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Martha Morris is associate professor emerita of museum studies at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has over 45 years of experience in the museum field as a manager and leader. Morris has designed workshops, lectured and written on a number of topics including collections planning and management, exhibition development, leading change, museum facilities programs, museum mergers, and 21st century leadership skills. She is author of Managing People and Projects in Museums (2017) and co-author of Planning Successful Museum Building Projects (2009).
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Organizational Leadership Defined
Chapter 3 Leadership Theory and Managing Change
Chapter 4 Contemporary Leadership Models
Chapter 5 Leadership at all Levels
Chapter 6 Leadership for the Future: Innovation
Chapter 7 Leadership Development: The Next Generation
Chapter 8 Leadership in Action: Case Studies
Appendix A Personality Assessments and Learning Styles
Appendix B Hypothetical Exercises: Leading Up
Appendix C Team Decision Making Exercise
I like the fact in this book, Martha Morris builds on work of others both inside and outside the museum field, often offering deep explanations. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to guide personal and group reflection. This is definitely a book to be used to reflect on leadership and build leadership strengths. Noting that leadership is situational, I especially like how she addresses the various types of leadership – leading change, leadership transition, leading at all levels, and leading up. She explores the future of leadership, particularly in the areas of innovation and skills necessary to keep institutions agile and in touch with their work forces, stakeholders, and audiences.
— Anne W. Ackerson, independent museum consultant and co-author of Leadership Matters
Leadership has no single definition, principle, or formula. It has multiple paths and multiple outcomes. Martha Morris canvasses not only the principles experts have written but also the paths museum leaders have taken. The applications are beyond museums.
— Teng Chamchumrus, nonprofit executive and educator in nonprofit management and museum studies