Title

What Makes a College Administrator an Effective Leader?: An Exploratory Study

Abstract

This exploratory study examines the necessary leadership skills for hospitality management education administrators. Eight subjects were used in this exploratory study. Qualitative methods, including triangulation of observation and in-depth interviews, were used to analyze information provided by participants. Study results indicate current administrators believe that communication, diplomacy, and human resources skills are required. Faculty participants believe that communication, goal setting, the ability to encourage collaborative and collegial relationships among staff and faculty, fund-raising, empathy, compassion, and facilitation skills are most important.

Publication Date

2009

Journal Title

Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15313220903041980

Document Type

Article