Assessing the Conundrum

A year ago, the theme for the April 2020 issue of Lawlor Focus was “Make a Calculated Pivot." As we reminded members of the higher education…

Greening of Higher Education

Spring is here! We have all sprung forward, and for so many working in the higher education sector there is an increasing sense of new opportunities…
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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…

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.…

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…
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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,…

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…

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…

Mastering the Art of Juggling

Last month, we noted that all of us are in a real conundrum and full of uncertainty about what we should do now to plan for tomorrow. As we all…

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…

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…

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…