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Author Nevarez, Carlos, 1969-
Title Leadership theory and the community college : applying theory to practice / Carlos Nevarez, J. Luke Wood, and Rose Penrose ; foreword by Eduardo J. Padron.
Imprint Sterling, Virginia : Stylus Publishing, [2013]
Edition First edition.

Author Nevarez, Carlos, 1969-
Subject Community colleges -- Administration.
Community college presidents.
Educational leadership.
Alt Name Penrose, Rose,
Padron, Eduardo J.,
Description 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents ""Leadership theory and the college""; ""copyright ""; ""dedication ""; ""contents""; ""acknowledgments""; ""foreword""; ""preface""; ""1. reflective case leadership framework""; ""2. organizational theory and the college""; ""3. bureaucratic leadership""; ""4. democratic leadership""; ""5. path-goal leadership""; ""6. situational leadership""; ""7. ethical leadership""; ""8. leader-member exchange theory""; ""9. political leadership""; ""10. systems leadership""; ""11. transformational leadership""; ""12. symbolic leadership""; ""13. transformative leadership""; ""references""
Summary "This book presents leaders and aspiring leaders in community colleges with a theoretical and practical framework for analyzing their leadership styles, and determining the dimensions of leadership they need to improve in order to strengthen their capacity to resolve complex issues and effectively guide their institutions.
"It does so through presenting theories about leadership that are congruent with the notions of equity, access, diversity, ethics, critical inquiry, transformational change, and social justice that drive the missions of community colleges, and at the same time provides the reader with the strategic skills to prepare for and navigate the profound changes ahead.
"Readers will gain an understanding of how to use theory as a tool to guide their practice, better understand the intricacies of the issues confronting them, the power dynamics and organizational context in which they operate, predict potential outcomes, and develop processes to achieve desired outcomes. Utilizing theory in conjunction with case study analysis provides community college leaders with the tools needed to comprehensively interrogate and inform decision-making processes.
"The authors provide a number of rich and realistically complex case studies, all of which are situated in a community college environment, to which readers can apply the various theories and perspectives, develop their view about the principles and actions most likely to lead to satisfactory outcomes, and hone the approaches to leadership that are authentic to them, and effective.
"The book is suitable for personal reading and reflection, institutional leadership retreats and training, and as a text for higher education courses."--Publisher description.
ISBN 9781579226336 (e-book)
1579226337 (e-book)
9781579226312 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781579226329 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781579226336 (library networkable e-edition)
9781579226343 (consumer e-edition)
OCLC # 908042711
Additional Format Print version: Nevarez, Carlos. Leadership theory and the community college : applying theory to practice. Sterling, Virginia : Stylus Publishing, [2013] xvii, 177 pages ; 24 cm 9781579226312.

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