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ERIC Number: EJ874698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Voices of Women in the Field: Reflections from a Chair
Craig, Clarissa
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v3 n3 p213-216 Jul 2005
In this article, the author reflects on 17 years of being an administrator in a community college setting. Being a good administrator requires being both a good manager and a good leader. It is the management side that turns many people away from the position, but, linking motivational theory to the situation and meeting the basic needs of those around an administrator can help to create a harmonious environment. Additionally, there are many tasks; paper pushing, e-mail routing, fire-quenching, and feather-smoothing that need to occur as part of the job. In this author's estimation, developing efficiencies in these areas allows the administrator to concentrate on the more rewarding aspects of leadership. Kouzes and Posner (2003) espouse five practices for exemplary leaders: (1) modeling the way; (2) inspiring a vision; (3) challenging the process; (4) enabling others; and (5) encouraging the "Heart." The author describes these five practices that provide a guiding tenant in the leading role of being an administrator.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas