Leadership Reflections: Leadership Paradoxes
Journal of Library Administration
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Leadership faces a number of paradoxes that can be challenging and confusing, particularly as individuals take on new leadership roles. Employees want leaders to be decisive but participatory in decision making, focused on big pictures but contribute to detailed discussions, and engage but not micromanage. It is confusing as mixed messages are given to leaders and the opinions of employees vary, creating a situation in which it is difficult for leaders to fully understand employee expectations. Leaders not only need to understand these paradoxes but develop methods to balance employee expectations and communication strategies that help employees appreciate the balancing act that each leader must develop. © 2018, Published with license by Taylor & Francis © 2018, © Maggie Farrell.
communication; leadership; management
Leadership Reflections: Leadership Paradoxes.
Journal of Library Administration, 58(2),