About the Authors:

Rob Jenkins and Karl Haden

N. Karl Haden, Ph.D. is the founder of The 9 Virtues Leadership Institute and co-author of the book The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders. Dr. Haden has worked with business, health care, nonprofit, and higher education executives and organizations for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include leadership development, team building, and organizational strategy. An experienced entrepreneur, educator, and businessman, he is also the founder and president of AAL, a consulting and professional development firm located in Atlanta. Dr. Haden’s formal education is in business management, religious studies, the humanities, and philosophy—studies to which he credits many of his perspectives on leadership. He has authored numerous articles and monographs in leadership and policy and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Rob Jenkins has spent 31 years in higher education as an administrator and teacher. A regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications, Rob has written extensively on leadership and related topics. Rob is the author of three books, including Building a Career in America's Community Colleges, The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders, and Welcome to My Classroom. Rob is an experienced workshop presenter and keynote speaker, with certifications from the Chair Academy and The Center for Teacher Effectiveness. He currently serves as associate professor of English at Perimeter College of Georgia State University and as a Fellow of AAL.



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