Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The key to leadership is confidence: not only in yourself, but those around you to get the job done to your satisfaction. Good leaders surround themselves with good people to whom they can delegate responsibility to and trust that it will be done satisfactorily. Leaders must not only bask in the glow of success, but also bathe in the spotlight of failure, readily admitting fault when necessary.
A quality leader possesses good motivational skills and is adept at "handling" people. In my experiences, good leaders remain calm under pressure and are constantly striving to improve not only themselves, but also those around them. An effective leader has a great influence over their organization and sets the tone for others, which can be either positive or negative. Although many people have developed leadership skills through training, I believe that most good leaders have an innate drive or skill for leadership.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Robert H. Decker
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©2004 Todd M. Coulter
Coulter, Todd M., "What I believe about leadership and education : a reflective essay" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 495.