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ERIC Number: ED070959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 38
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A Study of the 4-H Organizational Leadership Development Process in Cannon, Knox, McMinn, Sullivan and Pickett Counties, Tennessee.
Donaldson, Lyle A.; And Others
An attempt was made to determine the nature of the present 4-H organizational leadership in five counties, to identify organizational leader problems, and to determine methods and procedures for correcting these problems. It was proposed to solve the problems by preparing a plan that would cover the following leadership development phases: 4-H leader identification, selection, orientation, training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation. The 4-H organization leader is defined as a volunteer who guides the over-all direction of the local 4-H Club and coordinates the total activities of the club. Important characteristics of a good leader include respect from the community, liking children, and ability to work with adults. Following study of the situation the group concludes that the basic problem concerning organizational leaders in the five counties represented in this study was "lack of sufficient number of organizational leaders to do the job assigned to this leader position." It is pointed out that if detailed attention is given to the leadership development process, and if it is viewed as a continuous process, most of the leaders' role expectations will be more compatible with those held by the county Extension staff, and, as a result, the organizational leaders will begin to accept and do most of the organizational leader task. (Author/CK)
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee