Bolman and Gallos (2011) use real situations to understand and develop competencies necessary for an effective higher education leadership. Many of the cases involve politics, both internal and external to the college.
For this 1 page discussion, describe a political situation at your institution that would benefit from an effective intervention by a political leader. Using the political leadership skills described in your readings, discuss how you would plan and implement a leadership agenda to resolve the issue.
Bolman, L. G., & Gallos, J. V. (2011). Reframing academic leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Part I, “Leadership Epistemology: When You Understand, You Know What to Do,” pages 1–2.
- Chapter 1, “Opportunities and Challenges in Academic Leadership,” pages 3–14.
- Chapter 2, “Sensemaking and the Power of Reframing,” pages 15–30.
- Chapter 3, “Knowing What You’re Doing: Learning, Authenticity, and Theories of Action,” pages 30–46.
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