Leadership in Higher Education Entry #8

Today, our reading assignment involved a chapter by Bolman and Gallos on Managing Conflict. While reading it, I came across this quote in regard to making conflict productive: “The goal is not to eliminate conflict–not all disagreements can be fully resolved. It is to create processes that enable individuals to learn and grow from their … More Leadership in Higher Education Entry #8

Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #8: Homophobia and Disrespect

Yesterday, my supervisor came to me and told me about an incident that occurred on campus that one of my student workers witnessed. She was walking across campus and heard two men behind her making homophobic comments and she noticed them saying things like “he always dyes his hair weird colors” and “good luck with your … More Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #8: Homophobia and Disrespect

Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #6

Today I want to talk about Political Leadership. The book, Leadership Theory and the Community College by Carlos Nevarez, J. Luke Wood, and Rose Penrose, makes it seem very negative. I’m not sure that I think that it has to be negative, but I did score Low in this particular leadership style. I think that the … More Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #6

Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #4

Reading Assignment: Leadership Theory and the Community College, pages 13-35. Bureaucratic Leadership vs. Democratic Leadership I scored pretty Low on Bureaucratic Leadership and Very High on Democratic Leadership. I think that these two leadership types are the antithesis of one another. While I was reading about Bureaucratic Leadership and while I was taking the assessment … More Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #4

Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #3

I read the reading assignment for today but there wasn’t anything, really, that I wanted to discuss from it. Instead, I wanted to talk about some of the agreements that we have discussed in class. Agreement #1: Be impeccable with your word. Agreement #1 is probably the hardest one for me. I stumble over my … More Leadership in Higher Education Journal Entry #3