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Leadership lessons from…roller derby?

In November 2013, I visited the State University of New York at Oneonta, and I had the opportunity to talk with a number of faculty and students.  Most of them were from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the jump rope breaks.

People in leadership positions sometimes feel like they are ringmasters in a circus.  Many things are happening at the same time.  Some of the animals are dangerous or, at best, unpredictable.  The star performers need to have their egos stroked.  … Continue reading

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A leadership lesson from Gettysburg

Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Because I grew up in a historic part of Virginia and I lived 30 miles from Gettysburg for a number of years, I have always known the presence of … Continue reading

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Recommended summer reading for 2013

As you plan your summer reading list, I hope you are including some of the great books about leadership that have been published recently.  Here are two that I have just finished.  I recommend them both, and I see some … Continue reading

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Mentors, role models, and the Queen Bee Syndrome

I spent some of last week at the American Council on Education (ACE) annual meeting in D.C., which was preceded by meetings of ACE’s Women’s Network Executive Council (which I currently chair) and of the state coordinators for the Women’s … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons from the scarab

A colleague here at Southern Polytechnic State University gives a speech about “Think like a bee.”  Her point is that groups of people (like bees) can accomplish things by working together that individuals cannot, and she makes a great point.  … Continue reading

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The anti-resolutions for 2013

Most new year’s resolutions begin by putting goals on our to-do list for the coming year:  exercise more, make healthier food choices, be more patient with Aunt Mildred.  Several recent articles have emphasized the value of setting new year’s goals … Continue reading

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