Play your Role at the Right Altitude

Do-manage-lead represents different altitudes or levels of engagement in your approach to work. Team leaders who are supervising others should abandon the do level — hands-on tasks — in favor of managing through the use of interpersonal skills, that is, developing others and themselves to get work done.  In this video, Erica Peitler explains the Read More »

Work for Outsight More than Insight

Leaders are advised to get in touch with themselves through introspection about the past. But the past is not the future. Work for outsight, not insight.  In this video, Herminia Ibarra encourages you to do things that are unusual for you. Make a list of new activities and relationships you will pursue over the next Read More »

Leading Change at All Levels

The traditional change model is top-down. This restricts the range of ideas. Distributed-leadership organizations encourage ideas from people at all levels. The emphasis is on agility, innovation, and speed — sensing and seizing opportunities quickly.  In this video, Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center at MIT Sloan School of Management presents a new Read More »

Setting Goals in Four Dimensions

In this video, Allison Rimm discuss setting goals to create life balance.  Write down your priorities for the short, medium, and long terms in four major categories: your career, your relationships and family, your role in the community, and as caretaker of your mind, body, and spirit. Review and re-balance the priorities periodically. After viewing Read More »

Listening as an Ally

So often, we listen as critics, seeking out the flaws in others’ ideas. What if we tried listening as an ally? Based on his latest book Opening Doors To Teamwork & Collaboration: The 4 Keys That Change Everything, author and organization development pioneer Fred Miller looks at the ways in which this simple change in Read More »

Connect Vision to Action

Only about 30 percent of change efforts succeed. To beat those odds, increase productivity five-fold by ensuring that employees are at their peak. This occurs when the basics of project management are present, execution is high, and people have a sense of meaning.  In this video, Scott Keller will discuss what takes people from vision to Read More »

ABCs of Stress Management

Stress is largely personal – what’s stressful for you may not be stressful for someone else. That’s because people’s reaction to stressful events is based on their own perception of the event–not the event itself. If your perception determines your level of stress, by changing your thinking, you can change your reaction. And that can Read More »

Eat. Learn. Grow Professionally with Adam Grant

Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World To survive and thrive, organizations need original thinking. Yet most individuals stay silent instead of voicing their best ideas—and many leaders stifle dissent rather than encouraging it. Learning & Organizational Development (L&OD) in collaboration with Staff Senate invites you to join the discussion on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 12:00 -1:30 Read More »

Eat. Learn. Grow Professionally. With Gretchen Rubin

Learning & Organizational Development (L&OD) in collaboration with Staff Senate invites you to join the discussion on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Talley Student Center Room 3210 on Cates Avenue. In this pre-recorded session, Rubin points out several crucial differences in how people approach the world. Understanding these differences allows us to manage Read More »