"I've read a few books on the role of the college president, and not one of them compares to this. Dr. Pierce's style is breezy and engaging. She makes her points via case studies and examples, rather than vague generalities. Much of her advice I've heard nowhere else. It's like having an experienced friend next to you whispering in your ear.
The chapter on the presidential search process alone is worth the price of this book. Thanks partly to that advice, I landed a president's job on my first try. I know I will re-read many times the chapters on being an effective president. One valuable tip from Dr. Pierce: If you ever have a presidential residence, know that renovating it can become a huge issue on campus! Seriously, a great book." ~ Scott Dalrymple (New York, NY)