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The Seduction of the Leader in Higher Education


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The growing spate of votes of no confidence in institutional leaders is concerning, as it suggests a diagnostic of low trust, lack of meaningful engagement between leaders and constituents, and limited communication. Without access to unfiltered information—honest concerns, suggestions, and ideas—leaders risk being seduced into thinking that they are on the right path and that everyone is firmly behind them, when this may not be the case.

In this paper, Patrick Sanaghan and Kimberly Eberbach offers key insights into this dynamic and review nine specific steps that you can take to minimize this "seduction of the leader."

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