Exercising Leadership in the Workplace: How we all play a leadership role.
The Career Connections Committee held the first Brown Bag Session on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. We had a total of 24 participants!
The panelists [Lisa Burgoon, Erica Thieman, and Jeff Yacup] led a discussion about the difference between a leader and leadership…you don’t have to have “leader” in your title or job description to play a leadership role. We all have the opportunity to influence our colleagues in positive ways – which is leadership. Also discussed were stress and its impact on the group dynamic and the importance of diversity in team building.
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson
Stress: Portrait of a Killer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYG0ZuTv5rs
How to GROW your Career Resources:
Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey, our featured speaker suggests the following books.
- Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
- Quiet Strength by Ton Dungy
- Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
- The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
- The Power of Habit by Charlea Dughigg
- The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
- The WILLPOWER Instinct by Kelly McGoingal
Time Management and Prioritizing Materials:
Michele Guerra, Director of UI Wellness Center was guest speaker. Her presentation and materials are as follows.
Professionalism in Written Communications:
Phyllis Mischo, Assistant to the Chancellor shares the following tips and best practices.