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successful in the job. Benefits other than high salaries were said to support success
and longevity. Among these benefits might be long and/or mandatory vacations,
sabbaticals, paid counseling, and other perks that might help ease the presidential
journey in high stress positions.
Literature and Research on Hiring from Outside the Institution
While recruiting and hiring college presidents from the ranks of higher education
has been the traditional norm, Delabbio and Palmer (2009) reported in "A 360 View of
Non-Traditional University Presidents" that leaders are now selected increasingly from
outside of educational circles. Delabbio and Palmer cited, as causes for this, the need
for a leader to be able to "forge partnerships, improve and maintain relationships within
and outside the college, and develop a vision for the institution as well as [have] ...
financial planning [and] communication skills, political savvy, and adaptability" (Delabbio
& Palmer, 2009, "Introduction," para. 3). Delabbio and Palmer contended that all these
skills are not apt to be found in any one candidate coming from inside academia and
conducted qualitative research using a survey of four non-traditional presidents and 12
other people working in close proximity to those four presidents. Delabbio and Palmer
broke these people into three groups and developed major themes for each of the
groups. Their central findings are summarized in Table 3.
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