in Higher Ed


Boring meetings are a bad habit. They are expensive, and soul-crushing, and I think we should stop holding them already.

But change is hard, and requires understanding what to stop doing as well as what, and how, to start doing. So I’m kickstarting this for you by dissecting traditional meetings and comparing them to meaningful gatherings. I also list four steps you can take to shift your meetings into purpose gatherings, bringing clarity and possibly even joy to your campus meetings. 

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands folks around the country who want to kick “meeting malaise” to the curb on your campus, read on!

Making Meetings Matter

three happy, smiling women sitting at a table with their laptops open working on something together.

Here’s a peek at Getting Clear on Purpose: Module Three of The Leadership Academy, with an affection shout out to Miss Stephanie from our ACTC days and her love of well-designed file label. 🧡

#12 Getting Clear on Purpose

Here’s a peek at Getting Clear With Others: Module Two of The Leadership Academy. For you Badgers trained in the English Dept, this episode is also kind of a love letter to Brad Hughes. 🧡

#11: Getting Clear With Others

In this episode I preview Getting Clear Within: Module One of The Leadership Academy. This module is all about guiding you in the reflective self-examination that is key to values-based leadership and provides the foundation for you to be an exceptional leader. I give you a sneak peek into the content, talk about the research, […]

#10: Getting Clear Within

Five tips to being an ally to the women you work with:

#1: Halt the He-Peats
#2: Redistribute Housekeeping
#3: Give Her a Power Task
#4: Compliment Her Mind, Not Her Manners
#5: Praise Her Publicly, Especially When She’s Not in the Room

How to Be Her Ally

Part love-story, part revenge I was chatting with my guy Shannon about dropping the first episode of this podcast, and describing it as telling the story of all the ways I’ve seen women bosses be shitty to other women. He laughed and said “Oh! The Bitch Above!” and the episode title was born.  Now, even […]

The Bitch Above: One Woman’s History of Shitty Female Bosses