Herding Cats: Being Advice to Aspiring Academic and Research Leaders

Herding Cats: Being Advice to Aspiring Academic and Research Leaders


By (author) Geoffrey Garrett, By (author) Graeme John Davies

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  • Publisher: Triarchy Press
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 172mm x 8mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 16 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Bridport
  • ISBN 10: 0956537952
  • ISBN 13: 9780956537959
  • Illustrations note: 15 colour illustrations, 5 colour & b+w diagrams
  • Sales rank: 122,463

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It is well known that in their professional lives most academics and researchers will - like cats - seek to exercise as much independence as possible. In "Herding Cats", Geoff Garrett and Graeme Davies combine their top-level experience of leading/managing international academic and research institutions with wisdom gleaned from 50 senior colleagues around the world. They deal with common leadership and management themes, like making tough strategic choices, leading change effectively, dealing with bureaucracy, allocating resources, managing budgets and ensuring effective implementation. Garrett, Davies and their friends paint a picture of the culture of a typical 'cats' environment - replete with remarkable intellects, passion, arguments, politics and prejudice, and where trying to push people to a destination is usually doomed to failure. "Herding Cats" guides leaders and aspiring leaders in academic and research institutions through the process of learning to accept and embrace the qualities of their 'cats' so they can tempt them to an outcome with agility and success.

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