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Leaders in the crossroads : success and failure in the college presidency

Author: Stephen James Nelson; American Council on Education.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009.
Series: American Council on Education series on higher education.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nelson, Stephen James, 1947-
Leaders in the crossroads.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009
(DLC) 2009006167
(OCoLC)314377623
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen James Nelson; American Council on Education.
ISBN: 9781607092490 1607092492
OCLC Number: 580439328
Description: 1 online resource (x, 205 pages).
Contents: The presidential portfolio: the realm and reality of the presidency --
Legacies and imprints: the footprint of presidents --
"Crackpots and geniuses": embrace of the marketplace of ideas --
The bully pulpit: use it or lose it --
Presidents in crisis: a crucible of leadership.
Series Title: American Council on Education series on higher education.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Nelson.

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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 contri.

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Stephen Nelson extends his ongoing study of the college and university presidency with this new exploration of the vexing question of what constitutes success. He marshals presidential writings, Read more...

 
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