Book Detail

Featured from New Books

Click on the call number to check the book's current status.

Leadership in Place

Leadership in Place
Jon F. Wergin
Bolton, MA : Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2007
LB2341 .W437 2007

This innovative look at academic leadership argues that it's time to rethink how our colleges and universities are organized and led. The concept of leadership in place calls for a shift in attitude about leaders and leadership from a hierarchical view that academic leadership flows from a leadership position, to a more lateral view that leadership roles are available to everyone.

The contributers to this book, academic leaders from diverse sectors of the academy, tell their stories about leading in place, and each contributes a useful lesson. The book's final chapter integrates these lessons into an agenda for what higher education must do to create conditions under which leadership in place is the norm rather than the exception.

Contents include:

  • Why we need leadership in place
  • Legacies of leadership in place
  • (Leading?) from the core
  • A case study of leading by part-time faculty
  • Creative redesign for change
  • Leadership stymied
  • Sharing leadership in an academic health center school of nursing
  • Following the leaders and leading the followers
  • Learning to lead in place
  • Leadership as place

Quoted from back cover.