Sept. 11, 2006

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Nancy Seideman,
Acting Editor

Kim Urquhart, Senior Editor

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Bryan Meltz,
Photography Director

Diya Chaudhuri,
Editorial Assistant


Bridget Williams, director of campus fire safety and one of 20 employees chosen to participate in an intensive leadership program, gives a fire safety demonstration.


New initiative takes a hard look at leadership

A good leader is like irony: it’s hard to describe, but we know it when we see it. What are the qualities that constitute a good leader? Decisiveness? Authority? Compassion? Diplomacy? Leadership is a critical but elusive concept that’s being explored in earnest across the University these days, from departmental weekend workshops to intense yearlong courses. And a recent Universitywide initiative will raise leadership even higher in the community consciousness: the Excellence Through Leadership program.

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