Academics make the best university leaders Or do they? For the first piece in this series I thought it would be appropriate to revisit and develop a post from early in 2011 on leadership in universities. The focus here is very much on the who rather than the how of university leadership - that's a … Continue reading The Imperfect University: who should lead universities?
Tag: Amanda Goodall
Do academics make the best university leaders?
Academics DO make the best university leaders Amanda Goodall has published a brief piece on why academics make the best university leaders. It's a powerful argument and it is difficult to disagree with Goodall's thesis - top universities do need top academics to lead them. Goodall's recent book, Socrates in the Boardroom, makes this compelling … Continue reading Do academics make the best university leaders?
“Top scholars should lead research universities”
Top scholars should lead research universities: Review of fascinating new work in University World News. Research universities should be led by brilliant scholars and not merely talented managers, says Warwick University fellow Amanda Goodall. It is not sufficient for leaders to have management skills alone, Goodall states in a new book. In Socrates in the … Continue reading “Top scholars should lead research universities”