ERIC Number: ED343222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Superintendent Leadership and Districtwide Vision.
Lilly, Edward R.
The concept of superintendent "vision" as a key element of effective leadership is discussed in this paper, which develops a framework for understanding the creation of vision, its implementation and articulation, and organizational impact. Vision differs from strategy in that it represents a set of beliefs about the school district's aspiring role in the educational arena. The first section offers a literature review of the definitions and concepts of vision. The second section discusses superintendents' major task--to create shared visions among members of a diverse organization. Variables in the interpretive process associated with envisioning are described. The next section examines the communication of vision to district personnel and offers 22 suggestions, which include consideration of compatibility with the organizational culture, continual communication, and sharing with different organizational levels. Vision is viewed as an integral part of the overall strategic management process. (19 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A