New presidents should intentionally foster a high-performing leadership team: Opinion

New college and university presidents should spend time creating and sustaining their senior leadership team, writes Laurie Fenlason. In their early days, presidents should focus on positioning their team for success by sharing information about themselves, asking questions about why things are done the way they are, thinking out loud when considering how challenges can be approached, and developing an understanding of how each team member became a leader. “Launched and sustained in a thoughtful way, a senior team is a force multiplier, making your presidency significantly larger—and more professionally and personally sustaining—than the sum of its parts,” writes Fenlason. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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