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Leadership Traits and Success in Higher Education

Friday, March 01, 2013

There are fundamental differences in the challenges facing leaders within higher education versus those in the corporate world. Yet as resource constraints and funding shortfalls plague many not-for-profit colleges and universities today, their presidents and other leaders are being asked to become more “businesslike” or “entrepreneurial” in what they do. The question is, can they?

To answer this and related questions, Witt/Kieffer teamed with Hogan Assessment Systems to collect personality and values assessment data on higher education leaders and compare these results to those of leaders within the corporate sector. The findings suggest that, while higher education and corporate leaders exhibit many similarities, significant differences may hold clues to how academic leaders perform and adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and future challenges.

Read the report here.

Read more about leadership assessments and our Solutions for Exceptional Leadership practice here.

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