Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Spotlight on Leadership

Originally uploaded by mjp3000
The Coast Guard will spotlight leadership in March. Follow along at the Coast Guard's Leadership and Professional Development website for information as it becomes available.

How will you focus the spotlight on leadership?

How can we, as organizational performance consultants, help our clients spotlight leadership?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

How have you lived your life? Insights for us all.

I wanted to pass along two videos I came across recently that I think would be of benefit to all the folks in the ever-shifting blogsophere. They're both from Randy Pausch from Carnegie Mellon.

Well, he's actually on a leave of absence from Carnegie Mellon and has moved to Chesapeake, Virginia, with his family.

Anyway, there are two talks he gave this past fall. Devout members of the blogosphere have likely seen one or both of them, or at least heard about them.

One is called "The Last Lecture" which is a Carnegie Mellon lecture series: if you had one last lecture to give... In his case, it is nearly his last lecture as he is dying from pancreatic cancer. It's an awesome lecture about living life and succeeding at goals.

The second lecture is one that he evidently gave somewhat frequently, but gave again at UVA (where he was a professor before going to Pittsburgh) in November.

Both of these are worth the time to watch.

For those who would like more information about Randy and his life and work, there's plenty on the web. Here are a couple of sites.Enjoy.
Cross posted at Tidewater Musings, A School to Call Home, and An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog.