Tag Archives: collegiality

(#403) Create Your Own Story Or Someone Else Will


It may be too late. Perhaps you have witnessed it.  People in a leadership position who fail to communicate clearly and effectively. An organization experiences gut-wrenching turnover, service decline, loss of client base, and eroding collegiality.  The people charged with … Continue reading

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(#363) A Resiliency Group: Collaboration, Creativity, Caring, and Collegiality


Rather than waiting for (or blaming) “them” to do something, get creative and start a resiliency movement yourself. During my undergraduate years at Jacksonville University, I spent a fair number of hours in the campus library. On the second floor … Continue reading

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(#359) Collisions and Serendipity


If managers across the company landscape remain insular, they can end up repeating redundant routines and retreating behind territorial barriers. “Collisions” represent opportunities. Visionary Tony Hsieh believes we need to “maximize collisions to accelerate serendipity.” That is, we need to … Continue reading

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(#254) The “Five Ps” of New Employee Mentoring


Does your organization effectively “on-board” new team members? This semester I had a wonderful opportunity to mentor a first-year full-time professor on our campus. And since our campus does not have a formal new faculty mentoring program, we kind of “made … Continue reading

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(#249) A Life Well-Lived


Yesterday, our Buddy arrived at the end of his nearly 15-year journey and crossed over the rainbow bridge. To say there is a hole in our hearts at the moment is a gross understatement. But,  we have to remember that Buddy … Continue reading

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(#221) The 3Rs: Rapport, Rigor, and Responsibility


I need to take responsibility to develop authentic and meaningful relationships with my colleagues. This week I had the opportunity to work with the adjunct faculty of our college at our annual adjunct convocation.  Events such as these help adjuncts build … Continue reading

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(#211) The Power of the Crowd


Well-constructed and delivered staff training/development programs represent a “value-added” investment in an organization. The evolution of a team or organization depends on continuous growth.  Forward looking leaders understand the importance of continuous professional development opportunities for their followers. PD should not … Continue reading

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