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How do women lead? What does the literature say? : a study of women leading women in independent schools

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by C May, T Vilkinas
This paper examines the ways in which women lead women in independent schools. The intention is to develop a paradigm of female leadership style in education rather than pursuing the two existing threads of discussion: leadership as a male paradigm and as a comparative study between the genders. Essentially, the literature argues that women adopt a ‘transformational’ leadership style and that their style is modified by factors such as organisational climate, socialisation both at work and in general and organisational demographics. Discussion of the need to develop an ‘androgynous’ or ‘bi-gendered’ style is considered as women see the need to be consistent with gender expectations as well as develop strength as leaders. The development of a female paradigm of leadership is an important step in recognising that research into women in leadership is not a discussion about limitations but about opportunity and organisational health.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; University of South Australia;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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