Leadership in the Digital Age

Social Media with Soul - Is social media ruining our society? Stealing playtime from youth, disrupting productivity at the workplace, giving a microphone to harmful users? Or are we just doing it wrong? What if social media had a bit more soul? Some have said social media is bad for your soul or even killing your soul. However, there are ways to […]
Empowered to Unplug - I teach a course at Florida State University called Leadership in the Digital Age. This course is part of the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies – housed under the Leadership Learning Research Center – which I also serve as a research associate. In my course, I apply the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and […]
#Hired: Digital Reputation Advice for the Class of 2017 - Congrats to the class of 2017! Whether you are graduating with your bachelor’s degree, receiving your masters or even a high school diploma – the job market has changed since you started your program and how you can leverage social tools for your career advancement. This is a good thing!  This is the third year I’ve written […]
Digital Wellness Toolkit for College Students - Technology is part of our lives – every single day. College-aged students have been found to spend upwards to half of their day online. So, the digital leadership education programs I provide to students include skills for healthy technology use. Last year I wrote a post called Cultivating Digital Wellness Skills in College Students, which included […]
Being a Chick in Cyberspace - As the end of Women’s History Month approaches, I am excited to share a blog post I wrote earlier this month at The Digital Leadership Network. I am a founder of this group, which is A collaborative network of working educational professionals who have an invested interest and curiosity in social communication technologies, and their influence […]
A Values-Based Approach to Your Digital Brand - Does the idea of branding yourself feel uncomfortable? Not natural? Too pushy/arrogant? Let’s approach digital branding and reputation from a refreshing perspective. One that is rooted in what already comes naturally to you: your core values. Those tangible and intangible things that are priceless. Work ethic, family, financial security, service to others, etc. These make up […]
Publication Announcement! Going Digital in Student Leadership - Lisa Endersby and I are so excited to share that our co-edited publication, Going Digital in Student Leadership is released!! In addition to serving as the volume co-editor, I also authored one of the seven chapters. When we started this process in the spring of 2015, we had a vision for what this publication could be, […]
Recruiting Participants: #HigherEd Digital Life - In what ways do higher education professionals utilize and participate in digital communication tools? What leadership characteristics are shared by staff who participate in digital communication tools? These are the research questions my colleague, Dr. Brian Bourke at Murray State University and I are exploring in #HigherEd Digital Life. The link for the survey is bit.ly/HigherEdDigitalLife. […]
Meanwhile at ‘Josie and the Podcast’ - If you subscribe to this blog, you might be wondering where I went. It has been some time since my last blog. Without blogging, I’m not sure I would be where I am today in my career. But about two years ago, an idea started to grow. Could I pull off a podcast? A year […]
Digital Leadership Education at Your Campus or Conference - August is a month in higher education that a flurry of training, events, and emotions fill a once quiet campus quad. Surprisingly to some, this time of year is when I miss working full-time on a college campus the most. The energy of student leaders, the excitement of new students and yes even late night events, […]