In schooling system Headmasters play avery important and significant role. As administrators they daily pass throughvarious issues. Headmasters have theirown leadership philosophy. It covers a large amount of area which headmasters willcontact with. Only efficient leadership & supervision can make the strongschool.
To be in a position of headmaster one has to come with making decisionson daily basis. Effective headmasters are capable of changing the shape ofschool. Effective leaders are seen as persons who set the track & influencethe group to follow the similar path. Various scholars have tried to characterizethe approaches of efficient leaders and to associate it with other facets ofadministrative results (Lewin et al 1939). A leader is a person who seessomething that needs to be done & knows how to do it. Effective leader see& catch opportunities at once. He isable to see superior brochure & facilitate others too. A leader is encouragerwho is ready to make bold decisions for better tomorrow.
Managerial &administrative skills are regarded as essential tools for school leaders.Without these skills a school leader cannot effectively communicate withorganization& goals and desired results cannot be achieved (Deborah, 2002).Effective leadership has direct connection with leaders’ styles & schoolleaders should be experienced & trained in leadership so as to utilizethese skills appropriately (Sosik & Dinger, 2007). According to Maicibi(2005)found that efficient leadership is important instrument for successful performanceby the pupil. To Lashway, (2003) Principals’ role is varying rapidly fromsimply encouraging teachers’ efforts to leading teachers to produce tangibleoutcomes.
According to (Gmelch, 2000) leadersare communicators, coordinators & listeners. Heads of the academic departments have beenlabeled as the “front-line leaders”in higher education. (Brown & Moshavi, 2002) in their study found thatdepartment heads are facing huge pressure & demands of their roles asadministrators and leaders. Head of the departments have to perform versatileroles. Administrators or heads are supposed to uphold the uppermost standard ofManagerial creativity, self confidence, leadership effectiveness, professionalcommitment, communication & interpersonal skills, classroom personality& academic integrity. Headmasters self confidence make-up relates to themaximization of return to the organization by all means. Thesmooth running of any school or organization is based on the fundamentals ofadministration and management. Headmasterstake the task of organization on their shoulders to make the institution flourishing.
Headmasters or managers possess the managerial skills to get the good resultsfor their organization. Leaders provide the foundation for teamwork in various ways.According to Gupta (1987) head of the institution occupies a very key positionin educational pyramid. The fate of an institution depends mostly upon the head of theinstitution. Headmaster is thekey educational leader and the chief executive officer of a complex and diversecommunity comprising of renowned, committed & dedicated teaching staff, students, their parents, governingbodies, education departments and university.
Leaders do not belittlepeople or make them feel that they have nothing to contribute. Leaders don’thide in their offices to overlook problems. They have to be visible; they haveto convey a sense of oneness.