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ERIC Number: EJ1066112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
Student Leadership Demand and Problem of the Educational System
Adeyanju, 'Lade Joel
Journal on School Educational Technology, v2 n2 p34-37 Sep-Nov 2006
Leadership is a subjective concept that can be applied in diverse ways, depending on the circumstances either negative or positive (Ubong and Wokocha, 2001) Subjective as the concept of leadership is, it is definable in relationship with power. Galbraith (1984) used Max Weber's definition of power to make leadership more understandable. In the authors' view, power is the factor for imposing one's will upon the behaviour of other persons. Leadership therefore becomes practicable when one person or group can be influenced by another. Stressing further, Koontz, O' Donnel and Weihrich (1980) define leadership as the art or process of influencing people so that they will strife willingly toward the achievement of group goal. Katz and Khan (1966) synthesize leadership as definable in three categories. The author puts it that leadership can have an attribute of position, leadership as character of a person and leadership as a category of actual behaviour. Most definitions of leadership fall within all or some of the above categories. However, a leader is a person who carries her/his subjects along and it demands cooperation. Bass (1981) sees leadership as a process of influencing group activities towards the achievement of goals. On effective leadership, Nyerere (1976) viewed a leader as not all knowing, not most intelligent, most honest, but a leader is one so chosen and accepted. Therefore to be an effective and efficient leader, there has to be a stint that drives the leader towards achievement of consciousness. A leader must be a source of inspiration to others she/he must be a motivator, one who has team spirit, an accountable person, a fit and competent person. It can be summed up that a competent leader would be regarded as a good manager. In this paper, leadership connotes a goal directed achiever whose leadership activity receives support of the lead.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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