Reframing Academic Leadership [NOOK Book]

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"Reframing Academic Leadership is the most comprehensive book on the topic and an excellent source of knowledge for faculty and managerial leaders in every college and university. An invaluable resource for students of higher education leadership!"
Maureen Sullivan, professor of practice, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

"Reframing Academic Leadership provides a ...

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Overview

Praise for Reframing Academic Leadership

"Reframing Academic Leadership is the most comprehensive book on the topic and an excellent source of knowledge for faculty and managerial leaders in every college and university. An invaluable resource for students of higher education leadership!"
Maureen Sullivan, professor of practice, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

"Reframing Academic Leadership provides a compassionate understanding of the stresses of leadership in higher education. It offers insights to those who do not fully appreciate why higher education is so hard to 'manage' and validation for those entirely familiar with this world. I recommend it enthusiastically."
Judith Block McLaughlin, senior lecturer, director of the Higher Education Program, and educational chair for the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Bolman and Gallos provide a refreshing view of leadership essential for those assuming presidencies and other important leadership positions in higher education. This work is a bedside reference for aspiring and current leaders in higher education not only in the U.S. but also abroad."
Fernando Leon Garcia, rector, Sistema CETYS Universidad, Baja California, Mexico

"Bolman and Gallos have written a practical, lucid text that brings together illustrative vignettes and robust frameworks for diagnosing and managing colleges and universities. I recommend it to new and experienced administrators who willroutinely confront difficult people, structures, and cultures in their workplaces."
Christopher Morphew, professor and chair, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, College of Education, University of Iowa

"Reframing Academic Leadership is filled with real-world examples from leaders. The book reads like a guide for leading a chamber music rehearsal where one's role constantly shifts from star to servant and where multiple answers may be 'right.'"
Peter Witte, dean, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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"Reframing Academic Leadership is the most comprehensive book on the topic and an excellent source of knowledge for faculty and managerial leaders in every college and university. Bolman and Gallos effectively combine the principles and practices of effective leadership with many rich examples and stories of leadership in practice. An invaluable resource for students of higher education leadership!"
Maureen Sullivan, professor of practice, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and 2010 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Librarian of the Year

"Reframing Academic Leadership provides a compassionate understanding of the stresses of serving in a leadership capacity in higher education. It is an excellent book for those already serving as administrators in colleges and universities and for those who aspire to these positions. It offers insights to those who do not fully appreciate why higher education is so hard to ‘manage’ and validation for those entirely familiar with this world. I recommend it enthusiastically to both audiences as an excellent blend of theoretical ideas and practical applications."
Judith Block McLaughlin, senior lecturer on education, director of the Higher Education Program, and educational chair for the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"In Reframing Academic Leadership, Bolman and Gallos provide a refreshing view of leadership essential for those who are assuming presidencies and other important leadership positions in higher education as well as those who bring more conceptual and practical experiences. No sooner had I read their work when their notion of thinking outside the box and elevating the level of discussion through ‘reframing’ was most useful in resolving a board-related issue that I was facing in my first year as president of my institution. This work by Bolman and Gallos is a bedside reference for aspiring and current leaders in higher education not only in the U.S. but also abroad."
Fernando Leon Garcia, rector, Sistema CETYS Universidad, Baja California, Mexico

"Too often, higher education administrators understand neither the organizations they lead, nor the theories that provide them with knowledge they can apply to this complex task. Bolman and Gallos have written a practical, lucid text that brings together illustrative vignettes and robust frameworks for diagnosing and managing colleges and universities. I recommend this book to new and experienced higher education administrators who will routinely confront difficult people, structures, and cultures in their workplaces."
Christopher Morphew, professor and chair, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, College of Education, University of Iowa

"Reframing Academic Leadership is a gem, filled with examples from days leaders really have. So much of what the authors espouse is musical: the book reads like an effective guide for leading a chamber music rehearsal, where one’s role constantly shifts from star to servant and where multiple answers may be 'right.' Very cool."
Peter Witte, dean, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470929339
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 589,457
  • File size: 620 KB

Meet the Author

Lee G. Bolman holds the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the coauthor of the best-selling books Reframing Organizations and Leading with Soul from Jossey-Bass.

Joan V. Gallos is professor of leadership, University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, and director of the Executive MBA program at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the coauthor of Teaching Diversity and the editor of Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader and Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader, Second Edition, all from Jossey-Bass.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

Part I Leadership Epistemology: When You Understand, You Know What to Do.

1. Opportunities and Challenges in Academic Leadership.

2. Sensemaking and the Power of Reframing.

3. Knowing What You’re Doing: Learning, Authenticity, and Theories for Action.

Part II Reframing Leadership Challenges.

4. Building Clarity and Capacity: Leader as Analyst and Architect.

5. Respecting and Managing Differences: Leader as Compassionate Politician.

6. Fostering a Caring and Productive Campus: Leader as Servant, Catalyst, and Coach.

7. Keeping the Faith and Celebrating the Mission: Leader as Prophet and Artist.

Part III Sustaining Higher Education Leaders: Courage and Hope.

8. Managing Conflict.

9. Leading from the Middle.

10. Leading Difficult People.

11. Managing Your Boss.

12. Sustaining Health and Vitality.

13. Feeding the Soul.

Epilogue: The Sacred Nature of Academic Leadership.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2011

    For those interested in leading colleges and universities, a must read

    Lee Bolman is most noted for co-authoring Reframing Organizations. This book, as the title tells you is about reframing leadership in colleges and universities. It is an easier and faster read (maybe because I read all the other editions over time so material is rather familiar) but it maintains ALL of the salient information and adds a spiritual bit at the end that makes this the premier work on academic leadership. It should be kept on every college leader's desk right along with Understanding College and University Organization by Bess and Dee; then the desk should be cleaned off.

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