The purpose of this study was to explore whether the ratings of leadership attributes by African-American superintendents and their respective school board members are comparable and whether the superintendents’ self-ratings are related to their longevity as superintendents. The rating instrument was designed to address several important leadership qualities gleaned from the literature on leadership styles and a range of other theories and studies on effective leadership. These qualities were then consolidated into four attribute categories (skills, qualities, knowledge, and emotional intelligence/EQ) that capture the essential contextual work of school district superintendents. The results of this conceptual study provide valuable information to current and future school superintendents on the leadership attributes rated by their colleagues and school board members to be essential for superintendents’ success and longevity.
Wilson, Cynthia and Kowalski, Cash J.
"A Comparison Between African-American Superintendents and School Board Members on Leadership Attributes That Contribute to Superintendent Longevity,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol5/iss1/3