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1st Edition

Learning to Lead in Higher Education

ISBN 9780415152006
Published February 20, 1998 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

The future success of our universities depends on academics' capacity to respond energetically to change. To help academics face new and uncertain demands, we need an entirely different approach to their management and leadership. This book shows academic leaders how to increase resource productivity and enhance teaching quality. It also demonstrates how leaders can help their staff through momentous change without compromising professional standards.
Drawing on ideas from the world of business leadership as well as research into what makes academics committed and productive, Learning to Lead in Higher Education provides heads of departments and course leaders with practical tools they can use to improve their management and leadership skills. It shows academic and university leaders at all levels how they can turn adversity into prosperity.


'Ramsden is to be congratulated for this committed and passionate intervention in a vital educational arena that is clearly set to become increasingly important and contested in our current political milieu.' - ESCalate