Presidents must learn to embrace ambiguity: Opinion


In an editorial for University Business, Robert Johnson (Western New England University) discusses how presidents must change their strategies for a working climate where “ambiguity is the new norm.” Johnson writes that students today are being educated for jobs that are not yet in existence and are being trained with skills to solve problems that have not yet been identified. Similarly, leaders must be nimble, collaborative, and divergent thinkers to thrive in their roles. Johnson encourages leaders to embrace personalization that meets student needs, adapt an attitude of receptiveness to new ideas and a willingness to use data, develop financial acumen, and possess the passion needed to be a good leader.

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