ERIC Number: EJ751699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Definitions of Leadership in Higher Education: New Visions of Leadership or Same Old "Hero" Leader?
Eddy, Pamela L.; VanDerLinden, Kim E.
Community College Review, v34 n1 p5-26 2006
The higher education literature suggests that alternative leadership styles are replacing the traditionally held definitions of leadership and provide new and different (and possibly superior) ways to understand leadership. This article looks for parallels within the current leadership literature to see if community college administrators use the alternative language or emerging definitions of leadership to self-describe their own leadership or if their self-descriptions fit the more traditional hierarchical ideal of the positional or "hero" leader.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Definitions, Leadership Styles, Community Colleges, College Administration, Vertical Organization, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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