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ERIC Number: EJ1140982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Leader Derailment in Academe: Does the Training Match the Problems?
Williams, Feruzan Irani; Campbell, Constance; McCartney, William; Gooding, Carl
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v8 n1 p43-48 Spr 2012
Leader derailment of middle managers in higher education is most often attributable to self-defeating behaviors (SDBs) and problems with interpersonal relationships (PIRs). This study attempted to determine whether training provided for middle managers in Academe sufficiently addresses these issues. Our findings suggest that while little more than half the responding institutions provided some sort of training to first-time administrators; it was focused mostly on administrative issues. Less than half of the surveyed institutions offered any kind of training relating to PIRs or SDBs. We end the paper with recommendations and suggestions for improvements in training programs aimed at decreasing the incidence of leader derailment in Academe.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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