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One of the most challenging responsibilities of being a college department chair or dean is to effectively manage diverse, independent, and autonomous intellectuals of the typical college faculty. Managing People is a collection of 13 essays by experienced chairs, deans, and vice presidents. Each essay tackles a different aspect of people management, explaining the dimensions and subtleties of the issue and deftly offering suggestions and resources. Contents include: Establishing a positive leadership style Creating consensus among faculty Winning over your detractors Stripping away negative defenses Handling conflict with difficult faculty Improving the odds of hiring the right person Using evaluation to enhance faculty performance.
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About the Contributors.
1. Understanding Yourself (Deryl R. Leaming).
2. Understanding and Communicating With Others (Daniel W. Wheeler).
3. Establishing a Positive Leadership Approach (Lynn M. Little).
4. Creating Consensus Among Faculty (Deryl R. Leaming).
5. Using Meetings to Create Cohesion (Joan DeGuire North).
6. Winning Over Your Detractors (Thomas R. McDaniel).
7. Stripping Away Negative Defenses (Elliott A. Pood).
8. Handling Conflict With Difficult Faculty (Ben Bissell).
9. Dealing With Troubled Faculty (Howard B. Altman).
10. Improving the Odds of Hiring the Right Person (Baron Perlman and Lee I. McCann).
11. Using Evaluation to Enhance Faculty Performance and Satisfaction (Nancy Van Note Chism).
12.Building and Maintaining Morale (Deryl R. Leaming).
13. Putting All the Pieces Together to Be a Better People Manager and Leader (Deryl R. Leaming).