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ERIC Number: EJ1118483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Authentic Leadership in an Era of Change
Orem, Donna
Independent School, v76 n1 Fall 2016
Donna Orem, interim president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), recalls two leaders in her early career who shaped her own approach to leadership and guided her through tough times. Here she shares some reflections on authentic leadership and focuses on the following four traits: (1) Being self aware and genuine; (2) Being mission driven, with a focus on results; (3) Leading with both the heart and the mind; and (4) Focusing on the long term. Orem closes by saying that school leaders not only need great skills, they also need an absolute commitment to both personal and institutional growth. At times, all of this can feel daunting, but it should also be exciting for those fortunate enough to be in leadership positions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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