Former Pixar story artist Matthew Luhn believes the same craft and skill that he honed over 25 years telling stories for Pixar and The Simpsons can be put to work for the rest of us. For Matthew, anyone seeking to inspire movement and change can do just that with a little study and practice in the power of the narrative.
It’s natural to want everyone around you to be happy with your newest idea. In an ideal world, you’d communicate what you want, everyone on your teams would align and we’d all go home at 5 and relax with our feet up.
That’s not going to happen.
Howard Teibel moderated a panel of three financial officers at the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting to hear the stories from private and public institutions who are empowering members of their campus community to play a key role in driving innovative change.
Last month, I had the opportunity to have my perspective tested. As someone that works in higher education, you might think that’s not much of a novelty. On the contrary — none of us is immune to cemented positions and calcified opinions. The NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting was a chance for me to face some of my own, and I walked away with three experiences I wanted to share this week.
Howard is heading to Long Beach to take part in the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting. His work there will focus on business officers as leaders — those new to the role and seasoned alike — and the power of the stories we write to define the course of our institutions and our careers.
Peter Denning joins us today in a conversation about what it is to be a beginner and the power of facing our moods of discomfort and confusion that mark being a beginner. He shares with us his own journey along with his learning about mood and how to move in the world from his learning with Dr. Fernando Flores and Gloria Flores.
Dr. Don Heller joins us today to talk about his unique perspective on both the Penn State and Michigan tragedies as we try to come to terms with how we as leaders in education can better prepare our institutions for the worst case scenario — a scenario for which we have such limited experience in facing head-on.
The information technology office is changing. No longer a simple service center to keep your laptop humming, today’s IT office offers a striking portfolio of tools to help solve problems across the organization, provided leaders learn how to effectively engage.
"In tasks of the mind, monetary incentives don't improve performance."So says today's guest Roger L. Martin, and in doing so he provides the foundation for our conversation on the role of incentives in delivering powerful creative solutions to our institutions' most challenging problems.
Plymouth State University is making a dramatic shift, moving from a traditional university structure to a cluster-based model, which will give students a new combination of education and engaged scholarship necessary to compete successfully in an increasingly complex and demanding world.
Bentley President Gloria Larson is back this week to continue our conversation on hybrid learning, the work she and her team are leading at Bentley, and lessons from her book, Prepared U: How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success.
Leadership is about orchestrating our people to coordinate actions toward a shared vision. How we speak our intentions to those around us can have either positive or negative impact to achieve our goals.
This week on the show, we’re talking about emotional resiliency, a rarely discussed construct for education leaders. Learning how to show up as emotionally resilient is the backbone to navigating uncertainty and leading others to a future that addresses the concerns of those we serve. Resiliency includes orchestrating mood and developing a discipline to speak and listen with clarity and conviction.
Our conversation this week is just a peek through the door. For a deeper dive, make sure to see Howard’s presentation, Leadership without losing your mind! — Emotional Resiliency and High Performance Leadership, at the EACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Buffalo this weekend. For more information on the conference, visit EACUBO.org.
Bentley University President Gloria Larson returns to Navigating Change this week to share the story of her new book, Prepared U: How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success. The book tells the story of our changing marketplace and asks some hard questions for institutions. At its core, how well are we pivoting to provide an education that meets the needs of a new kind of student, one who is prepared to enter the world with skills and sensibilities to engage in the global marketplace? And what does this mean for a new kind of teaching we need to embrace to meet this emerging student?
“How you go to college is more important than where you go to school,” says President Larson. “Employers want both hit-the-ground-running skill sets and very strong lifelong-learning capabilities.” In the book — and her work at Bentley University — Larson demonstrates the changes required for institutions to deliver both the hard skills and soft, and help cultivate graduates ready for the challenges ahead.
Links & Notes
This week on the show, Howard Teibel leads us through a conversation about building this new muscle. You’ll have a better understanding of what it means to engage your community, what it means to work through problems collaboratively, and how to send the message throughout the enterprise that you truly care about what they believe are the most important issues you face together.
This week, we bring you part two of our conversation with Grant Lichtman, author of Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education. In today’s show, Howard and Grant explore important questions for our K-12 and higher education leaders.
Today on the show, we’re thrilled to welcome Lisa Frace of WACUBO, joining us to share WACUBO’s efforts to further change in our field through research into how the field is evolving, and how we can better prepare tomorrow’s finance leaders today.
Howard Teibel recently joined three esteemed panelists at the EACUBO 2017 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh for a conversation on reimagining budget and planning.
Our guest today returns to share the story of his research toward his latest book and his work understanding the nature of change in education today. In Grant Lichtman’s latest book, Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education, he outlines the three fundamental questions facing education today: Why should we change, what is the change going to look like, and how do we get there?
In our last episode, we shared the first half of our conversation on finding your calling, recorded on a shady porch at The Chautauqua Institution in New York. This week, we’re picking up where we left off with a few quick but important observations.
What does it mean to have a calling? How do you know you’re living a life of contribution? As a leader in higher education, are you living up to the mission of your institution? Howard and Pete get to share some rare face-to-face time in this conversation coming to you from a shady porch at The Chautauqua Institution in New York.