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ERIC Number: EJ867955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Leadership Theories--Managing Practices, Challenges, Suggestions
Hawkins, Cheryl
Community College Enterprise, v15 n2 p39-62 Fall 2009
A shortage of community college executives due to the number of retirements occurring among current leaders is predicted. An examination of three leadership theories--servant-leadership, business leadership and transformational leadership--suggests techniques for potential community college leaders. Servant-leaders focus on the needs of their employees, and business leaders focus on outcomes and quality methodologies. Finally, transformational leaders structure all employees' work towards the mission, establish open communication systems within the institution, and then focus their work on strengthening and sustaining their institutions for the future. A comparison and contrast of the three leadership theories, the challenges that may arise, and the theorists' suggestions to address the identified challenges is provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A