Today’s Tuesday Reading, “How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day” <http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/06/how-to-spend-the-first-10-minutes-of-your-day/>, appeared in the HBR blog and is from the pen of Ron Friedman, founder of ignite80, a consulting firm that helps leaders build thriving organizations.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is a reflection written for his cohort by Patrick Widham, IT Support Manager at Montana State University and recent IT Leaders Program alum.
When we started the first session, I mentioned that I was like a sponge and wanted to soak in all of the information I could. Looking back on that statement I realized that I was not 100% honest with myself.
I did not fully grasp what the MOR program was all about and didn’t anticipate that amount of commitment that was needed. I am happy to say that it wasn’t long before I came around!
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy," comes from the pen of Greg McKeown and recently appeared in the HBR blogs. McKeown is author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and is a business writer, consultant, and researcher specializing in leadership, strategy design, collective intelligence and human systems.
This week, at least in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, traditionally a day of giving thanks for the harvest (that provides our food) and for the preceding year. History suggests that this celebration goes back in the United States at least to a 1621 feast in the Plymouth Colony celebrating a good harvest in the Colony’s first year. This tradition, with both civil and religious roots, has continued and since 1941 has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, "Listening", was written by Zachary Jacques as a Leadership Reflection for the ITLP 2014 Leaders Program cohort. Zach is Director of Research Administration Information Services at Cornell University.
The Tuesday Reading today is 7 Ways You’re Unconsciously Undermining Yourself. The essay was written by Gwen Moran for FastCompany.com. Moran writes about business, money and assorted other topics for leading publications and web sites. She is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans.
Ten years ago today, the first workshop of the first MOR IT Leaders Program, held at the University of Chicago, came to an end. Beth Hayes, Penn State participant in that first cycle, has written of that time:
Last summer, for a leadership reflection, John Shutt, Instructional Media Coordinator at Michigan State University, pointed his colleagues in their leadership program, to a short audio clip of Jim Collins’ discussion of “Creating a Pocket of Greatness.” Collins is a noted leadership author known for his books Good to Great and Level 5 Leadership.
The Tuesday Reading today is “3 Underappreciated IT Leadership Skills?”, a commentary appearing this past July in Information Week. The essay’s authors are Whitney Hischier and Rajiv Ball, lecturers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where they teach the Business Leadership for IT Professionals program.