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Practical Leadership In Community Colleges

Author : George R. Boggs
ISBN : 9781119095149
Genre : Education
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Anticipate, manage, and overcome the complex issues facing community colleges Practical Leadership in Community Colleges offers a path forward through the challenges community colleges face every day. Through field observations, reports, news coverage, and interviews with leaders and policy makers, this book digs deep into the issues confronting college leaders and provides clear direction for managing through the storm. With close examination of both emerging trends and perennial problems, the discussion delves into issues brought about by changing demographics, federal and state mandates, public demand, economic cycles, student unrest, employee groups, trustees, college supporters, and more to provide practical guidance toward optimal outcomes for all stakeholders. Written by former presidents, including a past president of the American Association of Community Colleges, this book provides expert guidance on anticipating and managing the critical issues that affect the entire institution. Both authors serve as consultants, executive coaches, and advisors to top leaders, higher education institutions, and leadership development programs throughout the United States. Community colleges are facing increasingly complex issues from both without and within. Some can be avoided, others only mitigated—but all must be managed, and college leaders must be fully prepared or risk failing the students and the community. This book provides real-world guidance for current and emerging leaders and trustees seeking more effective management methods, with practical insight and expert perspective. Tackle the college completion challenge and performance-based funding initiatives Manage through economic cycles, declining support, and calls for accountability Delve into the issues of privatization and employee unionization Execute strategies to align institutional goals and mission Manage organizational change and new ways of thinking that are essential in today's competitive environment Manage issues involving diversity, inclusiveness, and equity Prepare adequately for campus emergencies Community colleges are the heartbeat of the nation's higher education system, and bear the tremendous responsibility of serving the needs of a vast and varied student body. Every day may bring new issues, but effective management allows institutions to rise to the challenge rather than falter under pressure. Practical Leadership in Community Colleges goes beyond theory to provide the practical guidance leadership needs to more effectively lead institutions to achieve results and serve the students and the community.
Category: Education

Practical Leadership In Community Colleges

Author : George R. Boggs
ISBN : 9781119095156
Genre : Education
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Anticipate, manage, and overcome the complex issues facing community colleges Practical Leadership in Community Colleges offers a path forward through the challenges community colleges face every day. Through field observations, reports, news coverage, and interviews with leaders and policy makers, this book digs deep into the issues confronting college leaders and provides clear direction for managing through the storm. With close examination of both emerging trends and perennial problems, the discussion delves into issues brought about by changing demographics, federal and state mandates, public demand, economic cycles, student unrest, employee groups, trustees, college supporters, and more to provide practical guidance toward optimal outcomes for all stakeholders. Written by former presidents, including a past president of the American Association of Community Colleges, this book provides expert guidance on anticipating and managing the critical issues that affect the entire institution. Both authors serve as consultants, executive coaches, and advisors to top leaders, higher education institutions, and leadership development programs throughout the United States. Community colleges are facing increasingly complex issues from both without and within. Some can be avoided, others only mitigated—but all must be managed, and college leaders must be fully prepared or risk failing the students and the community. This book provides real-world guidance for current and emerging leaders and trustees seeking more effective management methods, with practical insight and expert perspective. Tackle the college completion challenge and performance-based funding initiatives Manage through economic cycles, declining support, and calls for accountability Delve into the issues of privatization and employee unionization Execute strategies to align institutional goals and mission Manage organizational change and new ways of thinking that are essential in today's competitive environment Manage issues involving diversity, inclusiveness, and equity Prepare adequately for campus emergencies Community colleges are the heartbeat of the nation's higher education system, and bear the tremendous responsibility of serving the needs of a vast and varied student body. Every day may bring new issues, but effective management allows institutions to rise to the challenge rather than falter under pressure. Practical Leadership in Community Colleges goes beyond theory to provide the practical guidance leadership needs to more effectively lead institutions to achieve results and serve the students and the community.
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Understanding Community Colleges

Author : John S. Levin
ISBN : 9781351974974
Genre : Education
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Understanding Community Colleges provides a critical examination of contemporary issues and practices and policy of community colleges. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars as well as new scholars for a comprehensive analysis of the community college landscape, including management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development. Written for students enrolled in higher education and community college graduate programs, as well as social sciences scholars, this provocative new edition covers the latest developments in the field, including trends in enrollment, developmental education, student services, funding, and shared governance. At the end of each chapter, the "Questions for Discussion" section helps to bridge the gap between research and practice.
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Community College Leaders On Workforce Development

Author : William J. Rothwell
ISBN : 9781475827439
Genre : Education
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This book has two things going for it that are rarely combined—it is fundamentally purposeful and it is useful. As the authors point out, there is a trilogy of needs confronting any business leader with a change agenda and/or transitioning into a new top role: influence, coalition building, and performance consulting. Of the three, performance consulting has received the least amount of attention in both the public and private-sector businesses. Because the focus on performance consulting rests primarily on the worker and the workplace environment, the authors contend that we must have a picture of how that environment has changed over the years. In this book, visionary leaders of community colleges will present their views about the present challenges and future approaches needed for community colleges to be successful.
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Redesigning America S Community Colleges

Author : Thomas R. Bailey
ISBN : 9780674368286
Genre : Education
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Community colleges enroll half of the nation’s undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree in six years. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges explains how two-year colleges can increase their students’ success rate quickly and at less cost, through a program of guided pathways to completion.
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Everyone Leads

Author : Paul Schmitz
ISBN : 9781118120743
Genre : Business & Economics
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Praise for Everyone Leads "If America is going to continue to thrive in the twenty-first century, we must strengthen our sense of community. In Everyone Leads, Schmitz lays out the challenges for those of us who have a passion to make a difference and, more important, the strategies to spark lasting change from the grassroots up. His unique perspective and experience make this a must-read for community activists."—Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone "This moment in history demands that we stop waiting for others—especially others living in Washington, D.C.—to solve the problems and right the wrongs of our times. Now, more than ever, we must mine the most underutilized resource available to us: We the People. Everyone Leads shows us how."—Arianna Huffington, president and executive editor, Huffington Post Media Group "Social change has always come from the leadership of the many, not the few. Everyone Leads shows us how we can all step up and contribute to social change."—Tavis Smiley, author, broadcaster, philanthropist "Every nonprofit can learn from Public Allies' example that the leadership we need to solve problems exists within our communities. Everyone Leads is a guide to inclusion, collaboration, and community building that will inspire readers to see leadership and opportunity in places we don't usually look."—Sterling Speirn, CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation "Schmitz has produced the road map we need for this 'all hands on deck' moment when we need a new spirit of collaborative leadership and action to face the problems of our day. Reading this book, we are not surprised that Michelle Obama learned from Public Allies how to build leaders and build communities."—Harris Wofford, former United States Senator, and CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service under President Bill Clinton Register at www.josseybass.com/emailfor more information on our publications, authors, and to receive special offers.
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Student Success In Community Colleges

Author : Deborah J. Boroch
ISBN : 9780470606612
Genre : Education
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Student Success in Community Colleges As more and more underprepared students enroll in college, basic skills education is an increasing concern for all higher education institutions. Student Success in Community Colleges offers education leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff an essential resource for helping these students succeed and advance in college. By applying the book's self-assessment instrument, colleges can pinpoint how their current activities align with the most effective proven practices. Once the gaps are identified, community college leaders can determine the best strategic direction for improvement. Drawing on a broad knowledge base and illustrative examples from the most current literature, the authors cover organizational, administrative, and instructional practices; program components; student support services and strategies; and professional learning and development. Designed to help engage community college leadership and practitioners in addressing the practices, structures, and obstacles that enhance or impede the success of basic skills students, the book's strategies can be tailored to various institutional levels, showing how to unite faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative effort to effect institutional change. Finally, Student Success in Community Colleges reveals how investing in a comprehensive basic skills infrastructure can be a financially sustainable model for the institution as well as substantially beneficial to students and society. "This is a most unusual and valuable book; it is packed with careful analysis and practical suggestions for improving basic skills programs in community colleges. Compiled by a team of practicing professionals in teaching, administration, and research, it is knowledgeable about what has been done and imaginative and practical about what can be done to improve the access and success of community college students."—K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, University of California, Berkeley "For its first hundred years the community college was committed primarily to access; in its second hundred years the commitment has changed dramatically to success. This book provides the best road map to date on how community colleges can reach that goal."—Terry O'Banion, president emeritus, League for Innovation, and director, Community College Leadership Program, Walden University "This guide is the most comprehensive source of information about all facets of basic skills or developmental education. It will be invaluable not just to community college educators across the nation, but also to those in high schools and four-year colleges who share similar problems."—W. Norton Grubb, David Gardner Chair in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley
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Lead Like It Matters Because It Does Practical Leadership Tools To Inspire And Engage Your People And Create Great Results

Author : Roxi Bahar Hewertson
ISBN : 0071833021
Genre : Business & Economics
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MASTER THE 4 KEY TENETS OF LEADERSHIP--AND CREATE A "RIPPLE EFFECT" OF POSITIVE CHANGE. A CRASH COURSE IN LEADERSHIP THAT REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE Whether you're a manager, executive, or CEO, leadership matters. Whether you're running a large global firm or a small project team, it's the way you communicate and connect to other people that can make or break your success. The secret, according to Roxi Bahar Hewertson, is to make those connections count--to leverage your skills and play on your strengths--to lead like it matters...because it does. A virtual crash course in leadership, Lead Like It Matters...Because It Does combines three decades of experience and research with Hewertson's revolutionary work at Cornell to create the definitive workbook. Learn how to: Assess your leadership style and skill set--and make adjustments Create constructive dialogues including "managing up" and delegation Cut wasteful meetings out of your life and lead productive ones Address common interpersonal conflicts, quickly and gracefully Increase productivity, team effectiveness, and accountability Lead change initiatives that aren't dead on arrival, but ready for takeoff As an executive coach, Hewertson knows how to pinpoint the problems, pressures, and pain points that plague managers at every level--and shows you how to fix them. You'll discover the "ripple effect" that negative leadership choices can have throughout an organization--and how to make positive ripples with clear intent and powerful impact. You'll find a wealth of practical, user-ready tips for handling conflicts, reducing turnover, making confident decisions, and instituting changes in the workplace. This book is packed with handy charts, helpful questionnaires, step-by-step checklists, and other must-haves--it's your own personal toolbox of field-tested techniques, right at your fingertips. Take charge of your future. Build the best team you can. Make changes that count. Lead Like It Matters...Because It Does. PRAISE FOR LEAD LIKE IT MATTERS...BECAUSE IT DOES: “Just when you think there is little new to say about leadership, Roxi Hewertson has created this ground breaking work. I’ve never seen anything like it. The conceptual framework is powerful, practical and personal. It introduces an innovative, step-by-step, developmental approach providing the reader not just insightful understanding about how to lead, but a sequence of exercises applying each new concept. It reflects a lifetime of learning by doing. For those who follow its counsel, Lead Like It Matters . . . Because it Does is transformative.” Richard McDaniel, Chairman, Collegiate Retail Alliance, Inc., and coauthor of Measure What Matters "Roxi gets it! If you want a compendium of current thought about leadership, Lead Like It Matters . . . Because it Does is it. Roxi has a keen grasp of where modern leadership is, and she has created a readable roadmap for those who want to take the trip.” Rodney Napier, Ph.D., Principle, The Napier Group, and coauthor of Groups: Theory and Experience "Lead Like It Matters . . . Because it Does is full of 'a-ha' moments and jam packed with practical and deeply researched leadership insights that will positively and immediately transform your work environment." Louise Phipps Senft, Phipps Senft Institute for Relational Leadership “Roxi has given us the valuable and practical must do’s, nice to do’s, and really don’t do’s of being an effective leader and creating an enthusiastic and high performance team based on sound theory and solid experience.” Tom DeCotiis, Ph.D., cofounder of Corvirtus, LLC, and author of Make It Glow "Roxi is so right! If only our country’s leaders would all read Lead Like It Matters. . . Because it Does and learn from Roxi’s insights and experience to lead with courage and compassion." Deborah C. Hoard, President, PhotoSynthesis Productions "Lead Like It Matters . . . Because it Does is NOT a book that you will read through and put on your shelf. It is a playbook that you will consistently refer to on your leadership journey. You will come to understand your strengths and opportunities as a leader -- and most importantly have a clear path to make improvements in your own performance. The chapters are designed so that you can easily find the skill sets and exercises you want to revisit. Roxi has created dozens of engaging exercises and real-life stories to help you navigate the messy world of leading people and teams.” Deborah Howard, CEO, and Andréa Catizone, President, of Senior Living SMART "This book is FULL of leadership insights and practicality. You will enjoy and profit from Roxi's wisdom and humanity." Robert J. Fersh, President and Founder of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution "I immediately began using the tools Roxi suggested in to improve my communication, collaboration, and relationships; it's paid off over and over!" Amy Berg, Associate Provost SUNY Cortland "Lead Like It Matters . . . Because it Does offers new and seasoned leaders a very practical road map to effective leadership in today's fast-paced and complex world." Carola Weil, Ph.D. Dean School of Professional & Extended Studies American University “Finally a book that delivers on its promise! Roxi provides advice that any leader on any level can benefit from, and more importantly, implement.” Raoul Davis, CEO, Ascendant Group “Drawing on her vast experience, Roxi's book provides a clear and compelling guide for personal leadership development -- and a continuous journey of discovery and insight.” Carl Haynes Ph.D., President, Tompkins-Cortland Community College “Roxi's book provided me with the knowledge and realistic steps that have guided me to real and positive change in my life and career.” Bridget Rigas, VP for Communications and Development, Boyce Thompson Institute “An essential tool for achieving individual leadership effectiveness, Lead Like It Matters...Because It Does guides readers on an in-depth exploration of the values and experiences defining them as leaders; revealing how to best leverage one’s unique approach to maximize individual and organizational performance.” Nathan Ives, President and CEO, StrategyDriven Enterprises “Budgets and time for professional development are scarce. From practical self-assessment to delivering creative 'ah-ha' moments about leadership, Roxi offers us a journey through self-exploration and skill building that will help managers truly thrive. It is a self-paced, high-level accessible training in vital leadership skills; my staff and I will use Roxi’s book to embark together on this learning adventure!” Maureen Kelly, CFLE, ACSE Vice President for Programming & Communications, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes ”Roxi’s remarkable collection of interactive exercises and fresh insights will both excite and challenge today’s leaders! This we know – emotional intelligence is fundamental to success as a leader. Lead Like it Matters takes this principle and shows you how to develop that intelligence step-by-step; it will forever change the way you lead!” Marshall Goldsmith, top ranked executive coach and author of the New York Times and global bestsellers What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and MOJO
Category: Business & Economics

The Human Side Of Leadership

Author : Rick Ginsberg
ISBN : 0275991326
Genre : Business & Economics
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How to tap into the influence of emotions in the workplace--to achieve more effective decision making, problem solving, and people management.
Category: Business & Economics

Involving Colleges

Author : George D. Kuh
ISBN : UOM:39015062111334
Genre : Education
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Involving Colleges details the extracurricular environments of fourteen diverse involving colleges and universities and shows how and where successful conditions and characteristics can be adapted to institutions to complement the institution's unique educational purpose and mission.
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