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In unstable times, effective leaders must not only be able to copewith the environment, they must also be able to shape it. Leadersin today's community colleges must fit that mold. Change leadershipcan be said to embody four essential characteristics that might becalled the four "A's." These are

  1. Change leadership anticipates it is visionary andforward-looking and avoids reactionary thinking
  2. Change leadership constantly analyzes both the internaland external enviroment to gather reliable data upon which to makedecisions; it engages in strategic and tactical planning to makethe most of the moment
  3. Change leadership acts; with a vision and a plan, withaccurate and current data, action is collaborative andinclusive
  4. Change leadership affirms; it is not enough to have avision, a plan, and action. Once action is implemented, attentionis given to reflection, to review, and to sustaining change.

This volume focuses on change leadership at all levels. Theauthors bring unique perspectives--they are strong, recognizedscholars in leadership studies as well as practitioners activelyengaged in community college leadership. Both empirical studies andbest practices are included to further our knowledge andunderstanding of effective leadership in the context of change.

This is the 149th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for CommunityColleges. Essential to the professional libraries ofpresidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today'sopen-door institutions, New Directions for CommunityColleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challengesof their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

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Desna L. Wallin is associate professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of Georgia. She has also served as president of Clinton Community College in Iowa and Forsyth Technical Community College in North Carolina.

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