The things University leaders really dread most about the new academic year. Part 2. Senior Management Meetings

But it’s often rather more mundane issues that fill leaders with dread, such as… Senior Team meetings Do you see an hour long (or longer?) meeting in your diary – perhaps on a Monday morning – labelled Senior team meeting and feel a sense of resignation? Do you know that the meeting isn’t really working […]

A seven-step approach to problem solving with your team.

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As a leader, you won’t be undertaking all the work that is required at each stage but it’s your job to set out process by which you would like your colleagues to tackle the problem. The seven-step process to dealing with complex problems can be summarised as follows: 1. Definition – Establish exactly what the […]

How to respond to budget cuts.

Even in those institutions not making cuts there is likely to be an atmosphere that discourages requests for additional budget – a culture of ‘austerity’. So what is the responsible approach as a leader when you are asked to make cuts to your budget? 1. Focus on performance You were recruited to deliver impact in […]

The things University leaders really dread most about the new academic year. Part 1. Their diaries.

But it’s often rather more mundane issues that fill leaders with dread, such as… The diary As you look ahead to September and October, does your heart sink as you see day after day already booked up with meetings? Will the pace will be relentless until Xmas? Days of back to back meetings followed by […]

What’s in a company name?

So why did we chose Halpin Partnership as our name? Halpin Partnership is named after the late Dr Les Halpin. As a statistician Les understood the need for high quality data analysis and market insight to inform business planning and improve business processes.