What’s Dennis Reading? 2016-17

April 24, 2017  Change in Higher Education: Understanding and Responding to Individual and Organizational Resistance Despite the many nuances underlying resistance to change, the root issues revolve around power, control, and vulnerability – Research and Education Reports Breaking the Second-Generation Glass Ceiling The need for new perspectives on leadership and management in higher education has…

What’s Dennis Reading? 2015-16

            July 5, 2016 “Between the World and Me” In a series of letters to his son, author Ta-Nehisi Coates explores personal and historical events that depict how race in America has shaped the country’s history and current climate. — Ta-Nehisi Coates June 6, 2016 The First Amendment on Campus: A Handbook…

What’s Dennis Reading? – 4/29/15

The University’s Crisis of Purpose by Drew Gilpin Faust, The New York Times Colleges and universities in America have continually struggled to keep up with the demands expected of them, including the abilities to be practical as well as transcendent and to both add value and question values. These conflicting expectations have, in recent decades,…

What’s Dennis Reading? – 4/15/15

It’s the Weekend! Why Are You Working? by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats, Harvard Business Review Many people work on weekends, despite being scolded by friends or family, because they enjoy it and view it as a productivity high. However, research shows that most people overdo it and it can be more costly than they…

What’s Dennis Reading? 4/1/15

Open innovation – the future of R&D collaboration by Jeff Connolly, Monash Magazine Albert Einstein said, “problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” To foster collaboration and innovative thinking, delve into the internet for a universal platform of accessing, sharing and developing knowledge. Open collaboration enables and delivers superior innovation,…

What’s Dennis Reading? – 3/18/15

The 7 Attributes of CEOs Who Get Social Media by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, Harvard Business Review Leaders are increasingly expected to have a strong social media presence. Yet many still view social media as a broadcast channel, not as a way to connect. The seven attributes of CEOs who get social media are…

What’s Dennis Reading? – 2/25/15

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware by Anthony K. Tjan, Harvard Business Review Tjan argues you can’t be a good leader without self-awareness. How does one become more self-aware? He suggests meditation, writing down your key plans and priorities, taking psychometric tests, asking trusted friends and getting regular feedback at work. The Future of Higher Education by Janna Anderson, Jan…