What is your vision for 2020? Have you spent time personally reflecting on your vision, setting clear expectations for the new year? What is your team’s shared vision for 2020? Have you worked with your team to set clear expectations so you can hold each other accountable? John Maxwell, from “Minute with Maxwell”, explains why he starts each new year reflecting, brainstorming and deciding upon opportunities so he, and his team members, can move through the year with clarity a
Missed Opportunities. Is your college or university actively working on succession planning? Two missed opportunities are shockingly common in higher education. Please don’t make one of these mistakes! The first one is when colleges and universities have strong pools of external applicants (due to their location, their reputation, and/or the compensation they offer) so they don’t make efforts to prepare their talented employees to move up the ladder. They forget that by not i
What happens to productivity when something unexpected happens and your team feels stuck? Why does progress seem to stop when there is uncertainty? When things don’t go as planned, effective leaders ask, “What can we learn?” Sometimes, the answers are simple and right in front of us. And when you are feeling it is time to challenge the process and act, simply step off the escalator.
How do you celebrate small wins and the collective achievements of your team? Recognizing contributions is the focus of this Leadership Minute. Exemplary leaders know that leadership is much more an affair of the heart than merely a matter of the mind. Recognizing contributions means showing appreciation for individual excellence, as well as celebrating the values and victories of the team by creating a spirit of community. Kouzes and Posner, authors of The Leadership Challen