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ERIC Number: EJ1075513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Why Trust the Head? Key Practices for Transformational School Leaders to Build a Purposeful Relationship of Trust
Browning, Paul
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v17 n4 p388-409 2014
Trust is widely recognized as one of the key qualities that a successful leader needs to bring about change within his/her organization. Literature has also shown that trust plays a pivotal role in effective school leadership. However, little research has been undertaken to identify specific actions of a transformational school leader enabling him/her to develop purposeful relationships of trust with his/her staff and Chair of the school's governing body. Using a theoretical framework of transformational leadership in the context of the independent schooling sector in Australia, a multicase study of four highly trusted, transformational school leaders revealed 10 key trust building practices in the Head-staff dyad and three practices in the Head-Chair dyad. These practices were independent of the leader's personal attributes. The study also revealed an inextricable link between trust and transformational leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire