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I Resolve To… Make an Impact at Berkeley - Ahhh, the great and powerful new year’s resolution. I must admit, I’m not terribly good at keeping them personally, but that won’t stop me from trying to do it professionally. So, as I ponder this post, I did what any good half-academic / half-practitioner would… Read more...
Building Trust-Based Relationships - We had our 4th session of “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” focused on Trust. We were led by Rajiv Ball, a lecturer at Haas and a partner at THNK.org, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, and our Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning Tsu-Jae… Read more...
The Importance of Innovation for UC Berkeley - We had our 3rd session of “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” focused on Innovation. We were led by Kurt Beyer, a faculty member at Haas and the I-School, and our EVCP Paul Alivisatos. Kurt interviewed Paul, and some of the interesting comments Paul made… Read more...
Sting vs. The Clash: People Management Insights   - by Jo Mackness - Our strongest managers here at Berkeley are the ones who “set them free” and support their best people by exploring different projects, teams and units. Here are some ways to support your people’s career development!
Unlocking the Power of Growth Mindsets - We had our 2nd session of the “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” program focused on the concept of Growth Mindsets. We were led by Laura Kray, a faculty member at the Haas School of Business who teaches on this topic, and Jo Mackness, our… Read more...
Managing Through Transition: Looking In and Looking Out - We had a very successful kick-off to our new program “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” with about 100 managers participating! Homa Bahrami, a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, started us off interviewing Carol Christ, our Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost… Read more...
3 Bullet Update - by Jennifer Chizuk — During my time as COO at the Haas School of Business, I initiated a communication with staff called the Monthly 3-Bullet Point Update. Each month, I sent out 3 short bullet points containing the most important information for staff to know. The total length of the update was no more than a ½ page and would take less than 2 minutes to read. It became a well -read communication. These are my three lessons to pass along to you in the format of the monthly 3-bullet update...
Getting to Quality Outcomes – the Art of Delegation - Delegation is more than just assigning a task to someone. It involves designating responsibility and indicating the level of authority in which they can act. Your role is to follow up to ensure progress while honoring the employee’s autonomy.
Sharing the Load – the Art of Delegation - In today’s campus climate, managers and supervisors are expected to achieve business objectives with less resources. Given your current workload you may be asking yourself, how on earth can this be accomplished?
Process Improvement – A Client Interview - An interview of Nancy McKinney by Delia Clark, featuring questions about the projects, methodologies, and the continuous improvement mindset.
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