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Leaders in the Labyrinth sheds light on how presidents conduct the influence and power of their office, especially in the use of their pulpits, how they navigate issues of political correctness, and how they hold the center of the university together, in contentious times and against competing ideological forces. Nelson has formulated a comprehensive image of the tenor, talents, and temperaments essential for today's presidency, for those who aspire to assume leadership in the future and for those who select the leaders of our colleges and universities.
"Quiet grace and dignity, characteristics closely associated with a college presidency, go only so far during stormy union negotiations, frustrating budget hearings, and long, contentious board meetings about how to market the college to increasingly skeptical and technology-controlled consumers. Nelson finds that successful presidents, or potential presidents have their share of traditional characteristics but also possess the ability to hold the core of the university together whether in intellectual or financial boom times or bust, and have the insight to know when the battle is for the soul of the university and when it is merely a minor skirmish. Nelson's narratives from the front line are always instructional and often riveting, and the result is not only a guide for prudent educational leadership but also a tool search committees can use to find that quiet grace and dignity with the necessary edge."
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Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Presidential Leadership: Navigating Climate and Challenges Part 4 The Contest for the Middle: Can the Center Hold? Part 5 The Present and the Future: Presidential Prospects Chapter 6 A Coda: Creeds and Character