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ERIC Number: ED372801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-19
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Emerging Leadership Styles That Promote Continuous Performance Improvement.
Schoening, Don; And Others
Following a change of presidents at Independence Community College (ICC), in Kansas, a new mission statement was collaboratively developed by the college community identifying ICC as a comprehensive community-based educational organization committed to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Administrative traits or characteristics applicable to carrying out the college mission were then identified and incorporated into a new vision statement and administrative styles were reviewed that would reflect and effectively implement the new mission and vision. A team leadership model was developed calling for an administrator able to foresee, value, influence, and promote change; facilitate, support, and coach self-directed teams; expand team capabilities through effective communication, creativeness, and performance-based team identity; utilize strategic planning to make the most of team differences; and use continuous performance personnel practices. ICC administrators were encouraged to participate in a series of continuous performance improvement seminars and enhance their skills in a community college Master's degree program conducted by Pittsburgh State University (Kansas) on the ICC campus. ICC is attempting to institutionalize the college mission and strategies as part of the working administrative culture. The mission statement and related strategies, administrative characteristics identified by staff, and information on staff seminars and the master's program are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (6th, San Diego, CA, July 17-20, 1994).