OULC rejects ‘Brown Sugar’

first_imgEmily Benn has lost her bid to chair Oxford University Labour Club next term.The niece of former cabinet minister Hilary Benn and granddaughter of socialist icon Tony Benn, Emily is currently the Labour party candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham in the upcoming general election. She is the youngest ever prospective parliamentary candidate.She was recently described in a Telegraph article on young female politicians as one of “Brown’s Sugars”.But on Tuesday night the University Labour Club rejected her bid along with prospective co-chair Emma King by around two thirds of the vote at a general meeting.In her joint manifesto, Benn described the pair as “seasoned Labour campaigners.”After the election they told Cherwell, “We’re disappointed but OULC is in great hands.”The co-chairs elect will now be Stephen Bush and Keiran Cunningham.last_img read more

Passionate curiosity trumps IQ

first_imgAlbert Einstein said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Intellectual curiosity, the passion to grow and to learn, can actually help to develop intelligence and ability. Dr. Carol S. Dweck, a Stanford psychologist, who has researched development, motivation, and personality for decades, tells how those with a “growth mindset” are able to increase their talent, ability and even intelligence. Her research shows that these traits are not fixed, but can be developed and cultivated. With a growth mindset, mistakes and struggles are opportunities to learn and evolve.  Conversely, a “fixed mindset”, the belief that our personal endowments are fixed and that native ability cannot be changed, actually limits our growth. A growth mindset doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone is the same or that anyone can be Einstein, but it does mean that almost anyone can become smarter if they work at it.Adopting a growth mindset can begin a transformation. When mistakes are used by leaders and teams as learning opportunities and not judged negatively, this can serve as a foundation for achievement. When leaders set the example of continuous learning for themselves, they enhance the total environment for learning. A culture of learning becomes part of the fabric of the organization and the organization will prosper through everyone’s disciplined commitment to personal and organizational growth.Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence (described as IQ and EQ) are qualities that help us manage complexity. They can be further developed if you are open to developing them and disciplined in their pursuit. Complex environments are overflowing with information, creating more demand for the cognitive and psychological skill to navigate this complexity. A higher IQ enables faster learning and problem solving. Even intelligence can be developed through disciplined perseverance in learning new things.   Neurological research shows that anatomical changes occur in the brain when we learn something new. Additional neural pathways are created and the brain network becomes better integrated.EQ involves the ability to recognize, manage, and express emotion. A mindset of openness to continuous learning can improve these skills as well. Growth in interpersonal skills allows for better navigation through increasing complexity and enhances leadership abilities to create stronger and more trusting interactions. Learning from mistakes allows people to take smart risks to advance themselves and their organizations. They can be more entrepreneurial, proactive and able to exploit opportunities. Increased EQ is also associated with less stress and anxiety.As New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman aptly reports, “The winners won’t just be those with more I.Q. They will those with more P.Q. (passion quotient) and C.Q. (curiosity quotient) to leverage all the new digital tools to not just find a job, but to invent one or reinvent one, and to not just learn but to relearn for a lifetime”.   Einstein’s observation to be passionately curious will serve us well. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Detailslast_img read more

What is the difference between in-house email and outsourced email for a credit union?

first_imgEvery credit union has its strengths and passions, and email can be one of those sticky subjects. At Ongoing Operations, we often see credit unions that love to host exchange – but they are doing it for reasons they cannot articulate well.In-house email is great for a few types of credit unions: namely, credit unions that have both significant exchange expertise and people whom they have strategically decided to dedicate to exchange. This subset of credit unions is not very large. Most of the time, we see credit unions that might have one person who has some exchange experience – but that person also has six other job duties, and is unable to stay on top of the latest trends and all that needs to happen with exchange.We most commonly see credit unions outsource exchange to an entity like Ongoing Operations or Office 365. When someone comes to Ongoing Operations to outsource their email, one of the common complaints we hear is that the credit union staff does not have time to stay on top of their exchange updates. Our goal is to enable credit unions to spend their employees’ time on member-facing technology rather than on the nitty-gritty IT side that will never differentiate the credit union in its marketplace. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, August 14 – August 20, 2016

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf August 19, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf praised the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Corrections for their work to modernize government operations and improve services through the GO-TIME office.The governor also announced new economic development projects in Franklin County, Northampton County, and Wilkes-Barre.Governor Wolf also announced Bruce Beemer as his nomination to become the next Attorney General after the resignation of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.Governor Wolf’s Week, August 14 – August 20, 2016Monday, August 15, 2016Governor’s Office of Homeland Security hosted a Mass Gathering; Large-scale Event Security SymposiumIn York, Secretary Dallas Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Statement on Attorney General KaneTuesday, August 16, 2016Governor Wolf Announces 78 New Jobs with Relocation of Cumberland Valley Analytical Services Facility in Franklin CountyGovernor Wolf Statement on the Resignation of Attorney General KaneWednesday, August 17, 2016Moody’s Upgrades Pennsylvania’s Intercept ProgramGovernor Wolf Releases Over $25 Million in Capital Funding to Repair Unsafe DamsThursday, August 18, 2016Governor Wolf Nominates Bruce Beemer for Attorney GeneralGovernor Wolf Announces 49 New Jobs with Expansion of McCarthy Tire Facility in Wilkes-BarreGovernor Wolf Announces New Central Garden & Pet Company Facility in Northampton County, Creation of 40 JobsGovernor Wolf Hails DCNR Online Reservation Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across PAGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Bryan WestfallFriday, August 19, 2016GO-TIME: Department of Corrections Realizes Energy Savings in Pilot ProgramHighlights from the Blog:The Pennsylvania Advantage84 New PA Places You’ll Soon be Able to Buy Wine by the BottleShowcasing Agriculture’s Potential and Promise at Ag Progress DaysLittle League World Series: Top 5 Things to See and Do in WilliamsportFour Important Updates You Need to Know About PA’s Medical Marijuana ProgramA Quick Guide to Shipping Wine Directly to Your PA DoorstepWorking Together to Combat the Opioid CrisisLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf’s Week, August 14 – August 20, 2016last_img read more