Serenity and Academic Leadership

Buller, Jeffrey L.
October 2010
Academic Leader;Oct2010, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p4
The article focuses on the author's view on academic leadership. He notes that serenity cannot coincide with academic leadership since the said profession always encounters hurt feelings, conflicts and confrontation. He mentions that the idea serene administrator is viewed by others as oxymoron, but he says that administrators should be similar to a good coach gives inspiration, raising the bar and try to more. He offers several suggestions on academic leadership including demonstration of support to students, staff and faculty by expressing trust in their achievements and abilities, refusal to mistake equanimity for inertia and instability for progress, and creation strategic planning.


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