Date of this Version
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Vol. 1. No. l-January 2003. ISSN: 1541-6224
The authors describe the Synergistic Leadership Theory (SLT), which includes four factors: Leadership Behavior, Organizational Structure, External Factors, and Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values. The factors are described and contributions to existing leadership theory are explained. They further apply the factors to four cases in order to illustrate the application of the theory to leadership practice. The authors conclude that SLT, in including the female perspective, provides an expanded framework for taking a macro-perspective of the interactions among beliefs, external forces, people, and organizations.