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A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education

Marjorie Hass

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Women face unique challenges as they move into senior leadership roles at colleges and universities. This guide provides them with the frank, supportive advice they need to advance their careers and lead with excellence.

For years, Marjorie Hass, now the president of Rhodes College, was approached by women in higher education looking for advice and support as they took on leadership roles and navigated challenging career paths. Eventually, she began offering online seminars so she could meet in small groups to answer questions and encourage women to develop mutually supportive relationships. In…

Women face unique challenges as they move into senior leadership roles at colleges and universities. This guide provides them with the frank, supportive advice they need to advance their careers and lead with excellence.

For years, Marjorie Hass, now the president of Rhodes College, was approached by women in higher education looking for advice and support as they took on leadership roles and navigated challenging career paths. Eventually, she began offering online seminars so she could meet in small groups to answer questions and encourage women to develop mutually supportive relationships. In A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education, Hass draws on her sixteen years of senior leadership experience, her work with national higher education organizations, and her mentorship work with dozens of women to address fundamental issues women face when they lead in higher education.

Aiming to level the playing field by giving women the insightful, supportive advice they need to advance in their careers and to lead with excellence, Hass combines practical information with career coaching. In this frank guide to launching, building, and advancing your academic career, Hass addresses a wide range of topics, including

• deciding whether academic leadership is for you
• developing a personal leadership style
• becoming comfortable with power, ambition, and personal voice
• navigating patriarchal assumptions
• finding joy in leadership work
• gaining experience with budget management, revenue generation, personnel management, and fund-raising—no matter your current job title
• effectively managing conflict
• aligning personal and career values and goals
• winning your next job
• and much more

Women at any stage of their academic leadership career will find this guide insightful, useful, and empowering, as will anyone interested in supporting women leaders and diversifying leadership in higher education.

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A great practical addition to the literature on leadership in the academy, this book will be of interest to women who are in faculty roles in higher education and to those women who aspire to the highest levels of leadership. Hass takes a personal and well-rounded approach to professional development that considers all aspects of readers' identities.

Providing guidance and support for women who aspire to significant leadership roles in higher education, this appealing, inviting book offers the kind of thoughtful, experience-based, practical advice and guidance that I think many women would find very helpful. The book does not read like a manual; it reads like the words of a mentor.

Marjorie Hass provides compelling insights into the nature of academic leadership. At a time when diverse voices in higher education are more critical than ever, she offers both practical advice and inspiration for women seeking advancement in the academy.

Marjorie Hass provides sound advice to women at all stages of their career in an approachable and conversational manner. Unlike other books on leadership, Marjorie's guide engages the reader through a series of compelling and refreshingly honest personal vignettes. Highly recommended reading for women as they navigate a career in the academy.

Marjorie Hass is one of academe's brightest lights. Her impact as a campus leader is great, and her advocacy for women in leadership is even more impressive and important. May this new book light the way for more women to find their way into leadership in higher education.

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9
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168
ISBN
9781421441016
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One. Transforming Your Professional Identity
Chapter Two. Navigating Power and Conflict
Chapter Three. Finding Joy in Your Work
Chapter Four. Growing as a Leader
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Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One. Transforming Your Professional Identity
Chapter Two. Navigating Power and Conflict
Chapter Three. Finding Joy in Your Work
Chapter Four. Growing as a Leader
Chapter Five. Crafting a Vision
Chapter Six. Building Your Skills
Chapter Seven. Winning the Job
Concluding Thoughts
Notes
Index

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Marjorie Hass
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Marjorie Hass, Ph.D.

Marjorie Hass, the president of Rhodes College, is the former president of Austin College and the former provost of Muhlenberg College, where she was also a professor of philosophy. She is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities' board of directors and a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Committee on Women Athletes.