ERIC Number: ED267848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Can Create Excellence.
Terrey, John N.
Current writers on the topic of educational leadership express essentially the same concerns: the absence of leadership and vision, the tendency to select survivalism over risk, and the control by managers rather than leaders. These writers highlight both the craving and the need for leadership. Several recent publications provide insights into the issues of leadership, vision, strategic planning, organizational culture, and excellence from a general perspective that can be applied to higher education. These include: (1) "Excellence," by John Gardner; (2) "Leadership," by James MacGregor Burns; (3) "Innovation and Entrepreneurship," by Peter Drucker; (4) "Re-inventing the Corporation," by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene; (5) "Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge," by Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus; (6) "Creating Excellence," by Craig R. Hickman and Michael A. Silva; and (7) "Organizational Culture and Leadership," by Edgar H. Schein. (The paper provides a critical assessment of each of these works, highlighting ideas and suggestions that can improve educational leadership.) (LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (66th, Orlando, FL, April 13-16, 1986).