Higher ed. leaders, both senior and junior, can be terribly uncomfortable navigating uncertainty when they are committed to doing a good job.
People who wear their “busyness” as a badge of honor are often scattered, disorganized, and not nearly as effective as they could be.
It’s very common for new managers to lack assertiveness because they are overly focused on avoiding the spotlight and making everyone comfortable.
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.
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.