ERIC Number: ED307013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Shared Vision: Transformational Leadership in American Community Colleges.
Roueche, John E.; And Others
Based on a study of 256 exemplary community college presidents, this book examines the attributes of outstanding leaders and their ability to orchestrate organizational change. Chapter 1 provides the background for the study, emphasizes the importance of leadership, and identifies attributes common to transformational leaders; that is, leaders who work with their followers so that each raises the other to higher levels of motivation and morality. Chapter 2 summarizes leadership theory and offers a discussion of transformational leadership and its place in a rapidly changing society. After chapter 3 reviews the study methodology, chapters 4 and 5 present findings on the demographic and leadership characteristics of the presidents selected for in-depth study. Chapters 6 through 10 discuss key elements of transformational leadership, including shared vision, teamwork and collaborative decision making, institutional climate and the relationship between the institution and the individuals within it, motivation as a means of achieving followers' acceptance of the shared vision, and personal values, integrity, and commitment to learning. Chapter 11 examines women in community college leadership roles. Finally, chapter 12 presents a summary of the research, a discussion of the problems faced by minority leaders, and a review of study implications. The survey instruments and an 85-item bibliography are appended. (ALB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Administration, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Motivation Techniques, National Surveys, Organizational Change, Questionnaires, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Two Year Colleges
American Association for Community and Junior Colleges, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($28.50; $21.00 for AACJC Members).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.