New and changing environments in the realm of education, communities, economic markets, and global influences are creating new demands on community colleges. Leaders of the future will find themselves managing increasingly complex organizations-and they will face challenges very different from those of their predecessors. Future leaders will possess more diverse skills and experience, and their qualifications will come from a wider variety of careers as they follow new pathways to their positions. This new book provides a model of leadership suited to evolving demands and changing environments. Developed by a leading authority in the field, this model recognizes that there is more than one way to lead. Examine lessons gleaned from 75 interviews with leaders and explore how they intersect with AACC's leadership competencies.
Publisher: Stylus Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"A significant contribution to the field of community college leadership. Pamela Eddy has written a book that will prove to be useful to current leaders as they continue to learn and to improve their effectiveness. Her audience also includes aspiring leaders who want to learn more about career pathways and how to overcome barriers. Scholars of leadership development, policy makers, and, in general, those who are concerned about the future of America's community colleges, and who will lead them, will find this book to be valuable and thought provoking."--From the Foreword by George R. Boggs, President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, DC, and Superintendent/President Emeritus
"Pamela L. Eddy's Community College Leadership: A Multidimensional Model for Leading Change deserves our time for two simple reasons: first, the multidimensional model for leading change transcends community colleges and is applicable broadly within and beyond education; and, second, the author's thoughtful inclusion of vignettes and case studies provides the day-today grounding to make her model relevant to readers of all professions. Yes, community college readers have the advantage of knowing many of the leadership challenges firsthand and will be more interested than most in sections such as "Challenges of Community College Leadership," but this book adds sufficiently to leadership literature that it should find itself on the bookshelves of professionals across education and the private sector."-- (01/01/2011)