“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…” William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Act II, Scene VII
In a recent Interact/Harris Poll of some 1000 U.S. workers, 91% of the respondents said communication issues prevent leaders from being as effective as they might be. The most frequent issues noted in the survey were:
In the Harvard Business School 2015 winter term, Frances Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management at HBS, and Amy Schulman, Senior Lecturer in Technology and Operations Management, also at HBS, taught a new course “Why You Should Care: Creating the Conditions for Excellence” to a group with equal numbers of law and management students. The purpose of the course was to help the business and law students help each other define and achieve their own interpretations of success.
For the 2015 MOR Leaders Conference held May 27-28 in Indianapolis Brian McDonald and Jim Bruce collaborated on the following top trends impacting our clients:
1. Globalization of Education
Education is global. Increased numbers of international students, US campuses abroad, countries creating new universities some of which are world-class and attract US students. The list of top universities in the world will change dramatically in the next two decades.
2. Teaching and Learning
A reflection shared by MOR Leaders alum, Jim Hall from UMN.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “The Behaviors that Define A-Players”, focuses on identifying those leadership skills that make a difference between good and exceptional individual performers. The essay comes from the pens of Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman and appeared in the Harvard Business Review boogs. Zenger and Folkman are CEO and president of the leadership consultancy Zenger | Folkman and authors of several books on leadership.
Today’s Tuesday Reading “If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material” <http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/if-youre-not-helping-people-develop-youre-not-management-material/>, first appeared in the HBR Blog Network. The author is Monique Valcour, Professor of Management at EDHEC business school in France. She focuses on helping companies and individuals craft high performance, meaningful jobs, careers, workplaces, and lives.
The Tuesday Reading today is “What to do in your last 30 days,” an essay written by Helen Norris, 2007 ITLP alum, and until recently Associate CIO at California State University, Sacramento. As of yesterday (June 2, 2014), Helen became CIO of Chapman University in Orange, California. In a note to me, she said that when you get a new job, people send you articles and books about what to do in your first 30 days. She goes on to say that no one gives you advice about your last 30 days, which are also important.
Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy
Today’s reading is Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy, an essay by Christine M. Riordan, Provost at the University of Kentucky and an expert in leadership development and workplace diversity. The essay appeared on the HBR Blog Network.