Learning how to manage stress through a conscious process of renewal is important not only for your personal well-being but also for the people you lead.
BiographyJoan Cheverie is the Director, Professional Development for EDUCAUSE. In this capacity, she supports and promotes community collaboration in order to enable EDUCAUSE to design professional programs to advance IT leadership in higher education, with a specific focus on those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions. Prior to this position, she served as a Policy Specialist for the EDUCAUSE Washington Office, which dealt with critical IT policy issues arising both in Washington, D.C., and on campus.
Joan joined EDUCAUSE in 2011 from Georgetown University where she was the Head of Copyright and Rights Management. She previously held positions as head of digital services, head of government documents, and reference librarian. She has also served as a Visiting Program Officer for the Coalition for Networked Information, and she was a 2008 Fellow from the Frye Leadership Institute.
She holds a Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College, a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America, and a second Master's degree from Georgetown University where her thesis was entitled, "The Intellectual Land Grab: How Does the Public Domain Fare in the Networked Environment?".
If an IT organization truly understands the value of both managers and leaders, it will have a greater chance to operate effectively and efficiently in service of its mission to the campus and to students and faculty.
We all have opportunities in our careers to become, like Jon Stewart, a “superboss.”