Herding Cats

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Triarchy Press Limited, Aug 16, 2010 - Business & Economics - 136 pages
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It is well known that in their professional lives most academics and researchers will - like cats - seek to exercise as much independence as possible.

When you consider...
  • the very high intelligence of the 'workforce', typically accompanied by high ideals and a frequently argumentative style...
  • the often conservative nature of the culture, and corresponding resistance to change...
  • the very considerable difficulties involved in seeking cross-boundary collaboration...
  • the bureaucratic nature of many institutional processes...
... this all makes for the special challenge of leading and managing in an academic or research institution.

Herding Cats is a long-awaited guide for anyone grappling with such a challenge.
 

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Contents

GETTING THE JOB DONE
21
MANAGING THE PEOPLE
56
LEADING STRATEGICALLY
92
POSTSCRIPT A CLOSING THOUGHT
109
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Dr Geoff Garrett has led CSIR in South Africa and CSIRO in Australia. Sir Graeme Davies has led three UK universities – Liverpool, Glasgow and London.

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