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Engaged, But Not Heroic, Academic Leadership, John B. Bennett Oct 2004

Engaged, But Not Heroic, Academic Leadership, John B. Bennett

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Over the years, I have explored leadership challenges faced by department chairpersons and school deans. In this essay I reflect on some findings, noting that they also apply to other educational leaders such as faculty senate members and student affairs officers. Most mid-level leaders struggle with the tradition of defining leadership in terms of individualistic values and mythologies of seeing the leader in terms of the individualistic, heroic cowboy of the Western film and novel. Then I examine the position of institutional president. Here too some leaders aim to be heroic figures, like the fabled cowboy. Almost inevitably, their behaviors ...


Four Dimensions Of Leadership In The Problem-Solving Of Education Deans, Antonia Donofrio Oct 2004

Four Dimensions Of Leadership In The Problem-Solving Of Education Deans, Antonia Donofrio

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This study links personal attributes of deans of schools and colleges of education to the problem solving contexts in which they make decisions that affect the programs they serve. We describe the mix of intellect, emotion, social acumen, and moral attributes that deans draw upon when they respond to vignettes that capture the multifaceted nature of problem solving in their positions. This study is a continuation of research that attempts to identify characteristics of deans of education who have survived in their role. This is an important issue, as schools and colleges report difficulty in identifying deans who can meet ...


I'Ve Got Vision And The Rest Of The World Wears Blinders . . ., James P. Evans Apr 2004

I'Ve Got Vision And The Rest Of The World Wears Blinders . . ., James P. Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the need for vision in leadership.


The Fictive Characteristics Of Effective Educational Leaders, Jeff Ershler Apr 2004

The Fictive Characteristics Of Effective Educational Leaders, Jeff Ershler

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the characteristics of effective leaders within education.


Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Mar 2004

Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

This research study was designed to investigate what areas of knowledge and skill are most important for successful human resource leaders to possess. This study also examined the relationships between various demographic variables (e.g., job title or position, company size, gender, and years of experience) to see if they were related to perceptions of importance with the various HR areas. Respondents included HR leaders as well as business managers and executives who had close and continuous working relationships with HR leaders. Results include the mean, standard deviation, frequencies, and percentages of the 27 items on the HR leadership knowledge ...


Program Assessment Of A Suburban School District's Literacy Leaders Paradigm, Howard B. Schechter Jan 2004

Program Assessment Of A Suburban School District's Literacy Leaders Paradigm, Howard B. Schechter

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Developing Leadership Skills, Gerald Gaither Jan 2004

Developing Leadership Skills, Gerald Gaither

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An analysis of current leadership theory is presented, along with a summary of the major literature findings. Emphasis is placed on providing ideas which have practical as opposed to theoretical application. A sub-theme in the article is that leadership skills can be learned or taught, and the manuscript challenges institutions to implement leadership development programs, such as the Kellog Leadership Project.


Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Leadership Development Programs, Mary Wisniewski Jan 2004

Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Leadership Development Programs, Mary Wisniewski

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This article discusses the University of Wisconsin-Extension Administrative Leadership Program (EALP), a model leadership development program for faculty and staff in a variety of university extension settings including: Broadcasting and Media Innovations; Business and Manufacturing Education; Continuing Education; and, Cooperative Extension. The article describes how the program integrates theoretical and applied knowledge about leadership into the curriculum along with the development of specific leadership competencies and abilities. Finally, the article illustrates the outcomes of the leadership development program as perceived and described by both the participants and their supervisors.


Which Ant Are You?, James P. Evans Jan 2004

Which Ant Are You?, James P. Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussion the need for vision in leadership.


Traits, Skills, And Knowledge Required Of Successful Human Resource Leaders, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Dec 2003

Traits, Skills, And Knowledge Required Of Successful Human Resource Leaders, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

One challenge for institutions of higher learning is developing and redesigning programs and curriculum that will prepare graduates to meet the current and ongoing demands of the workplace. Partnerships between academia and business working together for this purpose are imperative. Human resource management is one of the fastest changing areas in business. This article reports qualitative data collected to explore the general areas of knowledge, skills, traits, and characteristics most important for successful human resource leadership. The results of this study will assist practitioners and academia in the development of cutting-edge human resource leadership programs and curriculum.