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