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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer And A Four-Year-Old: Lessons For Leadership & Life, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Dec 2011

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer And A Four-Year-Old: Lessons For Leadership & Life, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Last week while I was in the shower, my four-year-old daughter, Raquel, walked into the bathroom and asked me an interesting question. “Mom, why doesn’t anyone like Rudolph’s shiny red nose?” My daughter was supposed to be in bed sleeping. I am 99% sure she was lying in bed reflecting on her day.

Many nights I have quietly checked on her before going to bed myself only to find her talking to herself while she makes vivid hand gestures and motions. On this particular evening, her talk and gestures must have focused on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. After ...


The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2011

The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

According to the United Nations, the world’s population hit 7 billion on October 31, 2011. The United Nations is projecting the world population to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. The new population landmark set off alarms in governments and organizations around the world. Most of the growth will occur in the poorest and least developed regions of the world, which already must work to resolve issues related to shortages of quality food, soil, air and water. Many people living in these countries also lack access to education, healthcare and global political capital. This white paper discusses the importance ...


Coaching Leaders: Co-Creating Purpose Based Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2011

Coaching Leaders: Co-Creating Purpose Based Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Innovation always begins with people, and leading innovation at the individual and organizational levels can be a tricky process. This presentation focuses on Dr. Connie's Inner-Leader Coaching Ecosystem and the positive impact it has had in three different cases.


A Research Report: Quality Of Life In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska (2011 Nebraska Rural Poll Results) As Spoken On Kncy Radio Extension Update, October 1, 2011, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Oct 2011

A Research Report: Quality Of Life In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska (2011 Nebraska Rural Poll Results) As Spoken On Kncy Radio Extension Update, October 1, 2011, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Hello! This is Connie Reimers-Hild with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City, NE and host of the television show Market Journal with your Extension Update. Today, I am going to update you on some of the results of the well-being section of the 2011 Nebraska Rural Poll. This particular section of the poll will detail the 2,490 responses from the 2011 Poll.

With all the negativity these days, I get to be the bearer of positive news, which is great! The 2011 Rural Poll found that most rural Nebraskans believe ...


The "High 5" Elevator Pitch Worksheet, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Sep 2011

The "High 5" Elevator Pitch Worksheet, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Great elevator pitches are created to sell something in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). Think broadly about how a great pitch can help you. Great pitches can be used to market or sell anything from yourself as an individual to your business or community. Great pitches are clear and compelling. They make memorable impressions of whatever you are pitching and create a foundation for building relationships, clients, sales and investments!


(Presentation) Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Sep 2011

(Presentation) Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Innovation always begins with people. This workshop focused on the importance of creativity and innovation for Nebraska leaders and communities.


Personal Innovation Action Self-Coaching Tool: Success Vs. Failure, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Aug 2011

Personal Innovation Action Self-Coaching Tool: Success Vs. Failure, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Part of personal leadership and innovation is self-discovery. One of the first steps in the process of personal innovation is discovering and defining success and failure.

Cultures and nations around the world define success differently, and it is important for individuals to define their own version of success to live their best lives.

In order to unleash your true potential, become very aware of how you define success. Is it your definition? Or, is it the definition society or others have imposed upon you?

Rarely do we examine success in terms of personal fulfillment, happiness or joy. Maybe your success ...


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Aug 2011

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Innovation Begins with People: Leading with a New Lens will focus on developing innovation strategies for communities. Topics covered include leadership, creativity, innovation, teamwork, trends, challenges and opportunities.


A Phenomenological Study Of Millennial Generation Cooperative Extension Educators' Development Of Core Competencies, David L. Varner Aug 2011

A Phenomenological Study Of Millennial Generation Cooperative Extension Educators' Development Of Core Competencies, David L. Varner

Theses, Dissertations, & Student Scholarship: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to describe the experiences that contribute to the development of core competencies among Millennial Generation, county-based Extension educators in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Division. Fourteen educators were randomly purposefully selected to participate in the study. Participants were born in 1977 or later as determined by Tapscott (2009). Educators’ tenure in Cooperative Extension ranged from two months to seven years. Three themes and associated sub-themes emerged from semi-structured interviews: (a) Blindfolded and Scared—educators were confused, overwhelmed and in need of support; (b) Developing the Big Skills: A Daunting Task—focused on ...


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jul 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

This presentation focuses on elements of leading sustainable innovation in organizations by using Dr. Connie's 5 Rays of Innovation: Calibrate, Collaborate, Create, Communicate and Celebrate


What's Your Pitch? Explain Your Business In 30 Seconds (Or Less)!, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jun 2011

What's Your Pitch? Explain Your Business In 30 Seconds (Or Less)!, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

This keynote presentation was designed to help entrepreneurs, small business owners and community leaders use the "High 5" Elevator Pitch developed by Connie Reimers-Hild, Ph.D. (creimers2@unl.edu) to better sell themselves, their businesses and communities.


Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself With A High Five For The Nta Promarks Spring Meeting, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Apr 2011

Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself With A High Five For The Nta Promarks Spring Meeting, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

A workshop presented at the NTA Promarks Spring Meeting designed to help them develop their elevator pitches using Dr. Connie's High 5 Elevator Pitch method


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Workshop Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Apr 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Workshop Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

A workshop designed to lead sustainable innovation with a focus on Dr. Connie's "5 Rays" of Innovation


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Workbook, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Apr 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Workbook, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

A workbook designed to compliment the workshop, "Leading Innovation: Creating a Culture of Sustainability" and focused on teaching Dr. Connie's 5 Rays of Innovation


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability For Communities, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Apr 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability For Communities, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Innovation is as essential to communities as it is to businesses and other organizations. This innovation workshop focused on core elements of leading innovation in communities.


Cosmopolitans Or Locals: Who Will Lead The Next Generation Of Community Colleges?, Melanie O. Anderson Apr 2011

Cosmopolitans Or Locals: Who Will Lead The Next Generation Of Community Colleges?, Melanie O. Anderson

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Scholars have identified a potential community college leadership crisis as a large percentage of community college presidents prepare to retire (Shults, 2001; Weisman & Vaughan, 2007). The most common pathway to the community college presidency has been through the chief academic officer (CAO) position (Vaughan, 1990).

Selection of future leaders often focuses on manifest social roles or the expectations that are universally shared and relevant to a given context (Grimes & Berger, 1970). Latent social roles are the internalized shared expectations that are not always seen as relevant on face value, but are predicted to affect an individual’s attitudes and behaviors (Gouldner, 1957).

The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between Gouldner’s (1957, 1958) theory of cosmopolitan and local latent social roles and the selection of the public community college CAO, as well as the CAO’s job satisfaction, intent to turnover, and intent to pursue a presidency. The population studied was 932 public community college CAOs in the United States; 293 responses were received.

The research reported that CAOs had higher local latent social role scores and lower cosmopolitan scores. A significant positive correlation was identified between CAO’s with local latent social roles and higher levels of job satisfaction. Cosmopolitan CAOs were negatively correlated and local CAOs were positively correlated with an intention to pursue a presidency. There was a significant difference in community college size, the number of locations, age and the CAO’s local ...


Dr. Connie's Inner Leader Coaching Ecosystem, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Apr 2011

Dr. Connie's Inner Leader Coaching Ecosystem, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Dr. Connie’s Inner Leader Coaching Ecosystem recognizes that life is a journey

with its ups and downs, joys and sorrows, positive and negative changes.

It is designed to blend the spiritual with the physical and material. Most importantly,

it is an ecosystem that recognizes the importance of living fully while making

desired changes and adjustments. A central focus of Dr. Connie’s Inner Leader

Coaching Ecosystem is to help clients live more fully while on their journey to

develop their inner leader and move towards their personal vision. It is not a

coaching process focused on solely reaching goals ...


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Mar 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Objectives of the Leading Innovation Session taught by Dr. Connie:

1) Introduce Concepts of Innovation

2) Understand Interrelatedness between Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

3) Generate New Ideas for Your Business, Organization or Community!


Marketing Yourself With A High Five! Powerpoint Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Feb 2011

Marketing Yourself With A High Five! Powerpoint Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Great elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, organization, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch so you are ready to use it under fire. When you step onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you want to be prepared! This worksheet will help you create an amazing pitch by using the “High Five” method of What, Who, Wow, Why and When.

Note: As you develop ...


Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself With A High Five, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Feb 2011

Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself With A High Five, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Create a great Elevator or Quick Pitch using Dr. Connie's High Five:

1) What? 2) Who! 3) Wow! 4) Why? 5) When?

The attached pdf is a PowerPoint presentation for the webinar, "Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself with a High Five," taught for the PK Partnership's Business Enhancement Network by Dr. Connie on February 21, 2011. For more information, please contact Connie Reimers-Hild at: creimers2@unl.edu


The "High 5" Elevator Pitch, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Feb 2011

The "High 5" Elevator Pitch, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Great elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch so you are ready to use it under fire.

When you step onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you want to be prepared!

This worksheet will help you create an amazing pitch by using the “High Five” method of What, Who, Wow, Why and When.


Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself Like An Entrepreneur, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Feb 2011

Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself Like An Entrepreneur, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Great elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch so you are ready to use it under fire. When you step onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you want to be prepared! This worksheet will help you create an amazing pitch!!


Leadership And Innovation Programs Brochure, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Feb 2011

Leadership And Innovation Programs Brochure, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Programs & Services Offered by Dr. Connie:

Leadership Coaching: If you are looking to strengthen your inner leader, then this is for you! Dr. Connie’s leadership coaching begins with clients exploring their inner most thoughts and beliefs. This transformational approach to coaching helps people discover their true intentions on their personal path of leadership. After clients achieve inner-clarity, Dr. Connie provides clients with tools and structures designed to help them achieve success on their new path.

Innovation Coaching: Leadership is about making innovation happen. Innovation coaching is designed to help individuals and organizations create clarity around their definition and understanding ...


Behavioral Health Providers And Electronic Health Records: An Exploratory Beliefs Elicitation And Segmentation Study, Nancy C. Shank Feb 2011

Behavioral Health Providers And Electronic Health Records: An Exploratory Beliefs Elicitation And Segmentation Study, Nancy C. Shank

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) is a public policy strategy to improve healthcare quality and reduce accelerating health care costs. Much research has focused on medical providers’ perceptions of EHRs, but little is known about those of behavioral health providers. This research was informed by the theory of reasoned action, and the technology acceptance model. This mixed methods research was conducted in two studies. The first study interviewed behavioral health providers (n = 32) to elicit beliefs about EHRs. Using the elicited beliefs from the first study, a survey of 38 Likert-scaled belief statements was administered to all ...


What's Your Pitch? The Power Of Wow! Pdf Of Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2011

What's Your Pitch? The Power Of Wow! Pdf Of Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). A great pitch has the power to help anyone...from a University employee to a new entrepreneur to a team working in a high-growth firm.

It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch, complete with an awesome "Wow Factor," so you are ready to use it under fire (pretend you just stepped onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates)!

This ...


What's Your Pitch? The Power Of Wow!, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2011

What's Your Pitch? The Power Of Wow!, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). A great pitch has the power to help anyone...from a University employee to a new entrepreneur to a team working in a high-growth firm.

It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch, complete with an awesome "Wow Factor," so you are ready to use it under fire (pretend you just stepped onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates)!

This ...


Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself Like An Entrepreneur (Powerpoint Pdf), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2011

Ready, Set...Pitch: Marketing Yourself Like An Entrepreneur (Powerpoint Pdf), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Great elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch so you are ready to use it under fire. When you step onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you want to be prepared! This worksheet will help you create an amazing pitch!!