BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Digital Leadership in Higher Education

Purposeful Social Media in a Connected World

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October 2020
9781620367520
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    Stylus Publishing
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    1st October
  • ISBN 9781620367520
  • Language English
  • Pages 312 pp.
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Hardback
September 2020
9781620367513
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    23rd September
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September 2020
9781620367537
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    18th September
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September 2020
9781620367544
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“Effective leadership means we must bring our values and mission - not just soundbites - to our activity in the digital sphere. And it's not as hard as you may think, thanks to the very practical examples and exercises Josie Ahlquist has given us in this book.”

Brandon Busteed, President - University Partners, Kaplan, Inc.

 “Often, higher education leaders see social media as a burden. Digital Leadership In Higher Education should be required reading in any leadership program because it clearly demonstrates how social media can and should extend leadership rather than be a burden for it.”

Russell Lowery-Hart, President - Amarillo College


In this groundbreaking book, Josie Ahlquist provides readers with the tools they need to take a strong, values-based approach to leadership in the various digital spaces vital to the world of higher education today. Filled with real-world examples and tools to negotiate this ever changing digital landscape, the book fills an important niche in the literature: A user manual for your digital leadership journey.

Each chapter includes tools and tactics, as well as stories that bridge the gap between technology and connection with community. This book doesn’t have a recipe for cooking up the next viral video, it offers lots of ways to stay true to individual and organizational values while engaging online. Whether a college president, dean of students, associate professor, or a program coordinator, there is a need for leaders who aren’t just early adopters and social media enthusiasts, but authentic individuals who back up their technology use with a purposeful philosophy and a values-based approach to their role.

“Josie gives you the tools to ensure congruence between your online and offline life so that you can be confident using social media—rather than letting social media use you."

Ken Anselment, Vice President for Enrollment & Communication - Lawrence University

“If you want to learn both the why and the how behind online leadership in higher education, read this timely book, from cover to cover—from guidance, through development, to putting principles into action, it will be your north star.”

Scott Cline, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Auxiliary Services - California College of the Arts

“What this well researched and must-read book offers leaders in higher education is the case for why they need to be ACTIVE in digital spaces. The reality is that you can either define you and your institution or let others do it.”

Miles K. Davis, President - Linfield College

“I recommend this book for every higher education leader whether you have one hundred or one hundred thousand followers. Reading it not only inspired me to review my own strategies and tactics, it also gave me purposeful questions as a chief marketing officer to put forward to our institution’s social media managers.”

Melissa Farmer Richards, Vice President for Communications and Marketing - Hamilton College

“Josie Ahlquist breaks new ground with Digital Leadership In Higher Education. The book has a wide range of ideas that meets the reader wherever they are in their digital leadership journey.”

Walter M. Kimbrough, President - Dillard University

Josie Ahlquist brings her superb expertise in digital technology and leadership theory to empower readers to develop an open tech mindset through lively examples and engaging writing, grounded in scholarship presented with a personal and conversational tone.”

Susan Komives, Professor Emerita - University of Maryland

“What makes this book truly special, beyond the treasure trove of practical suggestions, is the emphasis on the importance of being purposeful and genuine in one’s use of digital media to support individuals and communities.”

George S. McClellan, Associate Professor of Higher Education - University of Mississippi

“Digital Leadership in Higher Education sets a new standard for our profession. Solidly researched, the book delivers critical insights and self-directed improvement exercises in an engaging style.”

Jason B. Pina, Vice President for Student Affairs - Ohio University

“Ahlquist gives higher education a much-needed guide to embracing digital leadership.”

Erik Qualman - #1 Bestselling Author and Digital Leadership Speaker

“In Digital Leadership in Higher Education, Josie Ahlquest encourages higher education professionals to be vulnerable and authentic, and provides real role models for purposeful, social engagement and education.”

Terisa Riley, Chancellor - University of Arkansas Fort Smith

“Whether you are a social media avoider or an early adopter of new platforms as they emerge, this book will be food for thought on how to create and maintain a purpose-driven digital leadership presence.”

Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Associate Professor, Lynch School of Education and Human Development - Boston College

“Ahlquist's ‘Digital Leadership in Higher Ed’ makes social media less scary by emphasizing authenticity and service—both common traits for student affairs professionals.”

Jason Simon, CEO - SimpsonScarborough

“For higher ed leaders who are hesitant to embrace social media or need to hone their skills, Dr. Ahlquist’s book is a valuable guide to learning why and how to incorporate social media meaningfully and effectively into their professional lives.”

- Melissa Woo, Senior Vice President for IT & Chief Information Officer - Michigan State University

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Meaning Behind the Screen

Part One: Primer for Digital Leadership
1) Welcome to Your Digital Leadership Purpose
2) The Tech Pulse of Higher Ed Professionals
3) Plugging Digital Skills into Your Professional Practice

Part Two: A Purpose-Driven Digital Leadership Presence
4) Heartware: Your Why for Leading Online
5) A Digital Mind-Set on Life, Leadership, and Legacy
6) A Values-Based Strategy for Social Media
7) Solving the Relationship Equation

Part Three: Digital Leadership in Practice
8) Investing in Your Online Amplifier
9) Digital Role Modeling and Leadership in Practice
10) The Next Wave of Digital Influence and Leadership
11) The Future of Digital Leadership

Appendix—Book Contributors: What Is Your Why for Leading Online?
References
About the Author
Index

Josie Ahlquist

Through speaking, coaching, teaching, and consulting, Josie Ahlquist guides educational leaders, organizations, and students to practice purposeful digital leadership.

Her practical, evidence-based frameworks empower clients to build and implement a digital engagement strategy that fits their life, their audience, and their purpose. Ahlquist’s work is grounded in her grant-funded and award-winning research that has allowed her to train thousands around the globe as a speaker; provide consulting services to institutions and companies; and coach professionals in branding, voice, and positioning.

Ahlquist has authored pieces for the Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, The Journal of Leadership Studies, NASPA Leadership Exchange and Contested Issues in Troubled Times: Student Affairs Dialogues on Equity, Civility, and Safety. She also served as a co-editor and author of the New Directions in Student Services volume, Engaging the Digital Generation, and the New Directions in Student Leadership volume, Going Digital in Student Leadership.

Ahlquist is a three-time LinkedIn Top Voice in Education, has been recognized by Ed Tech Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” for five years. Her podcast, Josie & The Podcast, has been featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. She is a past recipient of the Dr. Susan R. Komives Research Award and the Student Affairs Technology Research, Assessment, and Evaluation Innovation Award.

Ahlquist received her EdD in higher education leadership from California Lutheran University, an MEd in counseling from Northern Arizona University, and a BA in sociology and human development and family studies from South Dakota State University. Prior to her independent path, Ahlquist spent nearly 15 years on college campuses in areas of student leadership, student activities, residence life, and student affairs communications and marketing. She currently serves as a research associate and instructor at Florida State University Leadership Learning Research Center, where her curriculum builds digital literacy and leadership skills for undergraduates to doctoral students. Ahlquist lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Lloyd Ahlquist and their three rescue fur babies.

She is also the host of the podcast, Dr. Josie and the Podcast: Connecting Tech and Leadership in Higher Ed.

Connect with Josie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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