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2006

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Leadership Of Stability And Leadership Of Volatility: Transactional And Transformational Leaderships Compared, Ian Hay Oct 2006

Leadership Of Stability And Leadership Of Volatility: Transactional And Transformational Leaderships Compared, Ian Hay

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Since the late 1970s, the literature on leadership has featured a debate and program of research exploring relationships between transactional and transformational leadership. To some degree, this work was given an impetus by both the search for appropriate leadership strategies within the increasingly turbulent, unstable and competitive post-World War 2 economic, geopolitical and social environment (Simic, 1998) and the declining significance of the pre-existing ‘social contract’ which had implied long-term employment in return for loyalty (Griffin, 2003). With the apparent demise of a transaction fundamental to organizational leadership and an emerging context of organizational volatility came the search to better ...


The Role Of Educational Leaders In Implementing A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Designed To Increase The Learning Opportunities For Diverse Students, Frank Andrews Oct 2006

The Role Of Educational Leaders In Implementing A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Designed To Increase The Learning Opportunities For Diverse Students, Frank Andrews

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

While there has been a dramatic shift in the demographic educational landscape of the United States, to a more culturally diverse student population, the characteristics of teachers and educational leaders have remained largely homogeneous. Classroom teachers and school principals remain predominately White, approximately 90%, and 84% respectively (National Center for Education Statistics, as cited in Taylor & Whittaker, 2003). According to many experts, the differences between school and home culture result in lower rates of academic achievement for diverse learners. This article focuses on the challenge facing educational leaders to respond to this demographic shift by leading the implementation of a ...


The Edwin Friedman Model Of Family Systems Thinking:, David Cox Oct 2006

The Edwin Friedman Model Of Family Systems Thinking:, David Cox

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this essay is to take the lifework of Edwin H. Friedman (1932-1996) and share with the reader key elements pertinent to organizational leaders. From Friedman, a practicing family therapist, leadership consultant, and ordained rabbi, I will share concepts and organize my discussion into three sections. In the first section, I will introduce some basic concepts and terminology from family systems thinking that provide a unique perspective on leadership B at home and at work. In section two, I will present my interpretation of Friedman’s work on family systems thinking and its application to leadership. Finally, in ...


Executive Succession Practices In Land Grant Universities, Michael Miller, Diane Bisbee Jul 2006

Executive Succession Practices In Land Grant Universities, Michael Miller, Diane Bisbee

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Looking at the current practices found in academe with respect to identifying and training current leaders, will broaden our understanding of institutional involvement, succession planning and leadership development. Within the scope of land grant universities, this study will quantify how higher education institutions identify academic leaders as department chairs, associate deans, deans, and provosts, how they provide training, and how they support these leaders in their careers. A survey of current institutional practices for department chairs, associate deans, deans and provosts will offer a better look at the scope of academic leadership identification and preparation.


The Chinese Principal Leadership Capacities As Perceived By Master Teachers, Lotfollah Naijar Jul 2006

The Chinese Principal Leadership Capacities As Perceived By Master Teachers, Lotfollah Naijar

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The study addressed the following questions: (1) What are Chinese master teachers’ perceptions of their principals’ leadership capacities related to the American ELCC (2002) educational leadership program standards? (2) Do teachers’ demographic factors of gender, age, and years of teaching experience predict the perceptions of their principals’ leadership capacities? (3) Do principals’ demographic factors of gender, age, years of leadership experience, and education attainment predict the teachers’ perceptions of the principals’ leadership capacities?


The Role Of Higher Education In America: A Spa Or A Smörgåsbord?, Amany Saleh, Marcia Lamkin, David Cox Jul 2006

The Role Of Higher Education In America: A Spa Or A Smörgåsbord?, Amany Saleh, Marcia Lamkin, David Cox

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

American higher education has a long and rich tradition of seeking higher moral and civic purposes in its endeavors. . . [C]ampuses have been the sites of debate on the critical issues of the day and faculty have sought to provide students with tools for rigorous analysis, critical reflection . . . . Now more than ever, higher education is challenged to educate the leaders of tomorrow and to connect those future leaders with the world of today. (Hollander 1999, v).


Diversity Leadership In Higher Education, Lisa Portugal Jul 2006

Diversity Leadership In Higher Education, Lisa Portugal

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper will focus on issues relating to diversity leadership in higher education, the assessment of diversity leadership issues, and suggestions for successful diversity leadership initiatives. Higher education is in the process of creating more opportunities for a diverse faculty body and issues such as mentoring, building recruiting networks, and creating sponsorship programs are at the forefront of current discussions. Moreover, developing institutional strategic plans and initiatives are essential in the development of diversity leadership agendas. Additionally, issues relating to the distribution of power and participatory management are of particular interest to many institutions of higher education.


Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time, Brian Trautman Jul 2006

Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time, Brian Trautman

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Leaders at different levels within organizations, school systems, and communities are becoming increasingly aware of the concepts and principles of the “new science” of leadership. Many of these same leaders are now beginning to integrate the new science ideology into everyday decision-making processes and practices. New science is also offering leaders the knowledge and understanding needed to effectively transform long-established, hierarchical, mechanistic organizational human resource management models into open, participative, and adaptive learning systems.


Leadership Practices Of Elementary School Principals, Timothy Pingle Apr 2006

Leadership Practices Of Elementary School Principals, Timothy Pingle

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A variety of recommendations have been suggested during the past two decades in response to the need to improve America’s schools. The effect of leadership on a school frequently emerges as a key component in achieving significant school reform. Many leadership models and specific behaviors for school principals have been presented and discussed in the literature.


Leading With The Heart: Coach K’S Successful Strategies For Basketball, Business And Life, Peter A. Maresco Apr 2006

Leading With The Heart: Coach K’S Successful Strategies For Basketball, Business And Life, Peter A. Maresco

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

If you are a student of leadership, whether in business or in sports, you have no doubt noticed the proliferation of leadership books that continue to make their way onto the shelves of bookstores. After a while one starts to wonder if there can be possibly anything left to write on the subject that hasn’t already been written. Well, perhaps there is; the relationship between leadership in sports and leadership in business, perhaps even leadership in our everyday lives.


Orchestrating Change At The Departmental Level:, Lari Coakley, Linda Randall Apr 2006

Orchestrating Change At The Departmental Level:, Lari Coakley, Linda Randall

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic leaders in higher education must increasingly deal with demands from stakeholders such as students, parents, and government at the same time that they are held accountable for the curriculum and student learning environment (Newman, Couturier & Scurry, 2004; Smith, 2004). In addition, new types of higher education institutions, i.e. the for-profit schools, purport to be more agile in responding to the needs of these various constituencies, putting more pressure on the traditional colleges and universities to react more quickly. Gone are the days of unhurried deliberations and incremental changes that could take years to institute. The loosely coupled organizational nature of ...


Women In The Superintendency: A Study Of Accumulative Disadvantage, Cheryl Evans Apr 2006

Women In The Superintendency: A Study Of Accumulative Disadvantage, Cheryl Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Through the lens of the Salieri effect (Clark & Corcoran, 1986) and accumulative disadvantage, the purpose of the study is to describe and explain the under-representation of women in the superintendency despite their over-representation in the teaching profession. The following will be accomplished: (a) a description of the stories of women’s lives and experiences that pertains to or describe a career in education administration; (b) an analysis of the stories these women tell through the lens of the Salieri effect and accumulative disadvantage; © other realities that may be revealed; (d) an assessment of the usefulness of the Salieri effect and accumulative disadvantage for explaining the phenomenon under review.


Faculty Perceptions Of Occupational Therapy, Jennifer Cosgrove Apr 2006

Faculty Perceptions Of Occupational Therapy, Jennifer Cosgrove

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this research study was to investigate faculty perceptions of occupational therapy program director leader behavior and the impact of that behavior upon the job satisfaction of occupational therapy faculty.


Living A Legacy Of Leadership, Kathy Dale Apr 2006

Living A Legacy Of Leadership, Kathy Dale

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the qualities of a Legacy Leader.


The Power Of Now In Leadership, Greg Romaneck Jan 2006

The Power Of Now In Leadership, Greg Romaneck

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In many ways leadership can seem like firefighting. On almost any day a seemingly constant stream of problems, difficulties, and impediments can flow into a leader’s life. At times it seems that any sort of focus on the “big picture” is impossible because so many nitty-gritty issues have to be dealt with. Yet, even in the face of such a negative onslaught of responsibility, it is still possible to maintain both your sanity and your focus.


Leadership And Job Satisfaction, Stephanie Brooke Jan 2006

Leadership And Job Satisfaction, Stephanie Brooke

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The objective of this research is to understand the impact of leadership style on employee job satisfaction in an effort to improve leader-employee relations in nonprofit child care settings. Since turnover rates, separation costs, vacancy costs, and training costs are high in child care centers (Vickers, 2002), providing strategies for increasing job satisfaction will lead to a more stable environment for children and their families, promote positive leader member relations, and strengthen the organizational climate. Since leadership style can critically influence employee satisfaction, this study is of significant importance in promoting social change. Specifically, it focuses on a unique industry ...


Leadership In Educational Administration: Concepts, Theories And Perspectives, Saeid Farahbakhsh Jan 2006

Leadership In Educational Administration: Concepts, Theories And Perspectives, Saeid Farahbakhsh

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the various theories and types of leadership as applicable to educational administration.