ERIC Number: EJ1022749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
A Tap on the Shoulder: External Influences as Catalysts for Professional Change
McNair, Delores E.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n2-3 p184-193 2014
Not all community college presidents begin their careers with the goal of becoming president, yet something causes them to alter their initial career paths to seek a presidency. Understanding how community college leaders make the decision to seek and subsequently prepare for a presidency can help identify candidates with the potential to fill anticipated vacancies, meet national needs, and lead innovation. This article explores one set of findings from a year-long study that reveals the importance of external influences as catalysts for changing a potential leader's career path.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Influences, College Presidents, College Administration, Change Strategies, Case Studies, Interviews, Demography, Leadership, Career Choice
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California