Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Streamline the Hiring Process by Matching Personality Types to Coaching Strategies
by Hamblin, Melanie J., Ed.D., Wingate University, 2013, 96; 3591771
Abstract (Summary)

Producing students that are prepared for the world of work or higher education is the goal of every public school. Having highly effective school leaders in each building is vital for accomplishing this goal. The state of North Carolina outlined one method of building school leadership through the use of school transformation coaches.

The purpose of this research study was to determine the common characteristics of transformational leaders, coaching practices that are most beneficial in helping school leaders become successful, and if coaches with specific personality type indicators naturally used the beneficial practices more frequently. The results of the research were used to streamline the process used to hire North Carolina school transformation coaches and to inform and design professional development for current school transformation coaches. The goal of the research study was to create a common understanding of the characteristics, coaching practices, and personality type preferences needed to effectively develop school leaders using the Division of District and School Transformation and to develop the coaches within the department to in order to achieve goals efficiently.

Keywords: District and School Transformation (DST), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), School Transformation (STC).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Watkins, Rick
Commitee: Ellerbe, James, Stegall, Bill
School: Wingate University
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration, Personality psychology
Keywords: District transformation, Hiring, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Personality, School transformation coach
Publication Number: 3591771
ISBN: 9781303324864
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