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Thriving in leadership : strategies for making a difference in Christian higher education

Author: Karen Longman
Publisher: Abilene, Tex. : Abilene Christian University Press, [2012]. ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, seventeen senior leaders from Christian colleges and universities across the United States--collectively bringing with them hundreds of years of leadership experience--share fresh insights into the theory and practice of Christian higher education leadership. These authors speak honestly about the successes, failures, and demands that have shaped their current leadership decisions and their visions for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012016284
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Longman
ISBN: 089112764X 9780891127642
OCLC Number: 843079126
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Forward / Gordon T. Smith --
Leadership literature : implications for Christian higher education / Karen A. Longman --
Part I: The interior life of thriving leaders --
Thriving as a leader : the role of resilience and relationships / Laurie A. Schreiner --
Leading from the center : body and place / MaryKate Morse --
Honoring giftedness : a strengths approach to leadership / Deborah J. White --
Part II: The social intelligence of thriving leaders --
Tell me a story : using an old tool to sustain culture, embrace change, and envision a bold future / Patricia S. Anderson --
The difference trust makes / Shirley V. Hoogstra --
Orchestrating a life of influence / Deana L. Porterfield --
Inside faculty culture / Carolyn E. Dirksen --
Building a powerful leadership team / Shirley H. Showalter --
Mentoring for leadership / Jeanine B. Varner --
Part III: How leaders can shape a thriving organizational culture --
Metaphors matter : organizational culture shaped by image / Marie S. Morris --
Beyond "hospitality" : moving out of the host-guest metaphor into an intercultural "world house" / Rebecca R. Hernandez --
Toward a distinctive, Christ-honoring campus culture : working the vision / Carla D. Sanderson --
Leading a turnaround and the joy of a third-class ticket / Carol A. Taylor --
Leadership in the fifth dimension : balancing time with the timeless / Lee F. Snyder --
Epilogue / William P. Robinson.
Responsibility: Karen Longman, general editor.

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In this book, seventeen senior leaders from Christian colleges and universities across the United States--collectively bringing with them hundreds of years of leadership experience--share fresh insights into the theory and practice of Christian higher education leadership. These authors speak honestly about the successes, failures, and demands that have shaped their current leadership decisions and their visions for the future.

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