What You Missed at the 2015 AMA Analytics With Purpose Conference

This week I had the privilege to attend Analytics With Purpose, the third annual conference sponsored by the American Marketing Association. Over 200 attendees gathered in San Diego to hear business leaders talk about using data to personalize marketing, understand marketing analytics, conduct unstructured text analysis, build a marketing mix model, and lead a data-centered […]

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Lessons From A Month Of Guest Bloggers

The blog has been pretty silent lately, especially in comparison to all of the amazing posts that were published in January. That’s because you all tired me out! Well, sort of. After posting 31 posts in January, 28 of which came from guest bloggers, I’ve had some time to rest, reflect, and think about my Resolve […]

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Unwritten Rules of Student Affairs

“Though leadership is universally accepted as a cure for all organizational ills, it is also widely misunderstood. Many views of leadership fail to recognize its relational and contextual nature and its distinction from power and position. Shallow ideas about leadership mislead managers. A multiframe view provides a more comprehensive map of a complex and varied […]

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Share Your Work

In the world of work, there’s work—what you were hired to do and what you tell curious relatives and people at cocktail parties, and then there is work—what you do every day. To you, this might seem boring. To me, well, let’s just say that my job didn’t exist five years ago and it’s changing […]

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Question the Unquestionable

Are you sure you know the story of David and Goliath? I don’t mean if you know moral of the story, or that David was small, and Goliath big. I mean—are you sure you truly understand the story given the information at hand? In his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of […]

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Write More—For Your Eyes Only (Journal Writing 101)

Maybe you kept a diary as a teenager or you experimented with scrapbooking in college. Perhaps you tinkered with blogging in its early days or tried a gratitude or prayer journal. Or – very likely – you haven’t done any of these things and you’re not keen on adding any extra writing or work to […]

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Practice Mindfulness Meditation & Lose 10 Pounds

No. Not really. I just wanted to get your attention. I can’t promise that you’ll lose weight by practicing mindfulness meditation, but it does carry other noticeable benefits that make it worth the 10-15 minutes per day that the practice requires. Before we get to the benefits, a bit of background My Experience With Mindfulness […]

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Stay Relevant As Your Priorities Change

As I have participated in online communities or even have talks with my own supervisor, I have often felt that I have veered off my path to reach my career goals. When I started working in higher education a decade ago, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to accomplish and a timeline […]

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Choose Your Definition of Success

Often in January, we find ourselves reflecting and then setting goals for the coming year. It is natural to reflect when something ends and to set goals when something new begins. At the end of the year, I reflect on the highs and the lows. And in the digital age, our social media platforms will […]

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See Students As Individuals

This year I am challenging myself, and you as a higher education professional, to stop thinking of students solely by their segmented populations. I am reminding myself to practice what I preach; to look at each student as a unique individual, with distinct characteristics and a story of their own. Rather than saying that a student […]

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