MOR Associates is very pleased to announce the 2013 IT Leaders Conference in Chicago on June 19-21. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Leadership Challenge of Disruptive Change.” We will cover changes that are already evident in higher education, changes that IT will need to make in response, and the work on self you can do in order to maximize your effectiveness and be the leader you need to be.
Todays Reading, “Leadership Reflections from a ‘Motorbike,’ is a IT•LP reflection written by Michelle Reynolds, alumnus of IT•LP 2012 and Assistant Director for Central IT Support at Cornell.
There’s a rule you really have to make New Year’s Resolutions. Today’s Tuesday Reading, “10 Resolutions to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3004179/10-resolutions-make-2013-your-best-ye..., will help you get started. It’s from the pen of Shawn Parr, CIO of Bulldog Drummond, a San Diego based consultancy focused on innovation and design.
Today’s Tuesday Reading “Are You Sure You’re Not A Bad Boss?” first appeared in the Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network. Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman are, respectively, the CEO and the president of Zenger | Folkman, a leadership development consultancy. They are co-authors of the October 2011 HBR article “Making Yourself Indispensable,” and the book How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadersh
Today’s reading – “Stop Chasing the Wrong Priorities" – comes from the pens of Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith and appeared in a recent CBS News blog. Marshall Goldsmith is a well-known author, leadership thinker, and executive coach. Kelly Goldsmith is assistant professor of marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
The reading builds off interviews of retired leaders and their response to the question: ”What is the key to having a great life?“ Their key responses:
Steve Jobs died last Wednesday.
Since then, tens of thousands of words of tribute and remembrance have been written along with other similar expressions for this man who on one hand was very human – "much more ... a real person than most people knew" (Dr. Dean Ornish) – with a tremendous love for his wife and children, and on the other was an innovator, likely the greatest innovator who has lived or will live in our time.
Today’s reading is an article from the May 11, 2011 issue of Knowledge@Wharton – “Leadership as the ‘Norm, not the Exception'” <http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2771>, a report on a speech at Wharton by Barry Salzberg, who became global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited on June 1, 2011.
In his remarks, Salzberg identified ten leadership lessons for the next generation of leaders:
I recently stumbled across a post “ The Toughest Choices a Leader Must Make”(which is alternatively titled “Thinking Strategically About What You Want to Accomplish in Life”) that really caught my attention. Its author is Ray Blunt, who is Associate Director and Fellow at the Washington Institute fro Faith, Vocation, and Culture. His focus as a leadership consultant and teacher is on servant leadership.
Over the past several years, I’ve seen a number of articles about personal branding. My favorite is a piece Tom Peters wrote some two years ago – “The Brand Called You” – that appeared in FastCompany on December 18, 2007. Peters' piece is this week’s Tuesday Reading.