My experience at Strategic Innovation Institute II at Stanford University in September built on last year’s experience of attending Strategic Innovation Institute I at MIT in more ways than one.For example, one of the lessons I took away from the MIT experience was to consider more carefully how decisions as strategic leaders are viewed through a series of lenses, including the “red lens of emotion.” In other words, as we lead change in our organizations, some people will feel uncomfortable or even threatened by what we advocate.At Stanford, we dug into the physiology of human emotions and how the brain’s natural reaction to stimuli (or change) can have dramatically different effects on different people. This information was not only extremely insightful, but seemed like the natural extension of the MIT course work.At Stanford, we discussed the value of engaging our teams in positive exercises like pre-mortems, which involve imagining that a project has succeeded or failed, and then working backward to determine what potentially could lead to the failure. These efforts can help uncover hidden information and emotions and allow leaders to consider all input–both factual and emotional–in our decisions. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
BORUSSIA Dortmund have set a 10 August deadline to agree a deal for forward Jadon Sancho – who is Manchester United’s top summer transfer target – to leave the club.The German club have told United they want in excess of £100m for the 20-year-old England winger.There is no agreement yet on a fee, which would be paid in instalments.Dortmund have set the deadline because they want undisturbed preparation for the 2020-21 Bundesliga season.The new campaign starts on 18 September, with the transfer deadline for international deals on 5 October.Sancho has been at Dortmund for three years, having signed from Manchester City in August 2017 for a fee of about £10m.In July, Dortmund beat United to the signing of 17-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City in a deal that could be worth over £30m.They also bought Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg earlier in the season – another player United tried hard to bring to Old Trafford.(BBC Sport)
A teenager was arrested after body slamming an elderly woman and throwing her in this pool. A 16-year-old Florida teen has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office after video footage surfaced of him body slamming a 65-year-old woman and throwing her in a pool.The teenager, Joseph Leon Balfour, 16, of Margate, assaulted the woman after she complained about noise at a pool party.Balfour turned himself in to authorities around 5 p.m. Monday and was arrested. He faces a charge of one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.Balfour will be processed at the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center, and transported to the Broward Regional Juvenile Facility.Video shared on social media shows the woman entering the pool area at the Players Place apartment complex in North Lauderdale on Saturday with her two small dogs.The woman can be seen asking people to lower the noise at the party.A group of revelers surround the woman, laughing and recording video with their cell phones.A man in a red shirt is then seen picking up the woman and falling to the ground. It’s not known whether the man attempted to body slam the woman, of if he slipped on the wet pavement.After the fall, the man picks up the woman and throws her into the pool while she continued to hold the leash of her dogs. The dogs don’t appear to go into the water.Party attendees can be heard screaming and laughing as they quickly ran away from the area.The Broward Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident and looking to speak with witnesses.It’s not known what injuries, if any, the woman suffered.