Reframing Academic Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman,Joan V. Gallos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470929332

Category: Education

Page: 288

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"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." —From the Preface 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 Deal's 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.
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University Governance and Academic Leadership in the EU and China

Author: Zhu, Chang,Zayim-Kurtay, Merve

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522574425

Category: Education

Page: 369

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Institutions of higher education across the world are expected to contribute to the resolution of economic, social, and environmental problems and to respond to them. However, in order to meet these expectations, universities need to have a strong sense of university governance to provide academics and researchers with a high degree of independence. University Governance and Academic Leadership in the EU and China provides innovative insights into the evolving higher education system of university governance in Europe and China. The content within this publication analyzes university governance, education technology, academic integrity, higher education, clear role positioning, and more. It is a vital reference source for education administrators, educators, academicians, policymakers, government officials, professionals, researchers, and consultants seeking coverage on topics centered on successful and effective leadership in modern universities.
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Building Academic Leadership Capacity

A Guide to Best Practices

Author: Walter H. Gmelch,Jeffrey L. Buller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118989309

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A clear, systematic road map to effective campus leadershipdevelopment Building Academic Leadership Capacity gives institutionsthe knowledge they need to invest in the next generation ofacademic leaders. With a clear, generalizable, systematic approach,this book provides insight into the elements of successful academicleadership and the training that makes it effective. Readers willexplore original research that facilitates systematic, continuousprogram development, augmented by the authors' own insight drawnfrom experience establishing such programs. Numerous examples ofcurrent campus programs illustrate the concepts in action, andreflection questions lead readers to assess how they can applythese concepts to their own programs. The academic leader is the least studied and most misunderstoodmanagement position in America. Demands for accountability and thecomplexities of higher education leadership are increasing, andinstitutions need ways to shape leaders at the department chair,dean, and executive levels of all functions and responsibilities.This book provides a road map to an effective development program,whether the goal is to revamp an existing program or build one fromthe ground up. Readers will learn to: Develop campus leadership programs in a more systematicmanner Examine approaches that have been proven effective at otherinstitutions Consider how these approaches could be applied to yourinstitution Give leaders the skills they need to overcome anychallenge The field of higher education offers limited opportunity todevelop leaders, so institutions must invest in and grow campusleaders themselves. All development programs are not created equal,so it's important to have the most effective methods in place fromday one. For the institution seeking a better way to invest in thenext generation of campus leaders, Building Academic LeadershipCapacity is a valuable resource.
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Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education

Author: Feng Su,Margaret Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474223028

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This book explores what academic leadership in higher education might mean in the cosmopolitan and increasingly globalised 21st century through individual academics' narrative accounts drawn from a range of international contexts. The book shows that academic leadership is key to an individual's development and that it could mean different things in different settings as academics operate across the levels of professional practice, institutional organisation, sector-wide systems and international networks. This book argues for the importance of cosmopolitan perspectives on academic leadership which are developed from the particularities of local and everyday situated experience. Part I of the book explores key theoretical perspectives; Part II provides first-hand accounts from the contributors of their own development as academic leaders; and Part III discusses some of the implications for those with responsibility for academic development and for all those concerned with developing the qualities necessary for leadership practices.
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Servant Leadership for Higher Education

Principles and Practices

Author: Daniel W. Wheeler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118181379

Category: Education

Page: 208

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"Given the myriad of complex problems facing higher education, it is difficult to imagine that an administrator at any level of the institution could be effective without engaging in servant leadership. Higher education is a service industry and, consequently, this text is a must read for practicing administrators who are committed to effective leadership." –Mary Lou Higgerson, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the college, Baldwin-Wallace College "Finally a thoughtful book on servant leadership with direct application to higher education. Includes many strategies for developing servant leadership in self, others, and organizations." –Dr. Gary L. Filan, executive director, Chair Academy "With Servant Leadership for Higher Education Dan Wheeler brings the gauzy platitudes sometimes associated with servant leadership down to earth in a set of field-tested principles. I finished the book fantasizing about how much better off our colleges and universities would be if our leaders behaved like this!"–Jon Wergin, professor of educational studies, Ph.D. in Leadership & Change Program, Antioch University "This is a must read for anyone thinking about becoming an academic leader. In the academy, it is not about command and control–it's about serving your colleagues. Dan Wheeler's book 'nails it' as nothing is more critical to leaders than success in serving their colleagues." –Walter Gmelch, dean and professor, School of Education, University of San Francisco Foreword by Kent Keith CEO, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
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Reframing Transformational Leadership

New School Culture and Effectiveness

Author: Issa M. Saleh,Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462096384

Category: Education

Page: 120

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One of the more common causes of school system failure is the absence of effective leadership. Ideally, school leaders are supposed to be the change agents and facilitators whose primary mission is to improve school culture and bring about the effective transformation that leads to a model Professional Learning Community (PLC). School leaders must focus on developing human capital by working collaboratively with teachers, students, and all who are involved within the system. Effective school leadership has been examined from a variety of perspectives, with the focus ranging from the principles of servant leadership to moral imperatives and distributed perspectives. The debate on what constitutes effective school leadership continues to be wide-ranging and complex. Today’s research scholarship will be the groundwork for how tomorrow’s schools develop a new breed of leadership. Upcoming leaders will face new, unforeseen challenges, so they must re-evaluate strategies and re-work standard processes, in order to promote sustainable development within their respective school systems. Tomorrow’s leaders will be expected to lead a diverse collective of students and teachers, to foster an enduring and empowering culture among students, teachers and other stakeholders committed to build a successful learning community.
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Reframing Organizations

Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman,Terrence E. Deal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118573315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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In this fifth edition of the bestselling text in organizational theory and behavior, Bolman and Deal’s update includes coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, changing workforce, multi-cultural and virtual workforces and communication, and sustainability. A full instructor support package is available including an instructor’s guide, summary tip sheets for each chapter, hot links to videos & extra resources, mini-assessments for each of the frames, and podcast Q&As with Bolman & Deal.
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Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Author: Douglas B. Reeves

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416616659

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Do you want your school or district to truly become a learning organization? How do you foster lasting and meaningful change? How do you avoid rejection of your new approach to teaching and learning? If you've been involved in a school change effort, you most likely have struggled with these questions. To ease this struggle, Douglas B. Reeves has proposed a new framework to promote effective change efforts through teacher leadership. In this book, you will explore not only cutting-edge research findings, but also practical applications that can help improve student achievement and educational equity. You can learn how to achieve lasting results as an educator and school leader. You can learn from other teacher researchers how to infuse your classroom, school, or district with enthusiasm, meaningful teaching, improved results, and greater satisfaction. Even as you strive for innovation, you naturally want to avoid having the next new thing become the latest old thing. To achieve lasting change, educators must embrace evidence-based decision making rather than the fact-free debate. Reeves has found that educators more readily accept decisions they disagree with if they believe the decision-making process was fair--not based on opinion or hierarchy. Reeves aims for you to help him build a network of teacher leaders based on this new evidence-based framework that will foster resilient learning organizations. Come along--explore, act, and share.
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Engagement

Transforming Difficult Relationships at Work

Author: Lee G. Bolman,Joan V. Gallos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119150884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Master the interpersonal side of management to enhance productivity and boost success Engagement is the manager's essential primer for dealing with difficult people and managing your team. Bestselling authors Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos are back with an engaging business novella that relates real, practical techniques captured in the 4-step SURE model for handling people problems. The story centers around a manager in a new job, and her experiences applying the four steps in leading her new team. Brief interludes punctuate the story throughout to provide room for reflection, and to explain the complex interpersonal dynamics at play in commonly encountered situations. Key lessons are underscored as the foundation for a sound people strategy, and the features and details of each rule are laid out in a clear, concise manner. You'll learn alongside the story's manager as she uses the model to find artful solutions to problems that could have easily derailed her chances of success. People are the hardest part of a manger's job. No matter how well-matched their skill sets, there is always the potential for interpersonal conflicts and strains to throw the team off-course. This book shows you deft strategies for addressing those challenges with a well thought-out framework for getting your team fully invested in the group's success. Find creative solutions to persistent issues Dig into the interpersonal dynamics at work Learn how to handle—and manage—difficult people Apply key strategies for engaging the team This compact, easy-to-apply set of guidelines draws on your leadership skills while providing a strong foundation for a new managerial approach. Effective management is frequently a tightrope between results and morale, and Engagement shows you how to find your balance and steady your team.
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