The “I” vs. “We” Balance: Highlighting Your Collaborative Prowess When Interviewing

Collaboration as a leadership tool is undoubtedly at the top of every search committee’s list of essential skills required for a senior-level higher education administrator. Yet in an interview setting, candidates for these top roles frequently struggle to strike the right “I” vs. “We” balance when sharing their experiences leading collaborative initiatives. In this article, WittKieffer’s Jen Meyers Pickard advises leadership candidates on how to strike the right balance, crediting oneself and others at the same time.

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