Emotional Intelligence

Blame or Accountability

By: Jim Bruce
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Is It Blame or Is It Accountability? --  When we seek those 
accountable for a particular failure, we risk blaming them instead, 
because many of us confuse accountability with blame.  What's the 
difference between them?  How can we keep blame at bay?
 
Today's reading comes from the Chaco Canyon newsletter.  In it Rick
Brenner explores key differences between "accountable" and "blame"
noting, in particular, accountability's focus on organizational learning
and the prevention of future failures.

Recalcitrant Collaborators

By: Jim Bruce
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It is very hard to get our work done without collaboration.  Sometimes
those collaborators are on our team, sometimes in our organization,
sometimes they are elsewhere in our university, and sometimes they are
outside our university in suppliers, government agencies, etc.  When
collaboration occurs things go well.

Ten Minutes

By: Jim Bruce
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As all of your know by now, I read a lot from a lot of sources.
Yesterday, a newsletter called Marketplace Moments written by a friend,
Randy Kilgore, reached my desk.  It carries a story which I want to
repeat:
 
"It's December 17, 1941. The citizens of the town of North Platte,
Nebraska heard a rumor that a troop train carrying their sons and
daughters to war would be stopping at the depot in their town for about
ten minutes.

A Matter of Confidence

By: Jim Bruce
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Good morning!  

In my reading this week, I found this short piece by John Baldoni.  In it he talks about the foundational importance of importance and suggests that you can nurture it by "inviting them to look up," by "letting them see you sweat," by "learning from your mistakes," and by "radiating hope."

Enjoy..............jim

What I Know Now

By: Jim Bruce
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As I was reading the current issue of Fast Company, I ran across a

longer column reporting on a conversation with Joe Kraus on what he

now knows.  Kraus was a founder of Excite that in 1996 became one of the

biggest tech IPOs ever.  At 33 he is not starting Jotspot, a hosted

Internet service that allows anyone to create and edit Web pages.

 

I thought you might find his lessons instructive.

 

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