I suspect that you, like me, must answer “yes.” From a neuroscience perspective, our brains are constantly, subconsciously scanning the world around us seeking to identify and examine “events” of note – for example, the school bus that went down my street this morning at
Earlier this summer we introduced the idea (in a series of Tuesday Readings, as referenced below) that if we understand how our brain works, we can better understand why we react the way we do. I wrote, then, that the individual’s brain, in the days of our early ancestors, had one key goal – survival, avoiding threats and seeking food (rewards). And, avoiding threats had a much higher priority with five times more neural networks devoted to threat detection than to identifying rewards.
As I listened to an interview with Rick Levin this morning, CEO of Coursera, what seems to me as a decreasing value of content, was further being validated.
Over the past years, we’ve written about the skill of listening several times. (You can check them out at MOR Insights.) Today, I want to return to that topic with some data. Today’s Tuesday Reading is Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman’s essay What Great Listeners Actually Do which appeared on a recent HBR blog.
So, what do I do now?
We all make mistakes. Sometimes they are small and personal like forgetting to put the trash at the curb to be picked up. Or, larger and embarrassing, like writing the amount differently in numbers and words on a check. Or, sending a critical email to the wrong addressee. Or, being the only one to show up for a meeting because you failed to send a notice of the meeting around to the expected attendees. Or, you crash an application server because you didn’t stop and check the command before you entered it. Or,
Correcting a Bad One
Several weeks ago, the Tuesday Readings featured a series of essays on neuroscience –Neuroscience and Change – Part 1,
Earlier this summer, on June 14, MOR Associates hosted a virtual conference focused on the theme Reimagining IT as University Needs and Technology Evolves. There we heard from five university CIOs about the changes underway at their universities. [Their remarks can be found here.] Two weeks ago, in the Tuesday Reading Revolutionary Relationships, I asked, as we did at the conference, “whether th
… at this year’s commencement exercises
This year’s spring graduation season has come to an end. About 4,700 degree granting public and private, two and four year institutions awarded some 2.8 million degrees at their commencement exercises. And, every one of these gatherings had speakers that spoke of not giving into the darkness and despair of the day, of celebrating a major accomplishment, of being resilient, not fearing failure, listening, being generous, being ready, taking risks, focusing clearly, finding your own path, and a long list of
On June 14, the MOR Virtual Conference brought together over 1,200 leaders from over 25 universities to jump-start the discussion on “Reimagining IT.” From MOR’s vantage point the rate of change in the external environment is accelerating. We believe universities need to respond to this by exploring how their IT communities can work collaboratively to better serve their clients. And then, after a roadmap is in hand, begin to realize the future.