Organizational Culture and Leadership
This paper is a description of 10 web sites related to organizational culture and leadership. Sites include Leader-to-leader Institute, NCCH web site, Ofice of personnel management, weLEAD web site, among others.
LEADERSHIP: A CASE STUDY
This paper describes and discusses one case of an educational leader, a principal who practices a transformational leadership style. The discussion describes the leader’s engagement in the learning agenda and various activities he undertakes at the school, especially innovative activities that had led to school improvement.
Leadership Development in Public Schools
How public schools, especially an award-winning school district in suburban Atlanta, are handling the issue of leadership development among teachers who want to be on an executive track.
Discusses core competencies. Concept that leadership is not an innate trait, but a skill that can be taught. Roles that intelligence and emotional intelligence play in shaping leaders. Leadership as transactional or transformational. Specific core competencies within organizations. Importance of emotional intelligence in decision making. Rudy Guiliani.
Trait Theories in Educational Leadership
Discussion of the topic of trait theories of leadership as they relate to educational administration. Discuees theories of leadership such as behavioral or role theory, participative leadership, situational leadership, contingency theories, transactional theory and transformational theory and applies trait theory to education. Cites examples of Great Man Theory.
leadership: product of nature or nurture?
Discusses how successful military leaders are produced by a combination of nurture and nature. Defines good leadership in wartime. Gives examples of three successful military leaders: Napoleon, Rommel, MacArthur.
Discusses an intervention in the Los Angeles Unified School District that would improve teacher leadership.
Best Practices in Higher Education
Discusses best practices approaches found in high education today. Describes practices and their functions, and how the practices relate to innovative excellence. Gives examples of best practices. Looks at the issue of best practices versus innovative excellence.
SHOULD EVERYONE GO TO COLLEGE?
Considers reasons that people go to college and whether everyone should go to college. Advantages and possible disadvantages to society of having a highly educated populace. Concludes that college is not for everyone.