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Weekly Wisdom 4/17/23 - Michael Sorrell

Bridget Burns, CEO of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with Dr. Michael Sorrell, president at Paul Quinn College and a frequent guest on the Weekly Wisdom Podcast. President Sorrell talks about good and bad examples of leadership, showing vulnerability, finding work-life balance, the best way to deliver bad news, and DIY executive professional development. Topics include:

  • Takeaways from leaders who understand people and power, and also from leaders who don't lead effectively

  • The importance of leaders showing their humanity to those who follow them

  • A necessary strategy for building personal time into a high-pressure job
Helping others maintain perspective during a crisis

  • Seeking and accepting critical feedback through informal peer reviews

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