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Enhancing Campus Capacity for LeadershipAn Examination of Grassroots Leaders in Higher Education$
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Adrianna Kezar and Jaime Lester

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804776479

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804776479.001.0001

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Top-Down Meets Bottom-up

Top-Down Meets Bottom-up

Challenges and Opportunities

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(p.227) Chapter Ten Top-Down Meets Bottom-up
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Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776479.003.0010

This chapter explores a variety of tactics that grassroots leaders used, including identifying the right time, identifying people to play a translator role, and negotiating effectively with administrators, managers, and executives to successfully merge with top-down leaders. It examines challenges that occur in the convergence of bottom-up and top-down leadership, presenting several case studies where grassroots leaders identified interest among individuals in positions of authority and the tactics they used to synergize these two levels of leadership.

Keywords:   tactics, grassroots leaders, top-down leaders, bottom-up leadership, top-down leadership, leadership

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