Insights

When we’re not actively solving higher education challenges, we’re thinking about them.

And writing about them. And reading about them. And talking about them. Collected here are the insights and resources that we’ve developed to help inspire colleges and universities toward greater relevance, including blog posts, white papers, presentations, videos and worksheets.

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Sheep, Lions, and Your Institution’s Self

August 25, 2021

written by Ken Anselment

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of driving on I-80 through Iowa, as I did when I took my daughter back for her second year of college, you know that the long, rolling road is abundant not only with views of corn and soybeans, but opportunities for the mind to wander. Mine wandered right to…Read more

Imagine Voraciously: A Brief Excerpt

June 9, 2021

written by Rick Bailey

Here’s an introduction to Rick Bailey’s latest book, Imagine Voraciously, to whet your appetite for more. This new workbook dives into the beauty of imagination, offers inspirational insight and includes a variety of questions and exercises to explore by yourself or with your team. Books are available through RHB and you can own one by…Read more

Relationships, People! Focusing on Personal Relationships Yields Revenue

April 14, 2021

written by Rick Bailey

Either because of or in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, this academic year seems to have flown by. I’m finding it difficult to believe we are just weeks away from fiscal year’s end. Because I began my career in the development office of my alma mater, my heart still races a bit the closer we…Read more

Ship Metaphors and Storytelling With Your Board

written by Ken Anselment

Ready for your board meeting? Part 2 of 3 I’ve been having this recurring dream. I’ve just clicked the red “Leave Meeting” button, which teleports me from a call with our predictive modeling consultant (whose predictions in a dataset without precedent have all the solidity of a cumulus cloud), and drops me into the Excel…Read more

The Joys of Strategic Planning (Yes, We Mean ‘Joy’)

April 1, 2021

written by Aimee Hosemann

If we told you that there are plenty of reasons to feel quite positively about higher education strategic planning, you might not believe us. And, yet, it’s the truth. Maybe it wouldn’t even cross your mind to wonder if it could be a positive experience beyond something to grit your way through every time there’s a…Read more

The End of the Office…as a Naming Convention

written by Rob Zinkan

In my ongoing series of conversations with senior marketing leaders this academic year, we’ve discussed—among many topics—the dynamics of leading a remote team. While some VPs have been in the office periodically, rotating days on campus with other members of the cabinet, their teams continue to work remotely. For some teams, this scenario is indefinite;…Read more

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