Servant -leaders in community colleges: A phenomenological study

by Boroski, Edna K., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2009, 134 pages; 3350238

Abstract:

Community colleges in the United States are mandated by their governing bodies to serve their students and their surrounding communities. Servant leadership has been suggested as the most effective approach for community college presidents to use in leading. This qualitative phenomenological study examined the values and beliefs that motivate community college presidents who were observed by their peers to be servant-leaders. Twenty incumbent community college presidents were interviewed, with questions focused on their core values, their individual sources of motivation and inspiration, and the approaches they used to motivate others. The results of this study indicated that these community college presidents' values and beliefs are aligned with servant-leader values and beliefs described in the literature.

AdviserToni B. Greif
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsCommunity college education; Management; Educational administration
Publication Number3350238

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