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HBR: The Upside of Perfectionism? Creativity.

The Upside of Perfectionism? Creativity.

https://hbr.org/2020/05/the-upside-of-perfectionism-creativity

 

Posted on: May 27, 2020, 6:25 am Category: Uncategorized

The Simplicity Principle and why six is the perfect number for better management

The Simplicity Principle and why six is the perfect number for better management

“Keep it simple” and “learn from nature” are positive mantras to live and work by.

https://www.strategy-business.com/article/The-Simplicity-Principle-and-why-six-is-the-perfect-number-for-better-management

 

 

Posted on: May 27, 2020, 6:16 am Category: Uncategorized

MUSEUMS ENTERTAINMENT How to reopen an art museum: James Rondeau, Art Institute director, on the plans for, perhaps, July 1st

How to reopen an art museum: James Rondeau, Art Institute director, on the plans for, perhaps, July 1st

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-art-institute-director-talks-reopening-covid-19-0515-20200514-dnjqdmvd4zf5hepk42e24zpxye-story.html

 

 

Posted on: May 27, 2020, 6:05 am Category: Uncategorized

WSJ: Getting the Restart Right: How to Lead When Nobody Has a Map

Getting the Restart Right: How to Lead When Nobody Has a Map

After a sprint of crisis management, the real leadership test is what comes next. Returning to the familiar would be a mistake.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/getting-the-restart-right-how-to-lead-when-nobody-has-a-map-11587787201

 

Posted on: May 27, 2020, 6:00 am Category: Uncategorized

Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit From Spark to Succession published by ECW Press

My friend, Mike Prosserman, ( “Piecez” ) the award-winning founder of Unity Charity, has published a book through ECW.

This book is highly recommended by me.  It belongs in all library collections.

Mike is available for book tours and virtual visits.

Building Unity hit #1 Bestseller on Amazon!  The book did this in just a few short days!

Dear Stephen,

I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well during these times. As you may know, I’ve been writing a book over the last few years which I’ve poured my heart and soul into, Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit From Spark to Succession published by ECW Press. Starting today, you can pre-order my book HERE.

I am writing to ask for your support.

I was planning to announce in March, but due to COVID-19 I held off. As I reflected I realized this book is more relevant than ever. It is filled with stories and lessons to build resilient organizations in our changing world.

Here’s how you can support:

1. Pre-order a signed copy:
You can pre-order the book on my website (signed copy) or on AmazonIndigoBarnes & Noble (unsigned copy). I can provide bulk discounts if ordering for clients, friends or events. $2 from every book sold on my website will be donated to Unity Charity. If you order now and want to get a head start on reading, email your receipt to info@piecez.ca and I can email you an advanced reading copy.

2. Organize a book launch event:
Let’s chat about having me speak at your next conference, event, or webinar to share practical tools and stories from the book. I’ve prepared keynotes and workshops around topics from the book which I can tailor for your community.

3. Share online: 
Please consider commenting and sharing about the book with your community on social media and newsletters. Here is a link to sample messages you can use. I just posted about the book on LinkedInFacebook and Instagram – please consider adding to the conversation.

4. Write an advanced review: 
It makes a HUGE impact on the success of the launch to have advanced positive reviews. I can email you an advanced reading copy of the book if you’re interested. You can write an advanced review at Goodreads and Worldcat. Please recommend my book and add it to your ‘want to read’ list on Goodreads.

Thank you for considering this request. 
I want to be sensitive during this time while still sharing my book as a resource. If this is not a good time for you, I understand. If you are able to support my book launch, it would mean the world to me.

From the bottom of my heart, I’m wishing you and your loved ones well during these times. Also, as part of the launch and in response to COVID-19, I’ve decided to offer free coaching support to non-profit leaders in need.

Pre-Order Book Here
Drop me a line if you would like to discuss how you can organize a book launch presentation for your community, team, or conference. I am booking keynotes, online webinars, workshops, and staff development talks for the Fall.

Click here to donate a book to an emerging social entrepreneur!

PS – My birthday is this week and it would be the great gift to get your support
PPS – Save the date for book launch party Sept 24 (likely to move online, TBC)

Peace, love and UNITY,

– Mikey “Piecez” Prosserman   (he/him/his pronouns)
Disruptor x Innovator x Bboy x Author 🙂
www.buildingunitybook.com

Build Unity, Leading a Non-Profit From Spark to Succession At age 16, Michael ‘Piecez’ Prosserman, a professional b-boy (breakdancer), completed a school project that would grow to become a hip-hop-inspired mental health charity with global reach. Through a process of continuous discovery and reflection, Prosserman and his team grew UNITY to the point where it benefited over a quarter of a million young people. In Building Unity, Prosserman breaks down the six steps to discovering responsible impact and building an organization that is growth-minded, values-based, and reflective of the needs of its community. Using stories of his own evolution, learning, and growth as a leader over 15 years, Prosserman parallels the creativity found in breaking with the innovation needed to build a sustainable non-profit.

Six steps to discovering responsible impact:

  • Spark is the inspiration, the big “why,” the motivation to wake up and do something.
  • Build is the testing ground to clarify ideas, understand community needs, and challenge assumptions.
  • Trust involves building the culture of your organization, leading by example, and hiring people with dreams. Trust sets the stage for growth by empowering awesome people.
  • Grow is about finding the right size for your organization to create a responsible impact.
  • Evolve is knowing when to step back so others can step forward by building a succession plan that leaves your organization in good hands.
  • Re-Ignite is building from past experience and lighting the next spark within yourself.

Building Unity Book takeaways:

  • Practical tools to build resilient organizations in today’s changing world
  • Steps to build a grassroots movement from the ground up
  • Accessible strategies to build team culture and raise money
  • Frameworks to launch, lead and leave a sustainable organization
  • Real stories and lessons without the buzzwords

Shout out to Caerina Abrenica for the amazing cover design!

Pre-Order Book Here

Happy to help.

If you have any questions, big ideas or want to connect
go to www.epicleadership.ca/contact or reply directly to this email.
I will reply ASAP.

Posted on: May 26, 2020, 12:47 pm Category: Uncategorized

College and University Libraries Respond to COVID_19: OCUL and OCLS

OCLS: COLLEGE LIBRARIES: ONTARIO TELLING OUR STORY

COVID RESPONSE: College Libraries Ontario supporting the COVID Response.
5 4 3 2 1… That was the length of time it took the 24 Ontario college libraries to pivot and deliver their services and resources in a fully online environment. Library staff across College Libraries Ontario (CLO) worked tirelessly to ensure that the transition to online teaching and learning supports for faculty and students took place quickly and seamlessly.
Individually what we do…

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OCUL: Ontario University Libraries Respond to Uncertain Times

TORONTO, ON, May 25, 2020 – In these extraordinary times Ontario’s university libraries are working together to support our teaching, learning and research communities. Through the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Ontario’s 21 universities have collaborated since 2002 to provide access to a rich set of digital collections through a robust and innovative digital infrastructure. This shared technological infrastructure, Scholars Portal and Omni, and our history of collaboration have made us flexible, resourceful and responsive in the face of uncertainty.

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Posted on: May 26, 2020, 12:38 pm Category: Uncategorized

E-ink and Innolux Are Developing 28″ Color ePaper Signage

E-ink and Innolux Are Developing 28″ Color ePaper Signage

“Here’s something to keep you interested while we wait for the new color ereaders to ship. A couple days ago E-ink announced they are developing a larger color screen to be used for station signs in  mass transit systems.

The new screen panel uses the ACeP (Advanced Color ePaper) tech, and not the Kaleido tech that will be used in the new color ereaders. ACeP uses multiple inks, and takes too long to refresh to be used in mobile devices, but it could be used for signs.”

Posted on: May 26, 2020, 6:42 am Category: Uncategorized