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 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

Shelly Roder & Sarah Moore Nokes created the Tiny Sabbatical Project to support those in helping professions rediscover their creativity and connection.

#28: How To Take a Tiny Sabbatical

Mandy Balek-Stephens leads by practicing empathy and gratitude as people explore their path — whether they’re exploring their profession, their studies, their interests and passions, and their identities.

#24 Empathy & Gratitude

Joy. Activism. Feminism. Love of teaching. Optimism. Let me introduce Elise Robinson!

#22 Feminism is Optimism