by Roger Schwarz, Harvard Business Review, August 24, 2016
Most leadership ideologies seem to focus on how leaders can influence others without spending enough time on the right ways to be influenced themselves. "Unless you are genuinely open to being influenced by others, any leadership approach you use that relies on your team's collective knowledge is likely to fail," Roger Schwarz writes.
Technology and personal connections are both needed for leaders hoping to develop the next generation, Thuy Sindell writes. Such leadership development must be available to all employees, not just executives.
Passion archetypes include identifiers such as connector, healer, teacher and altruist. Alaina Love describes why these archetypes matter for leaders who hope to stay ahead of change in the coming decade.
by Dr. N. Karl Haden & Rob Jenkins, 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders Blog, August 25, 2016
Humility is often said to be the most elusive of virtues -- the moment you think you have acquired it, you've lost it. While there's some truth to that statement, it also is true that humility, like any other virtue, can be developed over time, through practice and attention. Dr. N. Karl Haden and Rob Jenkins discuss a list of exercises you can practice to increase humility as a leader.
by Kerri-Ann Santaguida, The Globe and Mail, August 23, 2016
By developing an individualized career plan and following through with it, you'll be better prepared to move into leadership positions in the future, writes Kerri-Ann Santaguida. Make sure your long-term goals are complemented by short-term objectives to allow you to take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
by Bette L. Bottoms, Inside Higher Ed, September 1, 2016
Higher education administration can be a difficult profession for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for women. “With sharp deadlines and swift penalties for mistakes… it’s a noble calling, if answered nobly,” writes Bette L. Bottoms, professor of psychology and dean emerita of the Honors College at the University of Illinois Chicago.