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Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education

Tools for Institutional Change, 1st Edition

By Mark Kretovics

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228 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Description

Within higher education, power is often perceived negatively. Rather than avoiding the idea of power, this book explores the importance of embracing and effectively engaging power to affect positive change on campus. Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education gives college and university administrators the tools to understand the relationship between leadership, power, and influence within higher education. Highlighting real stories of effective college and university administrators, this book helps readers understand and analyze the use of power, preparing leaders for the realities of today’s administrative environment.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter One -- Introduction

Part One – The Context of Power and Leadership in Higher Education

Chapter Two – Types and Tactics of Power

Chapter Three – Organizational Context

Part Two – Power in Higher Education

Chapter Four – Symbols and Sources of Power

Chapter Five – Personal Attributes and Traits of Successful Administrators

Chapter Six – Using Power to Accomplish Goals

Chapter Seven – The Power of Internal and External Influencers

Part Three – Politics and Decision-Making

Chapter Eight – Politics and Political Behaviors

Chapter Nine – Falling from Grace

Chapter Ten – Paths to Power of the Presidency

Part Four – Practical Perspectives

Chapter Eleven – Now What?

Chapter Twelve – Wrap Up

References

About the Author

Mark Kretovics is Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at Kent State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General