Leadership

A Solution-Focused Leadership Model: Examining Perceptions Of Effective Counselor Leadership

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Executive Summary

As school leaders, counselors are in a unique position to form collaborative partnerships with principals and faculty while utilizing techniques that improve morale, school climate, and student development. In this qualitative study, school counselors, teachers, and principals were asked to reflect on counseling leadership styles perceived as effective. Themes emerged suggesting the following leadership paradigms: collaboration between school counselors, principals, and teachers; the implementation of solution-focused techniques; and a need for school counseling program improvements. Recommendations and procedures for implementing a new leadership model, solution-focused leadership, are included as based on this qualitative data.

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