Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Curt Duffy


Managers who cling, dogmatically and unquestioningly, to a single view of leadership are especially apt to fail in educational institutions, where critical thinking and serious debate are part of the daily routine. Such unskilled application of simplistic leadership philosophies is seen even more often now that the corporate model, and its focus on basic accountability, is being integrated into the educational sector. Today’s educational administrators desperately need sophisticated training to help them apply forprofit methodologies to the more value-based and institutionalized educational arena.`