Leadership Philosophy & Thoughts

My perspectives on leading are driven by my view that leadership is a platform for ‘working out’ a vision of purpose rather than a position of power or for individual promotion. Individuals may come to leadership through many distinct paths; yet, my admiration for specific leaders often aligns with those who have developed and actively cultivate a vision of purpose, goals and demonstrate commitments to engage and serve specific individuals in service to that purpose. Such individuals pursue leadership opportunities or ‘positions’ that allow their cultivated vision to be effectively realized.

Some of my recent recent publications and writing on leadership:

Montgomery, BL (2020). Academic Leadership: Gatekeeping or Groundskeeping? Journal of Value-Based Leadership 13(2): 135-151.

Montgomery, BL (2018). Pathways to Transformation: Institutional Innovation for Promoting Progressive Mentoring and Advancement in Higher Education. Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and ADVANCE Working Paper Series 1(1): 10–18

Whittaker, JA, Montgomery, BL (2014). Cultivating Institutional Transformation and Sustainable STEM Diversity in Higher Education through Integrative Faculty Development. Innovative Higher Education, 39:263-275

Whittaker, JA, Montgomery, BL, Martinez Acosta, VG (2015). Retention of Underrepresented Minority Faculty: Strategic Initiatives for Institutional Value Proposition Based on Perspectives from a Range of Academic Institutions. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 13:A136-A145

Cheruvelil, KS, Montgomery, BL (2019). Professional Development of Women Leaders. In:  Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper, Rennison, Callie Marie & Bonomi, Amy (eds.), Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, CA, pp. 235-254.

Beronda frequently tweets about leadership @BerondaM