Nixon’s Smoking Gun: Is Lying a Necessary Leadership Skill?

By Shannon Gazze On June 17th, 1972, five burglars broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C.  In 2020, we now know they were there at the behest of President Richard M. Nixon based on information obtained from DNC phone taps by G. Gordon Liddy’s Committee to Re-Elect President…

The Future of Learning and Leadership in the Wake of COVID-19

By Christine Nowik Recently, a group called the TPHE Collective advanced ideas about the future of higher education, suggesting that the future for higher education should include “avoiding isolation,” “collaborating with other faculty members,” and “caring for students as whole people.” These arguments align with data I recently collected on faculty members’ experiences during their…

Pennsylvania Education Tax Credit Program Changes Facilitate Discrimination and Block Access

By Julie K. Ambrose, Ph.D. Contact the Author at: Julie.K.Ambrose@gmail.com or https://juliekambrose.wixsite.com/mysite Based on Ambrose, J. K. (2019). Purpose, Policy, Politics and Power: Analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Introduction Drawing upon my doctoral social policy analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement and Opportunity Scholarship Tax…

Taking Better Care of Yourself Could Help You Lead Better in 2020

By Andrew Hughes Let’s be honest, leadership is not easy. In fact, effective leadership often requires us to make personal sacrifices, deliver unpopular decisions, and perform consistently under a high level of stress. How do we, as leaders, take care of our own well-being while enduring constant change and giving our best selves to our…

Rhetorical Empathy as a Leadership Tool

By Christine M. Nowik Leaders spend much of their time communicating with others with varying degrees of success (Riggio, Riggio, Salinas, & Cole, 2003). Effective communication is a hallmark of good leadership and is associated with greater employee satisfaction, collaboration, and identification with an organization (Kim & Rhee, 2011), specifically two-way communication that fosters mutual…

Leadership Case Study: Understand the Roots of Corruption in Bell, California

By Ehap Alahmed In 2010, a massive level of corruption was discovered in Bell, California. Robert Rizzo, the city’s Chief Administrator Officer, made $1.5 million in total compensation annually, and four of the city’s five Councilmembers earned nearly $100,000 per year. The money was extracted from (a) raising property taxes; (b) issuing bonds for imaginary…

Lack of Women in Law Enforcement

By Kacy Crowley In the United States, women have been disproportionately underrepresented in the law enforcement field for decades. The following case study will explore the history of women in law enforcement while addressing the current statistical data highlighting the underrepresentation and undervaluation of women police officers in our society. I will address several feminist…

Women Leaders: A Strategic Advantage

Christine M. Nowik is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She serves as the department chair of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World summit, recently shared her perspectives on leadership in “What Happens when Women Stop Leading like Men.”…