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Student Affairs Professional, Social Justice Educator

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  • AB shared from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick M. Lencioni
    The Role of the Leader The most important action that a leader must take to encourage the building of trust on a team is to demonstrate vulnerability first. This requires that a leader risk losing face in front of the team, so that subordinates will take the same risk themselves. What is more, team leaders must create an environment that does not punish vulnerability. Even well-intentioned teams can subtly discourage trust by chastising one another for admissions of weakness or failure. Finally, displays of vulnerability on the part of a team leader must be genuine; they cannot be staged. One...
  • AB shared from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick M. Lencioni
    The Role of the Leader The most important action that a leader must take to encourage the building of trust on a team is to demonstrate vulnerability first. This requires that a leader risk losing face in front of the team, so that subordinates will take the same risk themselves. What is more, team leaders must create an environment that does not punish vulnerability. Even well-intentioned teams can subtly discourage trust by chastising one another for admissions of weakness or failure. Finally, displays of vulnerability on the part of a team leader must be genuine; they cannot be staged. One...
  • AB shared from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick M. Lencioni
    “You’ve probably heard my husband say that a fractured team is just like a broken arm or leg; fixing it is always painful, and sometimes you have to rebreak it to make it heal correctly. And the rebreak hurts a lot more than the initial break, because you have to do it on purpose.”
    Note: Good read.
  • AB shared from American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century by Patricia J. Gumport, Philip G. Altbach, Robert O. Berdahl
    National commitments to rectify this situation will need to overcome the high price of tuition and an excessive reliance on student loans.
    Note: We shall see.
  • AB shared from Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder
    During the 1834 New England Anti-Slavery Society Convention, Professor Follen chaired the committee charged with writing an “Address to the People of the United States,” drafted their statement, and appeared first among its signatories. That public document confronted the critics of abolitionism and the defenders of slavery. It judged slavery incompatible with Christian principle and offensive to the basic tenets of republicanism and democracy. Slavery deflated the moral culture of the nation. It encouraged arrogance and fed upon violence. It hid sin under the guise of supremacy.
    Note: #AmericanHistory #LessKnown