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Your Last 2 weeks begins today - I’m leaving my full time job at the university after 21 years here. This was my first employer right after college and have been here ever since. Helen Norris, who worked here for many years, wrote a piece about how everyone talks about your first… Read more...
Appreciation and Recognition: What’s the Difference? - by James Dudek // As we approach Spring Staff Appreciation week, I am frequently asked by managers and supervisors for ideas of how they can recognize and show appreciation toward their staff. While I am happy to brainstorm any of the myriad meaningful ways this… Read more...
Appreciating Your Team - by Roia Ferrazares // It is a very human need to want the work that we do to have an impact, and to look for cues from people around us to confirm it. For those of us that work at UC Berkeley, watching the ways… Read more...
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...
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