Woman of color higher ed leader

Finish the Semester Strong: 3 Tips for Higher Ed Leaders

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

Thanksgiving break is over, and we’ve officially entered the home stretch of the semester. Rather than powering through until finals are over, now is a great time to pause, recalibrate, and be intentional about how you want to close out the year. Here are 3 things you can do today to finish the year off […]

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Thanksgiving Break: A Time to Rest, Recharge & Reflect

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

It’s Thanksgiving, y’all! While I’m as shocked as you are that 2022 is nearly coming to a close, this is always one of the most special weeks of the year. Good food, good company, and a nice long weekend – what’s better than that? So what I want to offer you this week is a […]

Woman recharging, journaling by the fireplace

Thanksgiving Break: A Time to Rest, Recharge & Reflect

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

It’s Thanksgiving, y’all! While I’m as shocked as you are that 2022 is nearly coming to a close, this is always one of the most special weeks of the year. Good food, good company, and a nice long weekend – what’s better than that? So what I want to offer you this week is a […]

female leader self care

5 Tips for Achieving Work Life Balance as a Female Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As a female leader, you likely take on multiple roles, both inside and outside of the workplace. Sometimes this can make “work life balance” feel more like an unrealistic buzzword than something you can actually achieve. In most cultures, women take on the role of caregiver to those they love. Whether you are caring for […]

Community of higher ed leaders

3 Ways to Find Your Community as a New Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As you enter a new chapter in your career as a higher ed leader – perhaps even in a new physical (or geographical) setting – it’s important to build a community where you will find support. It can be hard to leave a place where you’re comfortable and plant yourself somewhere new. It can also […]

Community of higher ed leaders

3 Ways to Find Your Community as a New Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As you enter a new chapter in your career as a higher ed leader – perhaps even in a new physical (or geographical) setting – it’s important to build a community where you will find support. It can be hard to leave a place where you’re comfortable and plant yourself somewhere new. It can also […]

Female Leader Managing Stress

4 Tips for Managing Stress as a Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

In honor of Stress Awareness Week, I wanted to share a few tips for managing stress as a leader. Let’s face it – you wear many hats and you have a lot on your plate. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed for a life of constantly feeling overwhelmed and burned out. In fact, the ability […]

Political Landmines at Work

Political Landmines to Avoid as a Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

Office politics are a part of any job. It’s no different in the university setting. Knowing what political landmines to avoid could mean the difference between damaging your reputation or setting yourself up for long-term career success. An important part of being a leader is developing your political acumen. That means knowing how to navigate […]

Political Landmines at Work

Political Landmines to Avoid as a Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

Office politics are a part of any job. It’s no different in the university setting. Knowing what political landmines to avoid could mean the difference between damaging your reputation or setting yourself up for long-term career success. An important part of being a leader is developing your political acumen. That means knowing how to navigate […]

Higher Ed Leader

Supporting Your Staff and Students as a Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As a new Department Chair, Division Head, Dean, or other higher ed leader, you’re balancing many roles. You’re no longer just an individual contributor; you’re a leader of your team or department, and the student population as a whole. So, how do you make sure you are available for and supportive of those you lead? […]

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The Meaning of Mentorship: An Interview with LaToya Jordan (From The SYCK Career Podcast)

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LBD In The News

Our Founder & Chief Consultant, LaToya Jordan, was recently featured on The SYCK Career Podcast where she shared her advice on how to accelerate your career advancement. She also touches on the importance of having mentors, how being a black woman impacted her in her role, and insight into corporate performance-rating systems. KEY TAKEAWAYS: It […]

LaToya Jordan on The SYCK Career Podcast

The Meaning of Mentorship: An Interview with LaToya Jordan (From The SYCK Career Podcast)

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LBD In The News

Our Founder & Chief Consultant, LaToya Jordan, was recently featured on The SYCK Career Podcast where she shared her advice on how to accelerate your career advancement. She also touches on the importance of having mentors, how being a black woman impacted her in her role, and insight into corporate performance-rating systems. KEY TAKEAWAYS: It […]

Higher Ed Senior Leader

Higher Ed Leaders: 4 Tips for Becoming a Strategic Decision Maker

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

Among all of your roles, being a higher ed leader means that you have a seat at the table for strategic decision making. This means you will have the opportunity to weigh in on important topics affecting the direction of the department and/or institution. Often as a deep subject-matter expert, you may simply want to […]

Higher education professionals

Balancing Your Many Roles as a Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As a higher ed leader, you’re likely wearing many hats. You are an educator, an advisor, a representative for your department, a leader of a team and the university, and an external thought leader. Phew! It’s no wonder if you’re struggling to balance it all. When do you prioritize each role? And how do you […]

Higher education professionals

Balancing Your Many Roles as a Higher Ed Leader

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Higher Ed Leadership Series

As a higher ed leader, you’re likely wearing many hats. You are an educator, an advisor, a representative for your department, a leader of a team and the university, and an external thought leader. Phew! It’s no wonder if you’re struggling to balance it all. When do you prioritize each role? And how do you […]