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ERIC Number: EJ844942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
How to Stop Dealing with the Same Types of Problems Day after Day, Part 2
Martin, Gary
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v2 n1 p19-23 Spr 2005
Gaining expertise in leadership requires time, commitment, an adequate knowledge base, and a working plan for learning and growth. Without a plan for learning, only tacit or "how-to" expertise is developed. Leaders often know how to solve the problems facing them, but fail to analyze and act on the underlying causes. This results in administrators dealing with the same types of problems day after day. The premise is that most underlying causes are deficits in one or more of the essential skill areas of leadership. If the school leader begins to ask questions, reflect, and take positive action to improve skills, similar problems will be less likely to occur. This article provides a format of questions for reflection and recommendations for action in the second five skill areas necessary for success and growth in leadership: (1) group leadership; (2) leadership style, power and ethics; (3) culture and climate; (4) leading change; and (5) evaluation. [For Part 1, see EJ844933.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A