Administrator reflects on the 13 lessons learned in management

August 4, 2016

In a reflection on his own experiences in a first management post, Fred Schwarzbach of the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the 13 management lessons that he learned “the hard way.” These lessons include learning how to listen after a career as a professor, avoiding snap decisions, bringing solutions to supervisors instead of problems, and remembering that it is the students that all of management have in common. Schwarzbach concludes that one of the most important things is to ensure that you take the time for a hobby or life outside the office: “Your primary job, in fact, is to stay sane enough to respond to the madness on your desk.” Chronicle of Higher Education