ERIC Number: ED222244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership and the Use of Power in ECE Administration.
Jones, Cynthia Cavenaugh
This guidebook for administrators of early childhood programs discusses effective leadership and use of power in program management. Leadership is defined as planning for change to improve an organization. Power, differentiated from authority, is defined as an ability to influence others' behaviors; power is always granted by the people over whom it is exercised. The discussion of leadership includes suggestions for eliciting superior effort from employees and parents and lists characteristics of successful leaders. Much of the discussion is based on Rensis Likert's theories of organizational variables (causal, intervening, end) and management systems. The discussion of power identifies five sources of power (reward, coercive, legitimate, referent, expert) and explores ways leaders can increase the effectiveness of their social interactions. In conclusion, techniques are outlined for influencing causal variables and for building loyalty, gratitude, or a feeling of self-worth among staff members. (RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Early Childhood Education, Job Satisfaction, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Program Administration
ECE Administration Institute, 1370 Canterbury Way, Rockville, MD 20854 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Early Childhood Education Administration Inst., Rockville, MD.