Leaders in the Labyrinth
College Presidents and the Battlegrounds of Creeds and Convictions
By (author) Stephen J. Nelson
Publication date:30 June 2007
Length of book:256 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Leaders in the Labyrinth sheds light on how presidents conduct the influence and power of their office, especially in the use of their pulpits, how they navigate issues of political correctness, and how they hold the center of the university together, in contentious times and against competing ideological forces. Nelson has formulated a comprehensive image of the tenor, talents, and temperaments essential for todayOs presidency, for those who aspire to assume leadership in the future and for those who select the leaders of our colleges and universities.
This book is an original study of the hurricane forces that challenge the leadership of college and university presidents in the present day. By focusing on fresh and first-hand interviews with fifteen distinguished presidents, Steven J. Nelson has provided a unique and absorbing account of how higher education is changing and of how these extraordinary individuals, guided by academic values, steer their ways through change.