Community College Leadership Preparation (PDF):
Needs, Perceptions, and Recommendations
Community College Review, 2002
Linda Brown, Mario Martinez, Ph. D., David Daniel, Ph. D.
Summary: Results of a national survey of community college instructional leaders identify the top 10 skills, from a list of 48 skills, necessary for effective college leadership. What skills should hiring committees seek in candidates for leadership positions? What skills do instructional leaders recommend for inclusion in doctoral leadership programs? How can community colleges prepare their own staff for leadership responsibilities? Communication skills are identified as 5 of the top 10 skills needed in providing effective community college leadership.