Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
I believe leadership is a tenuous position. Exemplary educational leaders need to be honest, forthright, consistent, fair, and caring. A failure in any of these traits often results in the loss of faith in the leader. People will not follow a leader they no longer have faith in. In addition to these traits, a good leader must be a tireless worker. Keeping the vision alive and -functioning must be a continual process, and if the principal is not willing to work at it, neither will others. Leadership involves creating an atmosphere and an environment where people are willing to adapt to change. The good leader is not reactionary to change, but anticipates it, and has a plan established for the anticipated change.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Dianna K. Engelbrecht
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©2004 Paul Flynn
Flynn, Paul, "A preferred vision for leading secondary schools : a reflective essay" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 648.