Planning for Higher Education Journal

Change Agent Leadership

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From Volume 43 Number 3 | April–June 2015
By Linda L. Baer, Ann Hill Duin, Deborah Bushway
Challenges: Change Management

These are times of unprecedented change in higher education. Routine or even strategic change will not be enough to sustain institutions in the near future. Challenging times require leaders with strong skills for problem solving, crisis management and resiliency in rapidly changing environments—in other words, transformative leadership. Transformative leadership skills are distinctive among leadership skills. Based on an ABC framework, the article describes connections between the As (analytics, accreditation, accountability), Bs (decisions whether to build, buy, or buddy with partners), and Cs (culture, collaboration, and courage) that it takes to be transformative.

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