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Colleges and universities are unique organizations and, as such, require a different type of approach to leadership than might we effective in other types of organizations. A participative style of leadership is advocated. It is argued participative leadership is more desirable and effective than other approaches. The effectiveness of participative leadership on structural units within institutions of higher education is discussed with the focus upon making decisions with the greatest benefit to students, now and in the future, as a top priority.


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This document was published with permission from the publisher. It was originally published in the Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of th Academic Business World International Conference and International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.