ERIC Number: ED199932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Sferra, Bobbie A.; Paddock, Susan C.
This booklet describes various theoretical aspects of leadership, including the proper exercise of authority, effective delegation, goal setting, exercise of control, assignment of responsibility, performance evaluation, and group process facilitation. It begins by describing the evolution of general theories of leadership from historic concepts of group processes to current theories based on power and role differentiation. The concept of leadership as a process of interaction within a group directed toward some goal is defined and discussed. The authors provide a framework for conceptualizing the interaction of administration, planning, and leadership within the broader scope of management. Kurt Lewin's theory of leadership is discussed, as well as Maslow's hierarchy of needs and McGregor's assumptions about human motivation. Finally, a leadership model developed by Guba and Getzels contends that any kind of behavior is a result of influence from both personal and normative dimensions, and performance within a social system is caused by interaction between role and personality. (JEH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Southwest Regional Center for Community Education Development.