This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Rhythms of an Academic Life

Rhythms of an academic life
Robert D.Marx

In retrospect, it all seems obvious. We were three management professors who had discovered that students were bursting with ideas about leadership after watching a few minutes of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech. We had noticed that a scene from the movie Gung Ho, in which a Japanese manager is struggling to get jeering U.S. autoworkers to begin their workday with Japanese-style jumping jacks, engaged students in a powerful discussion of cultural differences and how to manage change.

We were teachers who were dissatisfied with passive lecturing and wooden educational films. We had each recognized the powerful impact of brief, well-chosen video segments. When combined with a sequence of meaningful learning activities, ...

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