The Happy Academic
None of us are perfect, and we need to be able to acknowledge that to improve.
When we feel inadequate, we need to better understand the impact of our systems.
How to address microaggressions and discrimination.
Want the summer break you need? Prepare to work at it.
How to embrace fear and courage in your work.
Good ones don’t happen by magic. Aligning expectations in advance and being intentional can help.
Work better by listening more and talking less — not because it is easy, but because it’s valuable.
Canadian academics are prolific, but we must reverse a 60-year trend towards progressively less challenging work.
The career-long coaching that players receive holds lessons for reaching your own work goals.
Exercise your core skills to clear the hurdles of a growing workload.
It offers a vital perspective for career and life decisions.
To thrive in conflict situations: embrace learning and diversity, and grow trust.
Many practices in academia show and reinforce fixed mindsets in ourselves, our workplaces, and in our students.
You didn’t come into academia to do email: use this acrostic tool to attain R-E-D-E-M-P-T-I-O-N and break its hold over you.
Your ego makes you too certain about everything – but this is most harmful when least obvious.
Even though it may be the last thing you want to do: burnout can be an impetus for important personal reflection and action.
A call to stop the collective and damaging madness where we may publish more, but are falling more behind.
As you contemplate 2022, move your learning zone from that which is easy to what is hard: learning about yourself.
Impoverished role-based definitions of leaders are endemic across universities, but we need to reclaim ‘leader’ as a gift word.
The time-work conundrum means you’ll never feel in control of your work or time but that’s okay – it’s what you do that matters most.