December 18

Summer school is a valuable leadership tool

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details When the academic year ends, most kids don’t want to be sent off to summer school. As CEO of CUES, however, I have a completely different perspective on the opportunity this season affords.While I’ll definitely take in a few White Sox games over the next few months, I’m also planning to leverage my summer business travel for learning. I expect, for example, to have some uninterrupted hours to read and reflect in July on my flights to and from the World Council of Credit Unions meeting in Belfast, Ireland. My reading list includes Crucial Conversations, a book about fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization.Once I arrive in Ireland, this trip—like others I have planned in the next few months—will be a great opportunity for networking, and thinking about our industry and CUES’ role in it.If you’re as committed to continuous learning as I am, how will you deliver on it this summer? What’s on your reading list? What TED Talks have you been putting off watching?If you’re not like the kids and you think summer is a great time to be in class—around the corner from a great vacation spot—CUES has some good choices for you.For example, CUES’ Execu/Net will be held near Yosemite National Park, Aug. 28-31, at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, Calif. There you can spend mornings attending high-level educational sessions and afternoons fly fishing!If you prefer to tie in urban vacations with your learning, choose from several lending and marketing schools the week of July 18 in Seattle; Strategic Innovation Institute I in late September at MIT near Boston; and Strategic Innovation Institute II starting July 31 at Stanford University near San Francisco.I hope you’ll let me know how you leverage this summer’s fun to also foster opportunities for professional development.last_img read more

September 19

Australia’s Starc takes hat-trick in Sheffield Shield

first_imgSYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia paceman Mitchell Starc fired an ominous warning to England ahead of the Ashes series with a hat-trick for New South Wales on the second day of a Sheffield Shield match on Monday.The quick, who will spearhead Australia’s attack when the series begins later this month, claimed the wickets of Jason Behrendorff, David Moody and Simon Mackin in successive deliveries to end Western Australia’s first innings.Behrendorff and Mackin were bowled by trademark Starc yorkers in the four-day match at Hurstville Oval while Moody was adjudged lbw trying to defend another.The left-armer finished with figures of 4-65, while Josh Hazlewood, who is likely to open the bowling with Starc against England, did the damage at the top of the Western Australian order with 3-24.“They are taking the Mickey out of me for cleaning up the tail again, but someone’s got to do it. So it was good fun,” Starc said after his hat-trick.”I am pretty sure they all know where it is going and they all keep missing it so I will keep bowling it for now.“I was pretty happy with my rhythm yesterday and today.”Australia’s third frontline quick Pat Cummins took 2-31, while Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed a single wicket at the cost of 39 runs.Shaun Marsh (2), Mitchell Marsh (0) and Hilton Cartwright (0), who are all hoping to fill the vacant number six spot in the Australian batting line-up, did themselves no favours as Western Australia fell for 176 in reply to the hosts’ 270.Australia captain Steve Smith showed he was in good form with the bat ahead of the Ashes by adding an unbeaten 74 to the 76 he scored in the NSW’s first innings as he led the team to 166 for two by stumps on day three.The Ashes begin at the Gabba in Brisbane on Nov. 23 and Australia’s squad for the series is expected to be announced after this round of Sheffield Shield matches in completed.last_img read more

August 14

Inside Tua Tagovailoa, DeVonta Smith’s record-breaking day for Alabama

first_imgMORE: Jalen Hurts distances himself in Heisman race with stat-stuffed Big 12 debutWith that, a look inside Tagovailoa and Smith’s ludicrous outing against the Rebels:274 receiving yardsSmith logged what might be the best receiving game in Alabama football history, catching 11 passes for 274 yards and five touchdowns (more on those scores in a minute). His 11 catches were only two away from tying the Alabama single-game record of 13, held by D.J. Hall (2007 vs. Tennessee) and Amari Cooper (2014, vs. Florida Atlantic and Auburn).Five touchdown receptionsNow, about those touchdowns: Smith caught five on the day, tying an SEC single-game record and obliterating Alabama’s old single-game mark of three. Several Alabama receivers have caught that many in a game, including Jerry Jeudy against New Mexico State on Sept. 7. Smith’s touchdowns Saturday went for 74, 25, 23, 33 and 27 yards, respectively.Six passing touchdownsMeanwhile, Tagovailoa broke his own record of passing touchdowns in a game, throwing six against Ole Miss. Smith was the primary recipient of those touchdowns, but Tagovailoa’s last touchdown went to tight end Miller Forristall from 19 yards out.Four five-passing-touchdown gamesPrior to the 2018 Iron Bowl, only one Alabama quarterback had ever thrown for five touchdowns in a game (coincidentally, it was when Gary Hollingsworth threw five against Ole Miss in 1989). Tagovailoa completed his fourth five-passing-touchdown game Saturday against the Rebels, and his third of the year. He’s the only quarterback in Alabama history to have completed the feat more than once.Seven touchdowns accounted forTagovailoa isn’t a one-dimensional player. On top of the six touchdown passes he threw, he also ran for one from 7 yards out. That gave him seven total touchdowns for the day, breaking the mark he set last year against Auburn, when he accounted for six.85 career touchdowns accounted forFor his career, Tagovailoa has accounted for 85 total touchdowns: 77 through the air, and eight on the ground. That puts him solely in first place and five ahead of AJ McCarron, who accounted for 80 touchdowns from 2010-13. The most impressive aspect of this stat is Tagovailoa still has several games left to play this season; by the time he’s finished in Tuscaloosa, his record might not be touched for a long, long time. Alabama put on quite the offensive display in its 59-31 win over Ole Miss on Saturday; more accurately, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and receiver DeVonta Smith put on the offensive display.Those two combined to tie or break six Alabama records in Bryant-Denny Stadium as the Tide advanced to 5-0 on the season. Tagovailoa was his usual accurate self, while Smith seemed unguardable. Postseason hardware may not be on these players’ minds, but they’ll definitely be up for a few if they continue playing at the same level they did on Saturday. 77 career passing touchdownsOne record Tagovailoa wasn’t able to break — but did tie — was career passing touchdowns. After tossing six through the air on Saturday, he tied McCarron for 77 in a career. That record will remain unbroken for at least another two weeks, when Alabama comes off a bye to play Texas A&M in College Station.72.2 completion percentageAs gaudy as the above stats are, what makes them more impressive is the fact Tagovailoa did it so efficiently: He completed 26 of 36 passes (72.2 percent) on the day. High volume combined with exceptional efficiency makes for a deadly combination.Zero turnoversTagovailoa turned in another zero-turnover day against the Rebs, giving him a 25-0 touchdown-turnover ratio this season. With seven games remaining in the regular season, that mark surely won’t last — but as long as it does, it will continue to remain an impressive feat.last_img read more