An inspiring and powerful 20-minute commencement speech by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University-wide Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014.1.
In business, we often label renegades and rebels as troublemakers. Far from being obstacles, renegades can offer powerful ways to revitalize and shift organizations into the future. Here is a model developed by John Muratore while revamping the NASA Johnson Mission Control Center.
This Norwegian trade union Finansforbundet’s campaign shows children being asked to fill two vases with blue and pink balls. Upon completing the task they are rewarded with sweets – but the boy gets far more than the girl. Their responses make it clear – pay equality really is child’s play.
This YouTube video does a great job of capturing the challenge society has to make sure we don’t limit the potential of others by gender stereotypes.
The name “Tiger Team” was first coined by NASA to describe a highly skilled team of individuals with different specialties coming together to solve a set of complex problems. Problems do not occur in isolation, and by that same token, neither do solutions.
Universities, like corporations, must follow the laws of minimal growth to remain healthy. To mitigate excessive tuition, they must be creative to generate the necessary revenue.
All organizations must grow revenue by 7-10% each year to remain healthy and viable.
When people repeat themselves, whether due to memory issues or conversation styles, it can be frustrating for the listener. But if you think of it as a refrain from a song or poem, then suddenly, it isn’t as annoying.
As a leader, each of your team members requires some supervision, but the frequency varies from person to person. I use a time scale model to determine the optimal cadence.
Sometimes, we meet incredible people who make a lasting impact on our lives. Tom Albright was an entrepreneur whose stories impacted my students and me profoundly.