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Chances are, it took a mere matter of weeks for the COVID-19 pandemic to throw a major wrench in strategic plans. However, we can’t afford to wait another year before finalizing and implementing bold strategic moves. In fact, revisiting and revising institutional strategy now is perhaps the most important step in ensuring long-term sustainability for our institutions.

No matter a higher education institution’s objective, inevitably it’s silos that seem to get in the way of strategic thinking and planning. In the brief, you will find five silo threats outlined, as well as representative prompts and questions for executive team reflection and cabinet conversation.

Shorter presidential tenures, a rise in no-confidence votes, and increasing public scrutiny of the sector as a whole has placed community college presidents under a microscope that many fear directly inhibit their ability to effectively lead their institutions. Read our insight to learn why the answer to this new leadership reality is an empowered, strategic-leading cabinet.

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