It’s very common for new managers to lack assertiveness because they are overly focused on avoiding the spotlight and making everyone comfortable.
"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."
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.
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?
Colleges tend to value tradition and keep doing what they have always done.
If you think self-care means putting yourself first, at the detriment of others, think again.
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.