- Posted By: Michael L. Poe
- Written by: Pam Kan-Rice
Three video conferencing sites have been reserved from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discussion locations include the ANR Building’s Plum Room in Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center’s Walnut Room in Parlier and UCOP’s Room 9405 in Oakland.
The discussion will be led by Kim Rodrigues, executive director of Academic Personnel. She asks participants to review the book and consider the following questions:
1. What administrative qualities do you hope to develop in yourself and/or others?
2. What leadership attributes do you value in a leader and how might we encourage, maintain and/or enhance these attributes in ANR? Below is a list of attributes summarized from ANR’s first leadership book club discussion to guide development of a leadership program in ANR. Are any key attributes missing from this list?
- Knowledgeable about ANR programs at county and campus level
- Confident, with compassion and sincerity to want others to succeed
- Actively motivates, supports, value and promotes teamwork and team members
- Possesses the ability to recognize and utilize the strengths and aptitudes of individual team members to facilitate successful outcomes
- Fosters trust, honesty and integrity
- Willing to make decisions, take action and communicate rationale
- Open and transparent
- Innovative and progressive; willing to embrace the unconventional
- Willing to trust their workforce and take risks
- Approachable and an active listener
- Acknowledges and follows up on input received from their team
- Direct and focused
- Responds to staff concerns in a timely manner
3. How might ANR develop and support these leadership attributes?
4. How might ANR measure and monitor leadership development?
5. What specific insight did this book provide with respect to any or all of these questions?
6. What other leadership activities might ANR consider to support the attributes discussed today?
Any other input you wish to provide is encouraged.
To obtain a copy of the current book, please contact the UC ANR Academic Personnel unit at (530) 754-8509 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pam Tise will handle registration and Kim Rodrigues will facilitate the discussion group.
- Author: Michael L. Poe
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves was the first book up for discussion by a dozen interested members of the ANR community. Lead by Kim Rodrigues, Executive Director, Academic Personnel the discussion took place on October 28, 2011 with participants using room-based and desktop videoconferencing including Davis, Kearney, UCOP, with San Diego and Yolo counties.
The books were provided by the ANR Training Coordination Advisory Committee. Participants included unit and county directors, academics and staff.
From the book publisher...
The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs."
Rooted in sound research involving more than 500,000 responses, this new edition of the test will:
- Pinpoint which of the book’s 66 emotional intelligence strategies will increase your EQ the most.
- Reveal the specific behaviors responsible for your EQ scores.
- Allow you to test yourself a second time to measure how much your EQ has increased from your efforts."
Kim provided the group with a list of questions to ponder before the meeting and this lead to a lively discussion. The starter questions included:
- What administrative qualities do you admire in a leader (understanding and uniform application policies and procedures; successful budget development and equitable allocation of resources; others?)
- What leadership attributes do you value in a leader?
- How might ANR develop and support these leadership attributes?
- How might ANR measure and monitor leadership development?
- What specific insight did this book provide with respect to any/all of these questions?
- What other leadership activities might ANR consider to support the attributes discussed today?