36 Goals

WOW. I’ve inhabited this floating rock for 35 years now. More or less successful. I’ve had the highs I’ve had the lows. Year 35 has been a wild ride. From my professional life to my personal life and everything in between. I’ve gotten lost more than a couple of times during this 35th rotation but IContinue reading “36 Goals”

“I Am The Leader I’ve Been Waiting For”

“We Are The Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For” ~Grace Lee Boggs This is a quote that I am holding extremely close at this point in my journey. But before I go more into that, first, a little history to my connection with this phrase and Grace Lee Boggs. I had the opportunity to work atContinue reading ““I Am The Leader I’ve Been Waiting For””

Leader ↔ Blogger

Over the past few months I’ve been more attuned to leadership. Leadership is something we share and encourage amongst friends, colleagues and students. As Student Affairs Professionals we work on leadership within ourselves each day (Or at least we should). In our various events, programs and office structures we try to provide opportunities for growthContinue reading “Leader ↔ Blogger”

What Kind of Leader Am I?

I was writing a guest blog post for a fellow #SAPro a few weeks ago on leadership and ever since I’ve not been able to stop contemplating on my own leadership and what it means to me. Leadership can come in many forms. For some, leadership can be silent reflection, while others it may be verbal brainstorming. It canContinue reading “What Kind of Leader Am I?”

little l vs. Big L Leaders

Leadership is not about being perfect. It’s not about always making the right decision. It’s not about being better than everyone or more experienced. It doesn’t have anything to do with how popular you are. And it’s definitely not about the title you have. Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to summarize myContinue reading “little l vs. Big L Leaders”

Earned and Given

Lately I’ve been struggling with giving oneself titles such as expert, leader, and change-agent. My perspective is that titles are not only earned but also given. Calling yourself an expert, leader, change-agent etc. is easy enough. However, I’m always wary of self-given titles. I can call myself a Panda Expert, but am I really a Panda Expert? IContinue reading “Earned and Given”