project Framework
01-st-proj-framewrk.doc (160KB)

Scanning the External World
02-scan-ext-world.doc (44KB)

The Desired Future State
03-desired-future.doc (44KB)

Developing a Mission Statement
04-mission-statement.doc (44KB)

SWOT (Stengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) Analysis
05-swot-analysis.doc (44KB)

SWOT Summary
06-swot-summary.doc (44KB)

Gap Analysis
07-gap-analysis.doc (44KB)

Developing Strategic Goals
08-dev-st-goals.doc (44KB)

Scenario Planning
09-scenario-planning.doc (44KB)

Strategic Team Startup
10-st-team-startup.doc (44KB)

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Book Notes

This document contains notes and quotes regarding Peter Schwartz's Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World.

notes on_Art_of_the_Long_View.pdf (116KB)

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SWOT Analysis and Follow Up

The following document describes some follow-up steps you might take if you were conducting a SWOT exercise independent of the more extensive strategic planning process outlined above.

SWOT-Analysis-&-Follow-Up.pdf (148KB)

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Delivering Results

Results

This presentation focuses on the importance of getting results in order to be a successful leader. It discusses the linkages between strategy, people, and results and offers practical suggestions that can be put into practice.

Results-Texas.ppt (116KB)

Measures

This presentation gets at the question of what would be helpful to measure in your university's IT environment and why. It provides a framework based on satisfaction, performance, and cost and introduces the idea of performance dashboards.

Measures-Texas.ppt (284KB)

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Managing Change

Excerpts from The Tipping Point

Tipping-Point-Excerpts.pdf (416KB)

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Leading-Managing-Doing: Capacity Planning

Daily Log for Capacity Planning Audit

Templates in various formats:

Daily-Log.doc (36KB)

Daily-Log.rtf (36KB)

Daily-Log.pdf (128KB) <<< This is a form you can type into.

Productivity Means Working Smarter, Not Harder

In this HBS Working Knowledge piece, Stever Robbins talks about the value of being intentional about how you spend your time.

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=5190&t=srobbins

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Working on Teams

This page from MIT's Organizational and Employee Development team offers a host of useful information and tools related to developing effective teams.

http://web.mit.edu/hr/oed/learn/teams/index.html

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Coaching

This workbook was created as a teaching tool for a workshop at New York State University and includes useful information about coaching.

NYSED_CFP_Prtcpnt_Wrkbk.pdf (8.3MB)

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The After Action Review

The After Action Review is a process devised by the U.S. Army in the 1970s as a structured means to facilitate learning following combat training exercises, and it has broad applicability to any number of efforts. This piece describes the review process and includes a template for engaging in it.

After-Action-Review.pdf (68KB)

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The Perils of PowerPoint

This post from Tomorrow's Professor, a free mailing list sponsored by The Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning, "looks at the many problems one finds with...PowerPoint presentations."

Perils_of_PwrPnt.doc (56KB)

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Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs

BusinessWeekly's communication coach Carmine Gallo breaks down Steve Jobs' recent Macworld keynote address into a 10 part framework.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k-zMRPZpvcw

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Preparing for Your Project Report

In presenting your project report, there are two components you will want to consider. The first is “WHAT” you present for content and the second is “HOW” you share this information. BOTH are important dimensions whenever you are seeking to communicate as a leader.

Elements-of -a-Project-Report.pdf (52 KB)

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Communications Map Template

A Word template to assist with mapping out how best to communicate a given issue or item.

Communications-Map.doc (32KB)

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Communicating with Stories

From bnet.com:

"They're faster than a bulleted list, more powerful than a logical argument, and capable of spanning multiple audiences in a single telling. They're stories. Stories enable us to communicate clearly and concisely about the kinds of issues that have depth and breadth, subtlety and color, time and texture. This paper describes why and how they're used in business, and offers a powerful communications model for business."

From bnet.com:
Communicating with Stories

Comm_with_Stories.pdf (188KB)

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The Immediate versus the Important
An Example of Applied Learning

Robin Anderson, an IT Leaders Program participant, wrote us with the following email. In it she describes her efforts at engaging her staff in looking at their own work through the lens of “the immediate and the important,” and how she used the opportunity to enhance delegation.

Immed-vs-Import-Applied.pdf (80KB)

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Annie Stunden's Reflections on Leadership

Stunden-Reflections-on-Leadership.pdf (56K)

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The Toughest IT Challenge

An Educause piece by Annie Stunden

Why are many of the administrative information systems implementations in higher education so dreadful? What is the problem? It’s not the software, and it’s not the hardware.

http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0631.pdf

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Leading From Below

CEOs can't change companies on their own. The secret is to foster a leadership mentality throughout the ranks.

By James Kelly and Scott Nadler

Printable Wall Street Journal version of "Leading From Below"

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Google Tech Talks July 23, 2007

Merlin Mann, a well known productivity guru and creator of the popular 43 folders website will talk about Getting Things Done, the importance of getting your inbox to zero, and strategies for dealing with high volume email.

http://inboxzero.com/video/

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Suggested Reading

FYI: FOR YOUR IMPROVEMENT, A Guide for Development and Coaching

by Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. Eichinger

To use FYI, simply select the competency that needs improvement and review the chapter where that competency is discussed. Each competency chapter provides:

• An unskilled, skilled, and overuse definition of the competency
• Possible causes for why there is a development need in this area
• A map explaining why the competency is important
• 10 or more tips for building the competency
• Book and audiotape suggestions
• Quotes that may prompt inspiration or reflection

http://store.lominger.com/store/lominger/en_US/pd/productID.127293400?resid=TYt-JAoBAlYAAEiSNBkAAABR&rests=1300987683799

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MOR Associates' Leadership Bibliography

Please follow the links to suggested readings on the following topics:

Presence
Leadership
Results
Leadership Journeys
Strategic Thinking
Developing People
Leading Change
Communications

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