Mini Case: Out of the Box Leadership
Your superintendent knows that you are in a doctoral program and that you are undoubtedly learning new and out-of-the-box ways to create schools that meet the needs of all children. She presents you with an incredible opportunity to design and lead a school restructuring with a brand-new model of schooling for children ages 5–12. The first task she would like you to address are the leadership styles you will use in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the restructuring of this school.
Write a 250- to 300-word response to the following:
- Using the discussion of leadership styles in Ch. 9 of Organizational Behavior in Education, describe how you will lead at each of the 3 stages of restructuring: development, implementation, and monitoring. Include a research-based rationale for each stage.
- Include your own experience, as well as 2 citations that align with or contradict your comments as sourced from peer-reviewed academic journals, industry publications, books, and/or other sources. Cite your sources using APA formatting. If you found contradicting information to what your experience tells you, explain why you agree or disagree with the research.