by Inette Dishler — Stop Talking! That’s the first rule of attentive listening. You can not talk and listen at the same time, so to be a better listener, you have to stop talking! Did you know that the word Silent is in the word Listen?
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Discover two actions you can easily take to cultivate creativity for groups and yourself. My work facilitating planning discussions throughout UC provides a robust ‘lab’ for enhancing group creativity.
Creativity is about challenging ourselves to think in new ways, and to be willing to explore places and spaces we think we already know well, or those we have never before visited. Just as important, creativity is also about basic things like developing good work habits, perseverance, and the absolute—fearless, in fact—willingness to try, and to try again. Most importantly, all of this must be grounded in ethics and values.
This Talk is amazing. Jia Jiang talks about how his childhood fears were holding him back. Then how he learned to stare down and work through his fears.
We all know now that it is critical that we keep learning in our lives in order to keep growing and to keep up with changes in our jobs and in the world. This interesting article in the Harvard Business Review talks about how we also need to unlearn.
UC Berkeley is attempting to address the underrepresentation of faculty of color in relation to their roles addressing campus culture, climate, and diversity. Where are similar efforts for staff, specifically advisors of color?
What makes certain teams more successful and productive than others? Entrepreneur and author Margaret Heffernan recently did a TED Talk that posed this question. She explained how an experiment that took two control groups, an average flock of chickens versus individual “superchickens” grouped together showed that the average group were actually more productive and healthy.
Check out this post from Jennifer Bellenger to learn about the Team Charter strategy for guiding your team’s success and managing mutual confusion.
This month the Office of the CFO and campus finance leaders are launching the Cal Answers Student Data Super User Program, which will eventually become the Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice.
Have you ever noticed, when facing adversity, some folks naturally seem to be more hardy, nimble, and responsive, while others get knocked off their feet? Anyone can enhance his or her resilience through commitment, practice, and effort.
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