ERIC Number: ED363257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Leadership Skills for Department Chairs.
Gmelch, Walter H.; Miskin, Val D.
This guide to leadership for college department chairs addresses three major challenges: (1) developing understanding and clarity about the motives and role of a department chair; (2) understanding the strategic planning process for creating a productive department; and (3) developing key leadership skills required for effectiveness. The first chapter looks at extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in department leadership and the administrator's attitudes about the role. Chapter 2 discusses development of a team structure and attitude and the administrator's role in influencing faculty for management, decision-making, conflict resolution, and professional development. The third chapter looks at general planning issues, and the fourth focuses on goal-setting and action planning. Four subsequent chapters address four elements in personal productivity: time management; creative conflict management; coping with stress and maintaining enthusiasm; and understanding the trade-offs and payoffs of leadership. (Contains a bibliography of approximately 100 items.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Department Heads, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Qualities, Management Teams, Mission Statements, Motivation, Planning, Productivity, Professional Development, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Teamwork, Time Management, Work Attitudes
Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 176 Ballville Road, P.O. Box 249, Bolton, MA 01740-0249 ($30.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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