“Do you enjoy hanging out with lawyers?,” and other questions to consider before a move into the provost’s office.
Administrators who were offered new positions in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis talk about the personal aspects of making that career choice.
The best way to defend yourself against the unscrupulous is to understand academe’s version of the "Simple Sabotage Field Manual."
Offered a “graceful exit” and time to search for a new leadership job, a former dean made a different choice and wonders about the fallout.
By all means, trumpet the successes of your strategic plan but don’t cover up the warts.
A college president chronicles how she dealt with candid comments from a search consultant about her appearance.
Five behaviors that seem responsible but may not be good for your administrative career or your campus.
Don’t be afraid to give up on a goal that has proved overly ambitious, and other advice for administrators on strategic planning.
Some strategic plans fail because they are perceived as top-down mandates. Others collapse under the weight of too much input from too many committees. Here’s how to navigate the middle ground.
A new academic year means lots and lots of meetings. Here’s how to make them more productive and less contentious.
One of the biggest logjams in strategic planning occurs when the process begins without any agreement on how decisions will be made.
When you become an administrator, you have to force yourself to think of time — everybody’s, not just your own — with a hint of urgency.
Too many campus leaders use "change-resistance" plans to refute their potential opponents, rather than to actually hear them
A university’s leadership-training program prepares them to be linchpins for transformation.