In The Successful Dean: Thoughtful strategies and savvy tips for today’s evolving leadership, author Mari Koerner shares a reflective narrative of her journey as a university dean, intertwining it with the journey of others seated in the dean’s chair. It is evident from the beginning that the book is written for a specific audience—those who are interested in or connected to the position of the university dean, specifically newly seated or those aspiring to be deans. The author states her premise of the role of the dean as a forward-moving reflective practice. Additionally, she states that seated deans should understand the role and use of power, the nature of ever-changing academia, and the central importance of humor.
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