Essay on Applying Leadership Thoeries
APPLYING LEADERSHIP THEORIES
APPLYING LEADERSHIP THEORIES IN THE SCHOOL SETTING
Every organization has a leader who manages the institution with the end task of accomplishing the desired goals. The success of an organization depends on dynamic and effective leadership. Leadership, is influencing people to follow in the achievement of a common goal (Koontz and O’Donnell, 1959). Educational organization has been going through tremendous changes, reform and restructuring. With these changes, Leadership styles and management techniques have undergone changes to keep up with the needs of the global society (Razik and Swanson, 2010). It is still debated on which Leadership styles or theory is the …show more content…
Contingency Model of Leadership According to this approach, Contextual factors influencing leadership processes, such as characteristics of environment, subordinates & tasks (House 1971), task structure, leader-member relations & leader’s position power to evaluate subordinates’ performance (Fiedler 1964), amount of relevant information possessed, importance of decision, subordinates’ acceptability of decision (Vroom & Yetton 1973), subordinate maturity (Hersey & Blanchard 1977) are considered by the leader in managing the organization.
At our school site, our principal gives at most importance to environmental structure, involving teachers and other stakeholders in decision making and goal setting. Once the structure is established, continuous feedback is provided