When I attended Brian Bomeisler’s course (here) based on his mom’s book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, he showed us Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED talk Stroke of Insight. Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist who had a strong stroke that shut down the language centers on the left side of her […]
About David E. Goldberg
Based in Champaign, Illinois, Dave is a change consultant in education circles and a leadership coach to students, faculty, and administrators in higher education as well as technology managers and professionals around the world. Prior to founding ThreeJoy Associates (www.threejoy.com), Dave was the Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is known for pioneering work in genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation. Dave holds BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. His two most recent books are The Entrepreneurial Engineer (Wiley, 2006) and Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda (edited with Ibo van de Poel, Springer 2010).
I’ve been reading Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit (here) and i was struck by a story about Alcoa Aluminum and Paul O’Neil’s installation turnaround of a dysfunctional culture one person at a time. More detail is available in the book, but the short version is that O’Neil insisted on a focus on safety at a […]
The more I’ve worked with schools around the globe for the transformation of engineering education, the more I’ve come to understand that all the important variables in that transformation and in the process of change itself are emotional ones. In the following video, Brene Brown discusses her work on shame and how it led her […]
This week inaugurates the launch of ThreeJoy’s blogpost email syndication. Subscribers will receive weekly updates of ThreeJoy blogposts delivered to their email address. This new service also inaugurates a rechristening of this website with an attendant rejuvenation of editorial content. Over the coming weeks articles will appear on a variety of subjects, including favorite stories […]
ThreeJoy associate Mark Somerville, Associate Dean of Franklin W. Olin College, was recently named one of the Best 300 professors by Princeton Reviews. Mark was one of 3 faculty members from Olin named. Read more here or purchase the volume here.
Sunni Brown’s TED talk extolls the virtues of doodling to enhance complex thinking skills. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fx0QcHyrFk For more information check out her website sunnibrown.com.
OnlineCollege.org’s, 15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain , can take you inside on how scientists have begun to note that the internet has not only served to fulfill our brains’ curiosities, but also rewired them. The internet has provided us with a wealth of knowledge, but also a wealth of junk. But how does […]
Bev Jones writes about winning streaks over at Clearways Consulting: Why is it that some people can go from success to success, while others stumble fairly quickly, then seem to spend more time down than up? Of course luck can help, but the people who keep landing on their feet tend to have something in […]
Its the end of the year and time for lists. The following is a list of lists concerning leadership for 2011: The best leaders of 2011: Washington Post (here), Harvard/USNews (here), Time (here) The best leaders in educational technology of 2011: EdNet (here) The best leadership books of 2011: Washington Post (here), leadershipnow.com (here) The […]
Stacia Garr at Bersin & Associates has a nice blog post about the value of coaching to organizational culture: Consider giving the gift of coaching. In our 2011 High-Impact Performance Management research on coaching (click here for free webcast replay), we found that organizations with a coaching culture have much stronger employee engagement, employee productivity and customer […]