A collection of resources from CSN planning committee members worth mentioning
This week, as a gift to you, we feature a 20-image issue in our end-of-year Planners’ Picks. A special thank you goes out to the committee responsible for all of the CSN events and sharing the content you receive in our weekly newsletter. While the email originates from my account, it surely takes a village to continue to provide the variety of content CSN is known for.
2024 will bring our book club on how to change things when things are hard, a session with former UW facilitators Harry Webne-Behrman and Julie Kovalaske on leading transitions with integrity and heart, and much more. We always welcome your thoughts on the subject matter and will be sending out a survey over the winter break to solicit your ideas.
For now, enjoy these images from our collection, and here’s to a glorious finish to 2023.
- Rich Gassen for the planners of CSN
:: Images of the Week
10 ways to be a better teammate: Good advice for everyone – how can I help those around me to succeed?
You can’t build on top of a shaky foundation. Take care of your mind and your body. This Jenga drawing illustrates the concept all too well.
Improving mental health at work at no cost. These are ways you as a leader can help your team to be their best, through your actions and theirs, without any additional investments to the unit.
Kurt Vonnegut reminds us to believe it to be a beautiful place, regardless of the things happening in the world.
A comparison of managing and leading; control and change seekers. While not all things in the management column are inherently bad, you want to balance your leadership with coaching, motivating, and empowering others to ensure a happy workforce.
Hang on to people who remind you what you bring to the table. Your network is your future.
Nine roles of great leadership. We wear many hats in our roles, and this infographic illustrates it well.
Belonging is an inside job – not every place you fit is where you belong.
Check your battery – Like our electronics, we all need to check our batteries and recharge before we’re completely drained.
How life actually works – we can all relate to our childhood games of chutes and ladders, where you may get forward or backward advances unexpectedly. It’s how you recover from the slides that really matters.
Twenty-one skills that will pay you forever – work on these habits and you’ll experience high ROI.
How to get things done, from removing obstacles to acknowledging progress, these are the tools for your productivity toolbox.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
You really are amazing. Take a moment to enjoy how beautiful a human being you are.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. —Confucius
Six ways to boost your creativity in the workplace. Changing your perspective can have a huge impact on your thinking.
Four ways to learn – through experiences, practice, conversation and reflection. These ways work in harmony to solidify new ideas in your mind and add them to your daily routine.
“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and that tended to with diligence.” —Abigail Adams
Trust the process. Don’t let small bumps and detours deter you from moving forward.
Acts of kindness in leadership — lead with respect, equity, and inclusion. Consider your actions. Ensure kindness deliberately. Well said!
“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” – Mr. Rogers
How psychological safety relates to performance standards – Comfort, learning, apathy, and anxiety zones all produce very different results. Which square do you want to be functioning in?
Being happy is a choice – John Lennon understood it early on, and we have the opportunity every day to embrace this mindset.
Here’s a final image for all of you leaders who have no idea how much you affect those around you. Keep planting the seeds of learning in your team and watering them regularly!
See you next year!