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NIH Record  
Vol. LXII, No. 9
  April 30, 2010
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On Being Twins at NINDS
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Obama Campaign Vet
Myers Outlines New Paradigm for Leadership
  Betsy Myers
  Betsy Myers
There had to have been at least a few people who left Betsy Myers’ Apr. 15 lecture on leadership with a sense of envy that they are unable to muster her preternaturally resilient reaction to workplace failure.

Myers has enjoyed plenty of personal career success at places such as the Clinton administration, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Obama campaign, which she served as chief operating officer. At least some of it owes to an ability to get up from having “skinned her knees” with an attitude not of discouragement, but of, “Isn’t that interesting!”

Her 90-minute presentation in Masur Auditorium—the third lecture in the Deputy Director for Management Seminar Series—drew on her 25 years of experience in business, academia and politics, and it didn’t mind dwelling on the upside of downside occurrences. After all, one of her key points is that leadership depends on self-knowledge, and nothing educates more urgently than failure. “We learn most when we fail,” she said.
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Inaugural ‘Halo Chase’ Draws Crowd
  Abby Elbow and Alexey Iskhahov of NCBI and Amy Turriff and Sally Vitez of NEI run the final stretch of the inaugural Halo Chase 5K.
  Abby Elbow and Alexey Iskhahov of NCBI and Amy Turriff and Sally Vitez of NEI run the final stretch of the inaugural Halo Chase 5K.

The NIH Health’s Angels Running Club “Halo Chase” was such a success in its inaugural year, it’s already taking its place among the campus’s regular tradition of health-inspired activities. Gorgeous weather graced the Apr. 14 event, which featured a 5K run and 1-mile walk with donations taken to benefit NIH charities.

The Health’s Angels, an R&W running club revived last year by Dr. David Kosub of NIAID, meets every Tuesday at noon at the Bldg. 1 flagpole to give running enthusiasts a chance to run together and welcomes people of all skill levels. The “halo” title comes from the club’s long-time logo, a running rabbit with a halo over its head.
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