Leadership

Why You Should Ask Why

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Why? It’s a simple question, really. The answer may be difficult or complex, but the question is quite simple. “Why” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “for what cause, reason, or purpose.” Even that explanation is generally simple. Recently, I listened to someone speak about the importance of asking “why.” As I listened, I found myself […]

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Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle – When to Reflect?

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We want students gain as many experiences as possible while they are at college. This matches college students’ thoughts as well. As a result, how often to our students go from one event or meeting to another only to have administrators encourage them to go to more?  Sometimes our encouragement is direct, as in talking […]

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Tips for Successful Conference Travel

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This morning, David Lavenda of Fast Company, posted an excellent article entitled “10 Practical Tips to Make Business Travel Less Miserable.”  While the intended reader of that post is most likely a person who travels frequently, all travelers can benefit from his recommendations.  As we enter the new higher education academic year, a plethora of […]