The current trend for blaming a single individual for a college’s troubles is awful.
Not only is it toxic for talent management as leaders ask, “Why would I want to step into the firing line?”, it’s also perfect ammunition for the government spending money elsewhere.
In her recent speech to the Association of Colleges, Anne Milton said there were too many colleges in “severe financial constraints that could have been avoided with good leadership”. She won’t blame her government, so she kicks the ball back into the institutions’ half.
And while it is simpler for us to blame an individual, ...