FollowersÃ¢ÂÂ Perspective Does Matter! (Follow up to You Have What? Personality! Traits that Predict Leadership Styles for Elementary Principals)Melinda Garcia*
Department of Agriculture, Leadership, Education and Communication, Texas A& M AgriLife, Extension, College Station, Texas, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Melinda Garcia
Department of Agriculture
Leadership, Education and Communication
4-H Youth Development Specialist, Texas A&M University College Station
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, San Antonio, Texas 78230, United States
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 26, 2017; Accepted date: June 14, 2017; Published date: June 21, 2017
Citation: Garcia M (2017) Followers’ Perspective Does Matter! (Follow up to You Have What? Personality! Traits that Predict Leadership Styles for Elementary Principals). J Psychol Psychother 7:309. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000309
Copyright: © 2017 Garcia M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
If a transformational leader seeks to grow and be effective and efficient, then, it would be wise to listen to follower’s perspective regarding the leader’s effectiveness and efficiency. How many times do followers have opportunities to evaluate their supervisor? Not often. Feedback is provided at least once a year via evaluations. A good follower will question areas of opportunities and work towards improving in areas of growth. A good follower makes a concerted effort to learn from the evaluation to grow professionally while others choose to take the feedback personally. In a school setting, the Principal runs the school and teachers are in charge in the classroom. Principals and vice principals observe the teachers at least twice a year. Imagine having teachers evaluate the principal? Better yet, imagine students’ evaluating teachers? What kind of results can we expect?