ERIC Number: EJ1060587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Courage to Lead: Cases in American Higher Education
Travis, Jon E.; Scott, Joyce A.
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v5 Feb 2014
Courage is a rare quality among today's political leaders, many of whom even struggle with the ability to understand leadership as well. Leadership and courage are also critically important characteristics of college and university administrators. Yet, one may wonder if courage is nonexistent among leaders in higher education. Furthermore, the skills of good leadership seem to be lacking among administrators who rule as if they were convinced of some divine right. At a time when public colleges and universities are being threatened as never before by forces committed to their destruction, administrators desperately need to find the courage to lead. This article highlights selected case examples of leaders who have demonstrated courage over self-interest.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Ethics, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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