I really enjoyed reading the article titled How is innovation taught? It reminded me of how important it is to continue doing what I do even though being innovative and creative is often challenged in the academic setting of higher education. Coming from the professional world and having had a career in which I managed hundreds of employees at a time it’s often quick whit and humor that have saved me from dire situations. The same can be said for higher education.
One sentence in the article talks about sidestepping the corporate ladder in exchange for academia. However, coming from the corporate world I find myself sidestepping academia and relying on corporate intuition. A lot of things in general just don’t make sense in how things function here but allowing my sense of humor to live free is one of the only things that’s allowed me to last this long!