Would you agree that it is essential for leaders in higher education to listen actively and to be open to new ideas and different perspectives?
Let’s face it, the hardest part of job hunting in higher ed admin isn’t writing tedious cover letters, choosing what suit to wear, answering interview questions, or even giving your best performance at a forum. The hardest part is the emotional roller coaster.
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.