Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Dr. Kimberly Hartung
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover
Dr. Thomas Hoffman
This dissertation examines the complexity of leadership teamwork and focuses on high school administration teams. These teams are complex and support multiple stakeholders throughout their educational institutions. The primary purpose of this study is to understand how high school administration teams construct strong group dynamics that foster integration of ideas and actions across a learning organization. The secondary focus is understanding leadership traits that teams and individual leaders of high school administration teams possess and how teams utilize communication to support effective leadership teams. The study analyzed high school administration teams, of three or more members, looking at the team components of team context, essential conditions and team performance. The findings reveal that successful high school administration teams have reoccurring structured team meetings, well-defined norms, and utilize clear and concise communication among and between all stakeholders. Additionally, the participants disclosed that being Trustworthy, Dependable and Empathic are traits that support strong teams. In conclusion, this study looks at the structures, traits and how group dynamics are fostered within high school administration teams. The research findings, in this dissertation, can provide valuable information to teams in complex conditions.
Community Building, Leadership, Teamwork, Leadership Traits
Brady, Steven, "Examining Group Dynamics Of High School Adminstrative [sic] Teams: How Individual And Group Leadership Traits Foster Integration Of Ideas And Actions In Learning Organizations" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4450.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations