Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a New Generation focuses on key characteristics and elements of leadership. Using case studies from research, industry, education, administration, and extension services, the authors present real-world circumstances ranging from natural disasters to major restructuring that demanded problem solving, new initiatives, consensus, and organizational commitment. Drawing on their own experiences and covering topics as diverse as closing facilities, mounting a national research initiative, reinventing a major corporation, and dealing with invasive termites, the studies contain examples of both good an bad outcomes and tie back to the stated leadership principles and qualities.
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“As a professional market researcher in academic, government, and industry sectors, I consider Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a New Generation to be one of the top textbooks on leadership in research. Its contents will be understood and adopted by many disciplines. It fully represents the attributes of creativity, leadership, and communication.” -- Clarence F. Davan Jr., President and CEO, Davan Consulting International Inc. and founder, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

 

"The information is excellent. If a way can be found to have the book serve as a wake-up call to educators that leadership can be developed and it should be part of college and university programs, it may be more than useful; it could be revolutionary." --Stanley P. Wilson, former Vice-President for Agriculture, Home Economics and Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University