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1st Edition

The Survival Guide for Academic Leaders

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ISBN 9780367683856
March 31, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
136 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Providing essential guidance on how to survive and develop as an academic leader to achieve results and avoid common pitfalls, this highly practical and accessible book communicates the importance of learning to build trust and meaningful relationships as a central component to achieving in this role.

To ensure leaders are on the right track to success, this guide offers insights from the STARBUILDING© professional coaching diagnostic developed by Karen Greenstreet, a long-term vision model that identifies the key constituencies an academic leader must serve (clients, colleagues and self), and the skillsets they must master (communication, organizational and thinking). Demonstrating that simplicity is essential, practical advice is structured in an easy-to-follow approach with sources and checklists included. Beyond the easily navigable framework, this innovative book addresses crucial issues, such as staff development, public service, fundraising, and career success.

Newly appointed and aspiring educational leaders and administrators, as well as consultants and government agency managers, will equally appreciate this practical toolbox of leadership techniques, helping them to build leadership judgement and political savvy from their first day on the job.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction: A Practial Framework 1.Focus on Clients 2.Focus on Colleagues 3.Focus on You Section 2: Introduction: The Skills Toolbox 4.Communication Skills 5.Thinking Skills 6.Organization Skills

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Karen Greenstreet, Ph.D. practiced law in the U.K. before relocating to the U.S where she taught at Marquette University and served as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences. In addition to coaching executives and rising stars at Fortune 500 companies, universities and large professional firms through her leadership practice, she has also taught in the Executive MBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and authored/co-authored books and articles on professionalism, and her original Starbuilding paradigm has spurred the growth of leaders in industry, commerce, professional practice and higher education.

Robert Greenstreet PhD. is Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He served as Dean for 29 years, making him one of the longest serving Deans of Architecture in the USA. Dr Greenstreet is an architect who has authored/co-authored seven books, twenty-two other chapters and handbooks, and over one hundred and eighty papers and articles. During his academic career, he has also served in a number of senior leadership roles, including Interim Chancellor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.