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Lucas Miller
Lucas Miller

The Anatomy of Derailment: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Succeed

Here is the outline of the article: # Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail And How To Prevent It ## Introduction - What is the book about and who are the authors - Why is this topic important and relevant - What are the main objectives and questions of the book - How is the book organized and structured - What are the main findings and recommendations of the book ## The Phenomenon of Derailed Presidencies - How common are derailed presidencies and what are the costs and consequences - What are the main causes and factors of derailment - How do derailed presidents differ from successful presidents - What are the common patterns and themes of derailment - How can derailment be detected and prevented ## The Case Studies of Derailed Presidencies - How did the authors select and analyze the case studies - What are the four sectors of higher education and how do they differ in terms of derailment - What are some examples of derailed presidencies in each sector and what were their main issues - How did the stakeholders react and respond to derailment - What are some lessons learned from each case study ## The Testimonies of Derailed Presidents - How did the authors collect and present the testimonies of derailed presidents - What are some common themes and insights from the testimonies - How do derailed presidents cope with their failure and what are their regrets - How do derailed presidents view their role and responsibility in derailment - How do derailed presidents recover and move on from derailment ## The Implications and Recommendations for Higher Education Leadership - What are some implications of derailment for higher education leadership - What are some recommendations for preventing derailment for prospective presidents, governing boards, search committees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, media, and public - What are some best practices for hiring, evaluating, supporting, developing, and retaining university presidents - What are some challenges and opportunities for improving higher education leadership in the future - How can higher education leadership foster a culture of trust, collaboration, accountability, innovation, diversity, inclusion, and excellence ## Conclusion - Summarize the main points and arguments of the book - Highlight the main contributions and limitations of the book - Provide some critical reflections and questions on the book - Suggest some directions for further research and practice on higher education leadership - End with a strong and memorable statement ## FAQs - Q: Who should read this book? - A: This book is intended for anyone who is interested in or involved in higher education leadership, such as prospective presidents, governing boards, search committees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, media, public, etc. - Q: Where can I find this book? - A: This book is available on or other online bookstores. You can also check your local library or university library for a copy. - Q: Is this book based on empirical research or anecdotal evidence? - A: This book is based on both empirical research and anecdotal evidence. The authors conducted a survey of 1,662 current or former university presidents to identify 50 cases of derailment. They also interviewed 14 derailed presidents to collect their personal testimonies. They supplemented their data with reviews of scholarly literature on leadership failures in various sectors. - Q: How reliable and valid are the findings and recommendations of this book? - A: The findings and recommendations of this book are reliable and valid to the extent that they are based on rigorous and systematic data collection and analysis, as well as the authors' extensive experience and expertise in higher education leadership. However, the book also acknowledges its limitations, such as the lack of generalizability, the possibility of bias, the complexity of causality, and the dynamic nature of higher education. - Q: How can I learn more about higher education leadership and derailment? - A: You can learn more about higher education leadership and derailment by reading other books, articles, reports, blogs, podcasts, webinars, etc. on this topic. You can also attend workshops, seminars, conferences, courses, etc. on higher education leadership. You can also network with other higher education leaders and experts and seek their advice and feedback.

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