In these times of change and challenge in higher education, pleasfor leadership have become frequent. However, the type ofleadership required within this new context (of globalization,demographic changes, technological advancement, and questioning ofsocial authority) may call for different skills, requiring are-education among campus stakeholders if they want to besuccessful leaders.
In the past twenty years, there has been a revolution in the waythat leadership is conceptualized across most fields anddisciplines. Leadership has moved away from being leader-centered,individualistic, hierarchical, focused on universalcharacteristics, and emphasizing power over followers. Instead, anew vision has emerged: leadership that is process-centered,collective, context-bound, non-hierarchical, and focused on mutualpower and influence processes.
This volume summarizes research and literature about newconceptualizations of leadership to inform practice.
This is volume 31, number 6, of the ASHE Higher EducationReport, a bi-monthly journal published by Jossey-Bass.
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