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Posts About Strategy (5)

Succession Planning and Leadership Development

February 5 2019

We have observed two trends in virtually every institution from a leadership perspective.

Creating a Shared Vision Part 2: The President and the Board

January 29 2019

Excerpt from "PIVOT: A Vision for the New University"

Creating a Shared Vision: The President and the Board

January 24 2019

Excerpt from "PIVOT: A Vision for the New University"

Why Pivot? An Introduction from Co-Author Joanne Soliday

January 15 2019

From Joanne Soliday, "PIVOT" co-author and higher education veteran

Why Pivot? An Introduction from Co-Author Mark Lombardi, Ph.D.

January 7 2019

From Mark Lombardi, "PIVOT" co-author and President of Maryville University.


December 31 2018

The decision to bring in an outside consultant is a big one. After all, an institution is most likely to consider a consultant when they are facing a great challenge or on the precipice of a great...

5 Areas for Pivoting in the New University

December 28 2018

We believe—and have seen in action—key areas around which pivots happen. We believe these pivot points offer the most significant opportunities for institutional transformation and carry the greatest...

Pivot: A vision for the New University

December 26 2018

The news sure looks bad: rapidly shifting student demographics, the ever-increasing speed of technological innovation, and extreme legislative and public pressure are squeezing colleges and...

5 Ways to Activate Leadership

May 8 2018

Contributors: EMMA JONES, MICHELLE SAMUELS-JONES & Matthew Trent Trainum, Ed.D. We know that leaders in today’s higher education landscape must be comfortable with disruption, adaption, and “failing...

Higher Ed Mergers: First Option or Last Resort?

April 25 2018

By Tim Fuller " Colleges are like newspapers , brick-and-mortar retail stores or manufacturers of internal combustion engines . The disruption that defines our era threatens us all. " Credo's work...

20 Questions for Strategic Planning Readiness

March 26 2018

BY MATTHEW TRENT TRAINUM, ED.D. When is the right time to undergo a new strategic planning process? Is it when the old plan expires? Or perhaps when a new president arrives? Or should it be when the...