ERIC Number: EJ919382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Tone at the Top: Are You Doing the Right Thing?
Belachew, Abinet Y.
School Business Affairs, v75 n11 p36-37 Dec 2009
Never is the "tone at the top" more important than during times of economic distress. With an unprecedented number of state and local governments struggling to balance the budget, facing staggering operational cost increases, and even laying off employees, executive management and boards throughout the country are challenged to foster a positive, transparent, and accountable organizational culture. The question is, when will be the right time to do the right thing, and what will it take? School business administrators can and should create an ethical, transparent, and accountable culture--one that centers on doing the right thing. This article offers some tips for achieving that goal.
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Financial Problems, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership, School Business Officials, Organizational Culture, Ethics, Accountability, Participative Decision Making, Integrity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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