The Study Of Leadership On Higher Education

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The study of leadership in higher education brings with it a multitude of concepts, theories, and topics to learn, and as a novice researcher, it is important to explore as many of these concepts as possible during your degree program in order to gain a better understanding of the magnitude the study of leadership in higher education covers. Throughout a doctoral program on leadership in higher education, candidates will encounter hundreds of scholarly articles and empirical studies that fall in the purview of postsecondary leadership. When reviewing these articles, it is important to analyze and synthesize each piece of research to determine the methodologies used by scholar-practitioners and identify best practices in educational…show more content…
To begin, research on charismatic leadership will be explored. The original construct of the charismatic leader, as viewed by Weber (1922), was based on ideology of divine leadership (as cited in Bass, 2008). The theory has been updated to mean a leader that uses compelling behaviors, such as altruism, self-assurance, enthusiasm, and vision to influence on their followers, (Bass, 2008). Bastedo, Samuels, and Kleinman (2014) researched charismatic leadership in religious colleges and its connection with organizational identity, leader compensation, college applications, and alumni donations. The purpose of the research was to identify if charismatic leadership at religious, not-for-profit colleges resulted in greater organizational identity, with connections to higher pay for the leader, student applications, and financial donations (Bastedo et al., 2014). Bastedo et al. (2014) included four hypotheses in their work, and each is in regards to religious, not-for-profit postsecondary institutions. First, they hypothesized there would be a positive correlation between the use of charismatic leadership and organizational
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