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ERIC Number: EJ902992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-3497
Enthusiastic Educational Leadership
Russell, Jill Frymier
Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, v1 n2 p79-97 Spr 2008
A qualitative research study was conducted to explore the factors relating to enthusiastic and engaged educational leadership. The methodology included interviews of successful leaders in education at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, as well as a review of related research literature. The information gathered leads to the conclusion that enthusiasm and engagement with work is related to a collaborative leadership style, a strong work ethic, and alignment of personal and organizational missions. That is, educational leaders who (1) seek to achieve progress through collaboration; (2) exhibit a strong work ethic; and (3) clarify for themselves and others how the organizational mission aligns with personal mission are more likely, themselves, to be engaged and enthusiastic, while also promoting the same characteristics among those with whom they work. (Contains 1 figure.)
University of Florida, Department of Educational Administration and Policy. P.O. Box 117049, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: 352-273-4332; Fax: 352-846-2697; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A