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STRATEGIZE

PRIORITIZE

CO-CREATE

LEVERAGE RESOURCES

What’s on your mind that
others aren’t ready to handle?

Higher ed leaders hold one of the most impactful roles in American society.

How ready is your college for thriving in change?  How ready are you?

Ocean of Opportunity

New deans have unique opportunities to significantly expand the capabilities of their college for thriving in the future.

2020 saw leaders succumb to ‘strategy as tactic’ in their effort to ensure the immediate survival of their organization. Now, it’s time to create strategy geared for long-term financial sustainability during an era of exponential change.

We suggest going back to the fundamental core of purpose prior to the dealing with gaps: PAUSE, THINK, REFLECT, STRATEGIZE. If you’re asking the wrong questions, you’ll be solving the wrong problem and wasting valuable resources.

Top trends our higher ed leaders are focused on:

  • PURPOSE  Personal purpose and college purpose may have shifted.
  • METRICS  Old metrics measure past activity and are of little use in measuring strides toward future success.
  • RESISTANCE  Employees are fearful and are showing up more resistive.

How ready is your organization for change? Take the “How Ready Are You For Change” self-assessment for clues.

Future

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Ideas to Consider 

Executive Man Thinking

Pause & Reflect

Prioritize

FIRST  Take care of yourself. Your people need you at your best to lead them through this unique period.

  • SLEEP    You want to increase mental capability, complexity, and creativity for making strategic decisions. Our brains need us to sleep so it can organize. Mounting research results bears this out.
  • PAUSE    Mindfully breathe deeply throughout the workday; for example, before entering a meeting, making the next call, or leaving your office. You’ll increase oxygen intake and support clearer thinking.
  • REFLECT    You are one expert at the top with many more experts below. Use your executive presence to create an approachable environment where others feel safe to confidently share their perspectives and points of view. Listen and value their input.
  • Then ACT    Mindfully trust your instincts. Make your own decisions. Own them and hold yourself accountable.

Generate Ideas & Be Bold

Re-Energize Creativity

‘Old rules’ are not working so well these days.  They no longer produce anticipated outcomes on a regular basis and we’re learning many just don’t work at all!

Our world is changing into one where creative ideas are the new currency of success.

Fortunately for us, we are born with innate creativity, and it’s perfect for tapping into a world filled with vibrant activity and a plethora of opportunities (which can seem difficult to find).

Our innate creativity is a blind spot most leaders overlook, especially during times of crisis. Logical decision making helps us with what we ‘know to be true’ for the moment.  Re-energizing your innate creativity shifts your viewing lens for noticing opportunities that will carry you future-forward.

Generate Ideas & Be Bold

Re-Energize Creativity

Old rules’ are not working so well these days.  They no longer produce anticipated outcomes on a regular basis and we’re learning many just don’t work at all!

Our world is changing into one where creative ideas are the new currency of success.

Fortunately for us, we are born with innate creativity, and it’s perfect for tapping into a world filled with vibrant activity and a plethora of opportunities (which can seem difficult to find).

Our innate creativity is a blind spot most leaders overlook, especially during times of crisis. Logical decision making helps us with what we ‘know to be true’ for the moment.  Re-energizing your innate creativity shifts your viewing lens for noticing opportunities that will carry you future-forward.

Invest In Your People

Leverage Resources

Rapid change can bring sleepless nights to any leader, but those focused on the future will have fewer of them

People are the most valuable renewable resource of an organization With a focus on the future and a culture of empowerment, people and teams become resilient during times of ‘the unexpected.’ Creating a future-focused enviroment starts with the C-level leadership team

FIRST set your sights FAR into the FUTURE when shifting from a surviving to a thriving mindset.

  • Eliminate Blind Spots (or at the very least manage them)
  • Create a Leadership Narrative that is compelling and memorable

Then begin transforming the college culture with a solid foundation built on Trust with Creative Partners comfortable with Level III Conversation.

LJ Coaching can support you in moving beyond surviving into thriving → take advantage of this limited offering and book your FREE 20-minute clarity session today.

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