Change

Meeting Disruptive Change with Self-Awareness and Grace

By: Chris Paquette
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All of this year’s conference attendees and all MOR staff members were invited to complete a personal assessment tool called the Strength Deployment Inventory, or SDI for short. It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the sometimes messy business of engaging with other people who *gasp!* don’t see things exactly as we do. Susan Washburn, SDI certified MOR coach and workshop leader, managed the process and guided us all in interpreting the results.

Anticipating the Start of the 2013 MOR IT Leaders Conference

By: Chris Paquette
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Today, 18 members of MOR converged on Chicago in preparation of MOR’s 6th annual IT Leaders Conference. This year’s theme, “The Leadership Challenge of Disruptive Change,” marks the fifth consecutive year that the conference has focused on change. According to Jim Bruce, one of the founders of the IT Leaders Program and a longtime program leader and coach, MOR keeps revisiting the topic because dramatic change keeps coming. This year in particular has seen breathtaking changes, notably the arrival of MOOCs in a big way, including the launch of EdX.

How to Win a Bitter Leadership Contest

By: Jim Bruce
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Anna Mar, engagement manager and senior writer at simplacable.com posits that open positions in your organization are precursors to contests.  This piece was suggested by Bill Allison, an ITLP alum who is Director, Campus Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley.  Bill noted that the short piece is valuable even when the leadership contest isn’t bitter and isn’t a contest.

Are You Learning as Fast as the World is Changing?

By: Jim Bruce
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The Tuesday Reading today is  “Are You Learning as Fast as the World is Changing?”

http://blogs.hbr.org/taylor/2012/01/are_you_learning_as_fast_as_th.html, written by Bill Taylor for the Harvard Business Review blog.  Taylor is William C. Taylor is cofounder of Fast Company magazine and author of Practically Radical:  Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself. 

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