by Debra McGaughey – Houston Community College – Houston, TX
NCMPR’s new DEI committee was born out of the nation’s fervent call for social justice in 2020. What is especially good about NCMPR’s DEI committee is its own diversity and intensive focus on the matter at hand. This committee has members from all over the nation. And it seems these members want to enact change not just because it’s good for their colleges, but because it’s the right thing to do for humanity.
by Ellen Davis – Temple College – Temple, TX
I work for a president who is almost 20 years younger than me. I don’t know where she learned her leadership skills, but all I can say is that I am very grateful to have her as my president.
Gallup (which runs CliftonStrengths) dives deep into how to maximize each of your strengths and how to work around it if particular strengths are a “lesser theme” for you (Gallup never talks about weakness or being bad at anything). Not seeing “Maximizer” as a top five strength doesn’t mean someone doesn’t strive for excellence – it just means that they may not be as selective about how they direct their energy.READ MORE
I recently took a DiSC classic assessment test. The revelations from this most recent DiSC assessment made me think about my role as NCMPR president.READ MORE
I’ve been working in marketing for more than 27 years, and I’m still learning new things. Heck, I still enjoy taking on new challenges, even when I’m in unfamiliar territory.
NCMPR often presents me with new challenges, allowing me the opportunity to grow in directions I never expected. I find myself taking on tasks I never thought I could, with constant encouragement from my peers.
Recently, I watched a Tony Hsieh, (CEO of Zappos) presentation. The presentation left me feeling inspired and excited. It also got me to reflect more deeply about the culture at Oakland Community College. Have you asked yourself that question – What is the culture at your college?READ MORE