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ERIC Number: EJ831294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Leading by Interviewing
Sorenson, Richard D.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v4 n2 p33-43 Sum 2007
While the interview remains the most relevant process by which information about an applicant can be obtained, the effective school administrator must recognize that the interview process is much more than exploring an applicant's qualifications, skills, and experiences. The interview must also be utilized as a means of leading. In other words, the interview process--when appropriately incorporated--can enhance the leadership capabilities of not only an individual, but an entire organization, by seeking more than the usual confirmation of job-related expectations and overall position-oriented requirements. Today, interviews must incorporate opportunities for revealed leadership--leadership for meeting the issues and problems regularly faced by school administrators, especially in the area of identifying those potential candidates for employment who will meet and exceed the job-related behaviors and performance outcomes associated with an organization. In this article, the author lists several leadership traits that ensure the appropriate selection of personnel, and the successful development of an educational organization. He also discusses four essential steps to successful interviewing. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A