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ERIC Number: EJ922347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Power Principles for Educational Leaders: Research into Practice
Hoy, Wayne K.; Tarter, C. John
International Journal of Educational Management, v25 n2 p124-133 2011
Purpose: The aim of this article is to examine the empirical literature on irrationality and identify a set of concepts to help administrators cope with irrationality in decision making. Design/methodology/approach: This analysis is a synthesis of the selected research literature on irrationality. Findings: A set of seven concepts and propositions was identified that are critical in understanding the influence on irrationality on decision making. Research limitations/implications: The propositions proposed are ways to deal constructively with irrational behavior in decision making, but it is only a beginning. Practical implications: The concepts, propositions, and their application to practice are not well-known in educational administration and are useful tools for educational leaders. Originality/value: The paper discusses the power of seven concepts: perception; simplification; decisiveness; deadlines; norms; ownership; and emotional expectation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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