Strategic Leadership addresses deep and continuing issues relating to strategy, governance, management, and leadership in higher education during a period of rapid change. Each of these themes is at the heart of current debates about the capacity of universities to respond to new expectations, market realities, reduced state funding, globalization, technology, and a long list of other challenges. Dealing with these issues can immobilize colleges and universities, or it can cause them to become so market-driven that they will sacrifice their own legacy of academic values. This book places strategic planning in a new conceptual framework that is oriented to interactive leadership rooted in human agency and values. It will assist academic professionals, stakeholders such as trustees, and students of higher education to better understand and use strategic planning as an effective process and as a method of collaborative leadership.
Richard L. Morrill serves on several corporate and not-for-profit boards and as a consultant on governance, leadership, and strategy to colleges and universities. Following ten years as president of the University of Richmond, he became chancellor and was also named Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Democratic Values in 1998. He previously served as president of Centre College and of Salem College.
Part 1 ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE Chapter 2 The Phenomenon of Leadership Chapter 3 The Ambiguities and Possibilities of Leadership in Higher Education Chapter 4 The System and Culture of Academic Decision Making Part 5 PREPARING FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Chapter 6 Creating and Situating an Integrative Strategy Process Chapter 7 Strategic Governance: Designing the Mechanisms and Tools of Strategy Part 8 PRACTICING STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Chapter 9 Integral Strategy: Narratives and Identity in Strategic Leadership Chapter 10 Mission and Vision: The Heart of Strategic Leadership Chapter 11 Strategic Position: The External and Internal Contexts Chapter 12 Strategies: Initiatives, Imperatives, Goals, and Actions Chapter 13 Strategic Leadership in Context: From Academic Programs to Financial Models Chapter 14 Implementation: From Strategic Leadership to Strategic Management Part 15 THE LIMITS AND POSSIBILITIES OF STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Chapter 16 Conflict and Change: The Limits and Possibilities of Strategic Leadership Chapter 17 Conclusion: The Strategic Integration of Leadership