Strategic Leadership: Integrating Strategy and Leadership in Colleges and Universities

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Apr 16, 2010 - Education - 318 pages
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Strategic Leadership addresses deep and continuing issues relating to strategy, governance, management, and leadership in higher education during a period of rapid change. Each of these themes is at the heart of current debates about the capacity of universities to respond to new expectations, market realities, reduced state funding, globalization, technology, and a long list of other challenges. Dealing with these issues can immobilize colleges and universities, or it can cause them to become so market-driven that they will sacrifice their own legacy of academic values. This book places strategic planning in a new conceptual framework that is oriented to interactive leadership rooted in human agency and values. It will assist academic professionals, stakeholders such as trustees, and students of higher education to better understand and use strategic planning as an effective process and as a method of collaborative leadership.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 The Phenomenon of Leadership
3
Chapter 02 The Ambiguities and Possibilities of Leadership in Higher Education
21
Chapter 03 The System and Culture of Academic Decision Making
39
Preparing for Strategic Leadership
53
Chapter 04 Creating and Situating an Integrative Strategy Process
55
Designing the Mechanisms and Tools of Strategy
77
Practicing Strategic Leadership
105
Narratives and Identity in Strategic Leadership
107
Initiatives Imperatives Goals and Actions
179
From Academic Programs to Financial Models
197
From Strategic Leadership to Strategic Management
217
The Limits and Possibilities of Strategic Leadership
239
The Limits and Possibilities of Strategic Leadership
241
The Strategic Integration of Leadership
257
Bibliography
269
Index
285

The Heart of Strategic Leadership
135
The External and Internal Contexts
155
About the Author
297
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Richard L. Morrill serves on several corporate and not-for-profit boards and as a consultant on governance, leadership, and strategy to colleges and universities. Following ten years as president of the University of Richmond, he became chancellor and was also named Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Democratic Values in 1998. He previously served as president of Centre College and of Salem College.

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