On Becoming a Woman Leader: Learning from the Experiences of University Presidents

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - Education - 321 pages
Based on years of research, this book provides an analysis of the data gathered from extensive interviews with university presidents. Each of these women offers candid information about their lifelong journey to becoming a leader. They reveal their childhood and adolescent experiences including facts about their personality, schooling, activities, leadership positions, employment, influential individuals, significant events, opportunities, awards, recognitions, college plans, and goals. The discussion about the leaders’ college years provides insight into what influenced their leadership development, decisions, and perspectives.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Family Background and Childhood
15
Adolescence
47
College Years
89
Career Paths and Barriers
135
Influential Individuals
153
Developmental Activities
181
Other Life Roles
209
Leadership Motivation Styles and Philosophies
241
Presidential Advice and Perspectives
265
Research Methods
289
Index
311
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Susan R. Madsen, Ed.D., is associate professor of management at Utah Valley University. For more than sixteen years, she has been an independent management consultant in a variety of settings including higher education, government, nonprofit, community, and corporate. Dr. Madsen's true passion revolves around her work as a leadership and change researcher, scholar, educator, and practitioner. Her work is widely published in academic journals, and she presents workshops, seminars, and lectures in a variety of national and international

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