I find the use of “administration” and “administrators” in academic circles increasingly problematic. In particular, there is a lack of precision in the use of the term. The term “administration” seems to be applied to everything from clerical work to running the institution. It has become a … [Read more...] about What is “administration” anyway?
The problems identified around leadership/management seem to be twofold: there are good people who are not moving into those roles/positions there are people in those roles/positions who are not doing the kind of job we'd like them to be The piece from the HBR blog and the parody of it … [Read more...] about Actively managing your career
This post is not based on research. This is me thinking aloud about some of the issues I brought up in recent posts on management and leadership. I invite you to think aloud with me in the comments. Research is important. People are doing research (maybe not exactly in our sector but there is … [Read more...] about Are negative images preventing good people from applying?
Continuing with the difficult thoughts. Someone I follow on Twitter said this: "is it possible to "manage" well something you don't fundamentally understand or know how to do yourself? I doubt it." I'm not attributing it because it's not about them. This is a really common sentiment. I'll … [Read more...] about What is required for management/leadership