This blog is designed to accompany the Women’s Leadership Institute at Southern Polytechnic State University, which will begin in spring semester (January) 2012. The topics will be related to leadership, particularly in higher education. Sometimes, the comments will reflect on activities and issues we are addressing on campus. Some will focus on current readings and their usefulness (or lack thereof). Others will identify lessons from geology that provide insights into leadership questions. All comments — from both WLI participants and others — are welcome.