Welcome to Higher EDge! I am excited to begin this blog with my learning and development colleagues in support of leaders in higher education.
As we work with leaders throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), we continually learn from their perspectives, challenges, successes, and insights. To better share this learning, we thought we would pilot a blog site that would support leaders in MnSCU by:
1) Sharing resources (books, ideas, articles) with leaders
2) Providing a platform for a two-way dialogue with leaders
My colleagues and I will be posting something to this blog site on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week. Please bookmark this site and come back often to help us build a community of leaders focused on transforming higher education into the future.
To help us get the dialogue started, tell us about a book or article that has influenced your leadership.
I’m looking forward to following – and sharing on – your blog, Anita!
Let me respond to your closing request to help get this started … although this is going to sound terribly self-serving – but not unusual to anyone who has ever written a book (!) – the book that has most influenced my leadership is the one that took nearly two years out of my life (for research, writing and rewriting each of its editions and permutations): Collaborative Leadership: Developing Effective Partnerships for Communities and Schools.
I would love to hear feedback and participate in conversations with colleagues if your interest runs in this direction …