Leaders in the Crucible

Author: Stephen James Nelson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897426
Format: PDF
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Is the college presidency merely a position in which one manages bureaucracies, garners wealth, and mediates ideological battles? On the contrary, the author argues that the moral leadership of college presidents is a tradition that the academy must sustain, and he details what can and ought to be expected of the office in the future.

Leaders in the Labyrinth

Author: Stephen J. Nelson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781607096573
Format: PDF, ePub
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Leaders in the Labyrinth sheds light on how presidents conduct the influence and power of their office, especially in the use of their pulpits, how they navigate issues of political correctness, and how they hold the center of the university together, in contentious times and against competing ideological forces. Nelson has formulated a comprehensive image of the tenor, talents, and temperaments essential for todayOs presidency, for those who aspire to assume leadership in the future and for those who select the leaders of our colleges and universities.

Beyond Modernism and Postmodernism

Author: Maurice R. Berube
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897898058
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Some of the 11 essays are new and other previously published. Though written independently, Berube (education, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia) finds that they establish a common theme of the complex relationship of intellect to schooling to culture. Among his topics are the socially conscious un

Leaders in the Crossroads

Author: Stephen James Nelson
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607092492
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leaders in the Crossroads considers two intriguing issues: an exploration of the characteristics that determine success and failure in the academy's top post and the impact of that post on a college. An evaluation of the responsibilities and challenges presidents face, and how they speak and lead, is a fair way to explore realities about college presidents and their successes and failures. How do presidential leadership, rhetoric, and action connect to the fundamental beliefs and values at the foundation of the university? Are presidents able to make a difference, and if so, how do they contribute to the legacy of the university? College presidents are noteworthy leaders in and outside the gates. Deliberations about the success and failure of the presidency, and its obligation to the foundations of the academy generate more questions than answers. However, this inquiry is crucial because it sheds light on the college presidency and on its relationship to the future of the university.

Rethinking the L Word in Higher Education The Revolution of Research on Leadership

Author: Adrianna J. Kezar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787986771
Format: PDF, Docs
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In these times of change and challenge in higher education, pleas for leadership have become frequent. However, the type of leadership required within this new context (of globalization, demographic changes, technological advancement, and questioning of social authority) may call for different skills, requiring a re-education among campus stakeholders if they want to be successful leaders. In the past twenty years, there has been a revolution in the way that leadership is conceptualized across most fields and disciplines. Leadership has moved away from being leader-centered, individualistic, hierarchical, focused on universal characteristics, and emphasizing power over followers. Instead, a new vision has emerged: leadership that is process-centered, collective, context-bound, non-hierarchical, and focused on mutual power and influence processes. This volume summarizes research and literature about new conceptualizations of leadership to inform practice. This is volume 31, number 6, of the ASHE Higher Education Report, a bi-monthly journal published by Jossey-Bass. See our entire list of ASHE Higher Education Report titles for a wide variety of critical issues facing Higher Education today.

Decades of Chaos and Revolution

Author: Stephen J. Nelson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442210826
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Decades of Chaos and Revolution presents an insightful picture of the tension and tumult that today’s presidents of colleges and universities face. These problems stem from the 1960s and 1970s, a time when these issues first arose and their outcomes ultimately shaped the administrations of future presidencies. These ideological battles continue, however, and 21st century presidents are grappling these same issues.

Moral Leadership

Author: Paul J. Olscamp
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847689743
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In Moral Leadership>, Paul J. Olscamp shows how college presidents and trustees can use basic ethical principles to help make moral decisions. Olscamp describes the nature of the college presidency and provides a summary view of western ethical theory, outlining a series of principles relating to morality and obligation.