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Leadership modeled by Tweets?


An article by Dr. Josie Ahlquist, 25 Higher Education Presidents to Follow on Twitter, examines the Twitter style of university presidents that allows a peek at leadership perspectives. Most of the presidents selected employ Greenleaf's (1977) servant leadership model, hyping student and program accomplishments and being the face of the university. Some go beyond that paradigm to be transformative, advocating for change and leading values discussions (Gardner, 2005). Even fewer presidents demonstrate servant and transformative and authentic leadership that cheerleads their campuses, pushes for positive change, and displays themselves transparently as fallible humans.

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  1. If you want to see a great example of a president cheerleading their campus via twitter - check out https://twitter.com/TitanPrezVirjee

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  2. Thanks for your reflections on leadership as related to this Twitter article. I appreciate the perspective you share and the insights into these presidents and their leadership models.

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  3. It's always a good thing to see technology get used to it's full potential. So many people talk about the dangers of social media and why people should stay away from it. These presidents are clearly demonstrating how the technology can be used for good.

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