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The servant leadership of Nelson Mandela: a case study

A relatively new construct of leadership, known as servant leadership, has begun to appear with greater frequency within the body of leadership literature and is based on the idea of leader as first and foremost a servant. Greenleaf (2003) describes the servant leader as one who possesses a natural desire ... more

A profile of the chief student affairs officers of the California State University system

The purpose of this quantitative study was to establish a current profile of the chief student affairs officers (CSAOs) of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University (CSU) system. This study provides descriptive data on CSAO (a) demographics and characteristics; (b) roles; (c) functions; (d) career patterns; and ... more

Overcoming the barriers: success stories of English learners in a U.S. high school

A disproportionate number of high school dropouts are Latino immigrant students with emergent English language skills. Statistically, students that meet these demographic characteristics are more likely to drop out of high school before receiving their diploma. Thus, these same students will then enter the workforce ill equipped for job advancement ... more

Organizational leadership: a study on the affects of certification to international organization for standardization (ISO)

Compliance to requirements of ISO is an important leadership problem for the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) companies. Furthermore, the IAQG seeks to understand the valuation of ISO/AS9100 requirements (2009), audit practices, management functions, business performance, customer satisfaction, and potential future concepts for ... more

Teacher leadership practices, supports and challenges in implementation of the common core high school math standards

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore and describe the practices of teacher leaders in a PLC content team along with the supports they received and needed as well as the challenges they encountered during implementation of the Common Core State Standards for high school mathematics in ... more

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