ERIC Number: ED468636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Las estrategias de un lider (The Strategies of a Leader). ERIC Digest.
A decade ago, principals were asked to become instructional leaders who exercised firm control by setting goals, maintaining discipline, and evaluating results. Today, they are encouraged to act as facilitative leaders by building teams, creating networks, and "governing from the center." Rapid shifts in administrative philosophy can be frustrating for practitioners, especially if they are seeking the one best way to lead. These seemingly contradictory approaches, however, can be viewed as complementary strategies rather than as competing paradigms. This digest outlines the tenets of three broad leadership strategies--hierarchical, transformational, and facilitative. It offers the following guidelines for choosing leadership strategies: (1) leaders should use strategies flexibly; (2) leaders should balance short-term and long-term needs; (3) strategic choices must serve institutional values; and (4) the same action can serve more than one strategy. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.