Leadership strategies employed during organizational change have generally been approached with an either/or bias toward modernist or postmodernist frameworks. The literature review suggested that the lack of integration between these frameworks represents a major deficiency when implementing organizational change. The purpose of this ethnographic case study was to understand the link between modernist and postmodernist approaches that contributes to successful organizational change. A purposive sample of 4 leaders and 4 followers working in a technological environment in a Maryland School District were interviewed in an attempt to understand the leadership competencies that contribute to organizational change success. The research question explored the recurring leadership competencies that influence successful change in technology-based institutions. Findings were analyzed through the codified mapping of effective leadership competencies identified in the literature and the recurring themes of individual leadership strategies that emerged during the interviews. They showed that the leader's methods, strategies, and approaches must focus on the attainment of organizational mandates, and embrace a dualistic approach that meets the organization's objectives within human, social, and organizational contexts. This dictum directly moderates positive social change and represents a microcosm of either/or issues, challenges, and orientations confronting leaders. The integration of modernist and postmodernist thinking may ultimately facilitate effective human-social collaboration thereby empowering organizations to achieve long-term sustainability and continuity. Therefore, redefining leadership strategies that embrace modernist and postmodernist thinking is critical for organizations to lead change efficiently and effectively.... leadership approaches to organizational change in terms of modernist and postmodernist philosophical frameworks. ... as embedded in the transmissive model of professional development, and (b) an emphasis on nonlinear organizationalanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Interconnectedness Between Efficient and Effective Models of Leadership for Organizations in the Midst of Change|
|Author||:||Donnell S. Josiah|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|