Category: Leadership


#ThisIsSaybrook

As a non-profit, private, regionally accredited institution conceived in 1964, Saybrook University reimagines higher education.

By Saybrook University President Nathan Long, Ed.D. I have had some significant time to think about a great deal with respect to our wonderful Saybrook University. As a non-profit, private, regionally accredited institution conceived in 1964 and officially launched in the mid-1970s, the original idea put forward by established scholars like Rollo May, Abraham Maslow,… Read more »

Wanted: Stories about LIOS Graduates Making A Difference

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Dan Leahy, Associate Dean of LIOS Graduate College By Dan Leahy Associate Dean of LIOS Graduate College With the proliferation of polarities rampant today, I’m rather fond of some of the “flash mob” videos that periodically show up on You Tube, particularly the ones in public spaces (the commons) that involve orchestras and choirs playing… Read more »

Inspiration and the Sky

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Inspiration and the Sky Gotta testify, come up in the spot looking extra fly, For the day I die, I’mma touch the Sky”  Kanye West, “Touch the Sky”   In life, we have no control over what inspires us. Inspiration can come from many different sources. I have been inspired by many unusual sources. When… Read more »

Courage to Lead

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The following is an excerpt from Dr. Shelley Drogin’s remarks at the recent LIOS Graduate College graduation in June 2011: In a recent planning meeting with the Dean of LIOS Judy Heinrich and Organizational Systems Chair Mark Jones, we were reminded of one of the great educators, Parker Palmer. Parker wrote a book and founded a program called”… Read more »

The Overwhelming Life of a LIOS Graduate Student

by Marcus Berley LIOS student Life as a graduate student is often overwhelming.  Take a busy schedule, limited finances, and a daunting reading list, and add in whatever major life transition you are experiencing at the moment, such as a divorce, a death in the family, or a newborn baby.  Now, go write a sound,… Read more »

Leadership: Following what Arises

By Diane Moore A definition of leadership is emerging in my thinking based on several recent encounters with leaders who might not think of themselves as such. I began graduate school at LIOS in part because I was inspired by a few graduates who awoke in me a sense of “I want that!” They had… Read more »

Bin Laden’s Death: Celebration or Wake-up Call?

by David Franklin This just in: Bin Laden has finally been killed. I start to see the reaction amongst many people in the West: celebration, rejoicing, time to party, “it’s about time he got what was coming to him.” Somehow, I get the feeling he (and many other people he was aligned with) were thinking… Read more »

Welcome to the LIOS Graduate College Blog

Welcome to a new venue where this dynamic and unique community that we call LIOS can be explored and discovered.   In true LIOS fashion, we will see what emerges out of the distinct corners of our community.  As an institution that has been around for over 40 years, we have the ability to tap a wide variety of voices, ideas… Read more »