New York Times: Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

Read Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some by Julie Creswell and Peter Eavis, from the New York Times, April 2, 2021. Read Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career Breaks by Carol Fishman Cohen, from Harvard Business Review, April 6, 2021. Read Stakeholders Call for Focus on Equity…

Harvard Business Review: How to Overcome Red Flags on Your Resume

Read How to Overcome Red Flags on Your Resume by Patricia Carl, from Harvard Business Review, March 31, 2021 Read Where Caregiving and Gender Intersect by Colleen Flaherty, from Inside Higher Ed, March 31, 2021 Listen to Amplifying APIDA Voices from Student Affairs NOW Podcast, March 31, 2021 Part of WiFi…

Facebook: When I First Learned About Intersectionality, I Misunderstood It

Read When I First Learned About Intersectionality, I Misunderstood It by Mary Maxfield, from a Facebook post, March 17, 2021. Read State Funding Hit Lands on 2-Year Colleges by Emma Whitford, from Inside Higher Ed, March 23, 2021. Listen to Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color from the…

Harvard Business Review: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome

Read Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome by Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey, from Harvard Business Review, February 11, 2021. Follow Antiracist Education Now! on Instagram. Read Community College Leaders Strategize Solutions to Student Success Barriers by Sarah Wood, from Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 8, 2021. Part of WiFi (What…

Higher Ed Jobs: Getting Hired as a Manager When You’ve Never Managed

Read Getting Hired as a Manager When You’ve Never Managed by Justin Zackal, from Higher Ed Jobs, February 3, 2021. Listen to The Problem with Always Being the Problem Solver, by The Coaching Real Leaders Podcast, Harvard Business Review, March 1, 2021. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday. Higher…

Harvard Business Review: Intimate Partner Violence Is a Workplace Issue

Read Intimate Partner Violence Is a Workplace Issue by Beth A. Livingston, Louise Delavier, and Ynaée Benaben, Harvard Business Review, February 24, 2021. Read Do Students Feel Heard on Campus? by Melissa Ezarik, from Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2021. Listen to Student Affairs Post-COVID: Restoring, Evolving, and Transforming Higher…

How to Make Black History Month Matter: Moving Beyond Diversity and Inclusion Statements to Diversity Actions

We can honor Black History Month now and every day by tackling issues in the workplace. In this post, we learn how to create diversity and inclusion statements and put them into action. As a gentle reminder:  Black history isn’t just something we celebrate with some picture we post on…

Harvard Business Review: How to Stop Overthinking Everything

Harvard Business Review: How to Stop Overthinking Everything

Read How to Stop Overthinking Everything by Melody Wilding, from Harvard Business Review, February 10, 2021. Read Learning to Listen in Polarized Times by Ronald A. Crutcher, from Inside Higher Ed, January 27, 2021. Read Declines in Community College Enrollment Among Blacks Will Have Long-Term Consequences by Henry Shannon, from…

How to Make Black History Month Matter: Addressing the Racial Wage Gap

We can make Black History Month more relevant by addressing systems and institutions that hinder the growth and development of Black folks in the U.S. The first in a series, I explore the racial wage gap still found in 2021 across experience and education backgrounds. Earlier today, a Facebook memory…

Inside Higher Ed: This Year, King Couldn’t Give a King Day Speech

Read This Year, King Couldn’t Give a King Day Speech by Walter Kimbrough, from Inside Higher Ed, January 25, 2021. Read ‘Illusion of Inclusion’ by Colleen Flaherty, from Inside Higher Ed, January 6, 2021. Watch “Higher ed faces racial equity, affordability challenges this year—but there’s reason for optimism, too” by…

Harvard Business Review: How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted — and You Are, Too

* Read How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted — and You Are, Too by Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg, from Harvard Business Review, December 15, 2020.
* Read Are Colleges Superspreaders? by Lilah Burke, from Inside Higher Ed, January 15, 2021 (Link Only).
* Read What I learned from talking to 20 diversity, equity, and inclusion experts by Albrey Brown, from Fast Company, January 8, 2021.
* Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.

How to Assert Yourself Without Being Assertive, and Other Lessons I Was Told to Learn: What I Have Learned

In a previous post, How to Assert Yourself Without Being Assertive, and Other Lessons I Was Told to Learn, I began to document some of the pivotal experiences that happened to me professionally. The supervisors who were part of these experiences were trying to change my impact on the team through what I now believe was negative behavior modification.

Before writing about these incidents in one place, I never made the connection about their cumulative impact. I also never thought of my previous supervisors’ leadership as poor, as I was craving their positive feedback. I plan to explore these experiences in a series of blogs. In this blog post, I’ll share the lessons learned from exploring the impact of poor supervision and leadership. This post has been updated to reflect some additional lessons learned.

10 Ways to Age-Proof Your Resume

Job-searching at any age is challenging. But searching for a job after the age of 40, when anti-discrimination protections kick-in, is especially challenging. Learn strategies to age-proof your resume to keep you in the applicant pool longer! In the past, I have written about job-searching and its challenges. But I…

New York Times: Reinventing Workers for the Post-Covid Economy

Read Reinventing Workers for the Post-Covid Economy by Eduardo Porter, from the New York Times, December 1, 2020. Read Students Feel Anxious About COVID-19. Why Aren’t They Turning to Campus Mental Health Resources For Help? by Sara Weissman, from Diverse Issues in Education, November 30, 2020. Read Managing an Underperformer…

Right Here, Right Now: Forgive Yourself All the Things You Don’t Start or Finish

We won’t see growth in ourselves until we practice forgiveness that centers on ourselves. Learn how to forgive yourself all the things you don’t start or finish, right here, right now! Putting together a personal development plan can seem daunting. It can feel overwhelming to put together a list of…

Right Here, Right Now: Realize Your Personal Development Plan Doesn’t Need to Be Perfect

With everything going on in the world right now, how can you put time into a personal development plan? Start thinking about what you can do right here, right now. Kick-off your plans by telling yourself your plans don’t need to be perfect! Putting together a personal development plan can…

Medium.com: Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful

Read Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful by Tara Haelle, from Medium.com, August 16, 2020. Read How to Overcome Classroom Zoom Fatigue by Elizabeth Stone, from Inside Higher Ed, August 19, 2020. Read Are Your D&I Efforts Helping Employees Feel Like They Belong? by Michael…

“…And then, I cried after the closing session…:” Confessions of an Unemployed Professional

Dealing with unemployment can be isolating and professional development opportunities can exacerbate feelings of being alone. Even when surrounded by your peers. Read more about what I learned about the power of being vulnerable and honest about myself.

Harvard Business Review: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

Read That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief, by Scott Barinato from the Harvard Business Review. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday. A year ago, I was working on the manuscript of my book, Tales of a Displaced Worker. I found articles online that described the feelings I had about…

Managing Professional Conferences While Unemployed, or Answering the “Where do you work?” Question

Managing tough questions about long-term unemployment is challenging. Answering the questions at professional conferences is even tougher. Learn strategies for answering some challenging, but oft-repeated, questions when you’re surrounded by peers in your field.

Inside Higher Ed: Is Diversity Moral? Educational?

Read Is Diversity Moral? Educational? by Scott Jaschik, from Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2021. Read Managing a Top Performer Who Alienates Their Colleagues by Rebecca Knight, from Harvard Business Review, April 13, 2021. Read How Job Seekers Can Make Waiting Less Painful by Justin Zackal, From HigherEdJobs.com, April 14, 2021.…

Stop and Check Out this Repost: Extroverts With Social Anxiety – A Rare Sighting?

Introverts experience social anxiety due to their preference of being alone. But what about extroverts? Do they experience social anxiety? This re-post from eCounseling helps clarify the matter! The website eCounseling.com offers a blog called The Couch. From the website: “Insights, how-to’s and guides on improving your mental health with professional…

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