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Weekly Wisdom 5/2/22 - M. Brian Blake

Bridget Burns, CEO of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with M. Brian Blake, President of Georgia State University as he approaches his one-year anniversary of leading the institution. Dr. Blake talks about how his early private sector career shaped his approach to academic leadership, the guidance and opportunities that he's offering his students, and managing the perceptions around a job well done. Topics include:


  • The similarities between industry and academia
  • A four-pillar strategy for the shared aspirations of Georgia State
Human connections as the X factor in any strategy
The importance of high-quality deliverables
  • Recommended reading for any future president

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