Artists (unless you’re a paint-by-the-number connoisseur) don’t follow a map. They take a message and express it in a chosen medium, their way.
Their work may become world famous. It may flop. But the artist shows up, does the work, and delivers something meant to inspire, challenge, or entertain.
Leadership, too, is choosing to show up in uncertain spaces, bringing the best we have to offer, and daring to help make things better.
Wherever you are – in higher ed or any other field – you are there to make an impact. That’s both encouraging and a challenge to level up and bring the contribution you’re capable of making.
This is a space to explore what it means to authentically lead with courage, creativity, and connection, to challenge assumptions, and to create cultures where growth and contribution are the norm.