John Graff of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP is a nationally recognized higher education attorney with extensive experience advising colleges and universities on matters unique to higher education, including Title IX compliance, investigations and litigation; advice and audit representation in U.S. Department of Education Clery Act compliance reviews; and all matters related to student affairs operations. John also provides logistical consulting to campus law enforcement agencies throughout the country concerning all aspects of police operations. Visit us online: www.hrwlawyers.com
Ego, The Sleeping Tiger
John discusses the impact of a leader’s or teammate’s ego upon an objective, distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy ego, and discussing the ways a dangerous ego manifests itself. To frame the issue, John discusses the role ego played in the thinking of one of the most infamous spies in American history.
USA v. Robert Philip Hanssen: Affidavit in Support of Criminal Complaint, Arrest Warrant and Search Warrant".
What made the American turncoat tick?
The Inside Story: Robert Hanssen’s Psychiatrist Reveals Secrets of the KGB Super Spy
Return, and Revenge: What Leaders Need to Know About Revenge and Cancel Mindset
Higher Ground is back! John talks about:
A pause from all things digital, including social media and the show, and the decision to continue Higher Ground; The amazing NACUA 2023 Annual Conference; The psychology of revenge; and The impact of revenge and cancel mindset on team performance. Media Links:
The Way You Climb a Mountain Matters
John reflects back on leadership and life perspective lessons learned after nearly two years of the pandemic and while we are still not out of the woods.
Don't Be Fooled w/ Melinda Latas
John discusses big picture Clery Act compliance thinking and leadership with Melinda Latas, Director of Systemwide Clery and Campus Safety Compliance for the Cal State University system. Melinda has extensive knowledge and experience managing Clery compliance issues; has worked in student affairs; and holds a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, an M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, and a B.S. from Texas A&M. John and Melinda talk about managing Clery Act compliance efforts in a way that empowers campus professionals to have confidence and encourages them to avoid being fooled into thinking that room for improvement indicates impending doom if audited by the Department of Education. Although focused on a higher ed topic, the leadership principals discussed carry over into any effort.
Drama is Deadly (Part 2)
John discusses some psychological factors and indicators of unhealthy drama, and provides suggestions on strategies to mitigate the impact of unhealthy drama on your workplace, school, team, or project.
Drama is Deadly
Drama left unchecked in an organization can be lethal to survival of team, mission, individual, or all of those. John discusses the instinctive human drive toward drama and its dangerous impact on collaboration against the backdrop of literature, history, and Guns N Roses’ debut album Appetite for Destruction.
WARNING: Although the episode contains no profanity, it does contain a gritty discussion about the addictive realities of drama through comparison to drug addiction.
Excellent podcast. Professional & informative. Will be following!
I enjoy listening but noticed so far there’s a lack of female podcasters invited.
Not a lawyer. But went to school. Taught school. Listened to first podcast and was mesmerized! Looking forward to number 2.