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9 Characteristics of Holistic Leaders

by Jim Funk

Traditional leadership competence has been about behavior—what a leader is capable of doing in the workplace. That approach describes desired actions, but it overlooks the character traits that are crucial for guiding those actions. 1,143 more words

Some truths about trust

At the most basic level, the need to trust implies one fundamental fact: you’re vulnerable. The ability to satisfy your needs or obtain the outcomes you desire is not entirely under your control. 345 more words


Creating New Leaders from Within

While the predicted tsunami of Baby Boomer retirements has not yet materialized, the fact remains that 42% of the workforce will become able to retire by 2017 and 70% within the next 10 years.1 The question for all organizations is how to best prepare for this significant change in leadership and management? 588 more words


Leading Ourselves First

As Anita said last week, this year we’re revisiting the MnSCU leadership competencies. The list is posted on the Higher Edge site, and you can see that it’s categorized into… 234 more words

Higher Education

What makes a successful leader?

Several years ago, we asked over 150 leaders throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities the question: “What makes a successful leader?” From a series of interviews with board members, cabinet members, presidents, chief academic officers, and focus groups with many other leaders, we gathered much wisdom, along with diverse thoughts and opinions. 210 more words

Higher Education

All you _____ look alike.

All you _____ look alike. Fill in the  blanks with your least favorite tribe.

You notice differences when you care.

Rookie managers often struggle to tell the tops from the tails. 108 more words

Leadership & Strategy