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ERIC Number: ED355635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Visionary Leadership and the Waves of the Future.
Powe, Karen
Updating School Board Policies, v23 n8 p1-3 Oct-Nov 1992
The National School Boards Association has developed a new statement that identifies four themes of governance for school boards today: setting the vision for education in the local community; establishing the structure and environment to implement the vision; assessing performance progress toward achieving the vision; and being the preeminent advocate for the public schools and their students. This article on vision and educational leadership is the first of four articles that will address each of the governance themes. Burt Nanus, professor of management and director of research at the Leadership Institute, University of Southern California, suggests that the central requirement of visionary leadership is the ability to make appropriate changes. Nanus offers the following suggestions for the "prudent visionary": (1) do not do it alone; (2) do not be overly optimistic; (3) reduce the possibility of unpleasant surprises; (4) watch out for organizational inertia; (5) do not be too preoccupied with the bottom line; (6) be flexible and patient in implementing the vision; and (7) never get complacent. (MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A