The Unintended Consequences of Regulatory Change

“For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers” (Proverbs 11:14, New International Version) In response to the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and the onset…

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Leading Up

Many of us “lead up” in our companies without even knowing it.  Leading up is known as “the act of working with people above you…to help them and you get a better…

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Look Outside

In 2013, a new law school opened in Indiana.  In 2010, according to Nissen (2015),[i] law school enrollment peaked and has been steadily dropping since.  The new law school closed its doors…

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Speaking of Value

Many years ago, when I was a young manager at GE, the company dispatched me to India to deal with a critical supply issue.  On my first day in India, the president…

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Communication—Or, “Did I really say that?”

It is somewhat ironic that leaders, who usually consider themselves outstanding communicators, are many times at the core of “communication problems” within an organization.[i]   This message is for leaders. I’ve been taught…

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Target Market

“Whether B2B or B2C, I believe passionately that good marketing essentials are the same. We all are emotional beings looking for relevance, context and connection.”[i]              …

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Toward a Culture of Change

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement.  Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”          …

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Star Performers: The Answer to Talent Gap

Competition is alive and well within the higher education industry, and the key competitive resource is employee talent.  That is, all other things being equal, schools with higher levels of talent (at…

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Learning Outcomes

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”   ~ Abigail Adams[i] Admit it, you have been tempted to turn to the last…

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Innovation: The Powerful Cure for Fighting the “Competitive Scrum”

“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.…

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