Monthly Archives: September 2012

Academic leadership, volcanoes, and John Silber (1926-2012)

When I think about strong academic leaders, I always have John Silber at the top of my list.   He was president of Boston University from 1971 to 1996, chancellor from 1996 to 2003, and president emeritus from 2003 until … Continue reading

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Motivations for leadership

In my experience, people are motivated to seek leadership roles in higher education for three major reasons. Some people are motivated by having seen good role models.  These positive examples show how great leaders can make a difference in the … Continue reading

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