Wharton Leadership Digest, February 2013:
Book Excerpt: Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work
Why do so many attempts at organizational change fall short? Certainly not for lack of advice. In fact, there is an entire industry based on exploring this subject, one that touts an array of approaches: tell stories, make change a priority, "walk the talk," and ponder parables about mice and cheese or penguins and icebergs.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 19, 2013:
What Makes a Good Leader?
Rob Jenkins lists 14 attributes that an ideal academic leader should possess.
Inside Higher Ed, February 21, 2013:
'The Rise of Women'
New research explains why women are outpacing men in school, and what institutions can do about it.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 21, 2013:
Are You a Genius Maker or a Vampire?
Some leaders create organizational energy; others suck the lifeblood out of innocent people. Which one are you?
Fast Company, February 22, 2013:
7 Ways New Managers Can Shine
Being tossed into management is like free-falling out of an airplane: The experience can be deadly if you don't know what you are doing, or exhilarating if you do. Read this before jumping.
The New York Times, February 21, 2013:
A Titan's How-To on Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, is attempting to start a national discussion for women in the workplace with her new book, and a social movement.
The Washington Post has a special report running on Women, Leadership, and Higher Education, with the following interesting articles:
Are our colleges equipping women to be leaders?
As we near the March release of Sheryl Sandberg's book about women and the workplace, I've been thinking back to the Facebook chief operating officer's 2011 commencement address at Barnard College. It was the speech that really debuted her language and thinking on the need for women to "lean in" to their careers. Two years later, that phrase is the title of her much anticipated hardback.
Why our brightest female graduates are still at a disadvantage
When the American Association of University Women released a study in October finding that young women make only 82 percent of what their male peers do just one year out of college, many were at a loss to explain it.
Can we stop talking about the glass ceiling?
I've often been described as the first female fill-in-the-blank.
In 1969, I entered Princeton University as a member of its first co-educational class. Ten years later, I re-joined my alma mater as Princeton's first female graduate to receive a full-time faculty appointment. In 2003, I became the first female president of Kenyon College. The intervening years included plenty of times as the "first woman" to do X or Y - and many, many experiences of being the only woman in the room.
Time for more women to lead our schools
It was a simple email message - 'Wow!' - but it said so much.
I will never forget the moment in 2001 when Princeton University selected a renowned molecular biologist - a biologist who also happened to be a woman - as its 19th president. My own daughter, Abigail, was in college majoring in chemistry at the time. The announcement of Shirley Tilghman's presidency prompted not only her email to me, but created in all of us a sense of increased opportunities for women.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 25, 2013:
Bloopers to Avoid in Job Interviews
Here are 12 things you should never say or do as a job candidate.