EDL 7101: School Leadership Internship (2)

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The theory and practice of leadership and management is in transition. Decentralized organizational systems are replacing bureaucratic hierarchies, collegial leadership is supplanting authoritarian procedures, delegation and empowerment are displacing top down directives, talent pools from the total organization are replacing talent oligarchies, and quality is viewed as a generic process involving customer focus, worker expertise, process, data-based decision-making, and feedback. These developments substantially change role expectations for school leaders, and require of these leaders strong planning, organizational, communication, interpersonal, group process, problem-solving, and change process skills.