ERIC Number: ED181571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Leadership and Learning. Personal Change in a Professional Setting.
Jentz, Barry C.; Wofford, Joan W.
Focusing on ways a leader may become more effective in working with other people--especially in helping subordinates do a better job--this volume describes an approach to interpersonal behavior that allows administrators to create a more effective and positive work environment. It provides ideas and methods particularly intended for academic leaders: superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, consultants, and professors. The book features in-depth commentaries on and analyses of five case histories that show adults learning to deal with a variety of interpersonal conflicts. These five individuals learn to cope with problems that include feelings of entrapment and the need to escape; a tendency for avoiding acknowledging personal differences with or giving negative feedback to coworkers; and the fear of "not knowing." As the authors lead the administrators involved in these studies to explore the nuances of their past behavior and attitudes, each successfully alters former patterns of conflict during the learning, changing process. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Behavior Change, Case Studies, Communication Skills, Conflict, Elementary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, Principals, Supervision
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 ($10.95)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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