Category Archives: Leadership Toolbox

Leadership Toolbox: Storytelling

By | January 10, 2019

[January 10, 2019]  Tell a story and people will listen; give them a bunch of facts, and they will run away.  The power of storytelling, especially for an experienced leader, is arguably one of the most effective means to communicate a message. “Storytelling has a narcotic power.” – Robert Harris, a modern English novelist The power of storytelling… Read More »

Leadership Toolbox: Measures of Effectiveness

By | October 19, 2018

[October 19, 2018]  Last week, I attended a strategy meeting with a local college to discuss innovative and, presumably, better ways to accomplish its mission.  With declining enrollment and resources drying-up, they were interested in what others outside academic life had to say.  One of my questions was what were the college’s Measures of Effectiveness.1 I was assured… Read More »