in Higher Ed


Today’s Episode at a Glance [0:00] Listening is probably the most powerful tool in your leadership toolkit. If you open your mouth to speak, pause and ask yourself “Why am I Talking”? [ 2:25] The 3-part “Why Am I Talking?” framework. [5:46] Do you dread giving bad news at work? Or struggle knowing how to […]

Why Am I Talking? (and other powerful questions)

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A discussion of the fourth stage of psychological safety – the safety to challenge the status quo – as form of institutionalized and acceptable dissent.

#41: The Role of Dissent in Psychological Safety

For better or worse — or honestly, just for worse — our busy-ness has become a measure of our worth. But activity is not achievement. We know this from teaching, and we can infuse this into our leadership practice.

#39: Activity is Not Achievement

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Psychological safety permits people to feel safe enough to experiment and make mistakes. You know how to do this as a teacher. You can use those same skills in your leadership practice.

#38: Excellent Teaching, Excellent Leading

Listen to Love Your Job Again on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts: In this episode, you’ll hear… [1:48]: Why and how “Love Your Job Again” is focused on the concept of consistent feedback on meaningful work. Because a happy team is a joy to lead. Grab the workbook and follow along as you learn […]

#36: Love Your Job Again

In this episode you’ll hear… [0:08] I want you to Love Your Job Again! And I want you to help your teams love theirs. Come learn how to love your job by uncovering the secret to joy at work. Join me for the final version of Love Your Job Again this Wednesday, February 1, at […]

#35 The Secret to Joy At Work

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Listen to A Budget is a Moral Document Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts : In This Episode, You’ll Hear: A Budget is a Moral Document This idea has pervaded my life since childhood, but I hadn’t heard (or remembered) the phrase until I saw it last summer, painted starkly on a building mural near […]

#33 A Budget is a Moral Document

Listen to Lessons from my Year of Yes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts , and Google Podcasts: In this episode, you’ll hear… My Year of Yes This week I reflect on lessons from my “Year of Yes.” Shonda Rhimes coined this phrase in her 2016 book Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In […]

#32 Lessons from my Year of Yes

In this episode I welcome special guest Dr. Jade Singleton, co-founder of Johnson Squared Consulting and DEI consultant at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, to discuss transformational DEI at work: what we’re getting wrong, what we’re doing right, and how we can do better. This episode at a glance: Jade shares a lot of personal history, […]

#32: Transformational DEI

Stress, physiologically speaking, is something we’re meant to experience in a moment in time. But chronic stress, where the stressor doesn’t go away, leads to burnout. Julie and Alyssa share how having a community of care is essential to preventing burnout, especially when our life-or-death stressors don’t ever go away.

#29: Building a Community of Care