When two higher ed. leaders have difficulty communicating and working together, it almost always stems from the same pattern…
One of the things I love about higher education is the shared belief in logic and reason. Leaders intend to look at facts, as objectively as possible, to make logical and reasonable choices.
To have a more enjoyable experience than you did in the past, it is up to you to change the way you think and act in the presence of people who trigger you.
Even though you met or exceeded all job requirements, nothing prepared you for the stress, politics, and mind-games you have to navigate on a daily basis. You wake up in the morning with a knot in your stomach, secretly wishing you could go back to your old job. But you can’t. Here is what to do instead.
In higher education, some issues call for a top-down management style while others require shared governance and foster expectations of a bottom-up approach. Whose opinion matters? Everyone’s. To be successful in higher education, leaders need to demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and ability to prevent conflict.
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