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New Issue

The fourth issue in our series of Occasional Essays is an excerpt from Dancing on the Glass Ceiling edited by Don Olcott, Jr. and Darcy Hardy. In "Leadership Choices for the Future", they analyze the general characteristics of good leadership, as well as discuss the assets women bring and the challenges they face in leadership roles.

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Previous Issues

Our premier issue was Hard Times, Tough Decisions by Harry Peterson. As a former college president, Harry offers insights into the difficult and demanding issues associated with trying economic times.

The second and third in our series of Occasional Essays are excerpts from Department Chair Leadership Skills (2nd edition) by Walter H. Gmelch and Val D. Miskin. It addresses the Call for Leadership in postsecondary education. The authors note that most departmental chairs have not worked towards or academically prepared for the positions, yet they find themselves in what is arguably one of the most challenging leadership positions possible.