ERIC Number: ED193997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Leadership. Current Issues in Higher Education No. 1, 1979.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Perspectives on leadership, the workplace, and changing values are presented in three papers. In "Changing the Shape of Work: Reform in Academe," Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses the structure of academic career paths and ways to improve the quality of worklife for individuals employed in academe, applying theories she developed in her study on work in the corporate world. In "Changing Values: Implications for Major Social Institutions," Morton Darrow describes the challenges that changing values pose to all major institutions and would-be leaders. It is suggested that new leaders must be negotiators and integrators of diverse phenomena, understanding patterns of events and able to take charge in situations where their control may be limited. In "Leadership Needs of the 1980s," Michael Maccoby suggests that economic and social transformations demand a new leadership style. Personality and styles of leaders during different historic periods are sketched, covering the craftsman, the empire builder, the gamesman, and others. According to Maccoby, leaders should be able to analyze and reconstruct their organizations on the basis of social and economic realities, and with a real understanding of changing "national character." (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Business, College Administration, Employment Opportunities, Government Role, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Occupational Mobility, Organizational Climate, Power Structure, Promotion (Occupational), Social Change, Social History, Social Values, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 1979).