ERIC Number: ED088207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Art of Followership (What Happened to the Indians?). Fastback Series, No. 33.
Fallon, Berlie J.
The leader who survives the challenges of the new leader-follower relationship will be disciple to a humanism that recognizes several key concepts. These concepts argue that human will, reason, and purpose stand above formulae and material considerations in the school situation; that human capabilities must be more fully utilized; that greater attention must be given to individualizing the lifestyles of all who are part of the educational enterprise; and that the new humanism will seek out nontruth as readily as it seeks out Truth. Additionally, the leader who survives will recognize that complete consensus is a goal but seldom a reality, and he will acknowledge that a leadership style vested in humanism will discard the illusion of the indispensable man. The leader who survives will make better use of that precious commodity, time--time to free up from confining detail and day-to-day mechanics; time to formulate and test new hypotheses; time to get to know and empathize with personnel at all levels; and time to build up and replenish his own mental, physical, and spiritual reserves. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Educational Administration, Elementary Schools, Humanization, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Secondary Schools
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (Individual fastback $.50 prepaid, Set of six $2.00, Quantity and membership discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.