Universities, as a result of the changes occurring in higher education, are in desperate need of transformations and turnarounds. As a result, university leaders face enormous pressure to implement change on their campuses in order to keep up with this situation. As change leaders, university leaders in all roles, from president, vice chancellor, and provost to deans, department chairs, and course leaders, must have a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of change leadership, the content and process of change, as well as the leadership style best suited to accomplishing this task. Given that many of these leaders (particularly those newly appointed) may lack the experience or time necessary to read books on the subject or attend courses in order to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in a short period of time, the availability of a concise resource that can provide rapid guidance will be critical for those aspiring to success in such transformation efforts. This book aims to accomplish precisely that for these harried leaders. Apart from enumerating the challenges and rapid changes occurring in higher education that necessitate campus transformations and turnarounds, it also dwells on the following:
1) The principles and best practises of leading experts for those aspiring to succeed in such transformation efforts and turnarounds.
2) Transformational leadership is the optimal leadership style for transformation.
3) The author’s experiences as a leader of academic entities at two public universities, namely Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
Those newly appointed to administrative positions, those currently serving in various academic positions, and those aspiring to become high-performing leaders in the near future will find this an invaluable resource in their quest to transform their organisations into high-performing organisations.