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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How Digital Transformation Will Shape Higher Education Practices Post-Post-Pandemic

April 28, 2022

written by Rick Bailey

The pandemic helped us see that the digital transformation of everyday experiences is suitable for achieving what we may have previously regarded as possible primarily in-person. Face-to-face has taken on new meaning as we have identified the power for digital experiences.

Good Power

February 16, 2022

written by Rick Bailey

I hope I don’t quickly forget the thrill of being in a room with all my colleagues for the first time. The RHB team met in December in Indianapolis for the first time in more than two years. Bear in mind, we’ve added a good share of our team since COVID began. Consequently, this was…Read more

How to Diagnose and Soothe Strategic Planning Fears

August 25, 2021

written by Rick Bailey

The study of 108 strategic plans that my colleagues Drs. Aimee Hosemann and Rob Zinkan conducted this year couldn’t be more timely. Their review of plans from public and private colleges and universities representing all 50 states occurred during one of the most disruptive years in world history, and certainly one of the most pivotal…Read more

What Makes a Strategic Plan “Strategic”?

July 15, 2021

written by Rob Zinkan

In an effort to better understand the dynamics and components of strategic plans across higher ed, we undertook a detailed study of more than 100 active strategic plans. The study endeavored to capture a current plan from one private and one public four-year institution in each state, whenever possible. This executive summary is designed to introduce participants in strategic planning processes to important concepts and actions that lead to effective and collaborative strategic plans.

Take a Break with Our Annual Summer Reading List

June 9, 2021

written by Rob Zinkan

Summer reading can be so recharging—a time when we savor the most special and most diverting books. Here, we recommend books that are moving, challenging, engrossing and motivating, ranging from science fiction to takes on Coco Chanel, racism and the church, taking charge of your life and even some inspiration for higher ed professionals. These…Read more

Imagine Voraciously: A Brief Excerpt

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

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