Improving the Performance of Governing Boards

Author: Richard Chait
Publisher: Ace Oryx
ISBN: 9781573560375
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In their highly regarded 1991 book, The Effective Board of Trustees, Chait, Holland, and Taylor identified six skill sets or competencies that differentiate strong governing boards from weak ones. Now they have taken their research to the next level by conducting an in-depth study of how the boards of colleges, universities, and other nonprofit organizations can raise their level of competence. In Improving the Performance of Governing Boards, the authors detail the findings of this multiyear study, and address the topics of effective trusteeship, board development, board cohesion, trustee education, and the improvement of board processes. They also discuss effective ways of responding to the resistance some trustees and institutional leaders exhibit toward board development efforts. All of the recommendations offered in the book have been field tested in real-life environments. The text is enhanced with charts and exhibits, and many revealing quotes from board members who participated in the study appear throughout. Readers will find that this book addresses the questions most frequently raised by institutional leaders and trustees about how to improve the performance of governing boards.

Presidential Leadership

Author: James L. Fisher
Publisher: American Council on Education
ISBN:
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Koch and Fisher have updated and expanded the latter's highly respected 1984 book, Power of the Presidency. In Presidential Leadership, the authors explore the transformational style of leadership in greater depth. This theory is based on a strong, charismatic university president who leads and transforms the university through the power of his or her own vision for the future. The provocative arguments offered throughout the book are based both on empirical studies and on the authors' personal experiences as university presidents. Chapters on total quality management, presidential spouses, and fund raising are new to this edition, as are 11 appendixes offering sample materials for conducting presidential searches.

The Art and Politics of Academic Governance

Author: Kenneth P. Mortimer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275984786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Academic governance is an art form that is inherently political in nature. This is most apparent when the "big issues" of the academy are on the table. In order to survive and be successful, given the external forces affecting their institutions, practitioners of the art of governance are urged to become market-smart, mission-centered, and politically savvy. Only by working in this manner can the key governance partners -- administrators, faculty, and governing boards -- hope to further the academic mission of their institution. Using case studies and relevant lierature, this book ilustrates the challenges to legitimate, shared-governance domains when the routine of the academy is forced to deal with big issues, often brought on by external forces.

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Gender Paradoxien

Author: Judith Lorber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663014835
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mit den Gender-Paradoxien erscheint das wichtigste Buch der in New York lebenden Feministin und Soziologin Judith Lorber in deutscher Sprache. Auf der Grundlage eines sozial-konstruktivistischen Ansatzes zeigt Lorber, wie die Unterschiede zwischen Frauen und Männern ebenso wie die Unterschiede zwischen Hetero- und Homosexuellen in der sozialen Praxis hergestellt und institutionalisiert werden. Dabei wird Gender als soziale Basis-Institution konzeptualisiert, die - vergleichbar den Institutionen Familie, Ökonomie und Religion - das soziale Leben in allen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen grundlegend strukturiert und prägt. Darüber hinaus nimmt Judith Lorber eine kategoriale Differenzierung zwischen Sex, Sexualität und Gender vor. Jede dieser Kategorien ist sozial konstruiert, und jede entzieht sich bei genauerer Betrachtung einer binären Ordnung.Zielsetzung des Buches ist ein Beitrag zur Beseitigung der Ungleichheiten zwischen Männern und Frauen. "Wenn die gender-Ungleichheit abgeschafft werden soll, müssen die gender entweder in jeder Hinsicht völlig gleichgestellt werden oder gender darf nicht länger eine zentrale soziale Kategorie sein, die bestimmt, welcher soziale Status einem Menschen zugewiesen wird."

Erfolgreich f hren f r Dummies

Author: Marshall Loeb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352770597X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teamleitung ist heutzutage nicht mehr nur das Privileg von Managern, Abteilungsleitern oder Pfadfindern. Jeder, der einmal mit Führungsaufgaben betraut war, weiß um die Schwierigkeiten, eine Gruppe zusammen zu halten und zu motivieren. Marshall Loeb und Stephan Kindel zeigen Ihnen, worauf es in solchen Situationen ankommt und wie Sie sie bewältigen können. Lernen Sie Ihr Team zu motivieren, gemeinsame Ziele zu formulieren und sie auch umzusetzen. Sie werden schnell erkennen: Führungsqualitäten kann man lernen!