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Dr. Michael Harris-Love's Blog

Thoughts from the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program Director, Dr. Michael Harris-Love. Content is updated on a semester basis and as needed.

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  • Working Together Means Embracing the Jazz Ethos

    Mar 19, 2024 by Michael Harris-Love
    In this astute blog post from Program Director Dr. Michael Harris-Love, parallels are drawn between the Jazz Age and academia, including the themes of collaboration, leadership, and democracy.
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  • No Safe Harbor

    Feb 3, 2023 by Michael Harris-Love
    Dr. Michael Harris-Love contemplates the need for "brave spaces" rather than "safe spaces" centered around fostering dialogue, building mutual respect, and being intentional in the creation of inclusive work environments.
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  • When it Comes to Leadership, Start with the End of the Story

    Aug 9, 2022 by Michael Harris-Love
    Dr. Michael Harris-Love considers the temporary and ephemeral nature of leadership, the delicate balances that come with power, and starting with the end-goal in mind.
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  • The Virtues of Quiet Leadership in a (Very) Loud World

    Mar 8, 2022 by Michael Harris-Love
    Dr. Michael Harris-Love reflects on leadership styles and qualities, and the power of introverted leaders, particularly in academic settings, and why many introverts may be drawn to academia.
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  • Finding the Right Balance Between Freedom of Expression and Professionalism

    May 12, 2021
    A thoughtful blog post from Program director Dr. Michael Harris-Love regarding our responsibility to be thoughtful in communication with one another and to afford each other the level of respect that is appropriate for colleagues who share their professional endeavor.
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  • No More Unsung Heroes

    Oct 5, 2020 by Michael Harris-Love
    Ingredients essential to the scientific enterprise are hard to pin down. Certainly, a case could be made for key elements such as perseverance and adequate support. Consider the three investigators who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017 for their work in the observation of gravitational waves.
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