Leadership as a Service: A New Model for Higher Education in a New Century Ã¢ÂÂ A Book Review
Paul Andrew Bourne*
Department of Graduate Education and Leadership, Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica
- *Corresponding Author:
- Paul Andrew Bourne
Department of Graduate Education and Leadership
Northern Caribbean University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 13, 2016; Accepted date: December 09, 2016; Published date: December 12, 2016
Citation: Bourne PA (2016) Leadership as a Service: A New Model for Higher Education in a New Century – A Book Review. Review Pub Administration Manag 4:196. doi:10.4172/2315-7844.1000196
Copyright: © 2016 Bourne PA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Leadership as service is a scholarly text written with the same scientific rigor, deductions and inferences as required for a scientific publication. The book is more than sets of theoretical abstractions, constructions and idealistic perspectives as there were a plethora of practical perspectives drawn from the author’s experience as an educator and president of a university along with those of practitioners in the private and public sectors. It is a master piece of poetry (using metaphors), insights into the issue of leadership at higher educational institutions and a balanced account of the science and art of leadership. Although the text is primarily around educational leadership, Farnsworth broadens the perspective to make it a discourse of issues in leadership, challenges in leadership to include higher educational institutions, effective leadership, historical features on leadership, and a justification for a new paradigm in educational leadership, particularly higher education. The book is a succinct analysis of educational leadership at higher educational institutions in the USA, while contextualizing the matter beyond that space to the world, including providing a rationale for servant-centered leadership in both private as well as public sector organizations.