Planning for Higher Education Journal

Reducing the Lame-Duck Syndrome

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From Volume 26 Number 2 | Winter 1997–1998
By Milton Greenberg

Calls for a reexamination of the way in which higher education institutions select their leaders. The prevalence of the "lame-duck" syndrome, exacerbated by resignations up to a year in advance and the appointment of interim leaders to serve while searches for permanent leaders take place, has repercussions throughout the institution in terms of willingness to take risk and to implement substantive change. Proposes some possible alternatives to the current system of recruitment and replacement as a means of facilitating strong leadership on campus.

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