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ERIC Number: EJ913099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Williams Holistic Approach Model (WHAM): Sustainable University Leadership from the Perspective of a Woman Physicist
Williams, Elvira S.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n5 2010
University leadership from career and organizational viewpoints are discussed from the perspective of a woman physicist. Laws of physics are used, through appropriate analogies, as templates for structuring useful life lessons on holistic WHAM leadership. Interactive university skill sets and program policies based on holistic WHAM approaches are least likely to omit significant factors that could contribute to creation of great students as products--the main goal of university leadership. The holistic WHAM life lessons presented rest upon Five Pillars of Support for Success (or simply Five Pillars). The writer views these five Pillars as encompassing the basic aspects of life and living and defines them as follows: Spiritual (central and most important), Physical, Intellectual, Social, and Financial. The WHAM model is based on nurture in these five areas and demonstrates that the greater collaboration or unitedness in any given endeavor, the greater the yield. Women are natural nurturers and should be considered for leadership roles. Impediments to their progress and ways to help improve the numbers as they relate to women as leaders in the academy are explored. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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