Influence Comes from Trust

Influence comes from trust. Trust comes from vulnerability, e.g., “I don’t know; what do you think?” People who are asked are more engaged. In the video, Sue Powell tells of a boss who asked everyone for his or her opinion, but were told to act as if the final decision were theirs. After viewing the Read More »

Before You Start Something New

Before you start anything new — a retreat, a job, a board commitment — ask questions like, “Why did you take this job?” “What would motivate you to stay?” “How would I know you need help?” etc. Only then should you talk about goals. That will improve retention.  In this video, Shari Harley encourages focusing Read More »

How to Reduce Gossip

People are reluctant to say something to your face because they were told as children, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Tell people closest to you that you encourage direct, honest feedback of all kinds, including negative. You won’t freak out.  In this video, Shari Harley, discuss how allowing people Read More »

Effective Meetings Require Structure

Meetings require structure to be effective. Using the PALPAR acronym makes it easy to frame discussion and produce better results. In this video, Dr. Richard Lent describes the benefit of PALPAR meeting tool. P – “Present” your topic or decision A – “Ask” a couple of questions to guide feedback L – “Listen” to feedback 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 »

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 »

Know Yourself, Grow Yourself | Read and Learn Together

Spring is a great time to start a new book.  Join university employees who are reading and learning together.  We will meet to discuss Brainhack: Tips and Tricks to Unleash Your Brain’s Full Potential by Neal Pavitt on Friday, May 19th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at McKimmon Corner Cafe’ located in McKimmon Center.  Pavitt offers tips and tricks Read More »