The purpose of this descriptive, quantitative, non-experimental, cross-sectional study was to determine the self-perceived leadership style of principals in an era of accountability. The research instrument was the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire with added demographic questions. In addition to the determination of the self-perceived principal leadership style, the intention of this study was to determine the possible relationship of demographic variables such as principal gender, experience, ethnicity, school type, school grade, and school socioeconomic status determined by Title I on leadership styles. The participants of the study were principals from three large school districts in the state of Florida. The dependent variable was the principal leadership style categorized on the MLQ as transactional, transformational, or laissez-faire. The MLQ also determined the use of behaviors categorized as laissez-faire, authoritative, or participative. The independent variables were the demographic variables, principal gender, ethnicity, years of experience as a school principal, school type, school grade, and school socioeconomic status defined by Title I.
Living in the United States has put me in a great position of perspective. This is why I had to leave my country of origin, beautiful Transylvania behind, and my parents. And this was excruciatingly painful for us, and for my own community in Romania. So I decided I keep my country, and my new adoptive country to a higher standard, and ask more accountability from Despots in power.Ironically Trump turned out to be a despot, a nazi style president himself.Socialism, communism, fascism and Nazism are all but dead now. They have failed miserably. But they have been replaced by what is merely another more watered-down form of collectivism that may be called "interventionism". Indeed, interventionism is the predominant economic system in the world today.Contrary to the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, in the real world there are prolonged periods when market forces cannot self-correct in time to best serve the common good. Resulting social instability can only be corrected by government action.The crisis of statism, the rise of ultra-Liberalism which opposes all intervention in the “free market” (as suggested in the Ebeling quote above), and the recent development of what I call Decentralized-Liberalism (as suggested in the Soros quote above) provide the context for this audiobook in which civic society proposes intervention in the market to ease the blows of globalization.The double recession we are crossing through, in 2008, and now in 2012, the “double-dip” recession requires new thinking and favors George Soros’ common good interventionist state theory is winning hearts all over the globe.Although since the process of rapid globalization begun (since the 1980s with Reagan and Thatcher) has been widely studied and the new role of civil society has crucial importance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Koen Phoenix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152760/bk_acx0_152760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.