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ERIC Number: ED552915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-28
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 20
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Leadership Readiness for Flexibility and Mobility: The 4th Dimensions on Situational Leadership Styles in Educational Settings
Rajbhandari, Mani Man Singh; Loock, Coert; Du Plessis, Pierre; Rajbhandari, Smriti
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In educational settings, leadership flexibility and mobility is essential factor for leadership readiness. This incorporates both factors concerning the situational needs and followership situational readiness. Leadership in education require multi facet dimensional approaches that enables the educational leaders to fill in the gaps and reduces the mismatch between the situational need, individuals teachers demands and students development. In educational settings, leadership is distributed and is everywhere that enables the educational leaders to remain proactively ready to meet all kinds of situational variations existing within and outside the educational settings. This paper produce insight for educational leadership readiness for flexibility and mobility to fill in the gaps to enrich situational leadership theory. Situational leadership theory, maintains 4 different behavioral pattern considering followers readiness of maturity level. This paper provides the 4th dimensional leadership behavioral pattern incorporating both the situational need and follower's readiness which offers 16 different leadership situational behavioral pattern in tuned with different variations in situations and followership offering the holistic realm of leadership readiness for flexibility and mobility. The 4th dimension of situational leadership enables the leaders to exhibits various different behavioral pattern at various situational leadership styles intertwined with the follower's readiness behavioral pattern connecting the leadership elasticity and producing leadership equilibrium of high and low on task and relations. Leadership readiness for flexibility and mobility is essential to contribute the multi facet dimensional approaches of leadership. This promotes leadership elasticity and equilibrium to address the contextual immediate variations.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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