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The Innovative Habit

The Innovative Habit

This essay compares the act of innovation to the act of creativity and suggests that an innovative habit can be just as productive for businesses as a creative habit is for creatives.  Preface What does it mean to be a 'creative'?  Put simply, ‘creatives’ are people...

Coaching Without the Title

Coaching Without the Title

I received a surprise text last week from a student I used to mentor. “Hey Leah, how have you been 😃 I just wanted to text you to let you know, I know you don’t work at X anymore but I just feel the need to tell you good news about my grades. I did so much better this...

Learning to Leave During the Great Resignation

Learning to Leave During the Great Resignation

There is no doubt that the pandemic has taken a toll on businesses around the world. The economic downturn caused many companies to close up shop. Many leaders were so eager to return back to the way it once was and the vaccine offered so much hope. Many employers...

What I’ve Learned about Academic Program Leadership

What I’ve Learned about Academic Program Leadership

I am excited to start in a new position this week: Faculty Program Director for the new Organizational Leadership Program at Excelsior College. As I think about my approach to this position, I can’t help but recount the many fantastic program directors I have had the...