ERIC Number: EJ1173947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Higher Education Leadership: A Relationship-Building Tool for Department Chairs
Wolcott, Amanda M.; Bowdon, Melody A.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v28 n4 p43-61 2017
Rapid changes within and pressures upon higher education make it increasingly critical to focus on leadership development in order to ensure that managers are equipped with the perspectives, skills, and tools needed to maximize the potential of their individual followers and their organizations as a whole while still finding their own fulfillment in the process. A Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) framework, in which the focus rests on assessing and building the quality of the relationships between a supervisor and individual team members, can support development of the skills necessary to foster positive relationships, including emotional intelligence, communication, and justice. The authors apply the LMX conceptualization to leader/follower relationships in higher education and include a guided reflection tool for academic leaders, particularly at the department level.
Descriptors: Department Heads, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Skill Development, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Communication, Social Justice, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Educational Practices, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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