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Effectively leading/managing

I enjoyed this course! It was a great reminder of ways to utilize resources within my institution and the refocusing of priorities & objectives.

Clarify, Communicate, Assign, Assess, and Reward

These five components will take your strategic planning process, your plan itself, and your team to success.

  1. Clarify - Make every piece of the plan plain and clear through definitions and simplifying terms and plan components.
  2. Communicate - Don't only communicate - communicate effectively. Ask for feedback to ensure that teams understand the communication.
  3. Assign - Create RACI matrices or some tool to assign tasks/duties/responsibilities and to track assignments.
  4. Assess - Involve team members in assessment and review so they authentically know the outcomes of their hard work.
  5. Reward - Celebrate the wins and brainstorm the losses. This may look
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No Judgment

I learned that everyone should share their own ides even though it may be different from yours and something that you may not agree with.

Problem Solving

First point is Define the Problem 

Systematic group dynamics for problem solving

Structured, systematic group management is better than intuitive trial and error at accomplishing consensus and creating actual change.  How to get many indiviiduals to cooperate rather than compete.


Problem Solving

To put the problem in print to see, then build from inside out for solution by going thru steps.

Enjoyed this Lesson

I would recommend to any admissions rep. This was a great course 


Brainstorming is ideal for challenging situations


Solving with creativity


Plan to be more calm and gather more info with a plan and check back

Action Plan

Great tutorial!  

My action plan is to incorporate of lot of these strategies into my day-to-day whirlwind.  When managing people, it's always important to reinvest into your human capital.


It must be a multi-faceted approach to meet the critical components to be successful.

Problem solving

Managers allgiven the task of problem solving and as uch they must understand what i the root cause and adjunctive cause of work place problems. Determining the cause allows for planning stregies to solve the problem. Causes of problem quickly assist us in settling disputes and problem which will stem off crises.

Great Information

Very similar to practices learned in organizational behavior. 

Fostering Innovative Work Environment

Think clearly! The more logically one thinks, the less likely they take other people's word on issues as evidence of truth.

Creative Thinking and Idea Generation

We are all creative! It's important to find a smaller issue to reason through within the larger problem.  Reason through a problem before making a final decision. 

Problem Solving

To solve a problem effectively, one must define the problem and get to it's root cause first. Depend on facts and not assumptions. 

Identifying the Solution

Knowing the end results, and identifying specific areas that need to be met to meet said result, is a great approach. 

Great Info

Always beneficial to work strategically versus from a hunch or status quo. 

Working Together

Always an advantage to identifying the problem, gather facts from all involved, discussing the issues, finding alignment on course of action, and excuting to resolve as a team.