The Importance Of Educational Leadership

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Education is professed as the most significant tool for social transformation and as such educational leadership needs to be a positive force in transforming societies in a rapidly changing world. It further unraveled how educational leadership impacts on social transformation. Educational leadership was discussed in the light of roles and responsibilities, leadership and values, leadership as influence, leadership and vision towards social transformation. It has been noted that to complete these tasks, it is essential for a leader to work and communicate with other stakeholders, including staff, industrial personnel, students and families of the students. University performance benefits from a collaborative approach to leadership, which includes sharing contemporary issues, failures, and concerns. Effective educational leadership rests upon relationship building and the support and contributions of all stakeholders. A true leader will create an educational environment in which opportunities for positive social transformation are present and supported throughout the organisation. INTRODUCTION Northouse (2015) defines leadership as a way one influences a group of people to achieve set goals. In this changing, global environment, it is argued that leadership holds the answer not only to the success of individuals and organisations, but also to sectors, regions and nations. Leadership is engrossed in an intricate, vibrant, and interactive web (Hunt etal. 2013). Perceptions
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