A Revolution Has Been Taking Place In The Ranks Of Higher Education University And College Presidents Once Almost Invariably The Products Of Traditional Scholarly, Tenure Track Career Paths, Up Through The Provost S Office Are Rapidly Becoming A Group With Diverse Skills And Backgrounds The Same Is True For Many Deans And Administrative LeadersIn Higher Calling The Rise Of Nontraditional Leaders In Academia,Scott C Beardsley, Dean Of The University Of Virginia S Prestigious Darden School Of Business, Offers A New Vision Of Leadership For Today S Higher Education Grounded In The Author S Own Inspirational Story Of Leaving McKinsey Company In Pursuit Of A New Source Of Meaning In His Professional Life, Higher Calling Employs Research Gathered From Search Firm Executives Who Now Play King Or Queen Maker In Presidential And Dean Searches It Also Takes Into Account Information From US Liberal Arts Colleges Considered By Many To Be The Bellwethers Of Change To Explore What Set Of Strengths An Institution Of Higher Education Needs In A Leader In The Twenty First Century Beardsley Explores The Widely Varying Definitions And Associated Numbers Of Traditional And Nontraditional Leaders And Asks, Why Are US Colleges And Universities Hiring Nontraditional Candidates To Lead Them Into The Future How Are The Skills Required To Lead Higher Education Institutions Changing Or Has The Search Process Changed, Resulting In A Diverse Set Of Candidates Providing Not Only An Analysis Of Nontraditional Leaders In Higher Education But Also Strategies For Developing Skills And Selecting Leaders, Beardsley Offers A Wealth Of Information For The Modern University In The Face Of Change Reminds those interested in raising to higher positions that it is all about the students I like his nom biased approach even though he himself is a non traditional leader Very interesting read
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- 280 pages
- Higher Calling
- Scott C Beardsley
- 09 August 2017 Scott C Beardsley