Theoretical Leadership

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theoretical. However, this study presents some of the most studied and in research and discussed in the academic literature. Speaking of the main models of leadership in education, Godin and his peers postulate that four theoretical models dominate the field of study of educational leadership, namely 1) transactional leadership, which is associated with participatory leadership; 2) transformational leadership; 3) moral leadership, to which ethical leadership resembles; 4) pedagogical leadership”. (Godin, Lapointe, Langlois & St-Germain 2005, p. 66). Table XXX presents, a chart, summarising the main terms used in the literature to talk about the leadership of principals. For Langlois and Lapointe, "The complexity of postmodern leaders of education…show more content…
The autocratic leader provides clear expectations while giving team members an ultimatum to accomplish the task or the job, and a mistake or failure is blamed. Generally, there is little or no input from group members, and the leader makes almost all of the decisions to be executed. Participative leadership refers to democratic leadership style. The leader participates in the group and offers guidance, and intervenes when needed. Besides, the team members are asked for input, which might make them feel good about having a say in concerns, and things in their organization. However, the leader may lose his or her handle on the team when the team members have too much power and do not adhere into the leader’s vision. As result, confusion is often…show more content…
Such leaders state future goals and develop plans to achieve them. Bass (1985) further stressed that transformational leadership can generate the big differences and big changes in groups, organizations, and societies. By mentoring and empowering their followers, transformational leaders encourage them to develop their full potential and thereby to contribute more capably to their organization ( Eagly et al, 2003). Transformational leadership is opposed to transactional style of leadership as studied famous scholars like Burns (1978), Bass (1998), and Avolio (1999). The transforming leaders provide the high standards of performance and accomplishment and the inspiration to reach such standards. To the degree their followers become self-actualizing, the achievements become self-reinforcing (Bass, 1985, p. 16). Values are mutual encouragement, empowerment and the transformation of team members into leaders. Transformational leadership would be more apt to create a truly positive school climate and a professional development process for

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