There's No One Way to Do This Job
A Shutdown Routines Redux
Last week, Dr. Katy Peplin shared a guest post on Shutdown Routines. While she offers a plethora of actionable strategies for wrapping up the workday, what really resonated with me was her recognition that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to being a scholar. It's such a breath of fresh air to hear someone emphasize that not all advice is universally applicable in this profession. How often have you heard guidance from a senior scholar that seemed like you should follow it with some sort of religious faith? This happens far too often, and sometimes their advice is simply, well, bad.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Dr. Peplin’s post, then check it out below:
I want to talk a bit more about advice as dogma, as I think that so much of the advice that circulates comes off as the “right way to do this career.”