ERIC Number: ED263689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-7
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Brain Dominance Patterns of Tennessee School Leaders.
Norris, Cynthia J.
This exploratory study investigated the leadership styles of selected administrators in Tennessee's public schools. Styles of leadership were viewed against a backdrop of current brain research, and the subjects' underlying patterns of cognitive processing were identified by means of a self-report measurement of brain dominance--the Herrmann Brain Dominance Survey--and a researcher-developed questionnaire designed to assess the perceived innovation of each leader. A review of related research supported the belief that certain contrasting leadership qualities are essential to creative leadership: analysis vs. conceptualization; logic vs. intuition; maintenance vs. creativity; task vs. relationship; and stability vs. flexibility. The study viewed cognitive style in relationship to these paired qualities and speculated that leaders who exhibit a holistic dominance style synthesize these qualities most effectively. References are included, along with an appendix containing predominant dominance codes, clusters, and classifications in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Survey. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee