Are you waiting for your job to become intolerable to leave? Are you frustrated to see people who are less qualified than you move up the ladder?
Higher ed. leaders, both senior and junior, can be terribly uncomfortable navigating uncertainty when they are committed to doing a good job.
Improving your executive presence will give you more influence, more success, and will give you access to more opportunities.
Please realize that people are your greatest asset and leadership development should be a top priority.
These leaders are highly proactive, strategic, and focused on improvement and human potential.
People who wear their “busyness” as a badge of honor are often scattered, disorganized, and not nearly as effective as they could be.
If you think that your supervisor or other members of the leadership team on your campus don’t listen to what you have to say, don’t get discouraged.
It’s very common for new managers to lack assertiveness because they are overly focused on avoiding the spotlight and making everyone comfortable.
When two higher ed. leaders have difficulty communicating and working together, it almost always stems from the same pattern…
Instead of being victimized by someone you don’t respect, you take charge of your life.
Months had passed, and instead of making improvements, she hadn’t changed her behavior and felt like a failure.
"I have been going out of my way to show appreciation and try to make them want to be more engaged, but I am not seeing any improvements."
For many years, she had let other people’s opinions and preferences influence her decision-making instead of trusting her own judgment.
Her attention was solely focused on noticing injustice and dysfunction, which aggravated her on a daily basis, and left her no energy or creativity to start thinking about solutions.
Ana had put many aspects of her life on hold until she would have more time.
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.
Henry Ford’s quote “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right” sums it up.
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.