Searching for Higher Education Leadership:Advice for Candidates and Search Committees Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Jean A. Dowdall
´´Colleges and universities constitute a special type oforganization; and their complex mission, dynamics, personnelstructures, and values require a distinct set of understandings andskills to lead and manage them well.´´ --From the Preface In Reframing Academic Leadership, Lee G. Bolman and JoanV. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative andpragmatic guide for * Crafting dynamic institutions where the whole is greater thanthe sum of the parts * Creating campus environments that facilitate creativity andcommitment * Forging alliances and partnerships in service of themission * Building shared vision and campus cultures that unite andinspire * Serving the larger goals of the academy and society Throughout the book, the authors integrate powerful conceptualframeworks with rich and compelling real-world cases to supportacademic leaders searching for the best in themselves and in theirinstitutions. The book tackles thorny issues such as buildinginstitutional clarity and capacity, managing conflict, coping withdifficult people, partnering with the boss, and developingleadership resilience. Following in the tradition of Bolman and Deal´s classicReframing Organizations, Bolman and Gallos emphasize apragmatic approach. They tease out the unique challenges andopportunities in academic leadership and provide ideas, tools, andencouragement to help higher education leaders see more clearly,feel more confident, and become more skilled and versatile inhandling the vicissitudes of daily life. Reframing AcademicLeadership is the resource for those seeking to understand,develop, and manage colleges and universities.
Use these powerful techniques to improve and enhance your leadership skills immediately! This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to awaken, utilize, and maximize the natural leadership potential that you possess. Leadership opportunities are not just confined in the workplace. Each day, in common life situations, a couple of leadership opportunities actually present themselves to you. To be a leader is to be responsible for your domain, whether that is the office, your team, your business, your field of study, your home, or your neighborhood. Contrary to what most people believe, leadership doesn´t come from a position, a title, or even a crown. It is not who you are that makes you a leader. It´s what you do, and more importantly, it´s how you do it. Each time you make a decision about your life, you practice leadership. You actually become a leader each time you influence someone toward a certain path. Through this book, you will learn the true definition of leadership, the common misconceptions, and the most valuable qualities of a true leader. The ancient model of command and control leadership is growing less and less applicable in modern work environments. The current trend is knocking down organizational structure. It´s a great thing that people are starting to look for more than just a satisfactory job. Smart individuals are searching for careers that enable them to become more actively involved in decision-making. Whether you´re a business owner, a manager, or an employee aspiring for a leadership role, this book will teach you strategies on how to motivate others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Sheets. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055393/bk_acx0_055393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the leadership book you have to experience: a barn-storming new take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effective leader. Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from the sports stadium to the White House to the office of the CEO, Nigel Nicholson shows vividly how the capacity of leaders to see what others do not see frames their actions and allows them to transform, build, destroy, or stabilize. Leaders fail through lack of insight - into themselves and into the worlds they inhabit. The strategic challenge of leadership is to find the right balance between impact and versatility and the successful crafting of an identity that merges the leader and the surrounding culture or ´zeitgeist.´ Leaders covered in the book include: George Bush, Tony Blair, George S Patton, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Josef Stalin, Hannibal, Elizabeth I, Nelson Mandela, Edith Cowan, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Henry Ford, Ernest Shackleton, Barack Obama, Robert Maxwell, JFK, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Thatcher, and Samuel Pepys. This book resonates with insights and searching questions on the nature of human leadership, making it an invaluable guide to managers, consultants, and people everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014390/bk_adbl_014390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career, this book redefines what it means to be a leader. In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery. To John´s surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice. Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor complex. They don´t demand special talents; they are simply based on strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and caring with the people around you. The Servant´s message can be applied by anyone, anywhere - at home or at work. If you are tired of books that lecture instead of teach; if you are searching for ways to improve your leadership skills; if you want to understand the timeless virtues that lead to lasting and meaningful success, then this book is one you cannot afford to miss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Pasqualini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086498/bk_acx0_086498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So You Want To Be A Leader? Character and Leadership Fundamentals for College Students is a great resource for those of you who want a book that will speak to you in the realms of leadership, character, and soft skills. Divided into numerous short but insightful topics, the book targets younger student leaders who would like exposure to basic leadership subjects as well as other areas you should be aware of when beginning your leadership journey. Written by Dr. Earl Paul, a student affairs professional and instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, the book is based on many years of teaching and working with students in leadership. Dr. Paul wrote So You Want To Be A Leader to provide a book for students with basics that would ´´speak to you´´ now and be meaningful to you in the future as you graduate and embark on your ´´post college lives.” The book is also written for faculty/staff who want an impactful book with examples relevant to college students that can be incorporated into leadership classes, honors programs, first year experience, college success courses, etc. Another advantage is the book’s structure, which consists of numerous short topics and lends itself to classroom and small group discussions. In summary, if you would like exposure to diverse topics in leadership and character formation that will help you grow as a leader and a person, then So You Want to be a Leader will be an excellent resource for you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Earl E. Paul Ph.D. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018887/bk_acx0_018887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Colleges and universities constitute a special type of organization; and their complex mission, dynamics, personnel structures, and values require a distinct set of understandings and skills to lead and manage them well. In Reframing Academic Leadership, Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative and pragmatic guide for: Crafting dynamic institutions where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Creating campus environments that facilitate creativity and commitment Forging alliances and partnerships in service of the mission Building shared vision and campus cultures that unite and inspire Serving the larger goals of the academy and society Throughout the book, the authors integrate powerful conceptual frameworks with rich and compelling real-world cases to support academic leaders searching for the best in themselves and in their institutions. The book tackles thorny issues such as building institutional clarity and capacity, managing conflict, coping with difficult people, partnering with the boss, and developing leadership resilience. Following in the tradition of Bolman and Deals classic Reframing Organizations, Bolman and Gallos emphasize a pragmatic approach. They tease out the unique challenges and opportunities in academic leadership and provide ideas, tools, and encouragement to help higher education leaders see more clearly, feel more confident, and become more skilled and versatile in handling the vicissitudes of daily life. Reframing Academic Leadership is the resource for those seeking to understand, develop, and manage colleges and universities. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Koscheski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001969/bk_acx0_001969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.