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With the opening lamentation of not another book on leadership, William Bill Robinson, president of Whitmore College in Spokane , Washington takes the reader ona voyage through history and discovery as he deftly weaves a new perspective on leadership.
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Robinson assumed his duties as the 17th president of Whitworth College in July 1993, after previously serving for seven years as president of Manchester College in Indiana. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, his master’s degree from Wheaton College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He also did postgraduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and the Moody Bible Institute. His scholarly work focused on organizational, small-group, cross-cultural and interpersonal communication. Since arriving at Whitworth, Robinson has focused on expanding the college’s financial resource base, improving communication and organizational structure on campus, and opening up lines of communication with college constituents. For the past five years, undergraduate enrollment has been at capacity, the academic profile and student retention numbers are at all-time highs, and several major capital projects have been completed. In a! ddition to his college responsibilities, Robinson is immediate past chair of the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on the boards of Princeton Theological Seminary, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities and the Spokane Symphony. Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The college enrolls 2,100 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.Review:
Robinson alerts us to the serious changes taking place in a leader's job...Good stuff! -- Max DePree, author of Leadership Jazz
Robinson presents serious ideas packaged with a marvelous sense of humor. Key points are broken out in clearly delineated form. -- Al Erisman, Ethix Bulletin, Issue 21,January-February, 2003
Those who share Robinson's vision of leadership will be free to be graceful and grateful leaders... -- George R. Nethercutt Jr., congressman, United States House of Representatives
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