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The Do’s and Don’ts of Conflict Management for Higher Ed Leaders

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Being a leader in higher education is no easy task, especially as a woman of color in executive roles– we often care about the additional weight of navigating institutional dynamics while advocating for ourselves and our teams. Conflict is inevitable in any workplace, but how we handle it can significantly impact our effectiveness and the […]

5 Conflict Resolution Strategies For Higher Ed Leaders

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While it’s often painted as the bad guy, we’re here to flip the script on conflict resolution. We’re reimagining conflict as a catalyst for growth, innovation, and, yes, even a little bit of magic. When managed well, conflict isn’t just a stumbling block— it’s a springboard to greatness.  In this guide, we’ll discuss five conflict […]

5 Conflict Resolution Strategies For Higher Ed Leaders

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

While it’s often painted as the bad guy, we’re here to flip the script on conflict resolution. We’re reimagining conflict as a catalyst for growth, innovation, and, yes, even a little bit of magic. When managed well, conflict isn’t just a stumbling block— it’s a springboard to greatness.  In this guide, we’ll discuss five conflict […]

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Fostering Psychological Safety Through Inclusive Leadership

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Leadership is a rollercoaster. Stepping into or continuing in a leadership role in higher education can be both exhilarating and daunting, especially as a woman of color. Your unique challenges often require resilience and a supportive, inclusive environment fostering psychological safety.  This blog is dedicated to helping you feel motivated, supported, and confident in your […]

Black women standing in front of a group of peers; she exemplifies authentic leadership

How Authentic Leadership Can Foster Psychological Safety

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As higher education executives, you have the power to create a highly engaged, more productive team. Navigating the complexities of leadership while developing a high-functioning team can be both challenging and rewarding. But leading a team of subject matter experts can be intimidating— especially if you’re freshly stepping into this leadership role. Balancing egos, understanding […]

Black women standing in front of a group of peers; she exemplifies authentic leadership

How Authentic Leadership Can Foster Psychological Safety

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As higher education executives, you have the power to create a highly engaged, more productive team. Navigating the complexities of leadership while developing a high-functioning team can be both challenging and rewarding. But leading a team of subject matter experts can be intimidating— especially if you’re freshly stepping into this leadership role. Balancing egos, understanding […]

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Nurturing Psychological Safety: A Path To Empowered Leadership

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The world of higher education can move at a fast pace and, let’s face it, that’s a little overwhelming at times. Leadership can often feel like a tightrope walk without a safety net. As women of color in higher education leadership positions, you may be walking uncharted territory, feeling the weight of responsibility without a […]

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Navigating University Politics: A Guide for Women of Color Executives in Higher Education

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Navigating political environments is far from unique to higher education, but the political landscape inside a higher ed campus can be a delicate dance. As women of color executives in higher education, we often find ourselves facing unique challenges when it comes to navigating university politics. Not only is it challenging to be a woman […]

women of color standing in front of an academic building, she struggles with navigating university politics and feeling isolated

Navigating University Politics: A Guide for Women of Color Executives in Higher Education

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

Navigating political environments is far from unique to higher education, but the political landscape inside a higher ed campus can be a delicate dance. As women of color executives in higher education, we often find ourselves facing unique challenges when it comes to navigating university politics. Not only is it challenging to be a woman […]

Navigating Isolation: A Guide for Women Of Color Executives in Higher Education

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When it comes to higher education leadership, the journey for women of color can be uniquely challenging. Stepping into executive roles like deans, department chairs, provosts, or other leadership roles often marks a pinnacle in our careers.  Yet, with this elevation comes a sense of isolation and uncertainty that can overshadow our accomplishments. Accepting a […]

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Strategies For Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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Navigating the complexities of leadership in higher education is no small feat, especially for women of color who have worked diligently to earn their positions. Despite your expertise and dedication, you may grapple with the internal challenge of imposter syndrome, which can stem from a myriad of different triggers.  For women of color in leadership […]

four empowered black women who have overcome imposter syndrome

Strategies For Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

Navigating the complexities of leadership in higher education is no small feat, especially for women of color who have worked diligently to earn their positions. Despite your expertise and dedication, you may grapple with the internal challenge of imposter syndrome, which can stem from a myriad of different triggers.  For women of color in leadership […]

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Understanding Imposter Syndrome Triggers For Women of Color

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According to Psychology Today, imposter syndrome, first identified among high-achieving women in the 1970s, continues to affect many individuals, particularly those in leadership roles.  For women of color ascending the ranks in higher education, imposter syndrome can be a quiet but persistent challenge. Despite your accomplishments and recognition, the fear of inadequacy can loom, leaving […]

black woman experiencing one of the different types of imposter syndrome

Different Types of Imposter Syndrome for Women of Color

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To My Women of Color in Leadership Roles in Higher Education,  Congratulations on your well-deserved achievements and the new leadership roles you’ve accepted. Rising to positions in higher education executive roles is no small feat. These accomplishments often come with a nagging doubt: “Am I really cut out for this?” This feeling, imposter syndrome, is […]

black woman experiencing one of the different types of imposter syndrome

Different Types of Imposter Syndrome for Women of Color

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

To My Women of Color in Leadership Roles in Higher Education,  Congratulations on your well-deserved achievements and the new leadership roles you’ve accepted. Rising to positions in higher education executive roles is no small feat. These accomplishments often come with a nagging doubt: “Am I really cut out for this?” This feeling, imposter syndrome, is […]