Why Harvard Is So Hard to Lead

Hal Movius , Warren Bennis
Chronicle of Higher Education
March 2006

In the wake of Larry Summers' resignation as president of Harvard, Movius and Bennis examine how the structural changes that have occurred in universities have made them increasingly difficult to lead. 

Campus governance has changed in recent years because universities have changed so dramatically.

Today as never before, university leaders must successfully diagnose and confront areas of chronic conflict that have emerged with the following three major trends:

  • The rise of science and technology
  • The rise of campus entrepreneurship
  • The rise of individual mobility

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