Baden, Austria

School Building Leadership

Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: engineering and engineering trades
Qualification: MSc
Master of Sience in School Building Leaderschip
30 ECTS*
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A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures.
Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. Specialist literature debates various viewpoints, contrasting Eastern and Western approaches to leadership, and also (within the West) United States versus European approaches. U.S. academic environments define leadership as "a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task". Leadership seen from a European and non-academic perspective encompasses a view of a leader who can be moved not only by communitarian goals but also by the search for personal power.
There can be little doubt that in many ways the story of bridge building is the story of civilisation. By it we can readily measure an important part of a people’s progress.
Franklin D Roosevelt, in Kurilpa Bridge, p. 72
What was leadership, after all, but the blind choice of one route over another and the confident pretence that the decision was based on reason.
Robert Harris, in Pompeii (2003)
We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill, (1874–1965), cited in: Randal O'Toole The Best-laid Plans, Cato Institute, 2007 p. 161
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