I am a strong advocate for leaving the past in the past, but only after we’ve learned our lessons. Otherwise, the past will keep repeating itself.
When you suspend judgement and show you are interested, people will feel more comfortable with you and stop being defensive.
Chances are, you’re stuck in a loop and keep thinking the same thoughts over and over. You may want things that appear impossible or seem to include elements that are mutually exclusive.
What’s bothering you at work? Are your problems the same you had last year, and the year before that?
A job title is part of someone’s career goals, but it’s not the whole picture.
If failure means not getting what you want, and letting fear stop you from pursuing what you desire, also leads to not getting what you want, isn’t that failure too?
Change your perspective on who you are and what you’re capable of doing, and your entire life will transform.
Once you become your own source of healing and well-being, other people’s behaviors won’t have much power over you anymore.
Let me make one thing very clear: I am not against working more than 40 or 50 hours, I am against wasting hours.
One thing I don’t love about higher education is how common it is for employees’ poor work performance to be tolerated.
Colleges tend to value tradition and keep doing what they have always done.
Projects you wanted to complete early in the week are pushed to the end of the week and by 5 pm on Friday, you still haven’t had a chance to start.
If you think self-care means putting yourself first, at the detriment of others, think again.
Knowledge and intention without implementation are worthless. When higher ed. administrators don’t walk the talk, the issue is…
With a smartphone in hands and a laptop nearby, evenings and weekend no longer provide an opportunity to relax and unplug.
Managers don’t shy away from expressing their opinions, and often forget that when their Presidents “ask” for something, they are not really asking, they are telling
Think of the aspects of your job that you don’t enjoy or that you wish were different. Rather than keep doing the same things because they have become habits, question old assumptions.
Most over-achievers tend to define strength as “not letting anything take them down” and “never showing any signs of weakness” or “never needing anything from anyone”.
But there is one critical type of goal people often forget to focus on and that’s personal development goals.
It is fascinating to see how higher ed. executives with similar backgrounds, positions, and educational levels have dramatically different levels of readiness when it comes to taking leadership roles.
People pleasers typically lack boundaries and have a hard time saying no. They tend to put other people’s desires before their own which causes them excessive workloads and too many sacrifices.
it’s hard for you to relax at the end of the day because there is still more work to do. Can you relate?
If you tend to take things personally when they are not personal, it is because something has hit a nerve. You are projecting your own doubts and insecurities on other people.
One of my favorite quotes by Albert Einstein is “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”
What do you think it’s going to take to improve your job satisfaction? Do you need your boss to retire, an annoying coworker to get a job elsewhere
Administrators can be tempted to make a rash decision when they are deeply unhappy at their current job and willing to take almost anything just so that they can leave.
The reason they aren’t as inspirational as they would like is because of something they do and need to stop doing. Many of these behaviors are related to an excessive need for certainty, safety, and predictability.
People whose minds seldom engage in these poor thinking habits rarely struggle with time management.
Let people make their own choices! If you don’t ask, the answer is always no, but if you ask, you have a chance to get a yes.
Did you know that humans have 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day and around 90% of these thoughts are the same as they had the previous day? It is because neurons that fire together wire together.