Community College Leadership A Multidimensional Model for Leading Change Synopsis
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.
Community College Leadership A Multidimensional Model for Leading Change Press Reviews
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. --The Department Chair The author has raised the bar on our thinking about community college leadership by presenting us with a dynamic multidimensional model. In this model leaders are viewed as unique life-long learners who lead with great skill embedded in a deep understanding of context, attend to how they create meaning for themselves, and effectively communicate such meaning and work with their constituents. --Nan Ottenritter, Director of Professional Development for the Virginia Community College System, and former manager ofAACC's Leading Forward initiative Pamela Eddy has done seminal work in creating a multidimensional model for leading change in the community college. This is an excellent resource for all aspiring community college leaders as well as those serving as senior leaders in our institutions. The book is well written and contains an exceptional combination of theory to practice ideas and thoughts. It is sure to become required reading in community college leadership development programs. --Larry H. Ebbers, Community College Leadership Programs 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