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Teacher and Principal Beliefs about Principal Leadership Behavior  

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not there is a difference between teacher and principal beliefs about principal leadership behavior using a 360-degree evaluation tool. The study also examined whether the difference between teacher and principal beliefs was related to the status of a school relative to the state growth target…

Morris, Mary Beth

2011-01-01

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Teacher Efficacy: Influence of Principal Leadership Behavior.  

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This paper presents findings of a study that explored the relationships among principals' leadership behaviors and teacher efficacy in Wisconsin middle schools involved in building-level change efforts. An adaptation of Bandura's social cognitive learning theory of self-efficacy (A. Woolfolk and W. Hoy 1993) provided the theoretical framework.…

Hipp, Kristine A.

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The Relationship between Principals' Transformational Leadership Behaviors and School Culture  

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This quantitative study looks at the relationship between a principals' transformational leadership behaviors and the culture of their school. The goal of the study is to determine if transformational leadership qualities have a positive impact on the culture present in a school. Congruency between the views of a principal and their staff will…

Bolton, David A.

2011-01-01

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Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors by Female Principals in North Carolina  

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This study was designed to investigate whether significant differences exist among the perceptions of leadership behaviors of female principals in North Carolina using Bolman and Deal's (1984) four frames (structural, human resource, political, and symbolic) for analysis. Participants consisted of 1,245 female principals from elementary,middle,…

McFadden, Cheryl; Maahs-Fladung, Cathy; Beck-Frazier, Susan; Bruckner, Kermit

2009-01-01

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The Relationship between Principal Leadership Skills and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: An Exploratory Study  

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This study investigated key principal leadership skills associated with socially proactive school environments and examined the relationship between School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) implementation and increased evidence of those skills. Findings indicated the following: (a) certified staff members and principals from all schools rated…

Richter, Mary Miller; Lewis, Timothy J.; Hagar, John

2012-01-01

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Teacher Trust and Leadership Behaviors Used by Elementary School Principals  

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The lack of a common understanding of relational trust as defined by teachers and principals undermines the effectiveness of schools. Given this premise the primary purpose of this study was to investigate the commonalities and differences between how teachers and school administrators define relational trust. Additionally, this study investigated…

Kagy, Laura A.

2010-01-01

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A Study of Leadership Behaviors of Elementary Principals Compared With School Climate.  

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This is a report on a study of leadership styles of elementary-school principals in a southwest Missouri school district. The purpose of the study was to examine the principals' leadership styles to determine the percentages of directive, nondirective, and collaborative styles. The study also examined which leadership styles are related to a…

Mendel, Christine M.; Watson, Robert L.; MacGregor, Cynthia J.

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Technological Leadership Behavior of Elementary School Principals in the Process of Supply and Use of Educational Technologies  

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The purpose of this study is to examine the technological leadership behaviors of Turkish elementary school regarding the supply and use of educational technologies based on the national educational technology standards developed and approved for school principals in many countries. The study was carried out with 870 elementary school principals

Sisman Eren, Esra; Kurt, Adile Askim

2011-01-01

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Authentic Leadership Behaviors of Secondary School Principals and Job Satisfaction of the Multigenerational Teacher Workforce  

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Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine to what extent multigenerational teachers: (a) perceive that their secondary school principal demonstrates the following dimensions of authentic leadership: heart, values, purpose, relationship building, and self-discipline; (b) reveal a difference by generation in the importance they assign to…

Sinclair, Maureen

2010-01-01

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The Application of the Management Behavior Survey to the Measurement of Principal Leadership Behaviors.  

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This paper reports on the application of Yukl's Management Behavior Survey in 47 elementary schools. Three problems with the instrument are discussed: (1) lack of response; (2) interrater disagreement; and (3) ceiling effects. The dimensionality of the measure is evaluated through factor analysis. (Author/LMO)

Charters, W. W., Jr.; Pitner, Nancy J.

1986-01-01

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An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Their Leadership Behaviors and the Impact on One Year of Reading Achievement Scores  

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between principals' perceptions of their learning-centered leadership behaviors and one year of reading achievement scores. Perceptions of principals were gathered from 31 out of 42 elementary schools in a district located in Central Virginia. This study explored the relationship between…

Smith, Debra

2009-01-01

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The Effects of Reform in Principal Selection on Leadership Behavior of General and Vocational High School Principals in Taiwan  

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Deregulation has formed the primary core of education reform in Taiwan in the past decade. The principal selection system was one of the specific recommendations in the deregulation of education. The method of designation of senior high school principals has changed from being "appointed" to being "selected." The issue as to…

Hsiao, Hsi-Chi; Lee, Ming-Chao; Tu, Ya-Ling

2013-01-01

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The Relationship between Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Middle School Principals, the Development of Learning Communities, and Student Achievement in Rural Middle Schools in the Mississippi Delta  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between transformational leadership behaviors of middle school principals and the development of learning communities in middle schools in rural areas of Mississippi. Additionally, this study examined the relationship between learning communities and student academic achievement in middle…

Keys, Mario R., Sr.

2010-01-01

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Principal Leadership and School Effectiveness: Perspectives from Principals and Teachers  

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Principal leadership and its effect on student achievement have been well documented over the past two decades. However, the link between the principals' level of engagement in leadership practices and whether their schools met the accountability measure remains unexplored. The purpose of this study was to examine four research questions regarding…

Herrera, Robert

2010-01-01

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Leadership, Motivation, and Teamwork Behaviors of Principal Investigator's in Interdisciplinary Teams: A Synthesis of Research  

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Increased demand, limited resources, knowledge gaps, and seemingly less time to produce results are the challenges facing researchers and others in higher education today. Working together across disciplines is almost a requirement to stay afloat in the competitive arena most principal investigators are finding themselves in. This study sought to…

Adams, Brittany L.; Cain, Holly Reed; Giraud, Vivana; Stedman, Nicole L. P.

2012-01-01

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Principals' distributed leadership behaviors and their impact on student achievement in selected elementary schools in Texas  

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, failing to enlist teacher leaders in a common vision might have a negative affect on student academic performance. Third, the perceptions of teacher leaders in School 7, School 5 and School 16 reflected a need for the principal to take challenges and seek...

Chen, Yi-Hsuan

2009-05-15

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High School Teachers' Perceptions regarding Principals' Ethical Leadership in Turkey  

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This study has been carried out in order to determine to what extent principals demonstrate ethical leadership behaviors, and to present suggestions on the strength of these findings. The study has a descriptive quality in evaluating the teachers' perceptions and uses the Ethical Leadership Scale (ELS) developed by Yilmaz (2006), so as to…

Karakose, Turgut

2007-01-01

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Models of Successful Principal Leadership  

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This article provides an Australian perspective on successful school leadership that focuses on case studies in two states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Two models of successful school leadership are outlined and compared, with the models, showing a remarkable degree…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2006-01-01

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Facilitative Leadership: How Principals Lead without Dominating.  

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"Facilitative leadership" may be defined as the ability of principals to lead without controlling, while making it easier for all members of the school community to achieve agreed-upon goals. The bulk of the Bulletin consists of a discussion of 10 propositions related to facilitative leadership drawn from 3 sources: (1) studies in 1991-93 of 9…

Conley, David T.; Goldman, Paul

1994-01-01

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The Principal and Leadership. Elementary Principal Series No. 1.  

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The first of six volumes in the "Elementary Principal Series," this booklet identifies three major components of the building administrator's role (as chief administrator, operations manager, and instructional leader) and concentrates on instructional leadership as the key to educational excellence. Research shows that principals spend most of…

Buffie, Edward G.

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Leadership and School Success: The Behaviors and Practices of a Principal in an Effective Urban High School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the behaviors and practices of a principal in an effective, private, faith-based urban high school. The researcher interviewed school personnel, observed school operations, and reviewed school documents. The researcher administered two surveys to 15 faculty, staff, board members and the principal. The first survey included 76 questions that addressed Powell’s five domains

Andrew T Alexson

2008-01-01

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How Principals Cultivate Shared Leadership  

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Do teacher leaders in your school mainly fill the traditional roles of department chair or grade-level representative? Or do they lead their peers in collaborative teams whose primary focus is improving student learning? Terry Wilhelm, director of the School Leadership Center for Riverside County Office of Education in California, says that…

Wilhelm, Terry

2013-01-01

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Setting Performance Standards for the VAL-ED: Assessment of Principal Leadership  

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The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education is a 360 assessment of principals' learning-centered leadership behaviors. The instrument was designed to provide formative and summative assessment to principals on the leadership behaviors most important to student learning. The purpose of this report is to describe the standard-setting…

Porter, Andrew; Goldring, Ellen; Elliott, Stephen; Murphy, Joseph; Polikoff, Morgan; Cravens, Xiu

2008-01-01

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Instructional Leadership: Are Women Principals Better?  

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A 1984 study found that female elementary school principals spent 38.4 percent of their time on instructional leadership activities, while their male counterparts spent only 21.8 percent. A 1989 follow-up study found that women principals were more likely to be seen by their staffs as instructional leaders. A sidebar examines sex discrimination in…

Andrews, Richard L.; Basom, Margaret R.

1990-01-01

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Principal Leadership in Taiwan Schools  

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During the past two decades, Taiwan's Ministry of Education has responded to globalization by restructuring school curricular, instructional, and decision making practices along western lines in an attempt to attain legitimacy on the world stage. As a result, Taiwanese principals, once kings within their schools, now must share power with other…

Shouse, Roger C.; Lin, Kuan-Pei

2010-01-01

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Characteristics of Principal Leadership Influencing School Culture  

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The primary purpose of this study is to examine characteristics of principal leadership influencing school culture as viewed by stakeholders involved in the International Schools Group (ISG) in Saudi Arabia. A secondary purpose of this study is to inform ISG educational leaders about the perspectives of their respective stakeholder groups…

Hudson, Norma J.

2012-01-01

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Leadership practices of successful middle school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to be one in a series examining the leadership best practices of school principals as they lead in an accountability- and standards-driven school environment. The lack of research and necessity to find successful practices to improve student achievement highlight the need for this study. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An inductive exploratory study was designed to provide insight

Karen Leigh Sanzo; Whitney H. Sherman; Jennifer Clayton

2011-01-01

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Principal Leadership in Hong Kong Christian Secondary Schools after 1997.  

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This thesis proposal investigates principal leadership in Hong Kong Christian secondary schools after the turnover of Hong Kong to China in July 1997. Principal and teacher perceptions will be used to describe three aspects of leadership: the leadership role of the principal; the changes, if any, to that role due to the turnover; and the degree of…

Yu, Chuen Ying Connie

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Female Middle School Principals' Voices: Implications for School Leadership Preparation  

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This study was an attempt to add the voices of women to the discourse of school leadership. It focused on the nature of the middle school leadership experiences of three female middle school principals, their social interactions based on gender role expectations and their own leadership perspectives. Findings suggest that middle school leadership

Jones, Cathy; Ovando, Martha; High, Cynthia

2009-01-01

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Strategic Sense: The Key to Reflective Leadership in School Principals.  

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The use of reflective leadership among school principals is examined in this paper to develop a framework for the process of reflective decision making, with a focus on administrators'"strategic sense." Field notes and interviews with principals and their teachers were used to identify leadership roles and principals' perceptions of those roles.…

Hall, Gene E.

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The Relationship of Principal Leadership to Organizational Learning and Sustained Academic Achievement  

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and understand how principal behaviors influenced the development of shared leadership, shared vision, and supportive conditions; three essential dimensions of professional learning communities. Secondly, this study investigated how these conditions differed...

Hardoin, Leonard J.

2010-07-14

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Facilitating Elementary Principals' Support for Instructional Teacher Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This exploratory study examines conditions that lead elementary principals to support the work of school-based instructional teacher leaders. The study asks, How do principals' knowledge of teacher leadership and their interaction with teacher leaders contribute to principals' support for teacher leadership? And, How might district communication structures influence principal support?Research Methods:Data collected in 2003-2004 came from five districts, four

Melinda M. Mangin

2007-01-01

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Epistemological Beliefs and Leadership Approaches among South African School Principals  

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Studies on school restructuring and the leadership role of the principal in this process suggest that what has been the traditional leadership approach of the principal appears to be changing in relation to the substantial changes and school-wide reforms that are continually taking place in schools today. These school reform initiatives…

Botha, R. J.

2013-01-01

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The Principal: Creative Leadership for Effective Schools. Third Edition.  

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Although leadership should not be thought of as manifest only in the acts of a single person, the school principal is the person who arranges the organizational conditions. To help future and present school principals, issues behind leadership and the management aspects of the principalship are presented. The book combines theory and practice,…

Ubben, Gerald C.; Hughes, Larry W.

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Leadership Style: Attitudes and Behaviors.  

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Discusses significant differences between the Grid and Situational leadership styles. Examines the difference between attitudes and behaviors, gives examples, and explores the relationship between self-perception and leadership style. (CT)

Hersey, Paul; Blanchard, Kenneth H.

1982-01-01

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Principal Leadership in Low-Performing Schools: A Closer Look through the Eyes of Teachers  

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This qualitative study of teachers in three low-performing elementary schools in Chicago reveals that transformational leadership behaviors were important to teacher motivation, affecting whether they believed that they could improve student performance as the accountability policy required. The findings suggest that principal leadership is…

Finnigan, Kara S.

2012-01-01

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The Principal Report: The State of School Leadership in Illinois  

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Although principals play a vital role as school leaders, exactly how principal leadership affects student learning is only beginning to be understood. In fact, only a few states have analyzed basic profile data on their principals--their demographics, education, and prior experience before leading a school. Most states also have yet to examine how…

White, Bradford R.; Agarwal, Pooja K.

2011-01-01

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An Exploration of Two Female Principals' Leadership in Mainland China  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore two dimensions of leadership practices (i.e. teaching and learning and sources of power) used by two exemplary principals in mainland China against a background of education reform and to identify how broader contextual factors have shaped these two dimensions of their leadership.…

Zhong, Wanjuan; Ehrich, Lisa Catherine

2010-01-01

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Women Principals in South Africa: Gender, Mothering and Leadership  

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This paper draws on qualitative data from a mixed-method study that analysed women's access to the principal role and their leadership experiences. The paper draws on a subset of interviews with 54 female head teachers in the Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa. Since a mothering style of leadership was self-reported by over half…

Lumby, Jacky; Azaola, Marta Cristina

2014-01-01

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Primary Principals' Leadership Styles, School Organizational Health and Workplace Bullying  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the relationships between leadership styles of primary school principals and organizational health and bullying. Design/methodology/approach: Two hypotheses were formulated in relation to the research. Three instruments were used--a multi-level questionnaire for measuring leadership, an…

Cemaloglu, Necati

2011-01-01

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Oklahoma National Distinguished Principals: A Case Study of Leadership Practices  

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Purpose, scope, and method of study: The purpose of this study was to examine the daily leadership practices of Oklahoma National Distinguished Principals to better understand how leadership performance is used to create and sustain productive change within schools. This qualitative study relied on a multiple case design utilizing participants…

Jones, Toni Rae

2010-01-01

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Principals' Leadership Network. Focusing on the Image of the Principal  

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A recent study by The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Principals in the Public: Engaging Community Support (2000) found that communication, marketing, public affairs and public relations and engagement activities are now given more time and importance than ever before. According to the study, public support builds…

Newby, Cheryl Riggins; Hayden, Hal

2004-01-01

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Leadership Effects: School Principals and Student Outcomes  

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We identify the effect of individual high school principals on graduation rates and English exam scores using an administrative data set of grade 12 students in BC Canada. Many principals were rotated across schools by districts, permitting isolation of the effect of principals from the effect of schools. We estimate the variance of the…

Coelli, Michael; Green, David A.

2012-01-01

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Successful Principal Leadership: Australian Case Studies  

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Purpose: This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings: The findings show a remarkable degree of…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2005-01-01

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School Principals' Technology Leadership Competency and Technology Coordinatorship  

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The aim of this study is to determine the primary and high school principals' competency in technology leadership and so to define implications for advanced competency. The population of the study was formed by 134 school principals in Maltepe and Kadikoy districts in Istanbul. On account of the fact that population was reachable, no specific…

Banoglu, Koksal

2011-01-01

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Challenges School Principals Facing in the Context of Technology Leadership  

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The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges school principals facing in the context of technology leadership. This is a qualitative case study guided by the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). Six elementary school principals working in a large city in southeastern Turkey participated into the study.…

Sincar, Mehmet

2013-01-01

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Instructional Leadership: How Principals Make a Difference.  

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Educators have great moral, ethical, and legal obligations to create schools where all students can achieve their full potential and receive an equal opportunity to succeed in society. Central to that goal are principals who act as instructional leaders. Drawing upon literature, research, and case studies of principals in practice, the first four…

Smith, Wilma F.; Andrews, Richard L.

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Urban Principals' Second Order Change Leadership  

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Urban school leaders have challenges in continually improving student achievement and making change as quickly as needed. To address this problem 37 non-Title I principals completed an on-line survey, Principal's Actions Survey (PAS), based on the seven responsibilities for second order change identified by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty (2005).…

Taylor, Rosemarye T.; La Cava, Gonzalo S.

2011-01-01

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Principal Leadership: Factors Sustaining Successful School Innovation  

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The study examines how urban school principals lead schools that make a difference for children in challenging settings. This research delves deeply into the experiences of three urban public school principals in the School District of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, who used technology as an avenue to improve educational options for their students.…

Alvarez, Cristina Candelaria

2010-01-01

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A Descriptive, Ex Post Facto Study of the Leadership Behaviors of Three Southern California Elementary School Principals in High-Performing Schools  

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Purpose: The purpose was to identify whether the principals in three Southern California schools that have sustained API scores of at least 900 and state and similar schools ranking of a 10 for three or more consecutive years, demonstrate the eleven behaviors outlined by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty, in successfully achieving second-order change.…

Nagy, Amy L.

2011-01-01

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The Relationship between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Principal Leadership Style.  

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A study employed Hersey and Blanchard's situational leadership concept to investigate the relationship between teacher job satisfaction and leadership behaviors of telling, selling, participating, and delegating. About 42 percent of the 339 teachers queried were dissatisfied. Teachers were least satisfied with teaching's financial aspects and most…

Heller, H. William; And Others

1993-01-01

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Innovative Leadership Preparation and Effective Leadership Practices: Making a Difference in School Improvement. School Leadership Study: Developing Successful Principals  

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This paper is based on a cross-sectional survey comparison of preparation experiences and outcomes using a sample of principals who completed one of five innovative leadership preparation programs between 2000-2005 and a national comparison sample of principals. The primary questions are: (1) How do innovatively-prepared principals and other…

Orr, Margaret Terry

2006-01-01

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Assessing Instructional Leadership: A Longitudinal Study of New Principals  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Self Assessment of Leadership of Teaching and Learning (SALTAL) inventory, in conditions of repeated administration. Design/methodology/approach: In 2006 and 2007, nearly all of New Zealand's newly-appointed school principals participated in an 18 month induction…

Brown, Gavin T. L.; Chai, Constance

2012-01-01

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The Relationship between Principal Leadership and Teacher Collaboration in Turkish Primary Schools: A Multilevel Analysis  

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The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…

Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru

2013-01-01

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Enhancing Education through Technology: Principal Leadership for Technology Integration in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals need to acquire understanding of, and proficiency in, technology skills and integration to be effective instructional leaders. As issues concerning the lack of systemic change in school reform and technology integration persist, little research has been published concerning the extent to which technology leadership behaviors identified…

Rivard, Lisa R.

2010-01-01

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Professional Development of Principals: An Alignment Study of the Master Principal Institute's Curriculum with Effective Leadership Practices for School Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The two-fold purpose of the study was to determine whether or not the Arkansas Leadership Academy's Master Principal Institute's (MPI) five curriculum content standards were aligned with the literature of effective educational leadership practices, and to ascertain if there were significant relationships among the principals' leadership practices…

Haynes, Brenda J.

2010-01-01

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Involving the principal in literacy programs: Relationships between leadership and student achievement in schools of excellence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the daily lives and behaviors of 3 elementary school principals who led schools where the standardized literacy (i.e., reading, listening and writing) scores of students had risen for 3 consecutive academic years, 2001--2002, 2002--2003, and 2003--2004. This study looked at the leadership styles, skills, priorities, and practices of the 3 principals relative to their involvement in the

Mary Negron Rivera

2006-01-01

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Setting Instructional Expectations: Patterns of Principal Leadership for Middle School Mathematics  

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Principal instructional leadership has been found to support improved instruction. However, the methods through which principal leadership influences classroom instruction are less clear. This study investigates how principals' leadership may predict the expectations that mathematics teachers perceive for classroom practice. Results from a…

Katterfeld, Karin

2013-01-01

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The Relative Effects of Principal and Teacher Sources of Leadership on Student Engagement with School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Survey data from an achieved sample of 1,762 teachers and 9,941 students in one large Canadian school district were used to explore the relative effects of principal and teacher leadership on student engagement with school. Results demonstrated greater effects of principal as compared to teacher sources of leadership on student engagement. The effects of principal leadership were weak but significant,

Kenneth Leithwood; Doris Jantzi

1999-01-01

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An Investigation Of Attributes Of School Principals In Relation To Resilience And Leadership Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation was to determine relationships among the dimensions of resilience, leadership practices, and individual demographics of high school principals toward strengthening the leadership abilities of principals. This quantitative study employed the survey method in its research design. Those surveyed included 68 high school principals, 136 assistant principals, and 340 teachers selected from 6 school districts in

Albertus J. Isaacs

2003-01-01

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Emotional Intelligence: The Contribution to Leadership Skills in Female Catholic Elementary School Principals  

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Past research was not clear what the relationship was between emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership style for school principals. This researcher examined EI and its contribution to leadership skills of 22 female Catholic elementary school principals. The method included a self-reported questionnaire of leadership style and EI to explore if…

Dziewior, Jane M.

2009-01-01

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Principal Leadership Practices: A Correlation Study of Specific Instructional Leadership Practices and Student Achievement in the Tennessee Gateway Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of instructional leadership practices performed by the principal and the academic achievement on the Tennessee Gateway Tests by his\\/her students. The researcher sought to determine if a relationship between specific leadership practices performed by the principal and overall student achievement on the three gateway tests, English, Math, and Biology, exists.

John C Bartlett

2008-01-01

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Principals' leadership and teachers' motivation : Self-determination theory analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between educational leadership and teacher's motivation. The research described here was anchored in the convergence of two fundamental theories of leadership and motivation: the full range model of leadership and self-determination theory. The central hypotheses were that transformational leadership would predict autonomous motivation among teachers, whereas transactional leadership

Ori Eyal; Guy Roth

2011-01-01

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Values Congruence: Its Effect on Perceptions of Montana Elementary School Principal Leadership Practices and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between principal and teacher values congruence and perceived principal leadership practices. Additionally, this study considered the relationship between values congruence, leadership practices, and student achievement. The perceptions teachers hold regarding their principal's…

Zorn, Daniel Roy

2010-01-01

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How Does a Community of Principals Develop Leadership for Technology-Enhanced Science?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Active principal leadership can help sustain and scale science curriculum reform. This study illustrates how principal leadership developed in a professional learning community to support a technology-enhanced science curriculum reform funded by the National Science Foundation. Seven middle school and high school principals in one urban-fringe…

Gerard, Libby F.; Bowyer, Jane B.; Linn, Marcia C.

2010-01-01

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The Role of Principal Leadership in Improving Student Achievement. Newsletter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School and district leadership has been the focus of intense scrutiny in recent years as researchers try to define not only the qualities of effective leadership but the impact of leadership on the operation of schools, and even on student achievement. A recently published literature review entitled "How Leadership Influences Student Learning" …

Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2005

2005-01-01

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Pupil Control, Pluralistic Ignorance and Teachers' Ratings of Their Principals' Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The important role pupil control matters play in teacher ratings of their principals' leadership is demonstrated. Guided by two hypotheses, this study found that teachers perceived their principals' pupil control views to be stricter than was actually the case. (GK)

Long, Jerry N.; Willower, Donald J.

1980-01-01

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A Case Study of Principal Leadership in the Practice of Multicultural Education in High-Achieving Schools Serving Hispanic Students in South Texas  

E-print Network

The primary purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the educational experiences and leadership behaviors of five South Texas high school principals, in the context of the practice of multicultural education and Hispanic student achievement...

Rios, Sylvia 1954-

2012-11-09

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Relationship between Principal Leadership and the Implementation of a Proficiency Based Graduation System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study investigated the relationship between high school principals. perceptions of their leadership and the implementation of the Rhode Island diploma system. The study also explored the changing nature of the role of principal in relation to the Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGR) and leadership skills used by…

Whaley, Michael

2011-01-01

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Stepping Stones to Leadership: Districts Forge a Clear Path for Aspiring Principals  

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This article describes a comprehensive strategy for developing a larger corps of effective principals, "The Principal Pipeline Initiative," launched by the Wallace Foundation in 2011. Its purpose is working to strengthen school leadership by documenting and evaluating leadership development in six urban districts (Charlotte-Mecklenburg…

Burrows-McCabe, Amy

2014-01-01

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Contested Terrain: Principal and Teacher Leadership at Grove Street Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case describes dilemmas faced by a second-year principal whose urban school received a major grant to encourage teacher leadership, expand decision making, and promote school-based autonomy. This case focuses on the principal's efforts to negotiate his work with multiple stakeholders, including the coach, teachers, and district leadership.…

Donaldson, Morgaen L.; Cobb, Casey D.; Mayer, Anysia P.

2010-01-01

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Principal Leadership Long-Term Indirect Effects on Learning Growth in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In both the school effectiveness and the educational administration literature, growing attention has been paid to the extent of principal leadership effects and the means by which they affect school performance. The main goal of this study is to estimate the effects of principal leadership on students' achievement growth in mathematics over…

Dumay, Xavier; Boonen, Tinneke; Van Damme, Jan

2013-01-01

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Exploring Teacher Perceptions of the Leadership Practices of Middle and High School Principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

As educators continue to restructure schools to better meet the needs of our ever- changing society, the principal's effective leadership practices become paramount as we enter the next generation of research into school effectiveness. This study of principals in a large urban school district endeavors to examine the differences in middle and high school teachers' perceptions of the leadership practices

Donald W. Leech; Robert Smith; Ronnie Green; C. Ray Fulton

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Preschool Principal's Curriculum Leadership Indicators: A Taiwan Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of a principal's curriculum leadership has become an educational issue in Taiwan's early childhood education. This study represents a pioneering attempt in adopting a target school interview, fuzzy Delphi, and analytic hierarchy process for constructing preschool principal's curriculum leadership indicators. Fifteen experts…

Lin, Chia-Fen; Lee, John Chi-Kin

2013-01-01

75

The Effects of Servant Leadership Behaviours of School Principals on Teachers' Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teacher job satisfaction. The population of this study is 29 primary schools in Duzce, Turkey. Data were collected from 595 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce province of Turkey. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were determined…

Cerit, Yusuf

2009-01-01

76

The Relationship between the Transformational Leadership Characteristics of Principals, as Perceived by Teachers, and Student Achievement on Standardized Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This correlational study examined the relationship between principals' transformational leadership behaviors, as perceived by teachers, and student achievement on standardized tests. Participants in this study included teachers in two suburban high schools and six suburban elementary schools in Georgia. Research demonstrates a correlation between…

Estapa, Ashley L.

2009-01-01

77

Principals' Leadership and Teachers' Motivation: Self-Determination Theory Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between educational leadership and teacher's motivation. The research described here was anchored in the convergence of two fundamental theories of leadership and motivation: the full range model of leadership and self-determination theory. The central hypotheses were that…

Eyal, Ori; Roth, Guy

2011-01-01

78

Better school superintendents, more effective principals? A study of the relationship between superintendent leadership practices and principal job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

School districts across the country have reported principal shortages, especially in high-need areas. Many believe these shortages are due to the insurmountable pressures, long working hours, and lack of appreciation from constituents. In an effort to find ways to improve the overall job outlook for principals, this study sought to relate the leadership of the school district superintendent to the

Robert Jay Roelle

2010-01-01

79

How Preparation Influences School Leaders and Their School Improvement: Comparing Exemplary and Conventionally Prepared Principals. School Leadership Study: Developing Successful Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper measures effective leadership preparation and assesses its relationship to what principals learn about leadership, their leadership practices, and school improvement progress and improved school climate (particularly for academic press and continuous improvement). This paper draws on survey research conducted in 2005 with 125 principals

Orr, Margaret Terry

2007-01-01

80

Rural High School Principals: Leadership in Rural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational leadership has been the focus of many studies; however, leadership does not occur in a vacuum. Understanding the context in which it occurs will in turn help to explain the phenomenon itself. Rural communities in the United States have many differences when compared to urban and suburban areas. Twenty-eight percent of schools in the…

Shuman, Aaron L.

2010-01-01

81

New Principals in the Trenches: Does Mentoring Impact Leadership Development for New School Leaders?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior research suggests that effective principal leadership is vital for raising student achievement in today's schools. However, school districts across the county, especially in urban districts, are finding shortages of qualified principal candidates. A well-designed mentoring program for new principals can be used by school districts to…

Woolsey, Anne-Marie

2010-01-01

82

Assessing the Utility of a Daily Log for Measuring Principal Leadership Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study examines the feasibility and utility of a daily log for measuring principal leadership practice. Setting and Sample: The study was conducted in an urban district with approximately 50 principals. Approach: The log was assessed against two criteria: (a) Is it feasible to induce strong cooperation and high response rates among principals with a daily instrument? and (b)

Eric M. Camburn; James P. Spillane; James Sebastian

2010-01-01

83

Teacher and Principal Perceptions of Authentic Leadership: Implications for Trust, Engagement, and Intention to Return  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this study was to explore the relationships between the authentic leadership of building principals and the trust, engagement, and intention to return of their teaching staffs. School principals (n = 28) and their teaching staffs (n = 633) were surveyed. Teacher trust and engagement were found to be significantly related to principal

Bird, James J.; Wang, Chuang; Watson, Jim; Murray, Louise

2012-01-01

84

Mapping Instructional Leadership in Thailand: Has Education Reform Impacted Principal Practice?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past two decades a growing body of international research suggests that instructional leadership from the principal is essential for the improvement of teaching and learning in schools. However, in many parts of the world, the practice of instructional leadership remains both poorly understood and outside the main job description of the…

Hallinger, Phillip; Lee, Moosung

2014-01-01

85

The Relationship between Principal Leadership Effectiveness and School Performance in South Carolina High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A critical component for successful schools is effective leadership. In the 1980's the concept of leadership emerged and the rules changed for school principals (Lashway, 2002). Previously, administrators were primarily evaluated based upon their abilities in managing school facilities and operations efficiently. Academics became the new focus.…

Lempesis, Costa

2009-01-01

86

Finding Common Ground: Teacher Leaders and Principals Speak out about Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates how a small group of teacher leaders and their principals, participating in a teacher leadership program called the teacher connector (TC), understand teacher leadership and its impact on their practice. TCs' responsibilities were typical of teacher leaders; thus, their experiences can provide insights into teacher leaders'…

Weiner, Jennie Miles

2011-01-01

87

Teacher Leadership in High Schools: How Principals Encourage It. How Teachers Practice It  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher leadership plays a significant role in the professional culture of many schools across the country, according to principals who value it. This is the major conclusion from a survey and telephone interviews conducted by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). While limited in scope, the study confirms the contributions of teacher…

Institute for Educational Leadership (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

88

e-Leadership of School Principals: Increasing School Effectiveness by a School Data Management System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, school management systems have become an important tool for effective e-leadership and data-based decision making. School management systems emphasize information flow and e-communication between teachers, students and parents. This study examines e-leadership by secondary-school principals through the Mashov school management…

Blau, Ina; Presser, Ofer

2013-01-01

89

Student performance and leadership practices of selected elementary school principals: a cohort study  

E-print Network

, examined the relationship between student performance, as measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), and leadership practices of elementary school principals in Region V ESC schools. The investigation procedures for this study involved...

Arnold, Stacey Rae

2007-09-17

90

The Relationship Between the Leadership Responsibilities of Title I School Principals and Student Achievement  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between leadership responsibilities of Title I principals and student achievement. This study involved the analysis of the results of a 92 item survey sent to successful Title I...

Sheldon, George H.

2010-07-14

91

The Relationship between Leadership Behavior, the Thirteen Core Competencies, and Teacher Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if teacher job satisfaction is enhanced when principals value and exhibit behaviors informed by the 13 core competencies. Principals and teachers from 70 elementary, middle, and high schools in the southeast United States participated in the study. The "Leadership Behavior

Crane, Detris Nanette

2012-01-01

92

Principals' and Teachers' Views of Spirituality in Principal Leadership in Three Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses key findings from my doctoral research involving a qualitative case study inquiring into the lived experiences of spirituality in principal leadership and its influence on teachers and their teaching within three public primary school contexts in New Zealand. Spirituality is understood in this article as a complex and…

Gibson, Alaster

2014-01-01

93

Instructional Leadership: Four Ethnographic Studies on Junior High School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the principal's role as instructional leader in four urban schools showing improvement in test scores. Data gathering procedures included ethnographic observations and interviews of principals; principals' logs of time use; interviews with teachers, school administrators, and students; and faculty surveys. The findings were…

Newberg, Norman A.; Glatthorn, Allan A.

94

Effects of Structured Self-Reflection on the Development of Authentic Leadership Practices among Queensland Primary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on research that explored the concept of authentic leadership with seven principals of Catholic primary schools in Brisbane, Australia. Recent developments in leadership theory have promoted the concept of authentic leadership for addressing the leadership demands associated with our seemingly ever-changing and unpredictable,…

Branson, Christopher

2007-01-01

95

School Principal's Leadership Style and Teachers' Self-Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study emphasizes the significance of the positive job experiences that promote individuals' satisfaction on the job and the potential contribution of the transformational leadership style for the shaping of these experiences. Questionnaires were administered to elementary school teachers in five of the six districts comprising the…

Nir, Adam E.; Kranot, Nati

2006-01-01

96

The Leadership Role of the High School Principal in Providing a Supportive Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The literature on school leadership and on effective schools has long held that the leadership of the principal is the single most important factor in creating and sustaining the culture of a school; it follows, then, that the leadership of the principal has tremendous potential to increase the safety, comfort, and academic achievement of LGBT…

Porreca, Kathleen A.

2010-01-01

97

School Principals, Leadership Coaches, and Student Achievement: Enhancing Self-Efficacy through the Coaching Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School principals face an increasing number of professional demands, especially the challenge of improving student achievement. As such, the purpose of this dissertation is to study the effect of leadership coaching on a school principal's responsibilities related to carrying out these demands. Specifically, the researcher examined a subset of…

Kelsen, Virginia E.

2011-01-01

98

A Relational Study of Elementary Principals' Leadership Traits, Teacher Morale, and School Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to determine if a significant relationship existed between elementary principals. leadership traits and teacher morale. The study sought to identify the impact of the principal-teacher relationship on school achievement as it relates to student performance on state standards as outlined in the Mississippi state…

Raines Evers, Carla Jean

2011-01-01

99

Notions of "Success" in Southern Arizona Schools: Principal Leadership in Changing Demographic and Border Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines how Southern Arizona principals conceptualize and enact successful leadership in border schools with shifting demographics and high percentages of colonized populations. Beyond global neoliberal and neoconservative pressures for accountability and standardized curricula, Arizona principals must also navigate immigration and…

Ylimaki, Rose M.; Bennett, Jeffrey V.; Fan, Jingjing; Villasenor, Elia

2012-01-01

100

High-Need Schools in Australia: The Leadership of Two Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we report on our initial work with the International School Leadership Development Network. In doing so, we present two cases of principals leading high-need schools, and conclude with some key observations in relation to what is distinctive about leading these schools. The first case features a principal leading a suburban school…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Clarke, Simon; Wildy, Helen

2014-01-01

101

Facilitating high achievement : High school principals' reflections on their successful leadership practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The burden for school improvement in a time of accountability falls squarely on the shoulders of principals as new requirements demand that they act as instructional leaders. The purpose of this study is to discover the common themes of school leadership and instructional practices of high school principals at successful schools in Virginia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An inductive exploratory

Karen S. Crum; Whitney H. Sherman

2008-01-01

102

South Dakota School Principals' Preferred Leadership Styles for Leading Change to Face Poverty and Discrimination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…

Soka, John Alex

2011-01-01

103

The Evaluation of Principals: What and How Do States and Urban Districts Assess Leadership?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we present results of a comprehensive review of principal leadership assessment practices in the United States. Our analyses of both the general content and the usage of 65 instruments, 56 at the district level and 9 at the state level, provided an in-depth look at what and how districts and states evaluate principals. Using the…

Goldring, Ellen; Cravens, Xiu Chen; Murphy, Joseph; Porter, Andrew C.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Carson, Becca

2009-01-01

104

Principal Licensing and Leadership for Learning: The Need for Coherent Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does principal licensing encompass the knowledge and skills principals need to promote student learning? If not, what kind of policy framework would help decision makers rethink licensing and the school leadership it supports? To answer these questions, this article examines licensing regulations in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. It classifies this content as individual-, organizational-, or learning-focused

Jacob E. Adams Jr; Michael A. Copland

2007-01-01

105

Self-Knowledge, Capacity and Sensitivity: Prerequisites to Authentic Leadership by School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The article proposes three prerequisites to authentic leadership by school principals: self-knowledge, a capacity for moral reasoning, and sensitivity to the orientations of others. Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual framework, based on research on the valuation processes of school principals and their strategic responses to…

Begley, Paul T.

2006-01-01

106

Relationships among Principal Authentic Leadership and Teacher Trust and Engagement Levels  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationships among the authentic leadership style of school principals and the trust and engagement levels of their teachers in a county school district in a Southeastern state. The authenticity of the school principal was found to be significantly positively related to teacher trust and teacher engagement levels. The…

Bird, James J.; Wang, Chuang; Watson, Jim R.; Murray, Louise

2009-01-01

107

A Job Too Big for One: Multiple Principals and Other Nontraditional Approaches to School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Current federal, state, and local school accountability measures as well as policy initiatives that call for improved leadership have placed increasing demands on principals. Many districts face shortages of appropriate candidates for the job; popularly, this shortage is explained by the fact that simply too few hero-principals exist…

Grubb, Norton W.; Flessa, Joseph J.

2006-01-01

108

The Swedish Principal: Leadership Style, Decision-Making Style, and Motivation Profile  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Swedish schools have been under pressure for change for several decades. How leaders behave can be of vital importance in times of change. The principal is responsible for both the educational program and for the school budget. Two hundred Swedish principals (male and female) responded to questionnaires concerning their leadership style,…

Hansson, Per H.; Andersen, Jon Aarum

2007-01-01

109

Instructional Leadership: Profile of an Elementary School Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifying an instructional leader as a principal who engages in activities that significantly affect the learning that goes on in the school, this article profiles an elementary school principal recognized by the Oregon Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as one of the state's most effective instructional leaders. The author…

Mazzarella, Jo Ann

1982-01-01

110

Career Paths in Educational Leadership: Examining Principals' Narratives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study analyzes the career path narratives of active principals. Structural narrative analysis was supplemented with sociolinguistic theory and thematic narrative analysis to discern the similarities and differences, as well as the patterns in the language used by participating principals. Thematic analysis found four major themes…

Parylo, Oksana; Zepeda, Sally J.; Bengtson, Ed

2012-01-01

111

Succession to school leadership: challenge and response for principals  

E-print Network

. Data revealed that succession principals had positive experiences including communication with others, establishment of procedures and routines, relationship building, and knowledge of district policies and procedures. Negative experiences included...

Berry, Brenda Anne Russell

2004-09-30

112

Nature vs nurture: are leaders born or made? A behavior genetic investigation of leadership style.  

PubMed

With the recent resurgence in popularity of trait theories of leadership, it is timely to consider the genetic determination of the multiple factors comprising the leadership construct. Individual differences in personality traits have been found to be moderately to highly heritable, and so it follows that if there are reliable personality trait differences between leaders and non-leaders, then there may be a heritable component to these individual differences. Despite this connection between leadership and personality traits, however, there are no studies of the genetic basis of leadership using modern behavior genetic methodology. The present study proposes to address the lack of research in this area by examining the heritability of leadership style, as measured by self-report psychometric inventories. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Leadership Ability Evaluation, and the Adjective Checklist were completed by 247 adult twin pairs (183 monozygotic and 64 same-sex dizygotic). Results indicated that most of the leadership dimensions examined in this study are heritable, as are two higher level factors (resembling transactional and transformational leadership) derived from an obliquely rotated principal components factors analysis of the MLQ. Univariate analyses suggested that 48% of the variance in transactional leadership may be explained by additive heritability, and 59% of the variance in transformational leadership may be explained by non-additive (dominance) heritability. Multivariate analyses indicated that most of the variables studied shared substantial genetic covariance, suggesting a large overlap in the underlying genes responsible for the leadership dimensions. PMID:10100814

Johnson, A M; Vernon, P A; McCarthy, J M; Molson, M; Harris, J A; Jang, K L

1998-12-01

113

Principal Leadership: Building Trust to Support School Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To develop trust, leaders must understand the determinants of a trusting organization. This study examined how an elementary school principal, new to a school that had been designated "in need of improvement," reacted to this status and worked to develop trust in a climate of low trust and increasing public accountability. Hoy and Tschannen-Moran…

Hallam, Pamela; Mathews, Joseph L.

2008-01-01

114

Designing Principal Preparation Internships to Strengthen School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze changes made to the design of a principal preparation internship. The study is based in part upon findings of a previous study on internship practices in Illinois administrator preparation programs (Tripses, Philhower, Halverson, Noe, & Morford, 2005) which found discrepancies in the design of internship…

Risen, D. Michael; Tripses, Jenny S.

2008-01-01

115

Principals' Perceptions from within: Leadership in High-Need Schools in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores leadership in high-need schools where social and economic issues collide with learning, preventing students and their families from receiving the level of education they deserve. Two Latina principals in primary schools identified as high-need schools answer these questions: (a) "How can high-need schools be…

Medina, Venus; Martinez, Gloria; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Rodriguez, Mariela; Hernandez, Frank

2014-01-01

116

The Role of Superintendents in Supporting Teacher Leadership: A Study of Principals' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article documents a study in which principals were asked to examine the concepts related to the development of teacher leadership in their districts by responding to an original survey sent electronically via SurveyMonkey. Half the respondents were chosen from districts that were involved with a program identified as preparing teacher…

Wells, Caryn M.; Maxfield, C. Robert; Klocko, Barbara; Feun, Lindson

2010-01-01

117

The Role of the Principal's Emotional Intelligence in Primary Education Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of emotional intelligence skills offers sufficient leadership qualities for advancing the organization and for achieving its objectives. In particular, the emotionally intelligent leader--principal is able to inspire and facilitate a self-conscious and organizational culture by adopting the values of understanding, trust, prospect,…

Brinia, Vasiliki; Zimianiti, Lina; Panagiotopoulos, Konstantinos

2014-01-01

118

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, and Effectiveness in School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the rapidly changing school environment effective principals are needed to make necessary changes while also developing a culture of shared responsibility and community (Hallinger & Heck, 1998; Leithwood & Jantzi, 1999). The correlation between transformational leadership and emotional intelligence was investigated in this quantitative study of…

Hebert, Elizabeth B.

2010-01-01

119

School Counselors and Principals: Different Perceptions of Relationship, Leadership, and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined school counselors' and principals' perceptions of their relationship and the effectiveness of their respective professional preparation programs. An exploratory factor analysis (n = 615) revealed three salient factors: relationship quality, campus leadership and training satisfaction. Kruskal-Wallis tests revealed statistically…

Armstrong, Stephen A.; MacDonald, Jane H.; Stillo, Sandy

2010-01-01

120

Existing Knowledge Base and Perspectives of Principals on Weaker Links in Educational Leadership Preparation in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: lack of preparation programmes relevant to the job demands of school administrators and a lack of sequence, modern content, and experience in preparation programmes continues to plague educational leadership preparation. Purpose: of this study is to gauge the perspectives of principals on the strengths and weakness in educational…

Gafoor, K. Abdul; Shareeja, M. C. Ali

2009-01-01

121

District Central Office Leadership as Teaching: How Central Office Administrators Support Principals' Development as Instructional Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Research on educational leadership underscores the importance of principals operating as instructional leaders and intensive job-embedded supports for such work; this research also identifies central office staff as key support providers. However, it teaches little about what central office staff do when they provide such support and how…

Honig, Meredith I.

2012-01-01

122

The Importance of Leadership: The Role of School Principals. Grant Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many inner-city schools are performing poorly. Measurable outputs, such as test scores and graduation rates, are low, while schools are often unsafe. Some schools, however, still manage to provide a high-quality education for their students. In this study, leadership was examined as a factor in the creation of good schools. Eight principals of…

Teske, Paul E.; Schneider, Mark

123

The Effects of Principal's Leadership Style on Support for Innovation: Evidence from Korean Vocational High School Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A climate of innovation and principal leadership in schools are regarded as significant factors in successfully implementing school change or innovation. Nevertheless, the relationship between the school climate supportive of innovation and the principal's leadership has rarely been addressed to determine whether schools successfully perform their…

Park, Joo-Ho

2012-01-01

124

The Effectiveness of Business Leadership Practices among Principals on Student Achievement on Public School Campuses in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine if business leadership practices by Texas public school principals have an impact on principals' campus student achievement in mathematics and reading, as measured by TAKS scores. The survey instrument was the Leadership Assessment Instrument (LAI), developed by Warren Bennis in 1989. The…

Cooper, Kary M.

2009-01-01

125

Perceptions and Concerns of Novice Secondary Teachers in Louisiana: The Relationship of Novice Secondary Teacher Stress to Their Perception of Principal Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The demand for highly qualified teachers is well documented, yet numerous stressors influence educators to leave their positions. The guiding question for this study was: Is there a relationship between perceived principal leadership behavior and the stress experienced by the novice secondary teacher? The target population was novice teachers in Louisiana. The purposive sample was delimited to novice secondary teachers

Victoria Sanderlin Hand

2009-01-01

126

Framing Social Justice Leadership in a University-Based Preparation Program: The University of California's Principal Leadership Institute  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholars are increasingly considering how theoretical concepts about social justice might permeate leadership preparation programs' design. Yet the degree to which these concepts actually anchor these programs is unclear. This article addresses this gap by analyzing how the University of California's Principal Leadership Institute…

Trujillo, Tina; Cooper, Robert

2014-01-01

127

The Relationship between Distributed Leadership and Principal's Leadership Effectiveness in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As principals' responsibilities increase in quantity and complexity along with accountability demands for improved student achievement, some researchers argue that one person can no longer successfully lead a school; rather schools should be led in a collaborative manner with school staff members in shared decision-making through a distributed…

Grant, Carl P.

2011-01-01

128

The Influence of Principal Leadership on Classroom Instruction and Student Learning: A Study of Mediated Pathways to Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study examines the influence of principal leadership in high schools on classroom instruction and student achievement through key organizational factors, including professional capacity, parent-community ties, and the school's learning climate. It identifies paths through which leadership explains differences in achievement and…

Sebastian, James; Allensworth, Elaine

2012-01-01

129

Developing School Leaders: Practitioner Growth during an Advanced Leadership Development Program for Principals and Administrator-Trained Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares findings from an exploratory case study about an advanced school leadership development program designed specifically for practicing principals and administrator-trained teachers. The program was designed to help a high-need rural district transform its principalship from school management into learner-center leadership while…

Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia

2007-01-01

130

Scholar-Practitioner Inquiry as International Action Research: Surveying Leadership Perceptions of Principals in the Toledo District of Belize  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scholar-practitioner approach to leadership has the potential for effectiveness in developing countries through contextual understanding of unique circumstances. The purpose of this study was to survey leadership perceptions of principals in the Toledo District of Belize. This data, in the tradition of scholar-practitioner involvement, was…

Hickey, Wesley D.; Gill, Peggy B.; Brown, Lakesha

2011-01-01

131

Student Achievement and the Leadership Capacity of Early Childhood Public Elementary School Principals: Is There a Correlation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a review of literature that seeks to add to the body of information on the evidence of the leadership capacity of elementary school principals who have pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs in their school and how the leadership capacity influence student achievement. This review of literature purpose is out to find what the…

Muhammad, Bridgette

2010-01-01

132

The Impact of the Principal's Instructional Leadership on the Change Process of Teachers Involved in a Performance Pay Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research focuses on the relationships between principal instructional leadership and the change process of teachers while a district is undergoing the implementation of a performance pay program. The researcher utilized a mixed methods approach. The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Porter, Murphy, Goldring, & Elliott, 2007)…

Lopez, Roseanne Marie

2010-01-01

133

The Use of Cases in the Leadership Development of Principals: A Recent Initiative in One Large Education System in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to document the development and use of cases for the leadership development of principals in one large education system in Australia. The case initiative was specially targeted at deepening understandings of the department's recently released statement about the principalship, "Leadership Matters". The theoretical…

Cranston, Neil

2008-01-01

134

Principals' Perceptions of Superintendents' Leadership Practices and Its Impact on School Climate in Selected South Florida Public School District Areas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This research study sought to determine the leadership practices of area superintendents in selected South Florida public school district areas based on principals' perceptions and assess school climate impact using descriptive and inferential approaches. Methodology: The "Leadership Practices Inventory" ("LPI") 360 Online was used…

McFarlane, Donovan A.

2010-01-01

135

Leadership, Learning and School Change: The Elementary Principal's Role in Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the link between elementary principal work and teacher professional development in a setting of school change. It was a study of principals' purposeful behaviors and efforts as their school communities experienced curricular change or reform measures. It was not known to what extent the role of the…

Daniels, Danielle Marie

2009-01-01

136

Correlation of Emotional Intelligence and Instructional Leadership Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors contributing to student learning (Marzano et al., 2005). Understanding the role of emotional intelligence in instructional leadership behaviors with a focus on establishing expectations for student academic success provides valuable information about practices…

Munroe, Myra D.

2009-01-01

137

The Most Essential Leadership Responsibilities: Perceptions of Principals of Successful Middle Level Schools in Texas  

E-print Network

. The five leadership responsibilities (ties are denoted) perceived by panelists as most critical to student achievement were: (1) ethical behavior, (t2) collaborative processes, (t2) visibility, (t3) collective vision, (t3) high expectations, (t3... the organization. When setting direction, the successful leader will identify and articulate a vision, foster the acceptance of group goals, and create high performance expectations. One of the key findings of research conducted by the Educational Research Service...

Carpenter, Bebe B.

2010-07-14

138

Tapping the Principal Pipeline: Identifying Talent for Future School Leadership in the Absence of Formal Succession Management Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: In light of the difficulty many districts face finding quality principal candidates, this article explores an informal recruitment mechanism of teachers to become principals, which the authors call tapping. The authors assess the extent to which current teachers are being approached by school leaders to consider leadership and whether…

Myung, Jeannie; Loeb, Susanna; Horng, Eileen

2011-01-01

139

Relationship between Organizational Culture, Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background Organizational culture refers to the beliefs and values that have existed in an organization for a long time, and to the beliefs of the staff and the foreseen value of their work that will influence their attitudes and behavior. Administrators usually adjust their leadership behavior to accomplish the mission of the organization, and this could influence the employees' job satisfaction. It is therefore essential to understand the relationship between organizational culture, leadership behavior and job satisfaction of employees. Methods A cross-sectional study was undertaken that focused on hospital nurses in Taiwan. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire; 300 questionnaires were distributed and 200 valid questionnaires were returned. To test the reliability of the data, they were analyzed by Cronbach's ? and confirmatory factors. Correlation analysis was used on the relationships between organizational cultures, leadership behavior and job satisfaction. Results Organizational cultures were significantly (positively) correlated with leadership behavior and job satisfaction, and leadership behavior was significantly (positively) correlated with job satisfaction. Conclusions The culture within an organization is very important, playing a large role in whether it is a happy and healthy environment in which to work. In communicating and promoting the organizational ethos to employees, their acknowledgement and acceptance of it can influence their work behavior and attitudes. When the interaction between the leadership and employees is good, the latter will make a greater contribution to team communication and collaboration, and will also be encouraged to accomplish the mission and objectives assigned by the organization, thereby enhancing job satisfaction. PMID:21569537

2011-01-01

140

Sales Leadership Behaviors: Does the Environment Matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The provision of sales force leadership has been recognized as one of the most crucial issues for future organizational success. Despite its importance, however, there have been few systematic attempts to explore the relationship between the type of sales leadership (i.e., transformational vs. transactional) and the environment in which the organization operates. As such, our knowledge on when each type

Nikolaos G. Panagopoulos; George J. Avlonitis

141

Behavioral health leadership: new directions in occupational mental health.  

PubMed

The impact of stress on mental health in high-risk occupations may be mitigated by organizational factors such as leadership. Studies have documented the impact of general leadership skills on employee performance and mental health. Other researchers have begun examining specific leadership domains that address relevant organizational outcomes, such as safety climate leadership. One emerging approach focuses on domain-specific leadership behaviors that may moderate the impact of combat deployment on mental health. In a recent study, US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan rated leaders on behaviors promoting management of combat operational stress. When soldiers rated their leaders high on these behaviors, soldiers also reported better mental health and feeling more comfortable with the idea of seeking mental health treatment. These associations held even after controlling for overall leadership ratings. Operational stress leader behaviors also moderated the relationship between combat exposure and soldier health. Domain-specific leadership offers an important step in identifying measures to moderate the impact of high-risk occupations on employee health. PMID:25160794

Adler, Amy B; Saboe, Kristin N; Anderson, James; Sipos, Maurice L; Thomas, Jeffrey L

2014-10-01

142

Behavioral Analysis: The Principal and Discipline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is not to present a panacea nor to argue for either the hickory stick or permissiveness. Instead, a more reasoned compromise based on some of the psychological principles that govern the development of responsible social behavior is recommended. (Author)

Boyd, John D.; Bowers, Rolland A.

1974-01-01

143

What type of leadership behaviors are functional in teams? A meta-analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the increased work on leadership in teams, there is a lack of integration concerning the relationship between leader behaviors and team performance outcomes. A framework depicting the relationship between leadership functions, specific leadership behaviors, and conditions which enable team performance was created. Using this framework, a meta-analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between leadership behavior in teams and

C. Shawn Burke; Kevin C. Stagl; Cameron Klein; Gerald F. Goodwin; Eduardo Salas; Stanley M. Halpin

2006-01-01

144

A Study of Facilitative Leadership Behavior and Its Role in the Success of Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, more progressive approaches regarding the leadership roles of principals have been put forward. Most of those approaches are deeply important as they stress the certain roles of the administration such as cultural leadership and transformative leadership. Supportive of those styles, facilitative leadership puts important…

Toremen, Fatih

2004-01-01

145

How the Principal Can Provide Instructional Leadership for the Reluctant Learner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principal, as an instructional leader of the school, should be certain that each reluctant learner is: (1) provided a school environment where students are rewarded often for their achievements and successes; (2) tangibly rewarded for academic achievement and appropriate behavior; (3) strengthened with strong ties between the home and the…

Rancifer, Jesse L.

146

An Investigation Examining the Perceived Implications of Principal Leadership Changing a Large Comprehensive High School into Smaller Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the perceived implications that principal leadership has on transforming a large comprehensive high school into smaller learning communities (SLCs); and to speculate on possible factors that contribute to the change process after the implementation of SLCs. The study explores the roles,…

Miller, Raymond J.

2012-01-01

147

The Development and Impact of Principal Leadership Self-Efficacy in Middle Level Schools: Beginning an Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper shares preliminary findings from a study of the development of leadership self-efficacy in the principals of a statewide middle-school network in the Midwest. The study was conceptualized to be carried out in three phases. As this paper was being written, the data collection for the first two phases had been completed, and preliminary…

Lucas, Stephen Earl

148

The Relationship between the Leadership Styles of Texas Catholic High School and Middle School Principals and Student Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was two-fold. The primary goal was to investigate the relationship between the leadership style of Texas Catholic school principals and student performance. Student performance was assessed by national standardized tests: American College Test (ACT), the SAT (formerly known as the "Scholastic Aptitude Test" or "Scholastic…

Moreno, Rick

2009-01-01

149

Assessing the self-perception of selected leadership behaviors in a professional leadership development class  

E-print Network

more effectively. 4. There is no significant difference in the manner in which males and females perceive a change in their leadership behaviors as a result of completing AGED 340. Both males and females exhibit an increased self-efficacy in how...

Flume, Matthew Lawrence

2013-02-22

150

The Lived Experiences of Secondary School Principals with Respect to Their Perceptions of the Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Their Leadership: A Phenomenological Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the realm of educational leadership little attention has been given to emotional intelligence. This phenomenological narrative study was designed to explore the lived experiences of school principals with respect to their perceptions of the influence of emotional intelligence on their leadership. Research indicates that principals have an…

Keith, Marc A.

2009-01-01

151

The Principal's Academy: A Collaborative California University Initiative on Congruence of Principal Training to Urban School Leadership Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purposively selected urban California superintendents and assistant superintendents participated in surveys and interviews which examined their views about the impact California university Tier I school leadership preparation programs have on overall preparedness for the position, effectiveness of job performance, longevity, transference of skills…

Marcos, Teri; Witmer, Matt; Foland, Ron; Vouga, Robert; Wise, Donald

2011-01-01

152

Attitudinal and contextual variables explaining teachers' leadership behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Focused on identifying the way in which individual and organizational variables affect the classroom leadership behavior of teachers. Data gathered from a questionnaire designed for this study were collected from 147 teachers and 2,430 students in 10 community colleges. Results indicate that the openness of interpersonal relations among the teaching staff and the teachers' assessments of their students may have

Mark F. Peterson; Robert A. Cooke

1983-01-01

153

Peer Leadership in Sport: Relationships among Personal Characteristics, Leader Behaviors, and Team Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine peer leadership in sport using transformational leadership theory as a framework. We extended research (Glenn & Horn, 1993; Moran & Weiss, 2006) by examining relationships among personal characteristics, peer leadership behaviors, and team outcomes. Adolescent female soccer players (N = 191) completed measures assessing personal, leadership, and team constructs. Canonical correlation analyses

Melissa S. Price; Maureen R. Weiss

2011-01-01

154

Successful Leadership in Urban Schools: Principals and Critical Spirituality, a New Approach to Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers an alternative perspective on educational leadership based on the tenets of critical spirituality. It offers an educational leadership grounded in critical theory and African American spirituality. The two coalesce to provide school leaders with a conceptual frame that not only centers on academic achievement but academic…

Dantley, Michael E.

2010-01-01

155

The Role of the Principal in Fostering the Development of Distributed Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the role that formal leaders play in helping distributed leadership take root and flourish in schools is explored. The focus of the study is an urban middle school, one of six cases in a larger three-year investigation of distributed leadership in two mid-Atlantic states. Using interview and document-based data, the authors…

Murphy, Joseph; Smylie, Mark; Mayrowetz, David; Louis, Karen Seashore

2009-01-01

156

Leadership Development: The Principal-University Connection. Principals and Universities are Forging New Relationships Based on Their Common Goal of Providing Effective School Leadership in the NCLB Era  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author emphasizes the need for universities to overhaul principal preparation programs to comply with the NCLB goal of improved student achievement, both in their curriculums and the quality of their students. He provides several examples of partnerships between universities and schools to reshape preparation programs and provide authentic…

Quinn, Terrence

2005-01-01

157

A Study of Teacher Perceptions of the Relationship between Leadership Styles of Principals in High and Low Performing West Virginia Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to identify differences in the leadership styles of principals in high and low performing West Virginia elementary schools based on teacher perceptions from the Bolman and Deal Leadership Orientation (Other) instrument. The reading/language arts and mathematics index was used to classify high and low performing schools.…

Penix, Gus E.

2009-01-01

158

A Study of Superintendents' Power and Leadership Styles as Perceived by Local Teacher Association Representatives and Secondary School Principals in Alabama Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The situational leadership model identifies four leadership styles--telling, selling, participating, and delegating. This paper discusses the initial findings of a study that examined the role of superintendents in Alabama. The study sought to determine if secondary school principals and local teacher-association representatives differed in their…

Pounders, Barbara; And Others

159

Determinants of Transformational Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a sample of 93 superior-subordinate dyads from various organizations in India, this study looked at the relationships between leader's organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), transformational leadership, and follower's OCB. It also looked at leader's public self-consciousness and self-monitoring as antecedents to leader OCB, and leader's social skills and even-temperedness as antecedents to follower OCB. Results show that public self-consciousness is

Venkat R. Krishnan; Pooja Arora

2008-01-01

160

High school principals' perceived leadership practices and their relationship to student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS): a cohort study  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to determine how leadership practices impact student performance as perceived by principals and selected site-based decision making (SBDM) committee members of high schools in Region V Education Service Center (ESC...

Soileau, Christopher Benton

2007-09-17

161

Keys to Successful Leadership: High Support for Capable and Versatile Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What are the prerequisites for principals' success within a decentralized and deregulated Swedish-policy environment characterized by democratic equity values and neo-liberal practices? Twenty-four secondary school principals identified internal and external factors that promote or inhibit principals' success. The discussion concerns whether the…

Tornsen, Monika

2010-01-01

162

Toward Instructional Leadership: Principals' Perceptions of Large-Scale Assessment in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a study of the perceptions that Saskatchewan school principals have regarding large-scale assessment reform and their perceptions of how assessment reform has affected their roles as principals. The findings revealed that large-scale assessments, especially provincial assessments, have affected the principal in Saskatchewan…

Prytula, Michelle; Noonan, Brian; Hellsten, Laurie

2013-01-01

163

An Examination of Ohio Principals' Attitudes toward Technology and First Amendment Law: Implications for Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals have acknowledged the challenges with remaining current on issues in the law. A unique challenge for principals is the intersection of students' First Amendment rights in the school context and the legal issues surrounding student-created webpages. Using a randomly selected sample of Ohio high school secondary principals, I investigated…

Gooden, Mark A.

2012-01-01

164

Embracing Transformational Leadership: Team Values and the Impact of Leader Behavior on Team Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated the relationship between transformational leadership behavior and group performance in 218 financial services teams that were branches of a bank in Hong Kong and the United States. Transformational leadership influenced team performance through the mediating effect of team potency. The effect of transformational leadership on team potency was moderated by team power distance and team collectivism, such

John Schaubroeck; Simon S. K. Lam; Sandra E. Cha

2007-01-01

165

Beyond Coffee with the Principal: Toward Leadership for Authentic School-Family Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article problematizes conventional school-family partnerships, as geared toward narrow school agendas or mandates for collaboration, and documents efforts to lead more authentic partnerships as part of socially just urban schools. Just as meaningful parent involvement needs to go "beyond the bake sale," so, too, must leadership for authentic…

Auerbach, Susan

2010-01-01

166

Succession Planning and Leadership Development for School Principals: Comparing English and South African Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Succession planning has become increasingly important because of the shortage of headship applicants in England, and in many other countries. Leadership development is a central part of any succession planning strategy. This article compares the findings from two longitudinal studies, in England and South Africa, where the governments are seeking…

Bush, Tony

2011-01-01

167

A Comparison of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Principal Leadership Skills by Campus Student Achievement Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Important findings indicate differences exist by campus type and by…

Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Gentry, Jim; Cauble, Mary

2010-01-01

168

A Cross-Case Study Analysis: The Impact of Principal Leadership on Novice Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the impact of school leadership on the experience of the novice educator. If the teacher shortage epidemic is ultimately rooted in attrition, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to this mass exodus (Ingersoll, 2001). While much has been written about this flight from the teacher perspective, it has not…

Zrike, Stephen K., Jr.

2010-01-01

169

Principal Leadership: Sustaining and Deepening School Improvement in Low-Income Communities in North America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This introductory article presents the research background for this special issue of the "Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership". The article includes an overview of the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP) as well as a description of the subsequent development of a multi-institution North American team. The primary…

Jacobson, Stephen

2012-01-01

170

Leadership for learning: a research-based model and taxonomy of behaviors1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the authors examine the components of leadership for learning employing research on highly productive schools and school districts and high-performing principals and superintendents, using a three-dimensional model of productivity. The knowledge base of leadership for learning is captured under eight major dimensions: vision for learning, instructional program, curricular program, assessment program, communities of learning, resource acquisition and

Joseph Murphy; Stephen N. Elliott; Ellen Goldring; Andrew C. Porter

2007-01-01

171

Leadership for Learning: A Research-Based Model and Taxonomy of Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors examine the components of leadership for learning employing research on highly productive schools and school districts and high-performing principals and superintendents, using a three-dimensional model of productivity. The knowledge base of leadership for learning is captured under eight major dimensions: vision for…

Murphy, Joseph; Elliott, Stephen N.; Goldring, Ellen; Porter, Andrew C.

2007-01-01

172

Principles of Good Principals: Effective Leadership Brings a Board's Vision to the School Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of effective principals to school reform is well-documented. But what makes a school principal an effective change agent, and how can a school board and district administrators assist in pushing their top site leaders to excellence? Many district and board leaders say it's all about vision, building trust with staff, and developing…

Martineau, Pamela

2012-01-01

173

Successful Principals: Telling or Selling? On the Importance of Context for School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article will argue that diverse national, regional and local contexts leave different rooms for manoeuvre for school principals. The social technologies applied by the authorities (like accountability systems) can be "tight" or "loose" and so leave little or much room for principals' interpretations of what a good school is and what…

Moos, Lejf; Krejsler, John; Kofod, Klaus Kasper

2008-01-01

174

A Case Study of Principal Leadership in an Effective Inclusive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation examined the role of the principal in school change during the current era of high-stakes accountability. Qualitative methods were used to conduct a case study of one principal who had a record of success in leading school change efforts and developing a model inclusive program in his school. The results of the case study…

Hoppey, David; McLeskey, James

2013-01-01

175

Managerial Behavior of Special Education, Elementary, and Secondary Principals: An Empirical Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings of this study of the managerial behavior of special education principals are compared with findings of other studies of managerial behavior of elementary and secondary principals. Mintzberg's theoretical model of administrative behavior (1973) was applied to special education principals. Five structured observations were conducted with…

Madsen, Jean; Reyes, Pedro

176

Instructional Leadership Behaviors: Differentiating Effective from Ineffective Low-Income Urban Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three factors were found to distinguish effective from less effective schools in Washington, DC: (1) principals' leadership style and support of teachers; (2) teachers' role in instruction; and (3) staff development programs. (Author/GC)

Jackson, Shirley A.; And Others

1983-01-01

177

Leadership as Accountability for Learning: The Effects of School Poverty, Teacher Experience, Previous Achievement, and Principal Preparation Programs on Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current era of accountability for achievement, school principals play the pivotal role of instructional leader. In\\u000a a high-stakes testing environment, leadership preparation programs in universities and school districts need to be positively\\u000a related to academic outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between school leadership preparation\\u000a programs and student achievement in urban settings. Because

Judi E. Vanderhaar; Marco A. Muńoz; Robert J. Rodosky

2006-01-01

178

Comparisons of Conceptual Preference for Cultural and Leadership Behavior in an Information Technology Organization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary focus of the research study conducted was to analyze the predictive leadership behaviors of Southern Asian and United States individuals in the information technology career field. This research validates the leadership traits and behaviors of information technology types of United States individuals that enhance the impact of…

Valley, Amina B.

2009-01-01

179

The Influence of Adult Attachment Styles on Workers' Preferences for Relational Leadership Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, researchers used contemporary attachment theory to explore the contributions of adult attachment styles on workers' preferences for relational leadership behaviors. A sample of 617 workers in a retail organization across ten stores throughout the East, South, and Midwest completed measures of relationship attachment style and preferences for leadership behaviors. As hypothesized, findings revealed that workers with

Karyn J. Boatwright; Frederick G. Lopez; Eric M. Sauer; Abbie VanDerWege; Daniel M. Huber

2010-01-01

180

Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores leadership issues regarding information technology in higher education. Discusses the rapid pace of change in technology implementation and the need for higher education leaders to recognize their institution's context of complex collaborations. (EV)

Poley, Janet K.

2001-01-01

181

Leadership Makes a Difference: A Series of Professional Development Workshops for Principals and School Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a series of three workshops for principals and school leaders using a Pacific region cultural context. Its goal is to promote diverse thinking and opinions that will lead to discussions that, in turn, will have a positive impact on student achievement. Workshop settings are based on the bai, a traditional house where people gather…

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.

182

Exemplary Programs Produce Strong Instructional Leaders. School Leadership Study: Developing Successful Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to increase the knowledge about professional development programs that promote strong instructional leaders, the Wallace Foundation recently commissioned a study of innovative principal professional development programs and the policy and funding mechanisms that support them. In fall 2003, the foundation awarded a grant to a team of…

LaPointe, Michella; Davis, Stephen

2006-01-01

183

At the Intersection of Principal and Teacher Instructional Leadership: The Case of Donaldson Elementary  

Microsoft Academic Search

After 2 years of progress, the literacy initiative at Donaldson Elementary faces challenges because of a disagreement between Principal Joanna Jackson and Literacy Coordinator Loretta Sullivan over whether Sullivan’s role should include evaluative classroom observations and whether teachers should be mandated to receive coaching. The case is intended to be used in courses or workshops that focus on the enactment

Sara Ray Stoelinga

2010-01-01

184

An inquiry into the leadership experiences of African American women principals in Catholic schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyses the experiences of African American women principals in Catholic elementary schools in the Archdioceses of New York and Newark and Diocese of Brooklyn. The study maintains that when leaders engage in reflective practices they create new stories; experiences are means to informed practices of effective leaders. After the researcher delved into literature of experiences of leaders who

Lucy Acheampong

2009-01-01

185

Elementary Principal Perceptions on Key Leadership Responsibilities Associated with Increased Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although research has provided a substantial amount of information about key characteristics of effective school leaders, there is a growing need for continued improvement and reflective practice on the continuous development of instructional leaders. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent elementary principals perceive they are…

Hopper, Lora E.

2009-01-01

186

Adolescent Suicide. The Trauma of Adolescent Suicide. A Time for Special Leadership by Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph was written to help principals and other school personnel explore the issues of adolescent suicide and its prevention. Chapter 1 presents statistics on the incidence of adolescent suicides and suicide attempts. Chapter 2, Causes of Suicide, reviews developmental tasks of adolescence, lists several contributors to adolescent suicide,…

Dempsey, Richard A.

187

The Trauma of Adolescent Suicide: A Time for Special Leadership by Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph provides principals and school officials with information about coping with adolescent suicide. Section 1, "Introduction," discusses the uncomfortable nature of the topic, cites statistics, and recommends that preventive programs be developed. Section 2, "Causes of Suicide," analyzes stress and depression among youth and suggests…

Dempsey, Richard A.

188

The State of Leadership: Public School Principals in Illinois. Policy Research: IERC 2010-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a detailed descriptive analysis of the principals who led Illinois public schools from 2001 through 2008. The authors begin with a brief historical review of the research literature on educational administration to provide a foundation for understanding the broader context for this study. Using state administrative records and…

Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; White, Bradford R.

2010-01-01

189

Enhancing Motivational Opportunity in Elementary Schooling: A Case Study of the Ecology of Principal Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the efforts of an elementary private school principal to create a motivating school climate. Discusses four ecological principles: (1) the development of activities that recognize individuality and demand involvement and adaptation; (2) the expansion of resources to the whole school community; (3) the interdependence of activities at each…

Butterworth, Barbara; Weinstein, Rhona S.

1996-01-01

190

Mentors Coaching Principals in Instructional Leadership: The Case of Rebecca and Ramon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case is told from the perspective of Rebecca, a highly skilled mentor teacher, who struggles to work effectively with Ramon, the school principal. This case focuses on the supports and resources that instructional teacher leaders can provide to their school administrators. As the case suggests, the presence of well-trained mentors presents…

Carver, Cynthia L.

2010-01-01

191

At the Intersection of Principal and Teacher Instructional Leadership: The Case of Donaldson Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After 2 years of progress, the literacy initiative at Donaldson Elementary faces challenges because of a disagreement between Principal Joanna Jackson and Literacy Coordinator Loretta Sullivan over whether Sullivan's role should include evaluative classroom observations and whether teachers should be mandated to receive coaching. The case is…

Stoelinga, Sara Ray

2010-01-01

192

A Study of Learning-Centered Leadership Skills of Principals in Career and Technical Education Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite years of educational reform, secondary students have demonstrated only modest increases in achievement. Career and technical education students have not demonstrated the same level of performance as non-career and technical education students. Except for teachers, principals have the greatest influence over student achievement. What should…

Rodman, Mary E.

2012-01-01

193

A study of leadership behaviors among chairpersons in allied health programs.  

PubMed

This study was designed to investigate leadership behaviors among chairpersons in allied health programs, based on their perceptions and the perceptions of faculty. Transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership behaviors, as well as organizational outcomes of effectiveness, extra effort, and satisfaction, were measured using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ Form 5X-Short). A form developed by the researcher was used to gather demographic and program information. One hundred thirty-eight chairpersons and 327 faculty participated in the study. Major findings support the view that chairpersons primarily demonstrate leadership behaviors associated with transformational leadership factors and the contingent reward factor of transactional leadership. Statistically significant differences were found between the mean values of the self-perceptions of chairpersons and faculty for the transformational leadership factors of idealized influence (behavior), inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, individual consideration, and organizational outcomes of effectiveness and satisfaction. There was a statistically significant positive correlation, based on the self-perceptions of chairpersons and faculty, of the five transformational leadership factors with the three organizational outcomes and the transactional leadership factor of contingent reward with the organizational outcomes of effectiveness and extra effort. There was a statistically significant negative correlation, based on the perception of faculty, with the management-by-exception (passive) and laissez-faire leadership factors, and the organizational outcomes of effectiveness, extra effort and satisfaction. Transformational leadership has been identified as an effective strategy to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Further development of the transformational leadership behaviors of chairpersons should be considered a priority for the allied health professions. PMID:20217005

Firestone, Deborah T

2010-01-01

194

How Principals Learn to Lead: The Comparative Influence of On-the-Job Experiences, Administrator Credential Programs, and the ISLLC Standards in the Development of Leadership Expertise among Urban Public School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the comparative influence of college administrator credential programs, on-the-job experiences, and the ISLLC Standards in the development of leadership expertise among urban public school principals. An exploratory, ex-post-facto research design used both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A survey…

Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J.; Fultz, Miriam

2013-01-01

195

Organizational leadership: motives and behaviors of leaders in current organizations.  

PubMed

Organizational leadership is fundamental for the working and development of current organizations. It helps members of an organization to face transcendental challenges. One of the fundamental aspects of leaders is their personal characteristics and behaviour as perceived by their co-workers. Although research has established a relationship between these components, findings have failed to come up with any congruent evidence and further to this the organizations and contexts used are from several decades ago. This article, which forms part of the international GLOBE project, analyses the relationship between motives and behaviour as perceived by co-workers in organizations, using quantitative and qualitative methods and including technological innovations. Using samples from 40 corporate directors and 84 of their co-workers, from different companies, it confirms how the main motives of leaders (power, affiliation and achievement) are related to different behavioral patterns (power to authoritarian, non-dependent and non-social-skill behaviours; affiliation to relationship and dependent behaviors, and achievement to proactive behaviors). It discusses the results with relation to traditional research and suggests practical measures and proposals for future investigations in this area. PMID:19476239

Martí, Margarita; Gil, Francisco; Barrasa, Angel

2009-05-01

196

The relationship between charismatic leadership, work engagement, and organizational citizenship behaviors.  

PubMed

Researchers in organizational behavior have long been interested in exploring how employees' perceptions of their leaders influence their work-related thoughts and behaviors. This study tested a meditation model linking leader charisma to organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) via work engagement. The authors administered 91 participants the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, the OCB Scale, and the Work Engagement Scale. The results indicated a significant positive relation between charismatic leadership and work engagement, between work engagement and OCB, and between charismatic leadership and OCB. Results also indicate a full mediation of leadership's effects on OCB via work engagement. This mediation relation suggests some of the mechanisms of charismatic leadership, and it provides an interesting avenue for future research. PMID:20461933

Babcock-Roberson, Meredith Elaine; Strickland, Oriel J

2010-01-01

197

The Effect of Congruence of Leadership Behaviors on Motivation, Commitment, and Satisfaction of College Tennis Players  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of congruence of leadership behaviors on motivation, commitment, and satisfaction of college tennis players. Respondents (n = 245) included collegiate tennis players from all NCAA division levels (I, II, and III). The athletes were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, the preferred and perceived versions of the Revised Leadership Scale

Damon Patrick Sermons Andrew

2004-01-01

198

Voices of four African American and European American female principals and their leadership styles in a recognized urban school district  

E-print Network

whose voices can inform others about pertinent issues of leadership through diversity. In order to develop a clearer understanding of the administrators' perceptions on diverse leadership as it related to student academic performance, this study...

Turner, Clara Thompson

2004-11-15

199

Student identified leadership competencies, skills, behaviors, and training needs: perspectives of college newspaper editors  

E-print Network

This study identified the leadership competencies, skills, behaviors, and training needs most critical to a college newspaper leader's success. A Web-based Delphi technique, supported by the Center for Distance Learning Research at Texas A...

Rowlands, Alice J.

2006-08-16

200

Family leadership styles and adolescent dietary and physical activity behaviors: a cross-sectional study  

E-print Network

settings. Given (a) the similarities that exist between leadership within organizational settings and parenting within families, and (b) the importance of the family environment in the promotion of adolescent health-enhancing behaviors, the purpose...

Morton, Katie L; Wilson, Alexandra H; Perlmutter, Lisa S; Beauchamp, Mark R

2012-04-30

201

Generational Differences in Leader Values and Leadership Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a new generation of workers enters the workforce and the realms of leadership and management, headlines in the business and popular press are encouraging managers to deal with generational differences that appear to be affecting employees, particularly those in the leadership ranks. This article describes generational cohort theory and summarizes research on the impact of generational differences on work

Valerie I. Sessa; Robert I. Kabacoff; Jennifer Deal; Heather Brown

2007-01-01

202

Principal Behaviors that Encourage Teachers: Perceptions of Teachers at Three Career Stages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this follow up study to "Principal Behaviors That Encourage Teachers to Stay in the Profession: Perceptions of K-8 Teachers in Their 2nd to 5th Year of Teaching" (Richards, 2002) was to compare the perceptions of K-8 teachers at three career stages on the principal behaviors that encourage them most: (1) 1-5 years of experience; (2)…

Richards, Jan

2005-01-01

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PRINCIPALS OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANT BEHAVIOR DURING ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The behavior of a variety of organic contaminants having low molecular weight has been observed during groundwater recharge with reclaimed water. The evidence is site-specific, but is believed to have broader implications regarding the general behavior of organic contaminants in ...

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Distributed Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-reform efforts in recent years have stressed, and expanded, the leadership role of the principal. But in the view of many analysts, the task of transforming a school is too complex for one person to accomplish alone. Consequently, a new model of leadership is developing: distributed leadership. This Research Roundup summarizes five…

Lashway, Larry

2003-01-01

205

Character, school leadership, and the brain: learning how to integrate knowledge with behavioral change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Character is at the core of leadership. Leaders with virtuous character provide benefit to their schools and communities. Whereas, leaders with character flaws create harm for themselves as well as their community. The ethical lapses among teachers, principals, and superintendents create an even larger issue when one considers the fiduciary trust placed in educators by the public. Character development requires

Raymond L. Calabrese; Brian Roberts

2002-01-01

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Development of an Observationally Anchored Rating Scale to Measure the Frequency of Teacher Leadership Behaviors in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The phenomenon of teacher leadership has been much studied but, until now, there has not been an adequate methodology for measuring teacher leadership quantitatively. This study is based on the development of an instrument that is a school-based survey which asks teachers to rate the frequency with which certain teacher leadership behaviors are…

Metzgar, Vicki H.

2008-01-01

207

Early life experiences as determinants of leadership role occupancy: The importance of parental influence and rule breaking behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The limited behavioral genetics research reported in the leadership literature has not investigated the degree to which early life experiences predict future emergence into leadership roles. This is the first study to focus on parenting style and early life experiences of rule breaking, and their relationships to leadership roles assumed in adulthood, while controlling for genetic and personality contributions. Using

Bruce J. Avolio; Maria Rotundo; Fred O. Walumbwa

2009-01-01

208

Teachers' Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Examining the Boundary between In-Role Behavior and Extra-Role Behavior from the Perspective of Teachers, Principals and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how different stakeholders in school (principals, teachers, parents) conceptualize teachers' role breadth, i.e., whether they define given behaviors commonly assumed to be OCBs as in-role or extra-role behaviors. Drawing on a survey of 29 principals, 245 teachers and 345 parents, the results showed that principals and teachers…

Belogolovsky, Elena; Somech, Anit

2010-01-01

209

Leadership behaviors of effective project managers in construction project organizations in Texas  

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Instrument . Pretest . . SAMPLING Selection Procedures Population . Telephone Contact . . Questionnaire Packets . TREATMENT OF THE DATA 10 12 Data Collection . Data Analysis. . . Statistical Treatment 12 13 14 Vl TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONTINtj... in this study is a questionnaire (Appendix A) based on Gary Yukl's Qg@. (Yukl, 1987). A large portion of the current work concerning leadership behavior has its roots in the Ohio State studies on leadership (Stogdill & Coons, 1957). Hemphill and Coons (1957...

Haney, Harvey Joe

2012-06-07

210

Curriculum in Leadership and Organizational Performance The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. In the  

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Curriculum in Leadership and Organizational Performance The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. LOP 3100 Leadership Theory and Behavior Introduction to the nature

Bordenstein, Seth

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Negative Leadership.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Senior leaders must have the moral courage to modify the behavior or eliminate negative leadership in the Army. If action is not taken immediately, negative leaders and their toxic leadership style will be taught to their subordinates, the future leaders ...

D. M. Oberlander

2013-01-01

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Effective leadership characteristics for student performance as perceived by high-performing Texas high school principals: a Delphi study  

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to both the researcher and other members of the panel as to which leadership characteristics they felt were of critical importance to student success. The characteristics presented in the questionnaire were based upon a sound theoretical framework...

Young, David Earle

2007-09-17

213

Interrelating leadership behaviors, organizational socialization, and organizational culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look into the theories regarding leadership, organizational culture, and organizational socialization and the theory that some aspects of socialization (e.g. employee enthusiasm for, or lack of, cooperation) can influence an organization's culture. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Via questionnaire, 166 employees from a variety of organizations evaluated their leaders and companies on all variables.

Robert J. Taormina

2008-01-01

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The relationship between student performance and leadership practices as perceived by principals and selected site-based decision making (SBDM) committee members of middle schools in Region 5 Education Service Center (ESC), Texas: a cohort study  

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study, there was no direct correlation between perceived leadership practices of the principals and student achievement as measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. This was true of total LPI scores and also of each...

Sheppard, Larry Scott

2007-09-17

215

Embracing transformational leadership: team values and the impact of leader behavior on team performance.  

PubMed

The authors investigated the relationship between transformational leadership behavior and group performance in 218 financial services teams that were branches of a bank in Hong Kong and the United States. Transformational leadership influenced team performance through the mediating effect of team potency. The effect of transformational leadership on team potency was moderated by team power distance and team collectivism, such that higher power distance teams and more collectivistic teams exhibited stronger positive effects of transformational leadership on team potency. The model was supported by data in both Hong Kong and the United States, which suggests a convergence in how teams function in the East and West and highlights the importance of team values. PMID:17638462

Schaubroeck, John; Lam, Simon S K; Cha, Sandra E

2007-07-01

216

Influence-based leadership as a determinant of the inclination to innovate and of innovation-related behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Lazarus theory, which has been adapted to the context of innovation, is used as a basis for developing a model to explain how leadership affects cognitive processes of perceiving the work setting (need for and susceptibility to change), innovative behaviors (generation and testing of ideas, and implementation), and innovation-blocking behaviors (intrapsychic coping and flight). Leadership is described in terms

Diana E Krause

2004-01-01

217

An Exploratory Study on Principals' Conceptions about Their Role as School Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inquiry, by means of the case study method, explored how principals' conceptions about their role as school leader contribute to a better understanding of their leadership behavior and how this is related to school climate. The results indicated that differences of how principals conceive their leadership role are related, indirectly through…

Devos, Geert; Bouckenooghe, Dave

2009-01-01

218

Involuntary Departure of Public School Principals in the State of Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few studies have examined the reasons for ineffective public school leadership. The study examined the factors associated with the involuntary departure of public school principals in the state of Texas and aimed to reveal the ineffective behaviors that erode the public school principal's leadership. The study also indirectly pointed out to…

Davila, Elva Jimenez

2010-01-01

219

Family leadership styles and adolescent dietary and physical activity behaviors: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background Transformational leadership is conceptualized as a set of behaviors designed to inspire, energize and motivate others to achieve higher levels of functioning, and is associated with salient health-related outcomes in organizational settings. Given (a) the similarities that exist between leadership within organizational settings and parenting within families, and (b) the importance of the family environment in the promotion of adolescent health-enhancing behaviors, the purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the cross-sectional relationships between parents’ transformational leadership behaviors and adolescent dietary and physical activity behaviors. Methods 857 adolescents (aged 13–15, mean age?=?14.70 yrs) completed measures of transformational parenting behaviors, healthful dietary intake and leisure-time physical activity. Regression analyses were conducted to examine relationships between family transformational leadership and adolescent health outcomes. A further ‘extreme group analysis’ was conducted by clustering families based on quartile splits. A MANCOVA (controlling for child gender) was conducted to examine differences between families displaying (a) HIGH levels of transformational parenting (consistent HIGH TP), (b) LOW levels of transformational parenting (consistent LOW TP), and (c) inconsistent levels of transformational parenting (inconsistent HIGH-LOW TP). Results Results revealed that adolescents’ perceptions of family transformational parenting were associated with both healthy dietary intake and physical activity. Adolescents who perceived their families to display the highest levels of transformational parenting (HIGH TP group) displayed greater healthy eating and physical activity behaviors than adolescents who perceived their families to display the lowest levels of transformational parenting behaviors (LOW TP group). Adolescents who perceived their families to display inconsistent levels of transformational parenting behaviors (HIGH-LOW TP group) displayed the same levels of healthy eating behaviors as those adolescents from the LOW TP group. For physical activity behaviors, adolescents who perceived their families to display inconsistent levels of transformational parenting behaviors (HIGH-LOW TP group) did not differ in terms of physical activity than those in either the HIGH TP or LOW TP group. Conclusions Family transformational parenting behaviors were positively associated with both healthful dietary intake and leisure-time physical activity levels amongst adolescents. The findings suggest that transformational leadership theory is a useful framework for understanding the relationship between family leadership behaviors and adolescent health outcomes. PMID:22546151

2012-01-01

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The principal's trustworthiness: the impact on effective school leadership as perceived by teachers on selected campuses in the North East Independent School District  

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middle, and four elementary schools. Findings in the study include the following: 1. The behaviors that had mean scores reflecting ratings closest to being critically important to building teacher trust were that the principal maintains confidentiality (4...

Longloy, Mary Margaret

2007-04-25

221

Preparing Principals To Lead in the New Millennium: A Response to the Leadership Crisis in American Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are about 80,000 public school principals in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be a 10 percent increase in the employment of educational administrators of all types through 2006. The National Association of Elementary School Principals estimates that more than 40 percent of principals will retire or leave…

Chirichello, Michael

222

Leadership in Education: A Review of the Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the literature concerned with leadership in education. Topics addressed include trait theories of leadership; behavioral theories; situational leadership; instructional leadership; transformational leadership; value-added leadership; community of leaders; women as leaders; and organizational leadership. (Contains 44 references.) (LRW)

Taylor, Pat (Meadley)

1994-01-01

223

Preparing Principals for High-Need Rural Schools: A Central Office Perspective about Collaborative Efforts to Transform School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents district administrators' reflections about (a) the contextual challenges they face in leading a high-need rural school system in Central Appalachia and (b) the change initiatives they implemented to transform the principalship from school management to instructional leadership. After several years of reform efforts, the…

Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Allen, Lawrence W.

2006-01-01

224

Collaborative Leadership Practices among Ohio's Early College High School Principals and Their Post-Secondary Partners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This constructivist multiple-case study examined the collaborative leadership practices of seven secondary and seven post-secondary leaders who participate in Ohio's Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI). The 14 educational leaders in this study partnered in an effort to respond to the access and success of traditionally…

Carter, Allia L.

2012-01-01

225

Relationships among budgetary leadership behavior, managerial budgeting games, and budgetary attitudes: Evidence from Taiwanese corporations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the relationship among leadership behavior (contingent reward vs. contingent punishment), managerial budgeting games (devious games vs. economic games), and attitudes towards the budgetary process. Relationships were tested using a structural equation model that was estimated on the basis of questionnaire data from 216 Taiwanese managers. The majority of respondents were accounting\\/finance managers employed by manufacturing

Cheng-Li Huang; Mien-Ling Chen

2009-01-01

226

Technological Leadership Behavior of High School Headteachers in Asir Region, Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the technological leadership behaviors of Saudi Arabian high school regarding the supply and use of educational technologies based on the educational technology standards developed and approved for school headteachers in many countries. The study was carried out with 135 high school headteachers. In the…

Alkrdem, Mofareh

2014-01-01

227

Perceived Leadership Behavior and Motivational Climate as Antecedents of Adolescent Athletes' Skill Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In two studies, the relationship between adolescent athletes' skill development and perceived coach behavior as well as motivation climate was investigated. In Study 1, 119 (61 male, 58 female) competitive swimmers from various clubs with a mean age of 12.5 years responded twice with a one year interval to the Leadership Scale for Sports and the Perceived Motivational Climate in

Dorothee Alfermann; Martin J. Lee

2005-01-01

228

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Sport: Relationships with Leadership, Team Cohesion, and Athlete Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to introduce the construct of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB; Organ, 1988) into the sport psychology literature and examine its utility in sport. Based upon OCB research in the organizational literature, the Multidimensional Model of Leadership (MML; Chelladurai, 1978), the conceptual framework of team cohesion (CFC; Carron & Hausenblas, 1998), and a model of athlete

Mark W. Aoyagi; Richard H. Cox; Richard T. McGuire

2008-01-01

229

An Empirical Study Comparing the Effect of Feedback, Training and Executive Coaching on Leadership Behavior Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the phenomenal growth of executive coaching in recent years, there has been little empirical research on its effectiveness. Executive coaching is typically delivered with 360 degree feedback and training. This study tests whether there are significant differences in leadership behavior change for participants who: received feedback alone;…

Saling, Nona

2005-01-01

230

The Changing Relationship between Principal and Superintendent: Shifting Roles in an Era of Educational Reform. New Directions for School Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines how the shift toward school-based management affects the relationship between principals and superintendents. The 11 chapters were written by 5 pairs of superintendents and principals who were asked to reflect on these changes in education. The contributors were instructed not to focus on the particulars of an individual but to…

Boris-Schacter, Sheryl, Ed.

1999-01-01

231

The moderating effect of environmental dynamism on the relationship between entrepreneur leadership behavior and new venture performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article outlines a model of when, why, and how the influence of entrepreneur leadership behavior on new venture performance is likely to be moderated by the level of environmental dynamism. The model is tested using a sample of 66 new ventures. The results indicate that environmental dynamism has a significant positive moderating effect on the relationship between transformational leadership

Michael D. Ensley; Craig L. Pearce; Keith M. Hmieleski

2006-01-01

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The Difference in Leadership Behaviors When Teaching and Coaching What Was the Question?  

E-print Network

Physical educators are often required to fulfill the role of both physical education teacher (PET) and coach. Some have argued that teaching and coaching are indistinguishable, so Kwan, Pyun, and Kim (2010) examined whether PETs exhibit different leadership behaviors when they teach a physical education class than when they coach. What Was Done? This study included 80 physical education students and 79 student-athletes at two junior colleges in Singapore who had been taught or coached by one male or one of two female PETs who also coached in the school. The participants’ perceptions of their PET’s or coach’s leadership behaviors were measured using the athletes’ perception version of the Leadership Scale for Sports (Chelladurai & Saleh, 1980). After a regular training session or physical education lesson, the student-athletes and students completed a 40-item questionnaire that measured five dimensions of leadership behaviors of their PET or coach: (1) training and instruction—aimed at improving student-athlete performance by facilitating training; (2) democratic behavior—allowing student-athletes to participate in decisions about group goals, practice methods, game tactics, and strategies; (3) autocratic behavior—using independent decision making and stressing his or her authority when working with student-athletes; (4) social support—concerning the welfare of student-athletes and building warm interpersonal relationship with them, regardless of their performance; and (5) positive feedback—consistently praising or rewarding student-athletes for good performance. The PETs and coaches were not present during data collection. Due to low internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha =.57), the autocratic behavior dimension was not included in further analyses or discussion.

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A Study on the Leadership Behavior, Safety Culture, and Safety Performance of the Healthcare Industry  

E-print Network

Abstract—Object: Review recent publications of patient safety culture to investigate the relationship between leadership behavior, safety culture, and safety performance in the healthcare industry. Method: This study is a cross-sectional study, 350 questionnaires were mailed to hospital workers with 195 valid responses obtained, and a 55.7 % valid response rate. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was carried out to test the factor structure and determine if the composite reliability was significant with a factor loading of>0.5, resulting in an acceptable model fit. Results: Through the analysis of One-way ANOVA, the results showed that physicians significantly have more negative patient safety culture perceptions and safety performance perceptions than non- physicians. Conclusions: The path analysis results show that leadership behavior affects safety culture and safety performance in the health care industry. Safety performance was affected and improved with contingency leadership and a positive patient safety organization culture. The study suggests improving safety performance by providing a well-managed system that includes: consideration of leadership, hospital worker training courses, and a solid safety reporting system.

Cheng-chia Yang; Yi-shun Wang; Sue-ting Chang; Suh-er Guo; Mei-fen Huang

234

Explaining the Behavioral Intention towards BI Implementation in Public Administrations - A Principal-Agent Theory Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Business Intelligence (BI) is an established instrument to support public administrations in their management tasks by increasing their information level. BI is of special interest in the context of introducing accrual accounting in public administrations as this affects the information level of different stakeholders, leading to a possible decrease for municipal councils. The principal-agent theory can help to explain different behavioral intentions of the stakeholders concerning the introduction of BI. We employ a single qualitative case study to analyze these behavioral intentions. It shows that the introduction of accrual accounting did decrease the information level of the municipal council making the principal-agent problems possible. Furthermore, it shows that BI might be a solution for this problem. Therefore, council members show the behavioral intention to support the BI implementation while administration staff members rather resist it. Based on these finding, we discuss implications for practice and future research.

Becker, Jörg; Bergener, Philipp; Lis, ?ukasz; Niehaves, Björn

235

TOP MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP: INSIDE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on leadership categorization theory from the cognitive sciences, a partial model of top management leadership is developed. The model looks inside the leadership black box and considers the personal and organizational consequences of matches and mismatches between three levels (superordinate, basic and subordinate) and two dimensions (substantive\\/content and symbolic\\/process) of leadership category prototypes and perceived leadership behaviors. The model

G. HUNT; KIMERLY B. BOAL; RITCH L. SORENSON

236

Principal Instructional Leadership: How Does It Influence An Elementary Science Program Amidst Contradictory Messages Of Reform And Change?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reform documents clearly convey that teachers are central to national efforts to reform instructional and curricular practices in science classrooms. Although teachers are recognized as critical to reform efforts, actualizing the vision requires the combined efforts of an array of individuals. Within the school’s context, science education reform developers and researchers recognize that principals are important, and indeed influence science

Kimberly Shevon Lanier

2008-01-01

237

Principals as Middle Managers: School Leadership during the Implementation of Primary Class Size Reduction Policy in Ontario  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous work on policy implementation has often suggested that schools leave their "thumbprints" on policies received from above. During the implementation of Primary Class Size Reduction (PCS) Initiative in Ontario, Canada, however, school principals spoke with remarkable uniformity about the ways PCS affected their work. This article reports…

Flessa, Joseph J.

2012-01-01

238

Psychological Empowerment as a Mediator between Teachers' Perceptions of Authentic Leadership and Their Withdrawal and Citizenship Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study explores the mediating role of psychological empowerment on authentic leadership, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB), and a variety of withdrawal behaviors among teachers, using the psychological model of perceptions-attitudes-behaviors. Research Design: A total of 366 teachers from 23 randomly selected Israeli schools…

Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Tsemach, Sigalit

2014-01-01

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Servant leadership, procedural justice climate, service climate, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior: a cross-level investigation.  

PubMed

This study tests the influence of servant leadership on 2 group climates, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. Results from a sample of 815 employees and 123 immediate supervisors revealed that commitment to the supervisor, self-efficacy, procedural justice climate, and service climate partially mediated the relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior. Cross-level interaction results revealed that procedural justice climate and positive service climate amplified the influence of commitment to the supervisor on organizational citizenship behavior. Implications of these results for theory and practice and directions for future research are discussed. PMID:20476830

Walumbwa, Fred O; Hartnell, Chad A; Oke, Adegoke

2010-05-01

240

Leadership Practices of Successful Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one in a series of "hot topics" reports produced twice a year by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. These reports briefly address current educational concerns and issues as indicated by requests for information that come to the Laboratory from the Northwest region and beyond. Each booklet contains a discussion of…

Brewster, Cori; Klump, Jennifer

2005-01-01

241

INFORMATION SECURITY & SHARED LEADERSHIP  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much research has been conducted to look for predictors of positive information security results. To date, no research has yet looked at the potential relationships between shared and vertical leadership behaviors and security results. This paper proposes an empirical study to measure these factors and results and examine the relationships among them. Background Do the leadership style and leadership behaviors

Paul D. Witman

242

An Ethnographic Study of the Decision-Making Processes and Leadership Behavior at the Schoolwide Level in Selected Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used field study methodology to identify and describe decision-making processes and leadership behavior at the school-wide level in secondary schools that individualize their educational programs. Indepth interviews, observations of groups and individuals, and analysis of documents were used to obtain the basic data. Two senior high…

Dunstan, Jeffrey F.

243

executive.mcgill.ca Understand key leadership styles/behaviors and in which context to use them  

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executive.mcgill.ca · Understand key leadership styles/behaviors and in which context to use them This course was excellent! I learned what it means to be a real and genuine leader. Plus, I have never had. The learning framework is highly interactive, including assessment exercises, best practice examples

Fabry, Frederic

244

The Effects of Different Leadership Styles on Selected Behavioral and Interpersonal Variables of Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents in a Camping Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Testing the hypothesis that group-centered leadership leads to less problem behavior among emotionally disturbed adolescents, 20 male and female adolescents aged 14-18 (from Karitas Community in Crystal Springs, Mississippi) were divided into leader-centered and group-centered groups and exposed to 3 weekend camping experiences. Assessments were…

McPeters, Janine E.

245

Framework of the mediating effect of organizational climate on the relationship between leadership practices and innovative work behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innovation is believed as momentum factor for organization to change and to sustain. The innovation itself needs power of leader's influence to activate the capacity of human capital in order to be innovative. However, recent research had showed that the study of measuring the connection between leadership, organizational climate and innovative work behavior are few in numbers. Hence, the purpose

Bari'ah Dzulkifli

2011-01-01

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Increasing medical team cohesion and leadership behaviors using a 360-degree evaluation process.  

PubMed

Current national health care issues of affordability, quality, and accessibility have prompted the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). Components of ACOs and PCMHs call for increased capacities in areas of teamwork, engagement, and physician leadership skills and behaviors. Three hundred sixty degree feedback evaluation processes have been established in corporate environments as effective for increasing capacities in these areas. Recently, health care organizations have begun to adopt the use of such tools with positive outcomes. This article presents a case study of the development and implementation of a 360-degree evaluation process at a family medicine clinic. We also discuss the challenges, successes, and lessons learned along the way. PMID:22533214

Tumerman, Marc; Carlson, Leanne M Hedberg

2012-02-01

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Leadership and Persuasion.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The basic question is how should a leader select an appropriate leadership style, and use the power of persuasion to influence the actions of subordinates. Possible leadership styles, based on behavioral science findings are first examined. The styles dif...

M. W. Rose

1975-01-01

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Training tomorrow's global health leaders: applying a transtheoretical model to identify behavior change stages within an intervention for health leadership development.  

PubMed

Training health professionals in leadership and management skills is a key component of health systems strengthening in low-resource settings. The importance of evaluating the effectiveness of these programs has received increased attention over the past several years, although such evaluations continue to pose significant challenges. This article presents evaluation data from the pilot year of the Afya Bora Fellowship, an African-based training program to increase the leadership capacity of health professionals. Firstly, we describe the goals of the Afya Bora Fellowship. Then, we present an adaptation of the transtheoretical model for behavior change called the Health Leadership Development Model, as an analytical lens to identify and describe evidence of individual leadership behavior change among training participants during and shortly after the pilot year of the program. The Health Leadership Development Model includes the following: pre-contemplation (status quo), contemplation (testing and internalizing leadership), preparation - (moving toward leadership), action (leadership in action), and maintenance (effecting organizational change). We used data from surveys, in-depth interviews, journal entries and course evaluations as data points to populate the Health Leadership Development Model. In the short term, fellows demonstrated increased leadership development during and shortly after the intervention and reflected the contemplation, preparation and action stages of the Health Leadership Development Model. However, expanded interventions and/or additional time may be needed to support behavior change toward the maintenance stages. We conclude that the Health Leadership Development Model is useful for informing health leadership training design and evaluation to contribute to sustainable health organizational change. PMID:24763665

Daniels, Joseph; Farquhar, Carey; Nathanson, Neal; Mashalla, Yohana; Petracca, Frances; Desmond, Michelle; Green, Wendy; Davies, Luke; O'Malley, Gabrielle

2014-12-01

249

Principal Support for Literacy Coaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators agree that leadership by a principal profoundly affects what is accomplished at a school. This effect of leadership is particularly true when schools and districts are engaged in reform. When the reform effort impinges on school culture, the principal plays the main role in leading and supporting this change.

Kral, Cathleen Cronin

2012-01-01

250

National contexts influencing principals' time use and allocation: economic development, societal culture, and educational system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the impact of macro-context factors on the behavior of school principals. More specifically, the article illuminates how a nation's level of economic development, societal culture, and educational system influence the amount of time principals devote to their job role and shape their allocation of time to instructional leadership, administration, and management of relationships with parents and community.

Moosung Lee; Philip Hallinger

2012-01-01

251

Real Principals Listen  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many teachers fear that their chances to influence decisions about their profession are eroding. Principals must change this perception so that teachers feel empowered as school leaders. Drawing on the work of communications consultant William Isaacs, Glover discusses how principals can engage in communication that encourages teacher leadership by…

Glover, Eric

2007-01-01

252

A Principal's Reaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a principal's reaction to Catherine Marshall and Michael Ward's article on research on social justice and training for leadership. The author applauds Marshall and Ward's efforts to address what is undoubtedly among the most fundamentally important issues facing principals today. Marshall and Ward illuminate the importance of…

Zaretsky, Lindy

2004-01-01

253

LEADERSHIP, ACTION, SKILLS, PREVENTION, LEADERSHIP,  

E-print Network

TRAINING GUIDE LEADERSHIP, ACTION, SKILLS, PREVENTION, LEADERSHIP, ACTION, SKILLS, PREVENTION, LEADERSHIP, ACTION, SKILLS, PREVENTION, LEADERSHIP, ACTION, SKILLS, PREVENTION, LEADERSHIP, ACTION, SKILLS, PREVENTION, LEADERSHIP, DAIRY SAFETY WORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

Leistikow, Bruce N.

254

Measures of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The work reviewed in this book uses methods of psychological measurement to identify and understand the nature of leadership talent and leadership behavior. Part 1 contains nine chapters coauthored by the editors, Kenneth E. Clark and Miriam B. Clark. The chapters present information on leadership development and identification in the context of a…

Clark, Kenneth E., Ed.; Clark, Miriam B., Ed.

255

Leader Behavior and Therapeutic Gain: An Application of Situational Leadership Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theoretical analyses of leadership (e.g., situational leadership theory; P. Hersey & K. H. Blanchard, 1977) argue that leaders shift their emphasis from task to relationship orientation as groups develop. To test these theories, group leaders’ conditionality (task orientation) and empathy (relationship orientation) were assessed over a group’s existence. As hypothesized, task orientation during the first 5 sessions and relationship orientation

Dennis M. Kivlighan

1997-01-01

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Educating Preservice School Librarians to Lead: A Study of Self-Perceived Transformational Leadership Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that impacted the level of self-perceived transformational leadership potential in preservice school librarians who participated in a master's degree program in library and information studies focusing on leadership development. A mixed-method concurrent triangulation research design was…

Smith, Daniella

2011-01-01

257

Impressions of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I was early arriving for an appointment with the superintendent at the school where I would begin my first year as an elementary school principal. While I waited, I reflected on my first teaching job, where I had formed my first and most lasting impressions of leadership from the principal. Now it was my turn to be a principal, and I aspired to…

Smith, Agnes

2005-01-01

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COMPORTAMENTO IDEOLÓGICO DE LIDERANÇA DE PROFESSORES- TÉCNICOS LÍDERES DE EQUIPES ESPORTIVAS ESCOLARES - MODALIDADE BASQUETEBOL IDEOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR: TEACHER-COACHES IN CHARGE OF SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective if this study was to identify whether the ideological leadership behavior of physical education teachers who are head coaches of male and female school basketball teams could be evaluated using the ACS System (module 3), developed and validated to identify the manner in which teacher-coaches describe their own leadership ideologies and\\/or student-athletes describe the behavior of their leaders,

Luiz Carlos; Delphino de Azevedo Junior; Sérgio Ricardo de Souza Oliveira

259

The impact of participative leadership behavior on psychological empowerment and organizational commitment in Chinese state-owned enterprises: the moderating role of organizational tenure  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated whether participative leadership behavior can produce psychological empowerment, which in turn, leads to organizational commitment for employees of Chinese state-owned enterprises. Based on the data collected from 173 employees in two state-owned enterprises, we found that participative leadership behavior was associated with organizational commitment, but not with all four dimensions of psychological empowerment, namely, meaning, competence, self-determination, and

Xu Huang; Kan Shi; Zhijie Zhang; Yat Lee Cheung

2006-01-01

260

Leadership Practices of Science Department Chairs in Secondary Public Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to explore the transformational leadership practices of science department chairs as perceived by both science department chairs and their principals as measured quantitatively by the third edition of the Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) (Kouzes & Posner, 2007). In addition to transformational leadership, three other paradigms of leadership were essential to this study: transactional leadership, teacher leadership,

Kathryn Marie Baal

2011-01-01

261

Male and Female Leadership: Conversations with Middle School Principals in the Midlands Area of South Carolina regarding Their Perspectives on Gender Issues in Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every day across this country thousands of tireless school leaders work against daunting obstacles to help educate our nation's youth (Rotherham, 2003). Educational leadership is an intricate profession. Like an elaborately woven quilt, it takes numerous hours, dedication, operational hands, an innovative thought process, a variety of threads and…

Tindal, LaNisha C.

2009-01-01

262

Beginning Teachers' Pupil Control Ideologies: An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Beliefs about Education, Mentorship, Induction, and Principal Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This empirical study examined changes in beginning teachers' pupil control ideologies (PCI). Quantitative analyses were conducted with regard to shifts in PCI that may be associated with internal beliefs about education and with external factors such as mentorship, induction programs, and school leadership style. Follow-up interviews facilitated a…

Rideout, Glenn; Windle, Sheila

2010-01-01

263

Promoting principals' managerial involvement in instructional improvement  

PubMed Central

Studies of school leadership suggest that visiting classrooms, emphasizing achievement and training, and supporting teachers are important indicators of the effectiveness of school principals. The utility of a behavior-analytic program to support the enhancement of these behaviors in 2 school principals and the impact of their involvement upon teachers' and students' performances in three classes were examined in two experiments, one at an elementary school and another at a secondary school. Treatment conditions consisted of helping the principal or teacher to schedule his or her time and to use goal setting, feedback, and praise. A withdrawal design (Experiment 1) and a multiple baseline across classrooms (Experiment 2) showed that the principal's and teacher's rates of praise, feedback, and goal setting increased during the intervention, and were associated with improvements in the academic performance of the students. In the future, school psychologists might analyze the impact of involving themselves in supporting the principal's involvement in improving students' and teachers' performances or in playing a similar leadership role themselves. PMID:16795819

Gillat, Alex; Sulzer-Azaroff, Beth

1994-01-01

264

Teaching Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When thinking of leaders, people usually think of those in positions of power, such as political leaders, religious leaders, or student leaders. Yet, leaders can be found in all spheres of life, and leadership behaviors can be learned particularly in a small-group format (Hellriegel, Jackson, & Slocum, 2005). This article presents ideas and…

Leshnower, Susan

2008-01-01

265

It's Not the "What," It's the "How": Four Key Behaviors for Authentic Leadership in Early Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article highlights four key behaviors that typify authentic leadership. Authentic leaders (1) exercise influence to reach shared goals; (2) engage in continuous learning; (3) build and nurture relationships; and (4) model behaviors they want others to display. Although the behaviors are presented as distinct, they are inextricably linked and…

LaRocco, Diana J.; Bruns, Deborah A.

2013-01-01

266

Efficacy and Academic Emphasis: A Leadership Factor in Elementary School Principals, and Its Relationship to Hope, Resilience, Optimism, and View of Intelligence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this research was to explore the construct of academic optimism at the principal level and examine possible explanatory variables for the factors that emerged from the principal academic optimism scale. Academic optimism contains efficacy, trust and academic emphasis (Hoy, Tarter & Woolfolk Hoy, 2006). It has been studied at the…

Riegel, Lisa A.

2012-01-01

267

The Verbal Behavior of Educational Administrators: An Analysis of the Language of School Principals. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research attempted to identify relationships that exist between linguistic factors and some nonlinguistic variables. Twenty principals provided 60 taped conversations with teachers and responded to questionnaires designed to elicit selected demographic data and measures of interpersonal needs along the dimensions of the Schutz FIRO-B…

Lucietto, Lena L.

268

Leadership, Leaders, and Leading (Part One).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an historical overview of the leadership literature. Highlights include "great man" theories; studies of leaders' traits; studies of leaders' behavioral style; studies of leadership functions; and studies of the situational aspects of leadership. (LRW)

Dean, Peter J.

2002-01-01

269

Teacher Leadership and Organizational Structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional models of school organization favor peaked hierarchies that concentrate power and leadership responsibility on\\u000a the office of the principal. As these models struggle to effectively meet the needs of education in the new millennium, leadership\\u000a structures that distribute leadership influence and empower teachers to play a greater role in the leadership of the school,\\u000a are slowly being implemented. This

Camille Rutherford

2006-01-01

270

An Investigation of Preferred Conflict-Management Behaviors in Small-School Principals  

E-print Network

everywhere who strive daily for the same goal ? to help children succeed. My experience as teacher, coach, and principal has taught me that administrators and teachers can often have differing priorities and this fact has provided much of my motivation.... John Hoyle provided inspiration early on. Then Dr. Mario Torres provided valuable guidance and insight from the standpoint of a researcher, and he constantly motivated me to do quality work. Dr. Virginia Collier helped me through the writing...

Vestal, Bradley Dean

2012-07-16

271

The viscoelastic behavior of the principal compliance matrix of a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The time-temperature response of the principal compliances of a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite was determined. It is shown that two components of the compliance matrix are time and temperature independent and that the compliance matrix is symmetric for the viscoelastic composite. The time-temperature superposition principle is used to determine shift factors which are independent of fiber orientation, for fiber angles that vary from 10 D to 90 D with respect to the load direction.

Morris, D. H.; Yeow, Y. T.

1979-01-01

272

Situational Leadership: "Different Strokes for Different Folks."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the Situational Leadership II model and the four leadership styles and four development levels identified as important components in the development of situational leadership in school administrators. The model is used to teach principals how to vary their leadership style to fit the responses and capacities of their teachers. (MD)

Blanchard, Kenneth; And Others

1987-01-01

273

Leadership in Sport: The Situational Leadership Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Situational leadership theory suggests that to reach maximum leadership effectiveness, the leader must adapt his/her behavior to different situations. For athletic coaches, this means that the amount of direction provided for students should increase or decrease according to the students' maturity levels. Applications of the theory are discussed.…

Case, Robert W.

1984-01-01

274

The Effect of Elementary Principals' Self-Perceived Instructional Leadership Behaviors on Reading and Math Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the nation endeavors to leave no child behind, more than 12 million of the U.S. children who live in poverty continue to be at risk of school failure. Having significant learning deficiencies, many of these children are substantially behind their more affluent peers and historically never catch up (Barr & Parrett, 2007), creating a daunting…

Quinn, Ricardo Rodrequiez

2011-01-01

275

Stocking the Principal's Pantry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly analyzes the current state of federal aid to administrator in-service education. Encourages those who feel that Congress has a responsibility to help principals improve their abilities to write to their legislators encouraging them to support the restoration of administrative leadership training opportunities. (Author/IRT)

Keller, Ed

1979-01-01

276

Mexican American Female Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explored concepts of leadership, power, and caring in the context of a predominantly Mexican-American community culture, based on extended interviews with six female Mexican-American principals in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. These women were challenged by working as professional educators in a bicultural, male-dominated community. Their insights…

Carr, Carolyn S.

1996-01-01

277

Developing Emotionally Intelligent Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transformational change in today's schools will require leaders with strong intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. A recent assessment program in South Carolina focused attention on the identification of the emotional intelligence of aspiring and newly appointed principals. A battery of personality and leadership assessments was used to develop…

Cox, Edward P.

2009-01-01

278

Ethical leadership.  

PubMed

In today's climate and environment, the conventional relationship between caring, economic, and administrative practices no longer serves the interest of patients, clinicians, or systems. A shift toward human caring values and an ethic of authentic healing relationships is required as systems now have to value human resources and life purposes, inner meaning, and processes for providers and patients alike. The costs of unethical behavior can be even greater for followers. When we assume the benefits of leadership, we also assume ethical burdens. It is the assertion and experience of the author that the triangle of ethics and ethical behavior, followers, and patient's outcomes are closely interrelated and affect each other in a very intimate and direct way. Unethical leadership may lead to follower disappointment and distrust, leading to lack of interest and commitment, consequently negatively impacting patient outcomes and organizational effectiveness. PMID:22864295

Keselman, David

2012-01-01

279

Effects of Psychological Gender and Sex-Incongruent Behavior on Evaluations of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated the effect of the psychological gender of the perceiver on evaluations of leadership performance of a male and a female manager engaging in either supportive or nonsupportive nonverbal communication with a male subordinate. Subjects were 139 male and 150 female undergraduates who had completed a personal attributes…

Remland, Martin; And Others

280

Leadership Behavior That Produces a Positive College Climate: Putting Your Energy in the Right Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges in the United States and Canada share common problems going into the 1990s, including funding constraints, aging personnel, underprepared students, low morale, burnout, collective bargaining, and declining enrollments. Satisfactory resolution of these critical issues and problems depends heavily on effective leadership at all…

Kelly, J. Grant

281

Measuring School Climate for Gauging Principal Performance: A Review of the Validity and Reliability of Publicly Accessible Measures. A Quality School Leadership Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief provides principal evaluation system designers information about the technical soundness and cost (i.e., time requirements) of publicly available school climate surveys. The authors focus on the technical soundness of school climate surveys because they believe that using validated and reliable surveys as an outcomes measure can…

Clifford, Matthew; Menon, Roshni; Gangi, Tracy; Condon, Christopher; Hornung, Katie

2012-01-01

282

The Ripple Effect: A Synthesis of Research on Principal Influence to Inform Performance Evaluation Design. A Quality School Leadership Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public education is a cornerstone of democracy, a prerequisite for economic recovery, and a key lever in achieving national commitment to equal opportunity for all. Although the nearly 90,000 public school principals constitute a relatively small percentage of the public education sector, their work can have a "ripple effect" on the 3.4 million…

Clifford, Matthew; Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Fetters, Jenni

2012-01-01

283

"The Role of the Principal and Curriculum Associate in the Unitized, Differentiated Staffing, Elementary School." DSP Progress Report No. 3: Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the third in a series describing the background, theory, and progress of the Differentiated Staffing Project in the Eugene, Oregon, School District. The report focuses on changes in roles within the differentiated staffing structure. It discusses the elementary principal and the curriculum associate (CA) in a unitized,…

Arends, Richard I.; Essig, Don M.

284

Special Topic/The Principal's Priority 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five Public Agenda surveys--A Mission of the Heart (2008); Lessons Learned (2008); Reality Check 2006; Rolling Up Their Sleeves (2003); and Stand by Me (2003)--provide snapshots of how instructional leadership is working in schools. Most principals see instructional leadership as a key mission. "Transformer" principals are able to focus squarely…

Johnson, Jean

2008-01-01

285

The Learning Principal. Volume 6, Number 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Learning Principal" is an eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. It focuses on the important and unique work of school principals. This issue includes: (1) Taking Action on Equity (Anthony Armstrong); (2) School Leadership: Just How Forward Thinking Are You? (Frederick Brown); (3) From the Research: Leadership Practices that Make…

Armstrong, Anthony, Ed.

2010-01-01

286

Leadership and identity: A reinterpretation of situational leadership theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay advocates a message analysis approach to studying leadership processes. It is proposed that the motivating force underlying the behaviors prescribed by situational leadership theory (SLT) is the satisfaction of salient face wants. Triangulated methods were used to assess leadership message qualities. Researcher message codings and participants perceptions of message qualities were compared. Both data sources suggest that leaders’

Theodore E. Zorn; Gregory B. Leichty

1991-01-01

287

Differences in strength and conditioning coach self-perception of leadership style behaviors at the National Basketball Association, Division I-A, and Division II levels.  

PubMed

Leader behaviors have been found to vary by competitive level (6,9,11,26). Similar differences based on the competitive environment have been reported with strength coaches and their training emphases (15,28) but not their leadership style behaviors. This latter area is important to explore because strength coach leader behaviors may result in enhanced cooperation, improved communication, and improved athlete psychological and emotional well-being (14,23,25,27). Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the differences in self-perceived leadership styles of National Basketball Association, Division I-A (DI-A) men's basketball, and Division II (DII) men's basketball strength and conditioning coaches. The self-perceived leadership styles of 145 men's basketball strength coaches (National Basketball Association [NBA]=22, DI-A=92, and DII=31) were obtained using the Revised Leadership Scale for Sport (26,41). Frequency data about demographics and training methods were also collected. No significant differences were reported for positive feedback. Otherwise, NBA strength coaches reported more democratic leadership style behaviors than DI-A strength coaches. Division I-A strength coaches were found to be more autocratic than NBA or DII strength coaches. Both NBA and DI-A strength coaches indicated a higher level of training and instruction than did DII strength coaches. National Basketball Association strength coaches also reported engaging in more situational and socially supportive leader behaviors than DI-A and DII strength coaches. Leader behaviors can positively and negatively impact an athlete (23); thus, strength coaches need to evaluate their competitive environment and reflect on the impact of their behaviors and how their approach to leading athletes may need to vary based on the situation. PMID:20453682

Magnusen, Marshall J

2010-06-01

288

Transformational leadership and moral reasoning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Terms such as moral and ethical leadership are used widely in theory, yet little systematic research has related a sociomoral dimension to leadership in organizations. This study investigated whether managers' moral reasoning (n 132) was associated with the transformational and transactional leadership behaviors they exhibited as perceived by their subordinates (n 407). Managers completed the Defining Issues Test (J. R.

Nick Turner; Julian Barling; Olga Epitropaki; Vicky Butcher; Caroline Milner

2002-01-01

289

Three Logics of Instructional Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study examines conceptions of instructional leadership in the institutional environment. We know that principals' practices affect student learning and that principals are influenced by ideas in the broader environment. This article examines and defines the multiple conceptions of what it means for principals to be instructional…

Rigby, Jessica G.

2014-01-01

290

Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These 10 papers address current approaches to teacher leadership and behavior management. Each paper demonstrates a commitment to support classroom teachers with practical action research in such areas as discipline and behavior management, effective teaching, teacher leadership, working with students who show behavioral-emotional disorders, and…

Rogers, Bill, Ed.

291

Crisis -- A Leadership Opportunity.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

For years crisis management has been synonymous with reactive leadership. This stems from a belief that crisis is both unpredictable and unexpected; but this is simply not true. Crisis develops as an organization's values, beliefs, culture, or behavior be...

I. J. Cooper, J. P. Powell, M. Klingele, M. G. Robbins, V. Braden

2005-01-01

292

Leadership: A Function of Teamwork.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A true leader is not grounded in control, but believes in shared decision making and power. Today's principals should develop leadership skills in others and let them help lead school reform. A Carrollton, Texas high school formed a leadership team comprising staff, students, parents, and the community. (MLH)

Alvoid, Kathy Lee

1999-01-01

293

The safety leadership.  

PubMed

In this paper the authors present a careful consideration about the role of leadership, the fundamental element for the success of Behavior-Based Safety (B-BS) programs within companies. Lees and Faulkner have been training, coaching and writing about Behavior-Based Safety for the last ten years. Considerable data has been gathered during this process and the paramount factor in its success is leadership. An effective leader can create many spectacular successes. The success stories are all predicated on good leadership, without that a good product, great processes and quality people are all wasted and often find themselves on the rocks of frustration. PMID:20518204

Lees, Howard; Faulkner, Bruce

2010-01-01

294

The lived experience of participation in student nursing associations and leadership behaviors: a phenomenological study.  

PubMed

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to obtain vivid descriptions of the lived experience of nurses who participated in a student nursing association (SNA) as students. Nursing graduates from five nursing programs in Long Island, New York were identified using a purposive sampling strategy. During individual interviews, the themes of the lived experiences of the participants emerged: (1) leadership: communication, collaboration and resolving conflict, (2) mentoring and mutual support, (3) empowerment and ability to change practice, (4) professionalism, (5) sense of teamwork, and (6) accountability and responsibility. Recommendations from the study included an orientation and mentoring of new students to the SNA by senior students and faculty. Additionally, nursing faculty could integrate SNA activities within the classroom and clinical settings to increase the awareness of the benefits of participation in a student nursing organization. Recommendations for future research include a different sample and use of different research designs. PMID:23189510

Lapidus-Graham, Joanne

2012-01-01

295

Clinical Supervision: A Principal's Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Characterizes public school principals' perceptions of effective clinical-supervisory behavior and contrasts these with prior research findings. A Q-sort completed by 65 Quebec principals supplied data on three aspects of supervisors' behavior. (MCG)

Isherwood, Geoffrey B.

1983-01-01

296

Teacher Leadership Emerges within Professional Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how teacher leadership emerged within schools with either a high level or a low level of readiness to establish a professional learning community. Through the perspectives of principals and teacher leaders, there were distinct differences in the emergence of teacher leadership, the operation of shared leadership structures,…

Moller, Gayle

2006-01-01

297

The Impact of a Professional Development Network on Leadership Development and School Improvement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are expected to create a vision for their schools with clearly articulated goals for sustainable change. The 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards provide a strong framework for leadership knowledge, behavior and dispositions. ISLLC Standards 1 and 2 outline the school leader's responsibility in…

Rieckhoff, Barbara Stacy; Larsen, Catherine

2012-01-01

298

Social Network Centrality and Leadership Status: Links with Problem Behaviors and Tests of Gender Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventh-grade students (N = 324) completed social cognitive maps to identify peer groups and peer group leaders, sociometric nominations to describe their peers' behaviors, and questionnaires to assess their own behaviors. Peer group members resembled one another in levels of direct and indirect aggression and substance use; girls' cliques were…

Lansford, Jennifer E.; Costanzo, Philip R.; Grimes, Christina; Putallaz, Martha; Miller, Shari; Malone, Patrick S.

2009-01-01

299

Organizational Behavior in Education: Instructional Leadership and School Reform. Seventh Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book concentrates on the connection between organizational behavior and the clamor for school reform, whether market-based, standards-based, or whole-school reform. It explains the great need for school leaders to develop a theory and practice that draws on what is known about organizational behavior in education. Educational leaders need a…

Owens, Robert G.

300

Leadership Development and Self-Development: An Empirical Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a theory about consciousness and leadership practices derived from the Hindu Vedas. Shows how subjects who learned Transcendental Meditation as a self-development technique improved their leadership behaviors as measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory. (SK)

McCollum, Bruce

1999-01-01

301

Professional Learning Communities, Principals, and Collegial Conversations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly 30 years ago, Ron Edmonds identified the instructional leadership of principals as one of the characteristics of effective schools. The connections between what principals do as instructional leaders and the successes of their schools continue to be well recognized. Principals who comprehend the significance of these linkages, however,…

Spanneut, Gene

2010-01-01

302

Leadership and substitutes for leadership among professional and nonprofessional workers.  

PubMed

In this article, the authors discuss their research on similarities and differences between professionals and nonprofessionals in their responses to managerial leadership behaviors and substitutes for leadership. Their study sample comprised workers at many organizational levels in several hospital and contract research organizations in the Southwest, and they used a multidimensional measure of professionalism to create subsamples of professionals and nonprofessionals. The authors used questionnaire data to test hypotheses regarding instrumental and supportive leadership behaviors and their substitutes. They found that role clarification and support from leaders were important predictors of worker's job satisfaction and organizational commitment for both subsamples, and that formal rules and procedures were an important supplement for instrumental leadership behaviors. Professionals differed from nonprofessionals in that intrinsically satisfying work tasks and importance place on organizational rewards were strong substitutes for leaders' support. The authors conclude that worker professionalism is an important moderator variable for research on leadership and substitutes for leadership. PMID:10276301

Howell, J P; Dorfman, P W

1986-01-01

303

Leadership Coaching: Coaching Competencies and Best Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership coaching is now seen as a valuable tool to assist school leaders. Through a survey of school principals, this study identified specific coaching competencies used by leadership coaches that were perceived by principals to influence key best practices for schools. These best practices have in turn been correlated to increased student…

Wise, Donald; Hammack, Marc

2011-01-01

304

Using the Leadership Practices Inventory to Measure Transformational and Transactional Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study investigated whether the broader dimensions of transformational and transactional leadership can be inferred from subordinate reports of leadership behaviors collected using instruments not specifically designed for this purpose. The leadership measurement instrument used was the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). Alternative second-order factor models were evaluated using LISREL 7, and results suggested that subordinate assessments made using the

Dail L. Fields; David M. Herold

1997-01-01

305

Building Blocks for the New Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After all of the theories, strategies, discussions, and classes are completed, new principals often still feel isolated and think they have to reinvent the wheel to learn the basic lessons of leadership--how to improve school climate, how to provide leadership for change, how to communicate effectively, and how to manage time. However, they do not…

Beckerman, Leon

2005-01-01

306

Learning for leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article comprises two edited extracts from 'Learning for Leadership: building a school of professional practice' written by the authors, and published by ACER Press. Michelle Anderson surveys the research literature pertaining to contemporary conceptions of school leadership. Varieties of school leadership include charismatic leadership; transformational leadership; teacher leadership; distributed leadership; moral leadership; ethical leadership; and situational leadership. One of

Michelle Anderson; Christine Cawsey

2008-01-01

307

A comparative study of the situational leadership theory and the Sonlife strategy regarding the selection of effective leader behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this thesis is to study the principles of Situational Leadership Theory as developed by Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard, and the principles of Sorlife Strategy as developed by Dann Spader. Specif cally critiqued are the weaknesses and strengths in the selection of effective leadership style. Chapter' one 1S a general introduction to the thesis, giving reasons for

Larry Lindquist

1987-01-01

308

Distributed Leadership, Teacher Morale, and Teacher Enthusiasm: Unravelling the Leadership Pathways to School Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study reported in this paper advances the understanding of distributed leadership in schools, the role of the school principal in the facilitation of distributed leadership and its impact upon teachers' morale and enthusiasm for their work. While both the empirical base and practical application of distributed leadership has grown phenomenally…

Sheppard, Bruce; Hurley, Noel; Dibbon, David

2010-01-01

309

Motivation, Trust, Leadership, and Technology: Predictors of Knowledge Sharing Behavior in the Workplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employees' knowledge is a critical resource for the organization, and if it is not shared, it is lost to other employees and the organization. However, knowledge sharing (KS) does not happen easily; KS is a personal choice that cannot be forced. This study employs Self-Determination Theory (SDT) as a theoretical framework to study employees' KS behavior and motivations. Data were

Shabnam Ozlati

2012-01-01

310

Leadership Succession and Successful Leadership: The Case of Laura Martinez  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study follows the work of principal Laura Martinez as moving from leading Stevens Elementary for 9 years, and now opening a new P-8th grade academy in the same south Texas urban, inner-city district. The purpose of this case study was to observe successful leadership and the principal's strategies both in her previous and present school,…

Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.; Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Merchant, Betty

2011-01-01

311

Principal Leadership in China: An Initial Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the literature on Chinese principalship written in English and Chinese between 1998 and 2008. The first sections discuss the rationale for the research, the review process, and the state of education research in mainland China. The review findings are presented as a set of core patterns and contributory subpatterns, which flow…

Walker, Allan; Hu, Rongkun; Qian, Haiyan

2012-01-01

312

More Than Mentors: Principal Coaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A professional development program for leadership, Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success (CLASS), prepares individuals to coach new and experienced school principals. The program is the product of collaboration between the New Teacher Center at University of California Santa Cruz and the Association of California School Administrators. (MLF)

Bloom, Gary; Castagna, Claire; Warren, Betsy

2003-01-01

313

Leadership, Education, Achievement, and Development: A Nursing Intervention for Prevention of Youthful Offending Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

PURPOSE : This 3-year study examines a theoretically designed community-based program aimed to reduce the risk of first-time involvement by minority youth with the juvenile justice system.METHODS:A quasi-experimental design with a nonrandomized sample of 146 African American youth test an expressive art curriculum with an after school control group. Outcome measures include protective factors, behavioral self-control, self-esteem, and resilience.FINDINGS:Ninety males

Deborah Shelton

2009-01-01

314

Practical leadership  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines conceptions of leadership and leadership enactment by teachers to develop a conceptual foundation for teacher leadership. The research question driving this study was: How do elementary school teacher leaders within a curricular and instructional reform effort describe their conceptions and enactment of leadership within their school and district contexts? Two program sites for elementary school science reform were selected, and six teachers from each program were invited to participate in the study. First-hand reports of conceptions of leadership and stories of enactment, collected through individual and focus group interviews with the teachers, served as the primary data for the study. A case for each of the twelve teachers is presented and analyzed. The outcome of the study is a theory of practical leadership. This conception draws upon the intellectual tradition of practical reasoning, which emphasizes deliberation and action of the individual when faced with a decision or a problematic situation. Practical leadership draws primarily from three dimensions: the self of the leader; the contexts in which the leader is acting; and the purposes that drive the leader's actions. Examples of leadership enactment from the cases are presented with attention to how these enactment stories demonstrate the teachers' use of practical reasoning in the situations described. The final analysis looks more specifically at the idea of practical leadership using a dynamic model called "leadership space" to demonstrate interactions among self, contexts, and purposes over time. The dissertation highlights three conclusions: (1) practical reasoning as the theoretical foundation for analyzing leadership provides a useful and valid analytical framework since it locates the leadership enactment in the deliberation and actions of the leader rather than understanding leadership as the application of a generalized set of principles about how to lead; (2) conceptions of leadership influence leadership enactment; and (3) teacher leadership roles are crafted, not filled.

Sato, Mistilina Dawn

315

The Scope of Principal Efforts to Improve Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have used many angles and perspectives to investigate how principals enact instructional leadership in schools. Most research has emphasized the practices of school leaders, although investigations of leadership styles and leadership processes are also present in the literature. In this study, the authors take a different approach by…

May, Henry; Supovitz, Jonathan A.

2011-01-01

316

The Relationship between Organizational Leadership for Safety and Learning from Patient Safety Events  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine the relationship between organizational leadership for patient safety and five types of learning from patient safety events (PSEs). Study Setting Forty-nine general acute care hospitals in Ontario, Canada. Study Design A nonexperimental design using cross-sectional surveys of hospital patient safety officers (PSOs) and patient care managers (PCMs). PSOs provided data on organization-level learning from (a) minor events, (b) moderate events, (c) major near misses, (d) major event analysis, and (e) major event dissemination/communication. PCMs provided data on organizational leadership (formal and informal) for patient safety. Extraction Methods Hospitals were the unit of analysis. Seemingly unrelated regression was used to examine the influence of formal and informal leadership for safety on the five types of learning from PSEs. The interaction between leadership and hospital size was also examined. Principal Findings Formal organizational leadership for patient safety is an important predictor of learning from minor, moderate, and major near-miss events, and major event dissemination. This relationship is significantly stronger for small hospitals (<100 beds). Conclusions We find support for the relationship between patient safety leadership and patient safety behaviors such as learning from safety events. Formal leadership support for safety is of particular importance in small organizations where the economic burden of safety programs is disproportionately large and formal leadership is closer to the front lines. PMID:20337737

Ginsburg, Liane R; Chuang, You-Ta; Blair Berta, Whitney; Norton, Peter G; Ng, Peggy; Tregunno, Deborah; Richardson, Julia

2010-01-01

317

Leadership, Organizations  

E-print Network

Leadership, Policy & Organizations #12;2 At Peabody students have the opportunity to develop new College, in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations (LPO). The faculty believes Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair, and Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ellen Goldring also serves

Palmeri, Thomas

318

Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory is dedicated to articles on educational leadership. This issue contains the following articles: "Educational Leadership: Reports and Recommendations From a National Invitational Conference" (Joseph Murphy, JoAnn B. Manning, Herbert J. Walberg); "Redefining Educational Leadership:…

Rohland, Mark, Ed.

2002-01-01

319

HOW DISTRIBUTED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PRACTICES ARE IMPLEMENTED IN A RURAL NORTHEAST GEORGIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent leadership literature calls for distributed leadership where the principal is not the sole leader in the building. Despite already being overloaded with classroom and other responsibilities, teachers are taking on leadership roles and school leadership is becoming distributed among many individuals. This study was an examination to discover how leadership becomes distributed in one rural Northeast Georgia elementary school

BARBARA ANNE SETCHEL

320

Situational Leadership TheoryA Test of Leadership Prescriptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to test the prescriptions for effective leadership as specified in Hersey and Blanchard's (1969, 1982, 1988) Situational Leadership Theory (SLT). The interac tion between leader behavior (initiating structure and consideration) and follower readiness hypothesized by the SLT was not supported. In addition, no support was found for Hersey and Blanchard's (1988) most recent predictions

Jane R. Goodson; Gail W. McGee; James F. Cashman

1989-01-01

321

Leadership Competencies Leadership: Applies leadership competencies to successfully execute strategy.  

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#12;Leadership Competencies Leadership: Applies leadership competencies to successfully execute · IDENTIFIES AND DEVELOPS TALENT Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding (ANALYTICAL, SYSTEMIC, CREATIVE) Identifies and integrates the critical elements of a situation, making

Doudna, Jennifer A.

322

No Teacher Left Behind: Subject Leadership that Promotes Teacher Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents some of the findings derived from a two-year qualitative study compromised of 51 semi-structured interviews with principals, subject leaders and classroom teachers belonging to three private K-12 schools in Beirut, Lebanon. In the context of investigating teacher leadership, this study highlights the aspects of the role of subject leaders in establishing and nourishing teacher leadership in their

Norma Ghamrawi

2010-01-01

323

Trait-Based Perspectives of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The trait-based perspective of leadership has a long but checkered history. Trait approaches dominated the initial decades of scientific leadership research. Later, they were disdained for their inability to offer clear distinctions between leaders and nonleaders and for their failure to account for situational variance in leadership behavior.…

Zaccaro, Stephen J.

2007-01-01

324

Preceptor Leadership Style and the Nursing Practicum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preceptors' leadership characteristics influence nursing students' clinical experience. Preceptors' leadership styles can be assessed with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Hersey and Blanchard's Leader Behavior Analysis II instrument, which identifies four styles based on situational leadership. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)

Lockwood-Rayermann, Suzy

2003-01-01

325

Transformational and Transactional Leadership in Martial Arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to provide information about both the range and effectiveness of distinct leadership styles of sport coaches. Examining students' perceptions (N = 186) of sport coaches' leadership behaviors in a martial arts setting, this study tested the factorial validity of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X), the standard instrument for assessing a range of transformational, transactional, and nonleadership scales.

Jens Rowold

2006-01-01

326

The Relationship between Principal Personality Type and Elementary School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing effective administrative leadership that has a positive impact on student achievement often is problematic for school principals. Research suggests that collaboration and shared decision making are functions of effective leadership, and according to the premises of effective school instructional leadership, leadership should change with…

Roberson, Tamara Suzanne

2010-01-01

327

Policymakers Urged to Promote Principal Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As principals come under more pressure than ever to improve underperforming schools, leadership experts say it's time for the nation to emphasize recruiting and training the next generation of school leaders. The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National…

Aarons, Dakarai I.

2010-01-01

328

Investigating Roles of Online School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the instructional leadership skills required from online principals, as defined by one state's (Idaho) adaptation of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards (1996) as a requirement for professional certification. Specifically, this qualitative study examined six sets of paired online principals and…

Quilici, Sarah B.; Joki, Russell

2012-01-01

329

Autocrats, Bureaucrats, and Buffoons: Images of Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis of over 35 American motion pictures and television sitcoms since the 1950s showed principals most often portrayed as autocrats, bureaucrats, or buffoons. Sometimes, as in the TV movie "Kidz in the Woods," a single show depicts all three characteristics. Promoting instructional leadership and an ethic of caring among principals

Glanz, Jerry

1998-01-01

330

Become a Principal? You Must Be Kidding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the rural principal's role by investigating the attitudes of rural school teachers who have "principal potential." Interviews were carried out with 25 teachers from 5 rural school districts who were identified by their peers as having school leadership potential. Respondents were asked to reflect on advantages and…

Hurley, J. Casey

331

Redefining the Role of the Principal. The Informed Educator Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The position of school principal has become complex and pressure packed. The job always has required skills and leadership, but now principals must be strong instructional leaders as well. This research roundup examines the changing role of the school principal and discusses how principals can operate effectively as both managers and instructional…

Shellard, Elizabeth

332

The Principal's Role: How Do We Reconcile Expectations with Reality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are expected to be instructional leaders but generally lack the time and training to assume such a role. Several theories and research studies suggest alternative views of the principal's role in providing instructional leadership. Ethnographic studies of principals show that principals spend little time on evaluation, instruction, and…

DeBevoise, Wynn

1982-01-01

333

The Shared Leadership Process in Decision-Making Teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the process of shared leadership in 45 ad hoc decision-making teams. Each team member's leadership behavior (n?=?180) was assessed by behaviorally coding videotapes of the teams' discussions. The within-team patterns of leadership behavior were examined using cluster analysis. Results indicated that the likelihood of a team experiencing a full range of leadership behavior increased to the

Jacqueline Z. Bergman; Joan R. Rentsch; Erika E. Small; Shaun W. Davenport; Shawn M. Bergman

2012-01-01

334

The Shared Leadership Process in Decision-Making Teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the process of shared leadership in 45 ad hoc decision-making teams. Each team member's leadership behavior (n?=?180) was assessed by behaviorally coding videotapes of the teams' discussions. The within-team patterns of leadership behavior were examined using cluster analysis. Results indicated that the likelihood of a team experiencing a full range of leadership behavior increased to the

Jacqueline Z. Bergman; Joan R Rentsch; Erika E Small; Shaun Wesley Davenport; Shawn M. Bergman

2011-01-01

335

Leadership and Organisational Development  

E-print Network

Change Leadership and Organisational Development Consultancy Conflict Resolution Leadership and Management Development Leadership Team Building Coaching for individuals and teams Leadership Development Assessments Group Dynamics and Team Building Facilitation and Strategic Planning Leadership and Organisational

Albrecht, David

336

Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the following papers on educational leadership programs and technology: (1) "Technology Standards for School Administrators: Implications for Administrator Preparation Programs" (Warren C. Hope, Bernadette Kelley, and Janet A. Guyden); (2) "Information Technology and the Transformation of Leadership Preparation Programs: A…

Tollett, John R., Ed.

337

The Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership Behavior in Texas AgriLife Extension Service Mid-Managers  

E-print Network

for transformational, transactional and laissez?faire leadership styles and those were compared with scores on the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory Test (EQ?i). An independent samples t test was performed to assess whether the mean EI subscales scores for the high...

Burkham, Angela B.

2010-10-12

338

Leadership, personality and social feedback  

PubMed Central

In a recent paper, we showed that leadership arises from individual behavioral differences in pairs of foraging stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Foraging data from randomly combined pairs of fish were analyzed using Markov Chain models to infer the individual movement rules underlying joint behavior. While both fish responded to partner movement, bolder individuals were the least responsive and showed greater individual initiative. Shy partners were more faithful followers and were also found to bring about greater leadership tendencies in their bold partners. The ability of such followers to inspire bolder fish suggests that leadership may be dependent on individual temperament differences, reinforced by social feedback. PMID:19721883

Ang, Tzo Zen; Sweetman, Gemma; Johnstone, Rufus A; Manica, Andrea

2009-01-01

339

School Characteristics that Foster Organizational Citizenship Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After a theoretical analysis of the concept of organizational citizenship is elaborated, we complete an analysis of the characteristics of school organization that promote citizenship behaviors. We assume that the leadership of the principal is critical in such an endeavor as well as the trust that colleagues have in each other and the extent to…

DiPaola, Michael F.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2005-01-01

340

Principal Networks  

PubMed Central

Graph representations of brain connectivity have attracted a lot of recent interest, but existing methods for dividing such graphs into connected subnetworks have a number of limitations in the context of neuroimaging. This is an important problem because most cognitive functions would be expected to involve some but not all brain regions. In this paper we outline a simple approach for decomposing graphs, which may be based on any measure of interregional association, into coherent “principal networks”. The technique is based on an eigendecomposition of the association matrix, and is closely related to principal components analysis. We demonstrate the technique using cortical thickness and diffusion tractography data, showing that the subnetworks which emerge are stable, meaningful and reproducible. Graph-theoretic measures of network cost and efficiency may be calculated separately for each principal network. Unlike some other approaches, all available connectivity information is taken into account, and vertices may appear in none or several of the subnetworks. Subject-by-subject “scores” for each principal network may also be obtained, under certain circumstances, and related to demographic or cognitive variables of interest. PMID:23630578

Clayden, Jonathan D.; Dayan, Michael; Clark, Chris A.

2013-01-01

341

Principal Mentoring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing evidence shows that school leaders, throughout all stages of their careers, can benefit from a mentoring system in which a seasoned leader helps the protege combine theory and practice with experience. This research roundup reviews works that provide support for principal mentoring and share strategies for establishing mentoring…

Malone, Robert

2001-01-01

342

Experiences in Leadership: Gauging the Impact of Fieldwork  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principal preparation programs are designed to ensure that candidates who successfully complete the programs are qualified and knowledgeable, and have had leadership experiences that prepare them to compete for leadership positions in today's schools (Hale S.z Moorma, 2003). Providing meaningful leader-ship experiences in non-internship programs…

Barton, Leigh; Cox, Keni

2012-01-01

343

Leadership Capacity--A Key to Sustaining Lasting Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies on school change indicate that schools successful in sustaining school improvement build capacity for leadership within the organization (Harris & Lambert, 2003). Reliance on the leadership of the principal alone is no longer viable if schools are to improve and sustain improvement. Leadership capacity is about creating conditions within…

Williams, Henry S.

2009-01-01

344

Capacities for School Leadership: Emerging Trends in the Literature....  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Review of literature on school leadership organized for the most part around the following topics: Building leadership capacity (organizational, managerial coordination, mentoring, collaborative, democratic, ethical, expanded view of schooling); redefining school leadership, for example, by fostering teacher development; and reforming principal

Mullen, Carol A.; Gordon, Stephen P.; Greenlee, Bobbie J.; Anderson, Robert H.

2002-01-01

345

A Comparative Case Study of Veteran Superintendent's Leadership and Organizational Processes in Addressing the Academic Achievement of Students in Low Performing School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study investigated the leadership behaviors and organizational frames utilized by two veteran superintendents of medium sized school districts in California to address issues of academic performance in their respective districts as perceived by the superintendents and their respective board members and principals. Current…

Reimer, Catherine Nicole

2010-01-01

346

Principals and Managers and Leaders: A Qualitative Study of the Perspectives of Selected Elementary School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative study explored eight elementary principals' conceptions about leadership and management constructs; beliefs about the role of their personal philosophies; and language used to describe themselves, their work, and their schools. Principals identified four issues: conflicting roles, being there, evolving as leaders, and balancing…

Cascadden, Dean S. T.

1998-01-01

347

No Teacher Left Behind: Subject Leadership that Promotes Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents some of the findings derived from a two-year qualitative study compromised of 51 semi-structured interviews with principals, subject leaders and classroom teachers belonging to three private K-12 schools in Beirut, Lebanon. In the context of investigating teacher leadership, this study highlights the aspects of the role of…

Ghamrawi, Norma

2010-01-01

348

The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year: Creating Instructional Momentum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a valuable resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas: (1) Vision; (2) Instructional Leadership; (3) Politics; (4) Data; and (5) Planning.

Joseph, Shawn

2012-01-01

349

The relationship between training and leadership self-perception of selected Hispanic University students  

E-print Network

The purpose of the study was two-fold. First, the study sought the relationship between formal leadership training and leadership perceptions of Hispanic University students in two of five selected leadership behaviors. Secondly, the researcher...

Montgomery Brad Colin

2012-06-07

350

Educational Leadership Internship  

E-print Network

Educational Leadership Internship Handbook Faculty of Education Graduate Studies & Research of Lethbridge M.Ed. Educational Leadership Internship i Contents Introduction .............................................................................................1 Purpose of the Leadership Internship......................................................2

Seldin, Jonathan P.

351

Educational Leadership Internship  

E-print Network

Educational Leadership Internship Handbook Faculty of Education Graduate Studies & Research of Lethbridge M.Ed. Educational Leadership Internship i Contents Introduction............................................................................................. 1 Purpose of the Leadership Internship ..................................................... 2

Seldin, Jonathan P.

352

Moral Leadership, Effective Leadership, and Intellectual Giftedness: Problems, Parallels, and Possibilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Leadership is one of the most studied aspects of human behavior, resulting in numerous models and thousands of books. The\\u000a current literature is replete with alarms about leadership problems, including a worldwide shortage of competent leaders and\\u000a leadership talent. Moreover, scandalous catastrophes set in motion by unethical leaders have aimed the spotlight on the critical\\u000a need for moral leadership. Though

Mary-Elaine Jacobsen

353

A Collegial Model for Building Effective School Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In fall 1984, the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) School Board established a Principals' Instructional Leadership Development Project to focus on the correlates of effective schools and develop a project designed to improve principals' leadership characteristics. This paper describes the two-year project, which developed a model emphasizing…

Kline, William

354

Intentions and Feedback from Participants in a Leadership Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The shortage of school leaders has led several universities to offer training programs to increase the number of qualified and certified individuals prepared to assume future leadership positions in public schools, such as assistant principals and principals. The purpose of this study was to develop, deliver and evaluate a participatory leadership

White, Eleanor D.; Hilliard, Ann; Jackson, Barbara T.

2011-01-01

355

Leadership = Communication? The Relations of Leaders’ Communication Styles with Leadership Styles, Knowledge Sharing and Leadership Outcomes  

PubMed Central

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations between leaders’ communication styles and charismatic leadership, human-oriented leadership (leader’s consideration), task-oriented leadership (leader’s initiating structure), and leadership outcomes. Methodology A survey was conducted among 279 employees of a governmental organization. The following six main communication styles were operationalized: verbal aggressiveness, expressiveness, preciseness, assuredness, supportiveness, and argumentativeness. Regression analyses were employed to test three main hypotheses. Findings In line with expectations, the study showed that charismatic and human-oriented leadership are mainly communicative, while task-oriented leadership is significantly less communicative. The communication styles were strongly and differentially related to knowledge sharing behaviors, perceived leader performance, satisfaction with the leader, and subordinate’s team commitment. Multiple regression analyses showed that the leadership styles mediated the relations between the communication styles and leadership outcomes. However, leader’s preciseness explained variance in perceived leader performance and satisfaction with the leader above and beyond the leadership style variables. Implications This study offers potentially invaluable input for leadership training programs by showing the importance of leader’s supportiveness, assuredness, and preciseness when communicating with subordinates. Originality/value Although one of the core elements of leadership is interpersonal communication, this study is one of the first to use a comprehensive communication styles instrument in the study of leadership. PMID:20700375

Bakker-Pieper, Angelique; Oostenveld, Wyneke

2009-01-01

356

"It's Almost like a White School Now": Racialised Complexities, Indigenous Representation and School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on a broader study that focused on examining principal leadership for equity and diversity, this paper presents the leadership experiences of "Jane", a White, middle-class principal of a rural Indigenous school. The paper highlights how Jane's leadership is inextricably shaped by her assumptions about race and the political dynamics and…

Keddie, Amanda; Niesche, Richard

2012-01-01

357

Towards Understanding Transformational Leadership in India: A Grounded Theory Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

An important factor that contributes to successful organizational transformation is leadership. Transformational leaders shape such changes and help their organizations stay competitive. The core of transformational leadership is universal; however, its behavioral manifestations differ across cultures. This paper attempts to take a preliminary look at the behavioral manifestations of transformational leadership that are unique to Indian culture, most of which

Niti Singh; Venkat R. Krishnan

358

Meet the Promise of Content Standards: The Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful principals shape the culture of schools, set clear expectations, and share leadership with others to create productive learning environments for students and staff. For nearly a decade, The Wallace Foundation has coordinated studies of principal effectiveness and has concluded that principals are second only to teachers as the most…

Killion, Joellen

2012-01-01

359

Distributed Leadership and High-Stakes Testing: Examining the Relationship between Distributed Leadership and LEAP Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational stakeholders are aware that school administration has become an incredibly intricate dynamic that is too complex for principals to handle alone. Test-driven accountability has made the already daunting task of school administration even more challenging. Distributed leadership presents an opportunity to explore increased leadership

Boudreaux, Wilbert

2011-01-01

360

A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems: A Tool to Assist in the Development of Principal Evaluation Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Across the country, states and districts are designing principal evaluation systems as a means of improving leadership, learning, and school performance. Principal evaluation systems hold potential for supporting leaders' learning and sense of accountability for instructional excellence and student performance. Principal evaluation is also an…

Clifford, Matthew; Hansen, Ulcca Joshni; Wraight, Sara

2012-01-01

361

Vertical versus shared leadership as predictors of the effectiveness of change management teams: An examination of aversive, directive, transactional, transformational, and empowering leader behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated vertical versus shared leadership as predictors of the effective- ness of 71 change management teams. Vertical leadership stems from an appointed or formal leader of a team, whereas shared leadership (C. L. Pearce, 1997; C. L. Pearce & J. A. Conger, in press; C. L. Pearce & H. P. Sims, 2000) is a group process in which

Craig L. Pearce

2002-01-01

362

The Importance of the School Principal. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research shows that effective leadership is essential in schools. When schools have effective principals they are far more likely to be effective and to positively impact student achievement (Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe & Meyerson, 2005; Firestone & Riehl, 2005; Marzano, Waters & McNulty, 2005). Researchers have identified a set of leadership

Williamson, Ronald

2011-01-01

363

A Beginning Rural Principal's Toolkit: A Guide for Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to explore both the challenges and skills needed to effectively assume a leadership position and thus to create an entry plan or "toolkit" for a new rural school leader. The entry plan acts as a guide beginning principals may use to navigate the unavoidable confusion that comes with leadership. It also assists…

Ashton, Brian; Duncan, Heather E.

2012-01-01

364

Leadership: reflections over the past 100 years.  

PubMed

Leadership, viewed by the American Dietetic Association as the ability to inspire and guide others toward building and achieving a shared vision, is a much written-about topic. Research on leadership has addressed the topic using many different approaches, from a very simplistic definition of traits to a more complex process involving interactions, emotions, and learning. Thousands of books and papers have been published on the topic of leadership. This review paper will provide examples of the varying foci of the writings on this topic and includes references for instruments used to measure leadership traits and behaviors. Research is needed to determine effective strategies for preparing dietitians to be effective leaders and assume leadership positions. Identifying ways to help dietitians better reflect on their leadership experiences to enhance their learning and leadership might be one strategy to explore. PMID:24725519

Gregoire, Mary B; Arendt, Susan W

2014-05-01

365

Tobias Leadership Conference Call for Abstracts  

E-print Network

Tobias Leadership Conference Call for Abstracts Indiana University - Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence Entire Spectrum of Leadership Represented: Corporate Leadership Not-for-profit Leadership Religious Leadership Educational Leadership Medical Leadership Government Leadership Contact Us

Blanchette, Robert A.

366

Identifying effective leadership practices for implementing a new mathematics curriculum in Taipei  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores successful junior high school principals' leadership practices for implementing the reformed mathematics curriculum in Taipei. Avolio and Bass's (2002) full range leadership theory was used to record data through interviews and observations of five Taipei \\

Brandon Kao; Peter Hudson

2009-01-01

367

Leadership lessons from Canada geese  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to discuss the implications of three lessons that leaders can learn from Canada geese to leadership and teamwork in organizations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Migratory behavior of Canada geese is compared to widespread behavior among leaders and teams in organizations. Findings – The first lesson is: work as a team: Canada Geese migrate long

Farid A. Muna; Ned Mansour

2005-01-01

368

Gender and Managerial\\/ Leadership Styles  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of Arizona high-level state government administrators describes substantial current variations in male and female behavioral styles of management and leadership. In addition to assessing differences in how men and women deal with power, handle subordinates, and interrelate, the findings also highlight the difficulty associated with women's adoption of a male model of behavior. The lack of repitition of

Rita Mae Kelly; Mary M. Hale; Jayne Burgess

1991-01-01

369

A meta-analysis of shared leadership and team effectiveness.  

PubMed

A growing number of studies have examined the "sharedness" of leadership processes in teams (i.e., shared leadership, collective leadership, and distributed leadership). We meta-analytically cumulated 42 independent samples of shared leadership and examined its relationship to team effectiveness. Our findings reveal an overall positive relationship (? = .34). But perhaps more important, what is actually shared among members appears to matter with regard to team effectiveness. That is, shared traditional forms of leadership (e.g., initiating structure and consideration) show a lower relationship (? = .18) than either shared new-genre leadership (e.g., charismatic and transformational leadership; ? = .34) or cumulative, overall shared leadership (? = .35). In addition, shared leadership tends to be more strongly related to team attitudinal outcomes and behavioral processes and emergent team states, compared with team performance. Moreover, the effects of shared leadership are stronger when the work of team members is more complex. Our findings further suggest that the referent used in measuring shared leadership does not influence its relationship with team effectiveness and that compared with vertical leadership, shared leadership shows unique effects in relation to team performance. In total, our study not only cumulates extant research on shared leadership but also provides directions for future research to move forward in the study of plural forms of leadership. PMID:24188392

Wang, Danni; Waldman, David A; Zhang, Zhen

2014-03-01

370

How To Select a Good Assistant Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that a well-structured job profile and interview can provide insight into the key qualities of an effective assistant principal. These include organizational skills, basic accounting knowledge, interpersonal skills, dependability, strong work ethic, effective problem-solving skills, leadership skills, written communication skills,…

Holman, Linda J.

1997-01-01

371

Roles and Skills Comparison among Principals in Greek Schools: Application of Competing Values Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the relationship between leadership roles and skills in secondary schools in Greece. Drawing upon a sample of 124 secondary public school principals, a structured questionnaire was developed to measure leadership roles and skills. The Competing Values Framework (CVF) was adopted to operationalize the eight leadership roles. The…

Geraki, Akrivoula

2014-01-01

372

Leadership Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this work is to explore recent research in the field of leadership as related to education and to link such research to a possible research project. This research project would focus on increasing standardized test scores in California schools focusing on the elementary school level through focusing on increasing reading competency and…

Kaplun, Irina

2011-01-01

373

Leadership effectiveness, leadership style and employee readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to test the Hersey and Blanchard Situation Leadership Theory (SLT) of leadership effectiveness and the impact of the degree of match between leadership style and employee readiness level on a variety of measures of leadership outcomes. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The measures used were employee job satisfaction, job performance, job stress, and turnover intention. SLT argues that

Jui-Chen Chen; Colin Silverthorne

2005-01-01

374

From Successful School Leadership Towards Distributed Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter explores the cultural and societal background for the development of school leadership and presents findings\\u000a from research into effective or successful school leadership. The findings often point to the need for a distribution of leadership,\\u000a but are not specific when it comes to the forms and relations that distributed leadership can and ought to take.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Leadership and thus

Lejf Moos

375

Leadership Matters: Building Leadership Capacity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to offer strategies for building leadership capacity in schools and to assist school administrators in finding new ways to encourage and support teachers and students in their efforts to succeed. The guide answers four questions: (1) What do leaders do to create curriculum and instruction that push all students to higher…

Barkley, Steve; Bottoms, Gene; Feagin, Caro H.; Clark, Susan

376

Physician leadership.  

PubMed

Doctors, because of the nature of their training and their profession, have to be leaders. Subsequently, when they specialise, leadership qualities are even more important if they are to be effective in leading the specialty team. It is common knowledge that doctors have become leaders in various sectors of society. One of the fundamental advantages a doctor has over others in leadership positions is his basic training in studying and understanding human nature. With years of practice and experience, the doctor, a student of human nature, has a good grasp of human behaviour which enables him to become a better leader. The six universal and timeless characteristics of great leaders are: ability to share a vision, surrounding oneself with great people, ability to coach other team members, ability to focus on perfection, developing emotional intelligence and ability to train effective leaders. I would like to see three essential qualities in a strong leader: ability to secure an "envisioned future", ability to sacrifice in order to cultivate loyalty, and courage to do the right thing and protect his people. An effective leader positions himself in a situation to ensure survival. Having secured the leadership position, one must take certain steps to strengthen one's leadership so that it will survive. Six strategies from the Art of War by Sun Tzu which are of great practical value are: walk the ground, have trusted lieutenants, information gathering, confuse the enemy, win most while doing nothing, and that which is too good will not last forever. Sometimes we have to change in order to survive. We need to get rid of outmoded practices and shed old burdens to take advantage of the present. The task of exiting from leadership is facilitated if one has groomed a successor. The longer one is in a leadership position, the more difficult it is for one to step down. Some organisations retain old leaders as advisors or mentors. They should be just seen and not heard and go about their work quietly, contributing to the department. A retired leader should be able to command respect from his peers and preserve his dignity. PMID:18043833

Woo, K T

2007-12-01

377

Advising as Servant Leadership: Investigating the Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advisors serve in many, often overlooked, roles. We investigated the supposition that McClellan (2007a) espoused between academic advising and servant leadership. Our hypotheses, that measures of servant leadership and developmental advising are correlated and that wisdom is the best predictor of developmental advising behaviors, were supported.…

Paul, W. Kohle; Smith, K. Courtney; Dochney, Brendan J.

2012-01-01

378

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FROM A COMPLEXITY PERSPECTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

To stimulate sustained leadership development, a holistic model is described that incorporates emotional and neuroendocrine aspects of learning, as well as behavioral change. Intentional change theory, developed over 20 years utilizing longitudinal studies of competency development and complexity theory, can expand our impact on leadership development.

Richard E. Boyatzis

2008-01-01

379

Faculty Development Using the Situational Leadership Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The situational leadership model developed by Hersey and Blanchard is described, and the task-specific model is then applied to the four primary tasks of college faculty--teaching, research, community service, and institutional service. The model combines directive and supportive behavior as they are reflected in four distinctive leadership

Shaner, Michael C.

1995-01-01

380

Examining effective and ineffective transformational project leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Aims to examine effective and ineffective leader behaviors from direct participant observations in several cases of a large multiyear cross-industry international research project to prove the hypothesis that effective team performance management requires strong transformational leadership. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Transformational and charismatic leadership theories are briefly discussed from management science to explain how their principles can apply to and

Kenneth David Strang

2005-01-01

381

Defining Moral Leadership: Perspectives of 12 Leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative study was to hear the voices of contemporary moral leaders regarding their definitions of moral leadership and the actions and behaviors that frame this type of leadership. Participants for this phenomenological study were selected by graduate students using a researcher-developed rating scale. Participants included six females and six males. Data were analyzed using content analysis.

Nancy L. Maldonado; Candace H. Lacey

382

Identifying the Professional Development Needs of Public School Principals Based on the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The roles and responsibilities of principals are increasingly focused on instructional leadership. In many states, changes in the preparation and credentialing of future principals have been based on recognized leadership standards. Requirements for practicing principals to complete professional development aligned with such standards have also…

Spanneut, Gene; Tobin, Jim; Ayers, Steve

2012-01-01

383

Impact of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book on leadership includes the following selected titles: "Leadership Characteristics of Leadership Researchers" (Campbell); "Translating Research Results into Action" (Knauft); "Managers on Leaders" (Javidan); "Impact of Leadership on Corporate Success" (Lohmann); "Shido" (Bettin et al.); "Role and Meaning of Leadership Experience"…

Clark, Kenneth E., Ed.; And Others

384

Leadership: Making Things Happen.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph presents activities and guidelines for developing leadership training programs for gifted and talented students. Three theories of leadership are discussed: trait theory which assumes that one is either born with leadership talent or one does not have it; leadership style theory in which the patterns of leadership are categorized as…

Sisk, Dorothy A.

385

Leadership. Academic Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of leadership reviews literature concerning its dimensions and importance and presents one individual's perspective of leadership in pharmaceutical education. It looks at the qualities of effective leadership, special requirements of an institutional leader, and methods of leadership development. Three leadership case studies at…

Cohen, Jordan L.

1993-01-01

386

Wild female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) exhibit personality traits of leadership and social integration.  

PubMed

Animal personalities have been demonstrated for almost 200 species, with stable dimensions of responses (aggressive to fearful; shy to bold) across contexts and with a heritable basis to these traits. As a long-lived and highly social species, elephants (Loxodonta africana) were expected to demonstrate complex dimensions to individual characteristics or personalities, which would be obvious to human observers and validated by behavioral observations. We used principal-components analysis of ratings on 26 behavioral adjectives applied to one social unit, coded as the EB family, which has been observed for 38 years. Eleven adult females were rated by four observers and found to have individually variable traits on four dimensions described by principal-components analysis. The first component was associated with effective and confident family leadership. Component 2 was age-related, and defined by playfulness, exploration and high levels of activity, suggesting both an experience and an age-related element to its structure. Component 3 represented gentleness and at its other extreme, aggression, and Component 4 was related to constancy (predictability and popularity), with both of these latter components reflecting social integration. Leadership among elephant females represents the successful negotiation among individual interests, and our components were related to a capacity to affect the behavior of others in the absence of aggressive dominance. The family matriarch, Echo, was high on elements associated with leadership. The importance of the matriarch in this family's success suggests that elements of personality may underlie interfamilial variation in long-term survival and reproduction. PMID:22905995

Lee, Phyllis C; Moss, Cynthia J

2012-08-01

387

Adolescent Leadership Development: Building a Case for an Authenticity Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the literature on adolescent leadership development and connects the concept of leadership authenticity as a way to influence anti-social adolescent behavior for pro-social outcomes. Because adolescent leaders develop from both pro-social and anti-social constructs, educators must recognize the unique power of both leadership

Whitehead, Gordon

2009-01-01

388

Authentic leadership.  

PubMed

There is leadership, and then there is authentic leadership. If you are not willing to engage from your heart, to passionately work to create a greater quality of work life for front-line staff every day, and to push yourself to the ultimate limit to make that happen, you might be a leader, but you will not be perceived as an authentic leader. Authentic leaders love, challenge people to do what they didn't believe was possible, and generate the energy to make the impossible possible by their passion for their people, their patients, and for doing the right thing. Thankfully, there are leaders who are willing to live on the edge, model their love, and inspire people to change the world. Will you be one of them? PMID:17128905

Kerfoot, Karlene

2006-10-01

389

Authentic leadership.  

PubMed

There is leadership, and then there is authentic leadership. If you are not willing to engage from your heart, to passionately work to create a greater quality of work life for front-line staff every day, and to push yourself to the ultimate limit to make that happen, you might be a leader, but you will not be perceived as an authentic leader. Authentic leaders love, challenge people to do what they didn't believe was possible, and generate the energy to make the impossible possible by their passion for their people, their patients, and for doing the right thing. Thankfully, there are leaders who are willing to live on the edge, model their love, and inspire people to change the world. Will you be one of them? PMID:17286164

Kerfoot, Karlene

2006-12-01

390

The Leadership Case: Student Perspective on the Value of Leadership Skills  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contrary to the simple heading, defining leadership is a complex task. It is easy for us to recognize leaders, but prescribing the skill set needed to be a leader can be more challenging. The difficulty in defining leadership is inherent in the nature of the role itself. We perceive leadership to be an elite skill, yet anyone with enough motivation can become a leader. Leadership is a learning process that is ever developing. It is not a singular event, nor is there a sole list of skills that one must possess to acquire the title of 'leader.' There are numerous leaders in our world, each working toward different goals with different people. The challenge in both defining and realizing leadership comes in recognizing the many leadership opportunities that already exist in our day-to-day lives, and being willing to constantly grow, acquire new skills, and adapt our behaviors to appropriately match each new leadership situation we encounter.

Zimmerman, Tanya

391

The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity: A Tool for Understanding Principals' Cultural Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals' understanding and skills pertaining to diversity are important in leading diverse schools and preparing all students for a democratic and multicultural society. Although educational leadership scholars have theorized about exemplary leadership of and for diversity, a developmental perspective on principals' diversity or cultural…

Hernandez, Frank; Kose, Brad W.

2012-01-01

392

The Relationship between Effective Communication of High School Principal and School Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective communication is one critical characteristics of effective and successful school principal. Research on effective schools and instructional leadership emphasizes the impact of principal leadership on creating safe and secure learning environment and positive nurturing school climate. This paper was designed to study the relationship…

Halawah, Ibtesam

2005-01-01

393

Applying trait and situational leadership approaches to assess theoretical antecedents of managers' work-life supportive behaviors.  

E-print Network

?? Managers’ work-life supportive behaviors positively impact the usage of work-life programs, help reduce work-life conflict, and improve additional organizational and individual outcomes (e.g., job… (more)

Epstein, Sue A.

2010-01-01

394

"Leadership for Sustainable  

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! 1! ! ! "Leadership for Sustainable Development in Commonwealth Africa" 8th !Forum! Commonwealth! Secretariat! #12;! 2! Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development Background Paper prepared! Executive Summary The "Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development" paper offers Heads of Public Service

Saskatchewan, University of

395

Business and Leadership Courses  

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Business and Leadership Courses SPRING 2013 Free Professional Education Showcase (see inside front cover) Updated! Project Management Certificate Program Leadership Development CONTINUING and Safety #12;1 ConTenTs Leadership deve

California at Davis, University of

396

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP COURSES  

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BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP COURSES FALL 2012 Free Professional Education Showcase (see inside front EDUCATION #12;#12;1 CONTENTS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.m........................ enroll in section 121HRM276 #12;2 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT-- EDUCATION FOR THE LEADERS OF TODAY

California at Davis, University of

397

Leadership 101 Thisissueincludesstoriesonacourse  

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Leadership 101 Thisissueincludesstoriesonacourse focused on conflict management and leadership of a different sort. The course is ESPM 3202: Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning taught by Professor Kristen Nelson. Whilethemaincomponentsofthecourseareconflict management and collaboration

Weiblen, George D

398

Teachers' and School Administrators' Perceptions and Expectations on Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study it is aimed to find out primary school teachers' and principals' expectations and perceptions related to teachers' leadership. The population of this survey consists of primary school teachers and principals in Odunpazari, one of the two central municipalities in Eskisehir, in 2011-2012 educational year. Teachers and principals of…

Kiranh, Semra

2013-01-01

399

Models of shared leadership: Evolving structures and relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores potential changes in the power relationships among teachers and principals under four emerging forms of structured teacher involvement in schoolwide decision making: Instructional Leadership Teams, Principals' Advisory Councils, School Improvement Teams, and Lead Teacher Committees. Each organizational model is described in terms of its purpose, its operation, the role of teachers and the principal, and its potential

Philip Hallinger; Don Richardson

1988-01-01

400

Leadership in context: investigating hierarchical impacts on transformational leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate hierarchical impacts on specific transformational leadership (TFL) behaviors (i.e. idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Survey data on TFL, job satisfaction, and hierarchy were collected from 448 managers from a multinational corporation in Sweden. Findings – Idealized influence and inspirational motivation occurred more frequently

Heike Bruch; Frank Walter

2007-01-01

401

Professional Vision: Elementary School Principals' Perceptions of Mathematics Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored 78 elementary school principals' perceptions of classroom mathematics instruction in an effort to build understanding of the professional vision (Goodwin, 1994) of elementary school principals as it relates to mathematics instruction. This study also tested the theory of Leadership Content Knowledge (Stein & Nelson, 2003) which…

Schoen, Robert C.

2010-01-01

402

Mobility of Assistant Principals: Examining Their Roles, Accomplishments, and Aspirations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The central question of this dissertation was whether assistant principals aspired to the principalship, or had plateaued in their career. This arose from the dearth of research on the assistant principal in the literature on educational leadership. An original survey was distributed through SAANYS, the School Administrators Association of New…

Dunleavy, Carole-Ann Sheils

2011-01-01

403

The Realities of New Principals: Challenges, Joys, and Sorrows  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This empirical qualitative study of 62 new principals was conducted over several years to determine what challenges they face, how the principalship compares with their expectations, and what their long-term career aspirations are. The findings indicate that the challenges experienced by new principals pertain to instructional leadership;…

Shoho, Alan R.; Barnett, Bruce G.

2010-01-01

404

Why Teacher Leaders Don't Want to Be Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines reasons why teachers who were identified by their school principal as leaders or having leadership potential, chose not to become school principals. While the literature reports a shortage of qualified applicants for school administrative positions, the deterrents that teacher leaders most often identify include…

Hewitt, Paul M.; Denny, George S.; Pijanowski, John C.

2011-01-01

405

Department of Educational Leadership  

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Department of Educational Leadership Masters of Arts in Education: Administration & Supervision a session*** For more information contact: Department of Educational Leadership Phone: 408-924-3616 Fax: 408

Su, Xiao

406

Good Principals Are the Key to Successful Schools: Six Strategies To Prepare More Good Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report defines six strategies that state and district leaders can employ to secure an ample supply of highly qualified school principals. The six strategies were drawn from research and direct experience in helping schools, universities, and state agencies rethink and redesign educational leadership programs. The six strategies are as…

Bottoms, Gene; O'Neill, Kathy; Fry, Betty; Hill, David

407

An Analysis of Leadership Theory and Its Application to Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership theories are reviewed, and ways that college administrators can approach leadership are suggested. After defining leadership and distinguishing it from administration and management, three different approaches to leadership are reviewed: the trait approach, the behavioral approach, and the situational approach. Some emerging views of…

Geering, Adrian D.

408

Transformational Leadership in Turkish Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is a subject that is as old as the history of humans, and it still continues its currency. Rapid changes in social structure have affected educational systems and the roles and behaviors of those who are managing these systems. School administrators need to have international supervision in today's global system. The intensive use of…

Kocabas, Ibrahim

2007-01-01

409

Multicultural Leadership for Restructured Constituencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A conceptual model is developed that presents leadership as process and participation by followers in urban schools in which decentralization efforts are underway. The model advances the work of urban school administrators as they deal with constituencies from diverse perspectives and predilections. Applications of the model involve behaviors that…

Strodl, Peter; Johnson, Burke

410

Student Satisfaction of Online Courses for Educational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey research was completed at a regional university to determine students' satisfaction of online courses in a principal and superintendent certification program in one educational leadership department. This study explored the students' satisfaction of course components: instruction, communication, assessment, leadership, teamwork,…

Sampson, Pauline M.; Leonard, John; Ballenger, Julia W.; Coleman, J. Craig

2010-01-01

411

International Perspectives on Leadership Development: Making a Difference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of effective leadership and management for successful school and student outcomes is increasingly being recognised. This has led to consideration of the nature of preparation and development required to promote good leadership. There is now widespread acknowledgement of the need for specialised training for school principals. This…

Bush, Tony

2012-01-01

412

Female Leadership and the Ethic of Care: Three Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored the ethical framework of care as a leadership attribute in three female principals at an elementary school, a junior high school, and a high school in northeast Pennsylvania. Recent studies of educational administrators reveal that new leadership models and attributes, identified as the ethic of care, are emerging among both male…

Kropiewnicki, Mary I.; Shapiro, Joan P.

413

Forgiveness as a Leadership Trait for School Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate forgiveness as a leadership trait. The methodology for this quantitative and qualitative study consisted of electronic surveys and in-depth interviews with elementary and middle school principals. This research explored the effects of revenge and avoidance on school leadership and the possible positive…

Kryder, Theodore D.

2009-01-01

414

Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Annual Report  

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Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Annual Report 2009 Principal Investigators;An Overview of WISELI The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) is a research for women in science and engineering, implement solutions, and provide methods and analyses to measure

Sheridan, Jennifer

415

Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Annual Report  

E-print Network

Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Annual Report 2010 Principal Investigators;Overview #12;An Overview of WISELI The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI for women in science and engineering, implement solutions, and provide methods and analyses to measure

Sheridan, Jennifer

416

Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Annual Report  

E-print Network

Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Annual Report 2008 Principal Investigators The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) is a research center at the University · Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program · Vilas Life Cycle Professorship Program · Denice D

Sheridan, Jennifer

417

Networking for School Leadership in South Africa: Perceptions and Realities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the findings from the evaluation of the pilot of a new entry qualification for school principals in South Africa. The programme, Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) School Leadership, had networking as a distinctive feature, and this article examines candidates' perceptions and experiences of networking as a leadership

Kiggundu, Edith; Moorosi, Pontso

2012-01-01

418

Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement  

E-print Network

This quantitative study has two purposes. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers’ perceptions of principals’ instructional leadership affects student achievement in Texas suburban elementary schools. The secondary...

Mumphord, Karen Monette

2013-04-18

419

Leadership in Effective Elementary Schools: A Synthesis of Five Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administrators in five highly effective elementary schools were studied. These leaders, through acts of will and insight, had given up iconic and heroic leadership status, so that school leadership might be shared. Leadership has a significant effect on student learning. Principals' influence is often indirect, works through others, and happens…

Parsons, Jim; Beauchamp, Larry

2012-01-01

420

Mentoring for School Leadership in South Africa: Diversity, Dissimilarity and Disadvantage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In South Africa, until recently, mentoring has not been formalized as part of school leadership induction programmes or of leadership professional development. However, the South African government identified mentoring as a distinctive aspect of its pilot leadership development programme for school principals. This programme signalled a shift from…

Moorosi, Pontso

2012-01-01

421

Recognizing and Supporting the Critical Roles of Teachers in Special Education Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most discussions about special education leadership address the work of principals and district administrators, without reference to the collective and distributed forms of leadership that have taken center stage in contemporary discussions about improving schools. To explore the contributions of and roles for teacher leadership in special…

Billingsley, Bonnie S.

2007-01-01

422

Training of Leadership Skills in Medical Education  

PubMed Central

Background: Effective team performance is essential in the delivery of high-quality health-care. Leadership skills therefore are an important part of physicians’ everyday clinical life. To date, the development of leadership skills are underrepresented in medical curricula. Appropriate training methods for equipping doctors with these leadership skills are highly desirable. Objective: The review aims to summarize the findings in the current literature regarding training in leadership skills in medicine and tries to integrate the findings to guide future research and training development. Method: The PubMED, ERIC, and PsycArticles, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX and Academic search complete of EBSCOhost were searched for training of leadership skills in medicine in German and English. Relevant articles were identified and findings were integrated and consolidated regarding the leadership principles, target group of training and number of participants, temporal resources of the training, training content and methods, the evaluation design and trainings effects. Results: Eight studies met all inclusion criteria and no exclusion criteria. The range of training programs is very broad and leadership skill components are diverse. Training designs implied theoretical reflections of leadership phenomena as well as discussions of case studies from practice. The duration of training ranged from several hours to years. Reactions of participants to trainings were positive, yet no behavioral changes through training were examined. Conclusions: More research is needed to understand the factors critical to success in the development of leadership skills in medical education and to adapt goal-oriented training methods. Requirements analysis might help to gain knowledge about the nature of leadership skills in medicine. The authors propose a stronger focus on behavioral training methods like simulation-based training for leadership skills in medical education. PMID:24282452

Kiesewetter, Jan; Schmidt-Huber, Marion; Netzel, Janine; Krohn, Alexandra C.; Angstwurm, Matthias; Fischer, Martin R.

2013-01-01

423

The impact of transformational leadership on organizational and leadership effectiveness : The Turkish case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of leadership behaviors on both organizational and leader effectiveness at boutique hotels. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 722 subjects (60 managers and 662 non-managerial employees) participated in this study from 60 boutique hotels. Participants were told that the study was designed to collect information on the leadership styles

Hakan Erkutlu

2008-01-01

424

Sailing through Leadership Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Tampa's Leadership and Sailing program introduces students to leadership and sailing simultaneously by situating their learning about leadership in the context of sailing. By combining outdoor adventure and leadership training, the program is designed to help students learn the basic components of a sailboat and operate the boat…

Northup, Kimberly R.

2006-01-01

425

Cultural Leadership in Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there is general recognition that leadership is important for organizational cultures, the issue of how leadership affects culture has received only scattered attention. Existing analyses have tended to focus on how leaders create or change cultures, ignoring the role that leadership plays in maintaining cultures. This paper focuses on how cultural leadership that innovates, by either creating or changing

HARRISON M. TRICE; JANICE M. BEYER

1991-01-01

426

paneldiscussion Second Leadership Seminar  

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paneldiscussion Second Leadership Seminar CHILEAN MINE RESCUE America's Role in the Chilean Rescue A panel discussion moderated by Michael Useem, Professor and Director of the Leadership CenterWharton School's Leadership Center, and theWashington Post On Leadership For registration, CLICK HERE or call 202

Mathis, Wayne N.

427

Democratic Leadership in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book Philip Woods turns his attention to issues of democracy and leadership. He has provided an eloquent, intellectually compelling and sophisticated account of a new leadership label--democratic leadership. He argues that the purpose of "democratic" leadership is to create and help sustain an environment that enables everyone who is…

Woods, Philip A.

2005-01-01

428

A Call to Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Second National Conference on Court Management was an important event for judges and managers. Judicial branch leaders are aware that courts need to learn more about leadership concepts. Providing leadership training for court personnel is an absolute necessity during the 1990s. Leadership can be learned. Every court manager and presiding judge has their individual and unique leadership style. No

Mark A. Zaffarano

1991-01-01

429

Leadership in transformational Estonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to find out whether the leadership expectations in independent Estonia differ from leadership expectations in other East European countries (EEC) and from other neighbouring countries and also to investigate actual leadership perception in Estonia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – To find answers to the research questions stated above, two leadership surveys were carried out in

Krista Tuulik; Ruth Alas

2009-01-01

430

School Leadership: Some Key Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Highlights some key ideas and several perspectives on leadership, including: situational leadership; a leadership framework suggested by T.E. Deal and L.G. Bolman; leadership of the chief executive/leading professional; moral leadership; and curricular leadership. Identifies leadership by its contribution to outcomes and its influence on…

Fidler, Brian

1997-01-01

431

The Principal as Leader of Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As long as the job of principal remains as complex and undoable as it is currently, and as long as either teaching faculties or local school boards pressure an innovative principal until that principal chooses to leave, true innovation will be an uphill challenge. But stably building leadership alone is not enough. A principal who stays must be able to not only manage skillfully the day-to-day emergencies and the political pressures but also must be competent enough to be accepted as a true instructional leader. The specific competencies required to guide the successful reform of science with the outcome of improved teaching practice and student achievement are outlined in this chapter.

Saginor, Nicole

2006-01-01

432

How perceptions of school reform efforts are affected by leadership styles and funding levels  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if perceptions of school reform efforts differed by leadership styles of building principals. The study also addressed the relationship between perceptions of school reform and changes in funding levels available (foundation grants). As school reform pressure increase, the effects of principals' leadership styles and their perceptions of reform efforts can be affected

Terry T Turner

2000-01-01

433

Traveling the Road to Educational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For several years, the author has been traveling a path in school leadership that began in 2002, when she left the classroom to become a curriculum resource teacher. Today she holds the position of an assistant principal in the Orange County Public School District in Orlando, Florida. In this position, she participated in the mandatory Preparing…

Handley, Junella D.

2009-01-01

434

Mexican American Parent Participation and Administrative Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined Mexican American parent-school interaction in two elementary schools in Orange County, California. Data from observations, document analysis, and interviews with parents, educators, and community members revealed that principals'"microacts" of leadership that are neither highly dramatic nor visible can be very effective in…

Porras Hein, Nancy

2003-01-01

435

School Leadership that Develops Teachers' Instructional Capacity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focus on the question: "How do high school principals, regarded as having skills in developing the instructional capacity of teachers, exercise their leadership to promote the development of teacher's instructional capacity in three primary contexts; whole school, content department or grade level teams and individually?" Essentially…

Jackson, Janice K.

2010-01-01

436

Leadership to Sustain Professional Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have shown promise as a means to meet the challenge of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. A problem that has surfaced is the inabilty of schools to sustain PLCs. This project study examined leadership characteristics of elementary school principals in selected school districts to determine how these…

Gillespie, Kelly P.

2010-01-01

437

Instructional Leadership: Concepts, Issues, and Controversies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers the critical perspectives of 20 educators on some of the issues associated with facilitating instructional leadership, emphasizing the complex interplay between the character of schools as work settings, the orientations of principals and teachers toward their work, and the challenges of leading and improving schools at the end of…

Greenfield, William

438

Leadership Helps Turn around a Troubled School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author tells how he employed leadership skills to help turn around a failing school loaded with at-risk students. Dayton's Bluff Elementary School was one of the worst in St. Paul when Von Sheppard took over as principal in 2001. Changing the staff and attitudes at the largely low-income, minority majority school in a tough neighborhood…

Sheppard, Von

2013-01-01

439

An exploratory content analysis of situational leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Hersey and Blanchard's situational leadership (SL) model is widely utilised, but it has limited empirical support. This paper aims to investigate the model through content analysis of the transcripts of supervision sessions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Eight transcripts of successful supervision interviews are subjected to in-depth content analysis to investigate the validity of aspects of the SL model, principally that

Mark A. Papworth; Derek Milne; George Boak

2009-01-01

440

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leadership is an important component in guiding the teaching-learning process. Principal as school leaders have a major responsibility for initiating and implementing school change through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and can facilitate complex decision to integrate it into learning, teaching and school administration. Hence, educational leaders must understand, promote and implement the notion that technology integration

Mojgan AFSHARI; Kamariah Abu BAKAR; Wong Su LUAN; Bahaman Abu SAMAH; Foo Say FOOI

2008-01-01

441

An Exploration of Leadership Characteristics in College Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the attitudes and behaviors associated with leadership qualities in 73 freshman athletes at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Sport Leadership Behavior Inventory (SLBI), the Noncognitive Questionnaire (NCQ), and the New Student Census were administered to the athletes. The SLBI was chosen to provide a definition of…

Eiche, Keith; Sedlacek, William E.; Adams-Gaston, Javaune

442

Burnout and Leadership in Community Mental Health Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the nature of professional burnout, specifically whether aspects of burnout in clinical staff in community mental health agencies were systematically related to aspects of leadership behavior and quality of supervision of clinical supervisors. Burnout was measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory, leadership behavior in…

Webster, Linda; Hackett, Rachelle Kisst

443

A Motivational Theory of Charismatic Leadership: Envisioning, Empathy, and Empowerment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The motivational effects of charismatic leadership are examined in greater detail. Charismatic leadership is assumed to have three core components: envisioning, empathy, and empowerment. A charismatic leader's envisioning behavior influences followers' need for achievement, and the leader's empathic behavior stimulates followers' need for affiliation. Followers' need for power is enhanced by a charismatic leader's empowerment practices. It is further suggested

Jaepil Choi

2006-01-01

444

Leadership Rice The mission of Leadership RiceistohelpRiceUniversityundergraduates  

E-print Network

189 Leadership Rice The mission of Leadership RiceistohelpRiceUniversityundergraduates fromalldisciplinesbuildtheirleadershipcapacitiestocreateandmanage changeeffectively.LeadershipRiceexploreshowheartandmind,theoryand practice,andideasandactionscometogethertofacilitatechange. Theintroductorycourse,LEAD309Leadership: Theory to Practice (formerly UNIV309),isrequiredtoapplyforparticipationinthe

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

445

Instructional Leadership and Schools Effectiveness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the influx of information technology through the Internet and the use of ICT in our daily lives, our future generation has traversed from a mere change of era to a dynamic era of change. Thus, the role of school leaders is becoming more challenging than ever. They need to make greater strides to ensure that they are able to make adjustments and readjustments in instructional practices to cater for the changing elements in their organization. In brief, the school leaders have to be creative, innovative with entrepreneurial drive in order to steer their subordinates (teachers) towards school excellence. Leadership of principal is therefore considered as a main criterion to create successful schools in country's educational advancement. Besides, the school effectiveness plays a crucial role in country's academic advancement. This paper focuses on a comprehensive review of literature on the relationship between instructional leadership and school effectiveness.

Hung, Daisy Kee Mui; Ponnusamy, Premavathy

446

Student Organization Leadership Aspirations of First Generation Students Enrolled in a College Based First Semester University Academic Success Program  

E-print Network

success program and awareness of personal leadership behaviors with the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire-Ideal Self (LBDQ). A correlation analysis between participation, student organization leadership aspirations, knowledge and interest...

Wentling, David

2013-12-06

447

Principal Mentoring: An Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Never before has the need for effective mentoring programs for principals been more urgent. Record student enrollment, an anticipated retirement of about 40 percent of principals, and a shrinking pool of those who aspire to be principals have brought about a shortage of principals and an alarming lack of qualified applicants. This research roundup…

Malone, Robert J.

2002-01-01

448

The Leadership Cluster Memorial Union  

E-print Network

. dependent Leadership: lead from all levels, relational, interdependence Generativity: teacher, mentorThe Leadership Cluster Memorial Union Student Leadership and Involvement Student Media Something New @ OSU #12;Access Diversity "Leadership/Citizenship" Community Connection Health & Wellness Housing

Escher, Christine

449

Strategies for Developing Youth Leadership  

E-print Network

Strategies for Developing Youth Leadership Youth leadership development happens through shared of youth leadership opportunities because of misconceptions about their disability, segregation in school suggestions to create opportunities and encourage leadership in youth with and without disabilities: Encourage

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

450

National Leadership Development Jessica Andrade  

E-print Network

National Leadership Development Programs Jessica Andrade Jandrade@aamc.org Organizational Leadership Development August 2009 Association of American Medical Colleges #12;National Leadership Development Programs Copyright 2009 AAMC. All rights reserved. 1 #12;National Leadership Development Programs

Chen, Kuang-Yu

451

Development of a Leadership Self-Efficacy Measure.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The construct of self-efficacy has been used extensively to analyze and predict what motivates human behavior, to include leadership behaviors. The connection between self-efficacy and leader effectiveness may be critical to finding new ways of selecting ...

S. D. Platt

2010-01-01

452

An Examination of the Preferences for Leadership Style of Firefighters of Different Rank and Generational Cohort  

E-print Network

Though management and leadership styles have been investigated somewhat in terms of generations' views on important leader attributes and their own leadership behaviors, little research has been reported on the perspectives of followers...

Odom, Summer Rachelle Felton

2012-07-16

453

Using a theory of planned behavior approach to assess principals' Professional intentions to promote diversity awareness beyond the level recommended by their district  

E-print Network

positive intentions for Gender (58 cases or 38.41 percent); Race/Ethnicity (78 cases or 51.66 percent); Social Class (79 cases or 52.32 percent); and Disabilities and Language each had 89 cases (58.95 percent). 3. Principals’ intent to implement diversity...

Landeck, Edith Suzanne

2009-05-15

454

Differences and Similarities between School Principals in Costa Rica and the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for effective school leadership is a global concern. This paper provides a comparison of the school principal in Costa Rica to the United States. Differences and similarities are described for principals in both nations. Major differences for principals in Costa Rica include administrative salaries, selection procedures, induction, no…

Ballestero, Victor; Wright, Sam

2008-01-01

455

South Carolina Middle School Principals' Use of Data-Driven Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study of South Carolina middle school principals investigated how these principals use data in decision making. The P3DMI developed by Childress (2009) was incorporated into the survey to evaluate the role data plays in four areas of leadership for these principals: 1) school vision, 2) school instruction, 3) school organization,…

Brooks, Willliam Dixon, Jr.

2012-01-01

456

Timeless leadership.  

PubMed

The historian David McCullough, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and well-known public television host, has spent his career thinking about the qualities that make a leader great. His books, including Truman, John Adams, and 1776, illustrate his conviction that even in America's darkest moments the old-fashioned virtues of optimism, hard work, and strength of character endure. In this edited conversation with HBR senior editor Bronwyn Fryer, McCullough analyzes the strengths of American leaders past and present. Of Harry Truman he says, "He wasn't afraid to have people around him who were more accomplished than he, and that's one reason why he had the best cabinet of any president since George Washington....He knew who he was." George Washington--"a natural born leader and a man of absolute integrity"--was unusually skilled at spotting talent. Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, led by example: He never asked his people to do anything he wouldn't do himself, no matter how dangerous. Franklin Roosevelt had the power of persuasion in abundance. If McCullough were teaching a business school leadership course, he says, he would emphasize the importance of listening--of asking good questions but also noticing what people don't say; he would warn against "the insidious disease of greed"; he would encourage an ambition to excel; and he would urge young MBAs to have a sense that their work maters and to make their good conduct a standard for others. PMID:18411965

McCullough, David

2008-03-01

457

Muslim Leadership in America  

E-print Network

Leadership has been a foundational component of any society, religion, culture, and human development. The purpose of this study was six fold: to examine the concept of leadership in Muslim communities in America, to observe the first...

Mobeen, Noor 1982-

2012-11-27

458

Management vs. Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States that school leadership, not management, is the linchpin of successful school reform. Describes differences between management and leadership. Recommends increased effort to develop school leaders focused on school reform. Offers three principles undergirding recommendations. (PKP)

McGowan, Paul; Miller, John

2001-01-01

459

APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE  

E-print Network

in the construction industry 5) If your GPA . Include experience in construction industry. Recommendation from an Instructor Provide instructorAPPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE RECOMMENDATION FORM CON464 Construction Leadership

Stephens, Graeme L.

460

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP COURSES  

E-print Network

: Accounting Conflict Resolution Construction Management Human Resource Development, Labor-Management Relations and Business Communications Leadership Development (Supervisory, Management, Executive, Public Administration cover) New! Management and Leadership Certificate Program New! Professional Concentration in Public

California at Davis, University of

461

Identifying and Developing Leadership Aspects of Effective Management in Team-Oriented Task Groups. Technical Report 70-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is distinguished from management. A review of key leadership studies is presented. Data on leadership styles are presented, and problems in studying them are discussed. A normative model for leadership of team-oriented task groups based on current research findings is presented. Documented lead-lag relationships between leader behaviors

Fox, William M.

462

Examining the Impact of Culture on Leadership in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a study on the impact of culture on the leadership of Mexican principals facing political and socioeconomic pressures. The research is a continuation of an international study engaging researchers from 8 countries: Thailand, China, UK, Norway, Singapore, Norway, Brazil, U.S., and Mexico. The twelve high school principals who participated…

Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith Juliana; Bastarrachea, William

2005-01-01

463

Does the gender of school personnel influence perceptions of leadership?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the gender of school building leaders (principals and assistant principals), teachers (including intervention specialist, vocational, literacy specialist, special education teacher, etc.) and other school-based roles (school counsellor, school psychologist, social worker, library media, etc.) influences the perceptions of leadership as measured by the Teacher Working Conditions (2008) Survey conducted in North

Precious Guramatunhu-Mudiwa; Les L. Bolt

2012-01-01

464

Transformational leadership and outcomes: role of relationship duration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To show that relationship duration enhances the effect of transformational leadership on follower's terminal value system congruence and identification (cognitive outcomes), but not on attachment and affective commitment (affective outcomes). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data for this study were collected from the principal and 144 teachers of a prominent high school in western India. The principal and the teachers answered

Venkat R. Krishnan

2005-01-01

465

As Leaders Learn: Personal Stories of Growth in School Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents the stories of a group of Maine educators--teacher leaders, teaching principals, and principals--who met at the Maine Academy for School Leaders (MASL) in 1992 to share their experiences and frustrations and to help each other improve their understanding and practice of educational leadership. They share personal accounts of how…

Donaldson, Gordon A., Jr., Ed.; Marnik, George F., Ed.

466

LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The success of open source software like Apache or Linux not only attracts practitioners of IS to look more thoroughly on the development processes of these communities but also attracts researchers to take a closer look on how these communities work. At first glance open source software development is seemingly chaotic and anarchistic (Kuwabara, 2000). However, successful open source software

Martina E. Greiner

467

Leadership: An International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines difference and similarities among definitions of leadership in different cultures and how the cultures shape the definitions of leadership in their own cultural environments. Focuses on the concept of leadership in Australia, China, Russia, and the United States. (Contains 50 references.) (Author/LRW)

Li, Haipeng

2001-01-01

468

Leadership Is about You  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership remains an elusive, yet critical, component of a program's effectiveness. While most would suggest that leadership is easily recognized, this too often means that "managers" are simply supporting people's particular interests and priorities. There are many theories and models of leadership. Most people have probably personally witnessed…

Haycock, Ken

2010-01-01

469

Speaking of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this report on leadership in the public schools, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton demonstrates how to make schools better places for learning and to encourage more of it. A brief biography of Clinton is presented in the beginning. The report represents a new generation of thinking on school leadership in that it emphasizes the leadership

Clinton, Bill

470

Leadership in Project Management  

E-print Network

Leadership in Project Management How to Increase Your Engineering Effectiveness by: Raymond Perras questions · The state of leadership · A Framework for Effectiveness - right stuff, right amount, right time of Ottawa Eng ELG4912 ©Copyright Raymond Perras 3 Learn to be a LEADER #12;Definition of leadership

Petriu, Emil M.

471

Business and Leadership Courses  

E-print Network

Business and Leadership Courses Summer 2013 Getting Strategic with Data Free Professional Education education showcase LOve YOur CAreer FREE EVENT! #12;1 Contents Leadership deve guide discussions that focus on effectively transition- ing you into a stronger leadership role. april

California at Davis, University of

472

Leadership Succession. Essays  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most significant events in the life of a school is a change in its leadership. Yet few things in education succeed less than leadership succession. Failure to care for leadership succession is sometimes a result of manipulation or self-centeredness; but more often it is oversight, neglect, or the pressures of crisis management that are…

Hargreaves, Andy

2005-01-01

473

The Leadership Enigma  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When teachers and administrators talk about leadership with their students and hang leadership banners on the school walls, the assumption is that leadership is grounded on an ethical framework and that leaders will have the strength to go against the tide of popular opinion. The author argues that such an assumption is a mistake. In this article,…

Wiseman, Rosalind

2009-01-01

474

Reflections on Distributed Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distributed leadership is a concept that is finding increasing support and is receiving widespread interest in the practitioner and research communities. So, why the interest in distributed leadership? While reasons for the contemporary interest certainly vary, it is suggested that reasons for the popularity of "distributed leadership" are…

Harris, Alma

2005-01-01

475

Leadership Development. Symposium 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three presentations are provided from the Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD) 2000 Conference Proceedings. "Leadership Development: A Review of the Theory and Literature" (Susan A. Lynham) has four parts that analyze the leadership development process: the present state of the available body of knowledge on leadership development; core…

2000

476

Conducting Leadership Training Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this publication is to provide informational and organizational aid to students, teachers and administrators interested in developing and strengthening student leadership through local and regional student leadership training workshops. Divided into two major parts, the first part discusses the improvement of leadership training…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

477

The Student Leadership Program Committee Chair Application  

E-print Network

The Student Leadership Program Committee Chair Application Summer 2012 ­ Spring 2013 Name Campus Leadership Conference Committee Chair Big Ten Leadership Network Chair Bucky's Awards Banquet Chair Leadership and Social Justice Chair Leadership In Communication Leadership Resource & Campus

Liblit, Ben

478

The Catholic School Principal and Inclusive Leadership: A Quantitative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Holy See (2008) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (1995) stated that all students, including those with disabilities, have the right to a quality education and special attention should be given to those who are disenfranchised by having a disability (National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1972). Based on a literature…

Quinn, Jayne M.

2010-01-01

479

Experiences of School Principals with Newcomers from War-Affected Countries in Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is based on the results of an exploratory study of experiences of 2 urban school principals about leading schools with immigrants from war-affected countries in Africa. It examines how they perceived their preparation for multicultural leadership, and explores lessons that leadership development institutions can learn from their…

Okoko, Janet Mola

2011-01-01

480

The perceptions of the principal versus the perceptions of the teachers : A case study from Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This research, based on a case study carried out in a Portuguese public school, was undertaken with the main purpose of investigating the perceptions of secondary school teachers regarding their principal and his leadership style. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Teachers received a questionnaire which included 57 items, grouped under the following nine areas: school climate, school leadership and management, curriculum

Petros Pashiardis; Jorge Adelino Costa; Antonio Neto Mendes; Alexandre Ventura

2005-01-01

481

Rethinking Reform: The Principal's Dilemma. A Special Report of the NASSP Curriculum Council.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals can meet the challenges posed by the educational reform movement only by identifying and confronting each dilemma and exerting educational leadership amidst all the confusion. This report discusses leadership dilemmas and suggests effective strategies for resolving them. The title of each chapter is in the form of a question. The…

Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.; Keefe, James W., Ed.

482

So You Think You Can Lead: Advice for Those Who Aspire to Be Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

21st century school leadership is not for the faint of heart and as with any organization a school is only as successful as their leadership. The acknowledgment that a "different" reality exists for school principals is of utmost importance when identifying the conditions, situations, and roles that one will engage in. In this article Dr. East…

East, R. Keith

2012-01-01

483

Sparse Principal Component Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principal component analysis (PCA) is widely used in data processing and dimensionality reduction. However, PCA su!ers from the fact that each principal component is a linear combi- nation of all the original variables, thus it is often di\\

Hui Zou; Trevor Hastie; Robert Tibshirani

2004-01-01

484

Instructional Supervision and Curriculum Monitoring: Reinterpreting the Principal’s Role through the Arts of Inquiry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The gulf between educational leadership theory and contemporary curriculum scholarship is becoming increasingly problematic\\u000a now that principals have been legally mandated to add curriculum monitoring to their duties as instructional leaders. Lacking\\u000a familiarity with curriculum theory and practice, many overburdened administrators are turning to Management by Walking Around\\u000a (MBWA) as a way of dealing with their ever burgeoning list of

Nancy J. Brooks; Sharon G. Solloway; Louise Anderson Allen

2007-01-01

485

Characteristics of Contemporary Theoretical Approaches in Leadership Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The focus on more recent theories more or less necessarily means to neglect classical leadership approaches, such as the trait\\u000a approach, the behavior or style approach, and the situational leadership approach. These theories are criticized for their\\u000a determined and narrow perspective, which fails to cover leadership reality. Classical approaches assume that there is a unidirectional\\u000a personal influence of the leader

Ingo Winkler

486

Personality and Transformational and Transactional Leadership: A Meta-Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was a meta-analysis of the relationship between personality and ratings of transformational and transactional leadership behaviors. Using the 5-factor model of personality as an organizing framework, the authors accumulated 384 correlations from 26 independent studies. Personality traits were related to 3 dimensions of transformational leadership—idealized influence-inspirational motivation (charisma), intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration—and 3 dimensions of transactional leadership—contingent

Joyce E. Bono; Timothy A. Judge

2004-01-01

487

Sparse Principal Component Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principal component analysis (PCA) is widely used in data processing and dimensionality reduction. However, PCA sufiers from the fact that each principal component is a linear combi- nation of all the original variables, thus it is often di-cult to interpret the results. We introduce a new method called sparse principal component analysis (SPCA) using the lasso (elastic net) to produce

Hui Zou; Trevor Hastie; Robert Tibshirani

2006-01-01

488

Principal curves revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

A principal curve (Hastie and Stuetzle, 1989) is a smooth curve passing through the ‘middle’ of a distribution or data cloud, and is a generalization of linear principal components. We give an alternative definition of a principal curve, based on a mixture model. Estimation is carried out through an EM algorithm. Some comparisons are made to the Hastie-Stuetzle definition.

Robert Tibshirani

1992-01-01

489

Principal Mentoring. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help new principals succeed, school districts are capitalizing on senior administrators' expertise by adding mentor programs to the practical training programs for beginning principals. This digest examines the nature of mentorships and discusses how they can prepare principals for the next stage of their careers. Although mentoring has existed…

Malone, Robert J.

490

Ethical Leadership in Schools: Creating Community in an Environment of Accountability. Leadership for Learning Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discover the link between ethical leadership and successful educational communities! In an age of accountability and transparency, principals are held responsible for everything from test scores to school finances. Because of this increased accountability, school leaders must regularly confront difficult ethical dilemmas. This book teaches…

Strike, Kenneth A.

2006-01-01

491

Fostering Distributed Instructional Leadership: A Sociocultural Perspective of Leadership Development in Urban High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To meet accountability demands, principals are being encouraged to enhance schools' organizational capacities by distributing leadership and initiating professional communities. Yet, relatively little attention has focused on how to develop the capabilities of potential co-leaders, and professional communities can be difficult to initiate and…

Klar, Hans W.

2012-01-01

492

Strategic Plans and Principals' Need for Control.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the extent that principals' managerial behavior is related to their beliefs about control. Argues for a negative relation between extreme locus of control and perspectives used by individuals for strategic and long-term plans. "Extreme control" principals produce strategic plans with shorter perspectives. (Contains 56 references.)…

Nir, Adam E.

2000-01-01

493

Improving the Evaluation and Feedback Process for Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The continually changing role of the principal has created a complex position of leadership requiring more data for more skills than traditional methods of evaluation or feedback can provide. The purpose of this article is to question the process of providing beneficial and meaningful feedback for educational leaders so that they can reach their…

Moore, Bobby

2009-01-01

494

Principals and Special Education: The Critical Role of School Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document examines key leadership issues related to effective special education and reviews emerging standards in knowledge and skills for effective principal performance. An introduction notes school responsibility to provide students with disabilities with access to the general curriculum and ongoing monitoring of progress. The paper then…

DiPaola, Michael F.; Walther-Thomas, Chriss

495

Shifting Paradigms: Redesigning a Principal Preparation Program's Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to describe Auburn University's story of developing an innovative field-based master's level principal preparation program. Our goal was to align the program's curriculum and internship experiences with state and other accrediting agency standards, current leadership preparation research, and local educational agency…

Reames, Ellen

2010-01-01

496

The Metropolitan Principals' Academy: A Safe Place to Be.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Metropolitan Principals' Academy was formed in 1984 by eight suburban school districts in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in order to help administrators become more effective. The academy is described, and the research-based model of leadership which guides it is examined. (MT)

Roy, Patricia; Elvecrog, Barbara

1986-01-01

497

Principals Are Key to Effective Use of Computer Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Urges principals to exercise leadership in adopting the technology afforded by microcomputers. Offers statistics concerning the sales, cost, and use of computers, advice about the application of computers to administrative work, and guidelines for administrators who want to adapt computers to their needs. (WD)

Corbett, John J.; And Others

1982-01-01

498

Urban School Principals and the "No Child Left Behind" Act  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study investigated how six practicing school principals responded to the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law (United States Congress Public Law 107-110, 2002, January, No Child Left Behind Act, http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/107-110.pdf ) in light of the multicultural leadership demands presented by an urban…

Gardiner, Mary E.; Canfield-Davis, Kathy; Anderson, Keith LeMar

2009-01-01

499

Examining the Planning and Management of Principal Succession  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine principal succession planning and management by analyzing current practices of handling school leader succession in four Georgia school systems. Design/methodology/approach: Looking through the lens of organizational leadership succession theory, the practices of school systems as they experienced…

Zepeda, Sally J.; Bengtson, Ed; Parylo, Oksana

2012-01-01

500

Teacher Leadership as Distributed Leadership: Heresy, fantasy or possibility?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the issue of teacher leadership and explores various interpretations and definitions within the literature. It examines the relationship between teacher leadership and distributed leadership, focusing particularly upon the idea of activity theory. The article suggests that there are some important connections and overlaps between distributed leadership and teacher leadership. The article also discusses the possible sources

Alma Harris

2003-01-01