If you follow the world of literature on higher ed, books proposing ideas for what’s next are released at an almost monthly rhythm. That’s a good sign. Publishers–and a few authors–are recognizing that the status quo won’t broadly serve higher education in the next decade. But there’s something missing with (most of) these new releases. … Continue reading Higher Ed Futures: Why context matters
Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, just shared the institute’s 2019 Tech Trends report, which includes more than 300 tech and science trends and 48 scenarios for consideration. In the introductory remarks, they provide a summary of how leaders should think about time and plan for the future: The organizations the Future Today … Continue reading How to think about time
Donating blood to the American Red Cross can be an inherently rewarding activity. You know you’ve broadly done a good thing. You’ve helped someone. But look what happens a few weeks after you donate: What a surprising, unexpected follow up! It’s another chance for relationship and a reason to remind people to sign up to … Continue reading Closing the loop
It happened again. They did something irresponsible. Rude. Lazy. They were wrong. You are right. You can feel it. We’ve all felt it. The anger. The tension in the chest. The laser-like focus. The words you’re going to say running through your mind. The list of how they’re wrong. Now what? What feels good is … Continue reading You won’t believe what happened
For all of the great programs and resources we can offer, the foundation for a sense of belonging among our students starts with … a quick response to that emailed question, a conversation with an advisor that helps them know what they need to do next, and a clear understanding of what’s expected of them … Continue reading Belonging comes from follow through
As I research senior leadership teams in higher education who have led successful, adaptive change, one thing that stands out is the strength of the vision the leader sets and the commitment of the team to pursue that vision together. The shared vision and mission motivate the team towards unity and excellence. But that’s not … Continue reading Is vision a filter or a frame?
Since this is related so closely to yesterday’s post, we’ll go ahead and add it here. One of the problems here is a sort of digital FOMO. “If I don’t have that thing”—Facebook, Instagram, whatever—”what benefit might I be missing out on?” You’re pretty unplugged. How do you deal with that digital FOMO?There’s a rarefied … Continue reading As much time and effort into the small number of things that give huge rewards