The School Counselor as Leader

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The School Counselor as Leader
Whitney Talbert
Lamar University
CNDV 5330: CNI
August, 7, 2013
“The process of influencing the
activities of an individual or a
group in efforts toward goal
achievement in a given
situation.”
~Leadership
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
Activity
• Assess your current qualities as a
school counselor.
▫ Divide a piece of paper into two
columns. One column should be labeled
“Current Qualities” and the other labeled
“Aspiring Qualities.”
▫ Write down a variety of qualities under
each column and compare.
Qualities of an Effective Leader
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Creativity
Imagination
Flexibility
Courage
Passion
Training
Vision
Strength
Commitment
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Adaptability
Social Awareness
Assertiveness
Cooperation
Responsibility
Diplomacy
Originality
Honesty
Fairness
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
Roles of a Leader
• Build relationships with students, staff, parents, and
community members
• Develop and communicate the comprehensive
school counseling program
• Promote and provide developmental curriculum to
be used in the classroom
• Develop and write a vision and mission statement
for the school counseling program
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
5 Types of Power
• Reward Power
• Coercive Power
• Legitimate Power
• Expert Power
• Referent Power
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
REWARD POWER
Power to provide benefits
perceived as valuable to the
follower
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
COERCIVE POWER
Power to impose punishments or
remove benefits as perceived by
the follower
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
LEGITIMATE POWER
Power that is used when the
follower perceives that the leader
has the right to make the request
and the follower has the
obligation to comply
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
EXPERT POWER
Power that occurs when the
follower believes the leader has
the expertise, knowledge, or
training that will result in desired
outcomes
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
REFERENT POWER
Power that is used when the
follower’s admiration, liking,
desire for approval, or
identification with the leader
prompts compliance
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
Bolman & Deal’s Leadership Frames
• Structural Leadership
▫ Building of viable organizations
• Human Resource Leadership
▫ Empowerment and inspiration of followers
• Political Leadership
▫ Distribution of power
• Symbolic Leadership
▫ Interpretation and reinterpretation of meaning
within our society
(Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012)
References
Dollarhide, C. T. & Saginak, K. A. (2012). Comprehensive school
counseling programs: K-12 delivery systems in action. Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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