Monthly Archives: February 2012

Selling the vision

At many higher education institutions, presidents give an annual “state of the university (or college)” presentation that highlights recent accomplishments and plans for the coming year.   I have typically given these talks at the beginning of fall semester, after faculty … Continue reading

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Balance and equilibrium

Last Friday’s Women’s Leadership Initiative session about time management had the original title of “Life Balance,” but Julie Newell threw out the title at the start.  She replaced it with “dynamic equilibrium,” which I think is a great way to … Continue reading

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Another way of looking at personal traits

Here’s the visual for the words that the participants in this spring’s Women’s Leadership Initiative at SPSU used to describe their “personal brands.”  This looks like a team I want to be on!

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Leadership and the big rocks

This is likely to be a familiar story:  A teacher filled a beaker with some relatively large rocks, and she asked her class whether the glass was full.  The students declared that it was. The teacher then added some pebbles, … Continue reading

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Perseverance and reliability

In addition to discussing “women with strong brands” last week, SPSU’s Women’s Leadership Initiative group also listed the “top three characteristics” of their own brands.  Among the 28 women who submitted a list of what they considered their top three … Continue reading

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Helen Mirren and body langauge

Helen Mirren, the versatile British actress, gave a fascinating interview about the mannerisms she developed when she played the role of Inspector Jane Tennison on the series Prime Suspect.  She commented on this in her book, “In the Frame:  My Life … Continue reading

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Branding — and women with strong brands

SPSU’s Women’s Leadership Initiative held our second spring 2012 session on Friday, and we had some great discussion on the topic of personal branding.  We started by discussing women who have a strong personal brand, what that brand is, and how … Continue reading

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