I was asked to speak about “Democratizing Transformation” at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) last week. I appeared in a general session and was introduced by a lifelong friend who has worked as a marketing strategy consultant for many institutions. He described himself as my Sherpa – there to help get me down from the mountain that I was about to climb.
Without a doubt one of the most interesting experiences of recent memory. The most interesting question from a college President “The things that you are discussing are viewed as “risky” on my campus. What do you recommend that we do?” Seeking to maintain a tone of respect – “if you find it valuable to come to a talk about transformation, haven’t you already seen risk in the status quo?”