When you re on the front line of administration, you re in the direct line of questions, situations, and challenges that arise daily. As a community college administrator, you re required to tackle the firestorms that flare up, which may include addressing no-win decisions and effectively dealing with unjustified, as well as justified, criticism. Firsthand practical advice is presented direct from experienced professionals and details the skills and attributes needed to succeed as a community college leader. Drawing from the authors varied experiences, this helpful guide covers the most pressing topics of concern to community college administrators, including Making defining career choices Thriving and surviving in your role Expertly navigating institutional politics Taking on roles and responsibilities Becoming a trustee Selecting a board Evaluating a CEO"