Harold Maude

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How would Maude treat people in the academic environment? In this presentation I used some of Maude's wisdom to get faculty and staff to see the potential in each of us.

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Harold Maude

  1. 1. “ Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You can't let the world judge you too much." so here is what I got
  2. 2. Harold meets Maude for the first time at <ul><li>A drive in movie theatre </li></ul><ul><li>A restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>A funeral </li></ul><ul><li>A birthday party </li></ul>
  3. 3. Harold’s mom buys him a <ul><li>Bentley </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Mansion </li></ul><ul><li>Jaguar </li></ul>
  4. 4. Maude is about to turn <ul><li>Sixty years old </li></ul><ul><li>Seventy years old </li></ul><ul><li>Eighty years old </li></ul><ul><li>Ninety years old </li></ul>
  5. 5. Harold learns to play <ul><li>A piano </li></ul><ul><li>A kazoo </li></ul><ul><li>A banjo </li></ul><ul><li>An accordion </li></ul>
  6. 6. If Maude were a flower, she would be a <ul><li>Rose </li></ul><ul><li>Sunflower </li></ul><ul><li>Daisy </li></ul><ul><li>Bird of Paradise </li></ul>
  7. 7. Glaucus is a <ul><li>Painter </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanic </li></ul><ul><li>Sculptor </li></ul><ul><li>Vagabond </li></ul>
  8. 8. Harold’s last date is with <ul><li>Sunshine </li></ul><ul><li>Candy </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora </li></ul><ul><li>Edith </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why This? Why Now?
  10. 11. Do you Dance and Sing? a vision of Maude in our daily work
  11. 12. Colin Higgins 1971 master’s degree @ UCLA
  12. 14. Foul Play Silver Streak Nine to Five Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  13. 15. Do you Dance and Sing? a vision of Maude in our daily work
  14. 17. Harold: They're all alike. Maude: Oooh, but they're not. Look. See, some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All kinds of observable differences. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are “this”, yet allow themselves be treated as “that”.
  15. 18. “ yet allow themselves be treated as “that”.
  16. 22. “ somewhat dispirited”
  17. 23. “ With baby boomers on college campuses nationwide getting ready to retire, those next in line — professors, administrators, and staff members in the middle of their careers — feel somewhat dispirited. “
  18. 24. “ somewhat dispirited”
  19. 25. They are more likely than anyone else on their campuses to harbor negative feelings about their jobs, career advancement, and the fairness of the workplace, according to an extensive survey conducted by The Chronicle . findings come from more than 15,000 survey respondents at 89 colleges across the country. The Chronicle survey was completed in March and April 2008 by 5,840 faculty members, 4,003 administrators, and 4,262 professional staff members.
  20. 26. The most-satisfied group of campus employees by age was composed of those 65 and older.
  21. 27. No Kidding!
  22. 29. &quot;Just like in corporate America, colleges need to focus on midcareer training so people don't get lost in the shuffle.&quot;
  23. 30. so, here we are.
  24. 31. not doing yoga
  25. 32. not doing est
  26. 33. not doing five secrets to success
  27. 34. not doing biofeedback
  28. 35. 40% of workers feel disconnected from their employers. 2 out of every 3 workers do not identify with or feel motivated to drive their employer's business goals and objectives. 25% of employees are just “showing up to collect a paycheck.” survey conducted by TNS in August 2004
  29. 36. Lot’s of Reasons <ul><li>Conflict between co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict with your supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Not being appropriately paid for what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Not having the necessary equipment or resources to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of opportunities for promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Having little or no say in decisions that affect you </li></ul>
  30. 37. do you ever feel ignored?
  31. 39. how are we treated?
  32. 41. how do we react?
  33. 43. Do you Dance and Sing? a vision of Maude in our daily work
  34. 44. three ideas from Maude * renewal * attachment * creativity
  35. 45. rebirth/renewal every minute of the day
  36. 47. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are “this”, yet allow themselves be treated as “that”.
  37. 48. How Can This Sentiment Carry Us Through A day
  38. 49. attachment my job = money = happiness
  39. 51. Well, if some people get upset because they feel they have a hold on some things, I'm merely acting as a gentle reminder: here today, gone tomorrow, so don't get attached to things.
  40. 52. How Can This Sentiment Carry Us Through A day
  41. 53. losing creativity and productivity fear of losing job, or change
  42. 55. Vice, Virtue. It's best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then you're bound to live life fully.
  43. 56. How Can This Sentiment Carry Us Through a Day
  44. 57. Support work-life balance. <ul><li>“ Employees in the survey who rated their institution's work-life policies highly also said they would recommend a job at the college to their family and friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Younger employees, in particular, expect to have work-life balance and expect their employees to support them” </li></ul>
  45. 59. build a culture Employees who said they had a strong sense of loyalty to their institution also agreed that their institution's culture is &quot;something you don't find just anywhere.&quot;
  46. 64. “ But I tried, didn't I? God-damn it. At least I did that.”
  47. 65. You can do what you want The opportunity's on And if you can find a new way You can do it today

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