ERIC Number: ED460415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-31
Developing Holistic Leadership: A Program Description.
Norris, Cynthia J.
Creative leadership calls for leaders to make full use of the analytical as well as the intuitive mind. This paper argues that leadership-preparation programs must therefore provide opportunities for the development of the leader's potential. The paper describes a pilot program implemented by the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies at the University of Houston (Texas). The program used a holistic curriculum approach, with a focus on individual development. Data were gathered from 5 diagnostic tests administered to the 15 students who completed the first pilot program, analysis of students' personal belief statements, and an evaluation of students' leadership behaviors. Examples of student profiles are presented to illustrate the link between individual cognitive patterns and leadership styles. Compared to more traditional delivery systems, a holistically designed preparation program offers greater opportunities for: (1) learning material of personal relevance; (2) developing proactive learning; (3) developing the capacity to visualize; and (4) fostering greater awareness and appreciation of others. One figure and 3 tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Minneapolis, MN, October 30-November 1, 1992). Addendum described in paper is not available from ERIC.