Entries by Brendan Mayer

Coming Out of the Cold

February is always a time of year that prompts us to stop and “smell the roses” and contemplate the months ahead with warm thoughts about the immediate future and ideally, […]

Hopeful for 2021

To launch the new year, Lawlor Advisory fielded a survey inviting our higher education clients to share their hopes and aspirations for 2021. Many of the “I wish…” statements reflect […]

A New Tomorrow Awaits

2020 — a year to remember and one we will never forget. In a bit of irony, the term 20/20 vision references normal vision acuity where clarity is clear and […]

A Reflective Moment

Thanksgiving 2020 may be a lasting memory for everyone in light of the times. Uncertainty—along with the constant testing of our mind, body, and spirit—is fostering epic moments of self-reflection […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Last month Lawlor Advisory fielded a client survey on the 2019-20 recruitment cycle to capture top-of-mind highlights and challenges. Respondents noted the many positive personal traits that came to the […]

What Now? What’s Next?

During the peak of the depression in 1936, poet Carl Sandburg wrote his famous poetry book The People, Yes, which according to reviews “lauded the perseverance of all people.” Needless to say, perseverance is now […]

We Are in a Conundrum

What do we do now as we plan for tomorrow? This is a lingering question impacting all organizations and individuals, particularly those involved with higher education—students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, and […]

Now is the Time to DO

Author and activist James Baldwin so eloquently noted, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” He also shared this comment: […]

Adapting to Meet the Challenge

The confidence to do—and in many cases, differently, is the new challenge facing everyone in college and university communities. As Chronicle reporter Lee Gardner recently wrote, “While it’s true that […]

Make a Calculated Pivot

Everyone associated with colleges and universities today is facing a marketplace situation that is a catalyst for creating innovative and relevant solutions that are wanted and needed despite so many […]