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Hunting Antelope, Not Field Mice, in the Academy...

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Hi there Reader,

Hope this finds you thriving and ready to tackle the big stuff.

Here are a few quick reads and resources for forward-thinking leaders in higher education.

Hunt Antelope, Not Field Mice

Sparked by Newt Gingrich's insights on strategic focus, this article is powerful recalibration of prioritization.

For us in academia: Are we chasing monumental goals that shift paradigms, or getting sidetracked by minutiae?

This read is a great reminder for anyone aiming to lead with impact over busywork. Read Tim’s insights here.

Revolutionizing Post-Grad Outcomes with Data

I’ve been meshing Chat GPT with Bureau of Labor Statistics and institutional data to supercharge how we approach post-graduate outcomes.

Take a peek at how we’re making Outcomes data work smarter, not harder: See the breakthrough in action.

How AI is Transforming Higher Ed Pedagogy

From providing customized learning pathways that adapt to individual student needs to streamlining administrative tasks, AI is making education more effective and accessible.

This insightful article discusses the significant benefits and addresses the challenges of integrating AI into educational systems, ensuring educators are equipped to enhance their teaching methods and engage students more profoundly. AI in Education.

Getting More from Your Most Valuable Asset: People

McKinsey’s latest sheds light on the moves that matter in talent management—vital for any institution focused on serious ROI from its human capital.

Great reading/reminder for making informed, impactful decisions in talent strategy: Explore McKinsey’s findings.

Stay sharp and let these insights fuel your next big move.

As always, I'm here to chat through any of these ideas or to brainstorm ways to apply them to your unique challenges.


-Mike O’Connor

O'Connor & Associates

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