Category Archives: Higher Ed

B&D 19-20: Improving Leadership Practice (Part 2)

What does it mean to practice reframing? Bolman and Deal (2017) posited this through two questions: “From this perspective, what’s going on?” “And what options does this view suggest?” (p. 409-10) Through the provided case study, Bolman and Deal demonstrate … Continue reading

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B&D 16-18: Improving Leadership Practice (Part 1)

Frames generate scripts, or scenarios, to guide action in high-stakes circumstance. (Bolman & Deal, 2017, p. 323) The four frames are really preferences.  We are capable of operating in all four frames.  I may be more comfortable in the structural … Continue reading

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B&D 12-14: The Symbolic Frame

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts… -Shakespeare, As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII) One of the most symbolic … Continue reading

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B&D 9-11: The Political Frame

In taking the self-assessment, I was shocked that the Political Frame was my second highest percentile (70-79%), but upon reading the description and delving into the chapters, it makes far more sense. In my initial reflection, I felt the reason … Continue reading

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B&D 3-5: The Structural Frame

This is my wheelhouse.  Give me all the numbers, analysis, systems, structures, processes, procedures… According to the leadership assessment conducted in the first class session and my own experience, I know the structural frame is the frame that I operate … Continue reading

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B&D: Chapters 1, 2, & 15

In laying out the premise for the book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, Bolman and Deal (2017) established their four frames (human resources, structural, political, and symbolic) and also indicated two other important issues of leadership: asking the “right” questions … Continue reading

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Cultural Competency Pursuit Capstone (Part 7)

Intersectionality and Privilege. My various identities do not operate in a vacuum.  There are times and places in my life that certain identities resonate more than others.  When I have changed geographic locations from the Mid-Atlantic to the Midwest to … Continue reading

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