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.
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.