Leadership styles of small, private, liberal arts college presidents in North Carolina

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Michael Fritz Riley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Although there has been much written about the leadership role of today's college president, there remains a lack of consensus about the value and distinctiveness of the president's leadership style. Vet, the effectiveness of the institution and the viability of its programs are projected by the image and leadership of its president. The purpose of this study was to investigate the leadership styles of small, private, liberal arts college presidents. Through this study, elements of the presidents' motivational patterns, leadership characteristics, performance behaviors, and leadership roles were explored. The president of each of the twenty-four small, private, liberal arts colleges in North Carolina was asked to complete Elias Porter's Strength Deployment Inventory and the Job Interactions Inventory. To serve as a counterpoint to each president's perception about his/her leadership style, five colleagues (the chief academic officer, chief student affairs officer, chief business officer, and two senior faculty members selected by the president) were asked to complete Porter's Strength Deployment Inventory: Feedback Edition.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
College presidents $z North Carolina

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