Module I Theory

Complete the chart on definitions of leadership/management/Administration

  1. Complete the Note-Taker Sheet on Leadership Styles and Theories


EDAD 5300:  Module 1

Definition of Leadership/Management/Administration

The purpose of this document is to help you develop a deeper understanding of these 3 terms.  As your read use the chart as a note-taking sheet to organize the various researchers and their definitions of leadership, management, and/administration.  I have provided some examples.  Please add 3 definitions for each:  Leadership, Management, and Administration. You may use other resources.  The document is expandable.  This will give you a chance to organize the major theories on leadership, management, and administration.  I have mine in red, please add yours in a different color to facilitate the grading process.

Leadership Key Traits or Characteristics Management Key Traits or Characteristics Administration Key Traits or Characteristics
General  O. R. Simpson, cited in Vornberg)

Leadership is the sum of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to control and inspire a group of people effectively.




Controlling and inspiring people

Mental, emotional, and spiritual













Leadership Key Traits or Characteristics Management Key Traits or Characteristics Administration Key Traits or Characteristics







  Bennis (Cited in Gorton & Alston)


“ Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right things.”









      Lily (cited in Gorton & Alston)


“…the powerful administrator is not independent, but rather interdependent. “






Distributive Power

Collective Power

1.    Significance from contribution

2.    2. Model behavior that values learning and competence

3.    Work is viewed as exciting

Lipham (Cited in Gorton & Alston)


“…initiating changes in established structures, procedures, and goals; … disrupter of the existing state of affairs.”


“initiating a new structure or procedure for accomplishing goals and objectives.”






Determined by behavior not position


Coping with change

Kotter (cited in Gorton & Alson)


“Management is about coping with complexity.”

Complementary  system to leadership Lipham (Cited in Gorton & Alston)


Administrator is primarily concerned with maintaining, rather than changing established structures, procedures, or goals.






Tied to a position









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