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Leah Georges, PhD, MLS discusses surprising sources of inspiration. Each of my research endeavors has been inspired by something. They have come from predictable places—research articles, well-recognized real-world problems, and talking with like and not-like minded colleagues. However, much of the work that has excited me the most has been inspired by off-hand comments from a yoga instructor, eavesdropping on others’ coffeeshop conversations, and the 2001 summer movie hit, Legally Blonde.
As a Catholic, Jesuit university, the curricula of most programs at the university specifically use the Jesuit Charisms as a foundational element. The EdD program most certainly does. One particularly important charism is reflection and discernment. What is this, why is it important, and how does one practice it?
The developer of the IQ test, Alfred Binet, designed the IQ test to identify struggling students. He would have been horrified at how it was later used.
Diversity means much more than race or gender. How might a wide range of layers of identity and affect decision making and outcomes in your organization?
No single person or organization can provide the expertise, ideas, time, money or people needed to solve such complex problems. Many perspectives are needed to generate potential solutions. So, we increasingly ask representatives of organizations to work together to generate solutions.
Research helps us begin to see the whole elephant in our organizations and communities. It helps bring people together to talk and share ideas, perspectives, and understandings.
Different generations think, dress, and act differently—but effective leaders can facilitate peaceful coexistence in the workplace.