Leadership

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, or, The Challenges of Leading from the Middle

Like many, I spent my entry-level days in the field aspiring to the next step. What comes next, I would tell myself, will certainly be better/easier/more challenging/more meaningful/more amazing/involve more butterflies than my current position. And there in lies the peril of just being humans (or perhaps my and many other’s humanity specifically): we are … Continue reading

Leadership

Career Seasons

Heading into my ninth year of work in student affairs, I am no veteran. But I have developed some perspective. October is about everything I love on a college campus. Students are getting in the full swing of classes, homesickness is slowly running its course, campus events are around every corner, and quite frankly, the … Continue reading

Leadership

The Fourth Quadrant

As an undergraduate, I studied Organizational Communication. A class that has not left my mind was when I learned about the Johari Window. I vividly remember my beat-up, used Intro to Communication Theory textbook, sitting in Heide Hall at UW-Whitewater, and thinking yes, this answers a lot about the process of knowing one’s self. It … Continue reading

Leadership

Small Hinges

A phrase has been rattling in my mind lately: Small hinges open big doors. It recently came to my mind in the car on the way to work and reflects much of what I have been making meaning of in my life right now. In a couple days, I get the awesome opportunity of presenting … Continue reading