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.