“Pamela L. Eddy’s book deserves our time for two simple reasons: first, the multidimensional model for leading change transcends community colleges and is applicable broadly within and beyond education; and, second, the author’s thoughtful inclusion of vignettes and case studies provides the day-to-day grounding to make her model relevant to readers of all professions. Yes, community college readers have the advantage of knowing many of the leadership challenges firsthand and will be more interested than most in sections such as ‘Challenges of Community College Leadership,’ but this book adds sufficiently to leadership literature that it should find itself on the bookshelves of professionals across education and the private sector.”?The Department Chair
“This is an excellent resource for all aspiring community college leaders as well as those serving as senior leaders in our institutions. The book is well written and contains an exceptional combination of theory to practice ideas and thoughts. It is sure to become required reading in community college leadership development programs.”?Larry H. Ebbers, Community College Leadership Programs, Iowa State University
Recognizing that future community college leaders – at all levels– will manage increasingly complex organizations, and face very different challenges than their predecessors, this book provides a multidimensional model of leadership suited to these new demands and environments.
Through over 75 individual interviews with leaders and campus members, Eddy is able to provide examples of the model’s components in practice and to illuminate which experiences proved the most relevant for these leaders on their route to upper administration.