Robert Gardner ’48, A.M. ’58, the noted anthropological filmmaker who founded the Peabody Museum’s Film Study Center, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 88. For several years, Gardner taught filmmaking in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and directed the Film Study Center from 1957 until 1997.Gardner headed up the Harvard Peabody-New Guinea Expedition (1961-63) that resulted in his acclaimed film “Dead Birds,” a groundbreaking documentary about a Stone Age tribe that survived into the 20th century, and the book “Gardens of War”; among his collaborators on that now-legendary project were Michael Rockefeller, Peter Matthiessen, Karl Heider, and Eliot Elisofon. Gardner also served as founding director of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and later formed the creative photography collective Studio7Arts.Gardner was at Harvard in October 2013 for the 50th anniversary of “Dead Birds,” and a retrospective of his work hosted by the Harvard Film Archive.Read the Gazette story about Gardner’s visit here. Read the Peabody Museum’s tribute to Gardner here.
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Pennington Randy Pennington is an award-winning author, speaker, and leading authority on helping organizations achieve positive results in a world of accelerating change. He is author of the award-winning books Make … Web: www.armstrongspeakers.com Details This article almost didn’t make it to publication. I strongly considered asking the wonderful people at CUInsight if the piece they expected in mid-November could be pushed to a more convenient time.It’s not like you would miss me … right? There are so many excellent content contributors on this site that one late or missed post would certainly go unnoticed. My “reasons” were all solid. My clients are keeping me as busy as ever. Living and working in the COVID environment continues to take more time than expected. To top it off, my wife and I are in the final stages of a massive renovation of what will eventually be our new over budget and 3 weeks late home.Truthfully, I sometimes feel like the plate spinner on old variety television shows. I’m running from plate to plate to plate just to prevent any one of them from falling to the floor. All of this has left me feeling a little tired and ready to pull back from my day-to-day commitments and responsibilities. My guess is that the CUInsight team would have said yes to my request.That brings us to you.Are you like me? Have the seemingly unending challenges left you feeling tired on at least an occasional basis? Do you sometimes rationalize that pushing or missing the occasional commitment or leadership responsibility is to be expected considering the challenging times in which we live? Have you wondered if anyone would even notice if an obligation is missed?If the answer was “yes” to any of these questions, here’s a reminder: Leaders communicate importance with their attention. Absence is an act of leadership. What you don’t say and do sends a message that is equal in importance to the actions you take and words you say.What keeps us going?This article made it in on time. It would have been nice to spend Sunday afternoon watching sports, spending time with my family, or even taking a nap. I am at the computer instead.You would do the same. But why? What drives us to give our full attention to things when that little voice inside us is saying, “I need a break”?Motivational gurus point to passion. Passion for your work intensifies focus, provides the drive to persist when challenges arise, and enables creativity.Passion is sexy and hot. Lovers in the passion stage of a relationship are completely consumed by the object of their desire.People who are passionate about their jobs exhibit the same zeal. They are, as Peter Drucker described, “monomaniacs with a mission.”Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”It’s difficult to argue with that much conventional wisdom. If you are fortunate to work every day at a career or job about which you are passionate, consider yourself lucky. The not-so-obvious truth is that passion might not be enough to keep you motivated and engaged through the COVID-19 disruption. Passion can fade. Relationships with an unrealistic focus on passion are more likely to result in disillusionment. You see this at work when a formerly “passionate” employee becomes jaded and cynical because things just aren’t as they used to be in the past. The alternative is another “P” word – PRIDE.A positive sense of pride is grounded in humility. It establishes and maintains a reputation for excellence. Pride doesn’t take shortcuts, and most important, it maintains high standards when passion has diminished.Pride speaks to character, and character is an essential element of effective leaders. It is also an excellent indicator of commitment to doing the job the way it is supposed to be done.Now is the time for leaders to show their pride.My father was an auto and truck mechanic who spent much of his life as a shop manager. He always required potential new hires to bring their personal tools into the interview. His reasoning was simple: he was more interested in the pride a mechanic took in the use and care of his tools than the person’s passion for working on vehicles. Someone who uses a crescent wrench as a hammer will take short cuts that can affect quality or cause an injury. A leader who pursues what is easy rather than what is best will do the same.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”Most assume that Dr. King was talking about the importance of passion regardless of the status of your position. Perhaps, however, we missed the real message about having personal pride in your performance.Leadership—the act of influencing the actions and outcomes of others— is more important than ever. There are challenges, problems, and opportunities everywhere. All of them require leaders to be fully present and active because all of them are impossible without bringing people together to achieve something great.Passion pushes you toward success. Pride refuses to let you deliver less than your best. Your team and members need you to dig deep to show your pride in the times when your passion fades and falters.
The “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will play a semi-final EURO 2020 play-off match with Northern Ireland at the Bilino Polje Stadium in Zenica on 26th March at 20:45 h.The FF BH timely began organizational preparations for the play-off matches that included a sales plan and a ticket distribution.The individual ticket prices are: “West” 30 BAM, “East” 20 BAM, “North” and “South” 10 BAM, and the sale will be conducted in accordance with the relevant and prescribed standards of FIFA and UEFA as follows:Ticket sales at the offices of the authorized partner agency “Centrotrans”According to the established rules, in order to enable as many of our fans as possible to watch the upcoming matches and prevent any ticket manipulation in advance, the FF BH has established the principles that will be applied when selling tickets, as following:One person can buy 2 (two) tickets for the match, with the presentation of an identification document (ID);Tickets for minors and people without an ID will not be allowed;A person already identified as a ticket buyer at the same or another point of sale will not be allowed to re-purchase the tickets;Tickets will be on sale at the “Centrotrans” points of sale, you can download the list of points of sale HERE;The FF BH will have the ability to electronically monitor ticket sales to take necessary action in disputed cases.The FF BH has made the purchase of tickets available to all its loyal fans in the offices of the authorized partner agency “Centrotrans”.Ticket sales for the semi-final play-off match against Northern Ireland will begin on WEDNESDAY, 11.03.2020 at 09:00 h.Sale of pre-booked tickets for the needs of the following categories: “A” national team players, “A” national team technical staff, organized and registered fan groups, technical staffs of all other national teams, cantonal and regional federations through entity federations, clubs of the “BH Telecom” Premier League of B&H, members of the organs and bodies of the FF BH, deserving football workers and former BH national team players, sponsors and partners of the FF BH, state and entity level bodies and institutions, employees of the FF BH, will be made through direct sale at the reception of the FF BH office building (Bulevar Meše Selimovica Street, No. 95) since 11.03.2020 from 11:00 to 15:00 h.Special note:We ask our loyal fans, supporters and friends of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina to strictly adhere to the instructions for using the designated entrance to the stand, row and number of the seat in a specific sector when entering the stadium. The locations are indicated on the ticket, and it is necessary to respect that.The FF BH has, in accordance with current FIFA/UEFA standards, installed new electronic turnstiles with ticket readers at the entrances of the Bilino Polje Stadium in Zenica, and any failure to comply with these instructions could cause unnecessary crowds and additional procedures when entering a certain stand.In case of qualification of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the finals of the play-offs, ticket sales for that match will start the day after the semi-final match, that is on FRIDAY, 27.03.2020 starting at 09:00 h.