What We're Reading Now

Entries tagged with: Uva


26 June 2011

Allison read the C-VILLE Power Issue and reflected on one major source of power and influence.

read more...

 

A Taste of Darden Wisdom

30 October 2012

Allison read Professor Ming-Jer Chen’s Case in Point: Using the power of ‘one’ as a business practice from The Washington Post and appreciated an opportunity to return to a University of Virginia Darden School of Business classroom by reading just 488 words.

read more...

 

Be Intrepid

11 December 2012

Allison read Intrepid, The University of Virginia Library 2012 Annual Report, and enjoyed a celebration of words, a feast for the senses and a bit of inspiration for 2013.

read more...

 

Tell Me a Story

15 January 2013

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Allison read some of her favorite excerpts from Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table by Julian Bond and Andrew Lewis and paused to celebrate the power of persuasive speech (as well as a beautifully curated history of the African American Civil Rights movement).

read more...

 

Design Thinking Really Is for Everyone

22 January 2013

Allison did her homework for a five-day Design Thinking train-the-trainer course and is enjoying getting to be a student this week.

read more...

 

A Book for Job Seekers (and Employers)

29 January 2013

Allison prepared to moderate a University of Virginia career panel for undergraduate students and referenced her favorite job search book. (Turns out Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling to Get Jobs and Propel Your Career is also helpful for employers who want to improve their recruiting efforts.)

read more...

 

Monkey Mind and Meditation

6 May 2014

Allison finished her three-week Dr. Deepak Chopra meditation experiment and found herself pondering (and hoping to cure) the monkey mind phenomenon.

read more...

 

P-Rod’s Last Lecture

13 May 2014

Allison watched Professor Peter Rodriguez’s Last Lecture at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and contemplated how to get you to watch it, too.

read more...

 

Unplug

17 June 2014

Allison was asked to speak about how to “Unplug” at a University of Virginia employee conference last week. Today she’s summarizing what she shared with participants about how to disconnect to achieve more balance and productivity.

read more...

 

Project Management for Everyone

17 March 2015

Allison read the course description and watched the introductory video for a free, online Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management class taught by Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne. The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is offering this four-week course so that everyone can learn why this topic doesn’t have to be so hard.

read more...

 

What is Mindfulness?

21 June 2016

Allison watched a video about the Compassionate Schools Project and appreciated a child's explanation of mindfulness.

read more...

 

Listen Better Faster

17 October 2017

Allison read Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds in the UVA Today Daily Report and reflected on how the BATHE technique could help everyone to listen better faster.

read more...

 

Women Need Fewer Mentors and More Sponsors

12 March 2019

Allison read Sponsoring Women in the #MeToo Era by Lisa Cannell with insights from Martin Davidson and was grateful for a summary of compelling research and practical tips for how we can all address the inequality women face in the workplace.

read more...

 

You’ll Learn

26 March 2019

Barbara watched Rita Dove at the 2019 Quadruplicity Conference in Charlottesville and walked away feeling inspired and more courageous.

read more...

 

Show Up and Be Kind

7 May 2019

The Dean of the University of Virginia Nursing School, Dorrie Fontaine, will retire this month, and Allison found herself pausing to think about lessons in leadership from a trailblazer in healthcare and higher education.

read more...

 

Mattering Really Matters

29 October 2019

Allison learned about Julie Haizlip, MD MAAP’s research on the construct of mattering in healthcare and pondered what it might mean for all of us

read more...

 

Make Exam Prep or Any Project Less Stressful

10 December 2019

Allison read Professor Karen Inkelas' advice for University of Virginia students and realized her insights apply to any daunting project as well as exams.

read more...

 

UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

21 January 2020

Allison read UVAToday’s The Bigger Picture: Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Nears Finish Line and reflected on how much this milestone means to her.

read more...

 

« Return to What We're Reading Now