Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It (Hardback)
  • Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It (Hardback)

Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 10/07/2013
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Presidencies Derailed is the first book to explore in depth why university presidencies fail and how university and college leadership can forestall, if not prevent, future leadership failures. Former university president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, along with professor Gerald B. Kauvar and former chancellor E. Grady Bogue, organize, classify, and explain patterns of leadership failures, drawing on firsthand testimonies from "derailed" university presidents, sixteen case studies in four sectors of higher education, and reviews of the scholarly literature on leadership failures in the public and private sectors.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421410241
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

This book should be read by presidential search committees and purchased by vice presidents worried about their president's success. * New England Journal of Higher Education *
Individuals concerned for the welfare of their institution should have an awareness of change in leadership and its consequences for the university. Presidencies Derailed is a good resource for those serving on search committees, aspiring presidents, and others interested in leadership transitions. This book certainly offered an overview of many timely, practical examples of derailed presidents. * Review of Higher Education *
A book with relevance far beyond academe. * Harvard Business Review *
The authors provide a thoroughly researched account of career fiascos. -- Sara Michael * Johns Hopkins University Gazette *
Every derailed presidency has its own story. The risk of failure is high. * Washington Post *
This is one of the best professional books I have ever read. -- John Boswell * *
In emphasizing the importance of presidential searches, and describing how some fail while others succeed, Presidencies Derailed makes an essential observation that is about neither success nor failure. * Canadian Journal of Higher Education *

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