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Vol. 3, No. 2 = No. 7 (2000 Summer)

A Personal Account of Leadership in an Academic Setting

  • Teresa Morris
June 21, 2017


The Combination of intuition, compassion, social skills and direction became my leadership task during two years as a faculty senate chair. I developed my leadership style in an academic setting that was experiencing a period of rapid fundamental change. Both our campus and our university system were going through major leadership changes and shifts in strategic directions. My leadership style in this context was of both the weaver and the warrior. There was a constant need to scan the organization to see who was affected, or disaffected, by change and to build networks between faculty members and decision makers that would give voice to concerns while silencing the meddlers and mischievous.