“What ultimately shapes our life are the questions we ask, fail to ask or never dream of asking,” Leider writes in his international best-seller “The Power of Purpose.” In his talk at Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room, Leider, a veteran career coach, shared a few tricks of the trade and provided attendees with a handy tool to answer the question, “What should I do with my life?”.
Our leaders and institutions are failing us, but it's not always because they're bad or unethical, says venture capitalist John Doerr -- often, it's simply because they're leading us toward the wrong objectives. In this practical talk, Doerr shows us how we can get back on track with "Objectives and Key Results," or OKRs -- a goal-setting system that's been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono to set and execute on audacious goals. Learn more about how setting the right goals can mean the difference between success and failure -- and how we can use OKRs to hold our leaders and ourselves accountable.
This episode features part 1 of an interview with leadership expert, speaker, author and scholar Dr. Tom Kolditz. Tom is also a Retired Brigadier General and the Founding Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. We discuss Tom’s views on work/life integration, leadership, what makes a leader, the importance of developing a personal “leader identity,” and wisdom for influencing others.
The Doerr Institute for New Leaders, launched in 2015, seeks to offer undergraduate students from every major the opportunity to be guided by a certified leadership coach. After a successful pilot year in 2015-16, the program will now expand free of charge to serve all sophomores who request the opportunity. Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a student leader in the Doerr Institute through this video.
After only a year on campus, Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders is making great strides in developing what Director Tom Kolditz calls "the most comprehensive leader development initiative at any top 20 university."" ...
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2016) - Baylor University has named Michelle Rae Hebl, Ph.D., Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University, as the 2016 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The award program is designed to honor ...
What does it mean to be a leader? Tom Kolditz, left, director of Rice's Doerr Institute, led an Oct. 23 panel of undergraduate students who participated in the institute's first pilot program. According to Tom Kolditz, director of Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders, leadership has more to do with the people being led than it does with the person doing the leading.
With a $50 million gift from venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, through their private family foundation, Rice University is planning an unconventional approach to developing students into leaders. Retired Brig. Gen. Tom Kolditz, who has headed leadership training at Yale and West Point, will direct the Doerr Institute for New Leaders to maximize the leadership capabilities of all students at Rice.