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Strategic Leadership Studies

This guide will help graduate students in the SSLS program with their research.

Frequently used resources

New resources about leadership

Thinking Differently about Leadership

Thinking Differently about Leadership asks why and how we have come to understand leadership in the way we now do, and the consequences that arise from these understandings. Its critical interrogation of Classical Greek, Medieval and modern social-scientific ideas reveals troubling assumptions and problematic expectations for leaders and followers, which are key features of leadership theorizing both in the past and present day.

Women and Leadership

For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. Eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it.

Collaborative Leadership

Unpacks six factors framed through John Hattie's research while painting a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it.

Teaching Leadership

Provides guidance for leadership educators in a variety of organizational and community contexts and across academic disciplines. Features interviews with 25 respected leadership educators.

Challenges in Higher Education Leadership

Experienced higher education presidents and senior leaders come together with respected scholars to tackle the most important and timely issues facing leaders in colleges and universities today. Topics include student learning, access and affordability, racism, fundraising, athletics, and new technology.

Leadership Explained

Unfortunately, leadership does not have a one-size-fits-all definition. We all have our own ideas as to what makes a good leader and the types of challenges that will be faced. The author bridges a gap by presenting how modern leadership happens while simultaneously combining a description of leadership and its practical application in today's environments.

Legal Considerations for Assessment and Institutional Research Leaders, IR 172

Examines unique legal challenges IR professionals face, offering guidelines for operating within legal boundaries and sustaining effective IR practices. Topics covered include: using legal precedents and law as a framework for guiding practice and policies; the latest on FERPA; dealing with security breaches; recommendations for limiting liability; and how accreditation may change from voluntary to a contractual or even constitutional protections effort.

Achieve with Accountability

Presents a recipe for awakening the whatever it takes attitude to achieve what matters most to individuals, teams and organizations. Discover how to transform accountability into a positive, engaging and forward looking experience that will secure your position in the new world of work.

The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

The bestselling professional reference and leading text on the functions, processes, and strategies that are integral to the effective leadership and management of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.

A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education

This book is intended as a practical resource for academic and administrative leaders in higher education who seek guidance in dealing with today's complexity, opportunities, and demands. It is also addressed to those who aspire to hold positions of leadership, and to the many faculty and staff members who serve in informal leadership roles within their departments, disciplines, or institutions.

Navigating an Organizational Crisis

How are leaders facing a crisis supposed to handle and overcome an unknowable set of issues? This book demonstrates how effective leaders under pressure work from an understanding of the situation at hand and of their impact on others, and explains how leaders can best apply their internal strengths.

Managing and Leading People Through Organizational Change

Provides a critical analysis of change and transformation in organizations from a theoretical and practical perspective. It addresses the individual, team and organizational issues of leading and managing people before, during and after change, using case studies and interviews with people from organizations in different sectors across the globe.

Cultural Transformations: Lessons of leadership and corporate reinvention

Mattone and Vaidya also draw upon their own extensive coaching and consulting experiences to provide a powerful and proven 6-Step Process for designing and implementing effective cultural transformations. This process enhances the other valuable tools in this comprehensive guide, so you can start building a positive organizational culture right away.

Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education

Rapidly changing global demographics demand visionary, collaborative, and culturally appropriate leadership practices on university campuses. In the face of widening gaps in academic achievement and socio-economic roadblocks, This book offers a range of perspectives from culturally, racially, linguistically, ability, and gender-diverse contributors who demonstrate that effective leadership springs from those who engage, link theory to practice, and promote access, equity, and educational improvement for underserved students.

Strategic Planning and Decision-Making for Public and Non-Profit Organizations

This book provides administrators in public and non-profit organizations with direction and a framework from which to lead their organizations effectively. Taking a global approach to the issues administrators need to examine when managing a group of employees at any level (including budgeting and expenditures, forecasting, policy creation and execution, communication and reporting), this book explores the driving forces in organizational decision making.

Nonprofits and Government

Provides students and practitioners with the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, research-based inquiry into the collaborative and conflicting relationship between nonprofits and government at all levels: local, national, and international. The contributors--all leading experts--explore how government regulates, facilitates, finances, and oversees nonprofit activities, and how nonprofits, in turn, try to shape the way government serves the public and promotes the civic, religious, and cultural life of the country.

Managing and Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

New edition of a classic guide to ensuring effective organizational performance The ideas, tools, and processes in this vital resource are designed to help organizations develop measurement systems to support such effective management approaches as strategic management, results-based budgeting, performance management, process improvement, performance contracting, and much more.

Resilient Leadership

The author differentiates between personal resilience, the resilience field; and aspects of resilient leadership so that leaders can grasp how each relates to the other and how each can be used to enhance personal and collective resilience. He lays out concrete, practical approaches for overcoming obstacles to the development of resilience at all levels-extending the capacity of the individual leader, teams, group, and organizations to sustain themselves in the face of adversity.