ERIC Number: ED553407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Leadership by Consensus at MU: A Look at Two Leaders
Bayar, Adem; Kerns, James H.
The researchers are interested in the views and perceptions, about leadership, of two leaders within the University of Missouri at the Columbia campus. Therefore, the aim of this research is to understand and to compare and contrast the leadership styles of these two leaders. In order to reach the aim of this recent study, the researchers have addressed the following research question, "How do you balance the needs of the various stakeholders as you are presented challenges and opportunities that require your leadership skills?" in order to answer the main research question of this study, the following sub questions have been addressed: 1) What are the greatest challenges and opportunities you have faced as a leader?, 2) How do you facilitate negotiations between individuals or groups with competing values?, 3) How do you move the agenda forward to facilitate decision-making?, 4) What has been your greatest accomplishment?, and 5) What advice would you give to an incoming leader in this institution? The researchers have employed a qualitative research design in this study. For this aim, the researchers have conducted semi-structured interviews with two leaders within the University of Missouri system. The first interview has been conducted with President Tim Wolfe. The second interview has been conducted with Dr. Les Hall, interim dean of the medical school. Based on analysing the collected data, the researchers have recognized the importance of leadership for the benefits and endure of organizations. The researchers have also come to the conclusion that both leaders have some similarities and differences while they are leading.
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Barriers, Performance Factors, College Administration, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Recognition (Achievement), Change Strategies, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri