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ERIC Number: EJ1001718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Leadership, Personal Transformation, and Management
Workman, Tim; Cleveland-Innes, M.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v13 n4 p313-322 Oct 2012
Definitions of leadership abound! For the purposes of this discussion, the authors use Secretan's (2004) work which provides a perspective on how leadership should impact on other people, and identifies the need to inspire, not simply motivate. The more one examines modern ideas about "leadership," the more it seems that most are simply techniques to support good person management, in essence, simply lessons on how to be a good leader from an organizational or hierarchical perspective. The authors submit that "true" leadership is best defined in the outcomes that are achieved rather than the inputs applied, which in turn leads to a singular critical learning: Leadership without personal transformation is simply different forms of management. This article is a comparison and contrasting of different aspects of both leadership and management and an exploration of what this new perspective means to leaders in education innovation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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