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Author Nevarez, Carlos, 1969-

Title Leadership theory and the community college : applying theory to practice / Carlos Nevarez, J. Luke Wood, and Rose Penrose ; Foreword by Eduardo J. PadrĂ³n
Edition First edition
Published Sterling, Virginia : Stylus, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 177 pages.)
Contents 1 Reflective Case Leadership Framework 1 -- 2 Organizational Theory and the Community College: An Overview 9 -- 3 Bureaucratic Leadership 13 -- 4 Democratic Leadership 25 -- 5 Path-Goal Leadership 37 -- 6 Situational Leadership 51 -- 7 Ethical Leadership 69 -- 8 Leader-Member Exchange Theory 83 -- 9 Political Leadership 93 -- 10 Systems Leadership 103 -- 11 Transformational Leadership 115 -- 12 Symbolic Leadership 129 -- 13 Transformative Leadership 143
Summary "It does so through presenting theories about leadership that are congruent with the notions of equity, access, diversity, ethics, critical inquiry, transformational change, and social justice that drive the missions of community colleges, and at the same time provides the reader with the strategic skills to prepare for and navigate the profound changes ahead
"Readers will gain an understanding of how to use theory as a tool to guide their practice, better understand the intricacies of the issues confronting them, the power dynamics and organizational context in which they operate, predict potential outcomes, and develop processes to achieve desired outcomes. Utilizing theory in conjunction with case study analysis provides community college leaders with the tools needed to comprehensively interrogate and inform decision-making processes
"The authors provide a number of rich and realistically complex case studies, all of which are situated in a community college environment, to which readers can apply the various theories and perspectives, develop their view about the principles and actions most likely to lead to satisfactory outcomes, and hone the approaches to leadership that are authentic to them, and effective
"The book is suitable for personal reading and reflection, institutional leadership retreats and training, and as a text for higher education courses."-- Publisher description
"This book presents leaders and aspiring leaders in community colleges with a theoretical and practical framework for analyzing their leadership styles, and determining the dimensions of leadership they need to improve in order to strengthen their capacity to resolve complex issues and effectively guide their institutions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Community college presidents.
Community colleges -- Administration.
Educational leadership.
Form Electronic book
Author Penrose, Rose.
Wood, J. Luke, 1982-
ISBN 1579226337 (electronic bk.)
9781579226336 (electronic bk.)