LMX Theory and Me

As many of you know, leadership development is a thing I use frequently in my position at Michigan State and in my field and in many of my volunteer roles. So I sit in theories and models all the time. Over the last few months I’ve been on a journey of reflecting on my style,Continue reading “LMX Theory and Me”

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”

Working in the Dark

I’m obsessed with the show Madam Secretary for so many reasons (but those reasons are another convo for another day). Now, to re-cooperate from the back to back events of the Kappa Sigma Grand Conclave and I-LEAD 2017 I’ve been couch surfing and bingeing on this show. The other night, however, I was settled comfortablyContinue reading “Working in the Dark”

I’m Someone’s “Little Girl”

Today is the first day back from a life changing experience. For the past week and a half I’ve been participating as a small group facilitator at ACUI’s (Association of College Unions International) I-LEAD program hosted this year in Manhattan, Kansas at Kansas State University. I’ll be writing blog posts for days about this experienceContinue reading “I’m Someone’s “Little Girl””

Turning and Churning Over Accountability

If you follow me and were on Twitter last night, you know that I was watching the Michigan State of the State Address by our sitting Governor, Rick Snyder. Being a lover of politics I can get a bit wrapped up in debates, hot topics, panels and addresses and last night was no different. OneContinue reading “Turning and Churning Over Accountability”

Don’t Let It “Slide By”

So today I had a choice before me. It was about having to inform someone of a potential mistake that would be the difference between having a “feather in my cap” or not for my professional portfolio. Now, it wasn’t whether I should or should not inform the individual because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to live withContinue reading “Don’t Let It “Slide By””

A Morning of Processing

There are points in life when you realize the true nature of people and leaders. For some, their true nature is great and for others, not so great.  In my experience, it will normally appear through the actions of a person and leaders in difficult times. We’ve all been there. I’m there right now with some people/leadersContinue reading “A Morning of Processing”

Chatting With the @ACPAPrez

As many of you know, the fabulous Kimberly White sat down with ACPA President and Master of Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education Program Director at New England College, Gavin Henning and had a great conversation with him on Google Hangout about his journey in Student Affairs and advice he has for graduate students andContinue reading “Chatting With the @ACPAPrez”

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”