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ERIC Number: EJ874760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Voices of Women in the Field: Blue Chair Moments of Leadership
Stavem, Jane
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v6 n1 p73-76 Jan 2008
Where does leadership begin and where did leaders ever get the idea that someone would follow them? This author has been reflecting on this question a great deal lately, in light of the mountains of books and articles she has accumulated. Apparently, there are many people asking questions about leadership and many more who want to know the answers. Are leaders born or developed? How do great leaders transform failing schools and businesses into successful, thriving operations? What are the magic steps to becoming a great leader? People can read books on many different styles of leadership with promises that guarantee success if they only follow the correct model. Although these books provide useful and even inspiring information about leadership and how to become an effective leader, they fail to answer the fundamental question of where leadership begins. What were those first beginning actions that made people believe they were leaders? The author has come to call these moments of emerging leadership "blue chair" moments, and, in this article, she describes her personal "blue chair" moments of leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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