Positive Academic Leadership How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Start Making a Difference

ISBN-10: 1118531922

ISBN-13: 9781118531921

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jeffrey L. Buller

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The alternative to negative academic leadership is a style that is essentially positive, taking its cues from the movement known as positive psychology. Rather than devoting all of one’s attention to solving problems, it emphasizes strengthening what’s working well. The difference between negative and positive leadership may be best understood by contrasting why one goes to a doctor and why one goes to a personal trainer. The former tries to heal what’s ailing; the latter tries to strengthen what’s healthy. Positive academic leaders are equivalent to personal trainers for the programs they lead, and the result can be a truly transformative academic experience. This new book gives academic leaders new insights and practical tools, as well as language and strategies, for fostering a more constructive leadership style that plays to the strengths rather than the weaknesses of their institutions. 
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List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/22/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

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