University Culture

Writing Your Goals

Writing Your Goals

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.” — Yogi Berra Goals are extremely important in every aspect of our lives. They give us direction, purpose, and satisfaction. At work, we use goals to help keep us on track and to be sure we are aligned with others on(…)

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Be Cooperative!

Be Cooperative!

In the workplace, cooperation is often very important – even essential. When you work with others and you build on each other’s strengths, you can accomplish things that you could never accomplish alone. Cooperation isn’t about “going along” or “giving in.” It’s about voicing your opinions, sharing ideas, contributing, and working together to come up(…)

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Earning the Trust of the Community

Earning the Trust of the Community

No business can function well unless it earns the trust of the community where it operates. Without that trust, business is hard to conduct. It’s harder to create deals with local business and government, and employee engagement suffers if a business isn’t a good community citizen. At Johns Hopkins University, we are fortunate to have(…)

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Reflections of an Aging Admin

Reflections of an Aging Admin

Last week, I shook hands with President Daniels to celebrate 25 years of service. I have spent the prime of my life administratively supporting hard-science research projects at JHU. I like working beside and with smart, ambitious people on prestigious projects, even if I am “only” an administrative member of the team. You’ve heard of(…)

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