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The urgent and the important

Distinguishing between the urgent and the important, and having the discipline to work on important tasks that aren't urgent, is a critical and difficult task. »


When I was appointed Department Chair, I promised my colleagues I would be "teachable". What does that mean and why does it matter? »

The disappearing department chair: Why boundaries and inaccessibility are essential

Counter to the usual narrative in higher ed, being less accessible is the key to doing our best work. »

Being department chair, round 2

I'll be sticking around as department chair for the entire year. Here are three first impressions of the job. »

Three things I learned as (interim) department chair

I was unexpectedly made chair of my department for two months this summer. Here's three things I learned from the experience. »