Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Taste of Verbal Mayhem

            I had the opportunity to attend a meeting for an organization called ‘Verbal Mayhem’ a few weeks back.  ‘Verbal Mayhem’ is an organization dedicated to the performance of spoken word.  Taken directly from their … Continue reading

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Effective meetings

Running a meeting in my opinion is one of the hardest things one can do. While there are many ways and styles that groups can use to run their meetings, there are also many effective and ineffective ways to do … Continue reading

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Selling Your “Why”

If by some chance you have not yet seen Simon Sinek’s video that revolves around “The Golden Circle”, you may want to watch it before reading through this post. As I have learned from Simon Sinek, most groups and organizations … Continue reading

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The Rutgers Culture

From left to right, the Physics and Astronomy building (Busch Campus), the Biomedical Engineering building (Busch Campus), and Lucy Stone Hall (Livingston Campus).  These classroom buildings have given Rutgers a strong academic culture.  In fact, some of these classrooms even … Continue reading

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Leadership In (And Through) Crisis

Normally, our way of getting through life is procedural. Wake up, take a shower, get changed, go to class. We operate in these procedures and, because they’ve been ingrained, we often don’t even think to challenge them. One of the … Continue reading

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There Is No “Hate” In Inclusivity

Case study: You are the director of orientation at Berklewood College, a small private college in Michigan, and last month you hired your orientation student staff. The orientation leaders have already been on retreat and attended a few training programs/workshops … Continue reading

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