When referring to a menu, something is a la carte if it is priced and ordered separately from other full menu items. LDRS “a la carte” entries are simply that – unrelated, brief entries that have captured our attention during recent weeks.
Can sleep deprivation cause you to behave unethically? Researchers at VT think so. What are the implications for leaders based on these results?
Michael Harvey is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Business Management at Washington College. His work and research focuses on how leaders communicate. Harvey has published numerous articles on the literary approaches to leadership. He spoke with Tom Fox, who writes the Washington Post’s Federal Coach blog and had this to say when he was asked about his concept of leadership. Leadership is a walk in the dark.
I share Michael’s reflection as an invitation to start asking people and reading more about other’s views of leadership. We hope that through this course you’ll define your very own philosophy – not one that simply mimics other leaders you know – rather, one that is informed, shaped and interrogated by your efforts.
Even though global literacy rates are high (84%), people are reading less and less deeply. This trend is especially detrimental to those in leadership roles. As John Coleman explains, deep, broad reading habits are often a defining characteristic of great leaders, and can catalyze insight, innovation, empathy, and personal effectiveness. Want to be an effective leader? Start reading.
What are you reading about leadership lately?