Becoming a healing leader: Opinion

August 16, 2021
Academic leaders should strive to be healers, writes Annmarie Caño, who describes a variety of ways that postsecondary leaders can be healers in their institutions. Caño explains that leaders must observe and assess the feelings of those they work with, validate the experiences of others, and make time to conduct wellness checks. The author also encourages leaders to prioritize their own healing to combat fatigue. “[I]f part of our job is to develop and sustain the vitality of our units, then we also need to care about the health and wellness of our people as they work to create a healthy future for themselves and for others,” writes Caño. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)