ERIC Number: EJ851011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Spreading the Wealth: Leadership at All Levels
Sullivan, Debra L.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n188 p14-16 Jul-Aug 2009
This article focuses on leadership at all levels within the programs of early childhood education. The author discusses eight emerging questions about leadership. These questions are: (1) Must leaders be administrators? (2) How do leaders delegate leadership in a way that communicates that everyone is a leader, organizational leadership is broad and deep, and people can have time away without worry? (3) What characterizes a leader who can form an effective team that functions well in his/her absence? (4) How do leaders cultivate leadership skills in their teachers who aspire to a director position? (5) How do leaders motivate staff to grow professionally? (6) How do leaders help teachers shift their perspective so that leadership occurs almost naturally or they come to it with guidance, but through their own realization? (7) How do leaders provide effective training that brings out responsibility and leadership potential in each person? and (8) What are some "Next Steps" for encouraging leadership at all levels in the organizations?
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Administrative Organization, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A