ERIC Number: ED458925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
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Current Observations and Future Importance of Leadership Attributes Perceived by Community College Presidents and Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs.
Jones, E. Lynn
This study examined the perspectives of 153 (response rate 70%) community college presidents and academic affairs vice presidents regarding leadership attributes that were currently observed as being practiced by mid-level managers. Mid-level managers were found to exhibit several positive attributes: strong commitments to their institutions, possession of a strong moral code and personal integrity, and not excessively using power to influence the beliefs of others. The study also summarized the presidents' and academic affairs vice presidents' perceptions of the leadership attributes that mid-level managers will need to possess to assume senior administrative positions, particularly the presidency, that will guide the institutions into the future. The study found that there was a statistically significant difference in the leadership attributes currently observed as being practiced and those attributes that would be needed in the future. The largest differences were found for the following attributes: the ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances within and outside the institution; the ability to conceptualize a vision of the college's future and communicate that vision to others; the ability to take risks willingly; and accepting, introducing, and monitoring change in people and structures in the institution. (Contains 31 tables, 94 references, and 6 appendices.) (AUTH/KP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Note: Doctoral Dissertation, East Tennessee State University for Ed.D.