Academic leadership: Building the base camp

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A base camp for an eventual full attack on the summit is a way to a better understanding of academic leadership. While there are many similarities between leadership in business and academia, the differences may be even more important, especially this early stage of exploration. In view of this, a look at three areas of comparison is made: structural, operational and cyclical. Specifically, a close look at the structural, operational, and cyclical differences between business leadership and academic leadership point to a set of deceptively simple rules for the aspiring academic leader. First, build and work through a leadership community rather than attempt to use a hierarchy. Second, emphasize the execution of good plans more than the planning itself. Third, be prepared for delayed gratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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Academic leadership : Building the base camp. / Farvardin, Nariman.

In: IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 10-12.

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