Carlos Santiago, CEO Hispanic College Fund Inc., discusses how constructive criticism can help any organization, even in the relatively slow-moving academic world. Students are driving positive changes as they bring their skills and expectations into colleges and universities, which are working to move forward to ensure students have the skills they need.
Do not try to apply past recipes without first learning about the organization you are leading, Dr. Carlos Santiago suggests. This academic CEO states that understanding the organization is the first step to becoming a successful leader.
Afterwards, leaders must articulate a clear vision, which should be shared by many stakeholders, and finally remain focused in order to accomplish the plans behind the vision.