How satisfied are you as a leader, leading with subjective well-being maintained?

Carter, Susan (2017) How satisfied are you as a leader, leading with subjective well-being maintained? In: 2017 Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders Conference (QASELCON17), 24-26 May, 2017, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Leadership involves many things including leading equity, innovation and engagement. One significant challenge involved in doing this, is simultaneously also maintaining one’s own Subjective Well-Being (SWB). Research has highlighted that a person’s level of SWB, which essentially refers to how a person cognitively evaluates their own well-being, in terms how satisfied they are with life (Diener, 2006, 2009), can impact their capacity to make good decisions. The SWB of our school leaders should be a central focus as their sphere of influence in the school and broader community can have a very positive impact on the lives of others. Current National and Internal research illustrates that our schools leaders are finding it very challenging to maintain their well-being within the educational topography. This session provides hope and real world knowledge of how some experienced principals have effectually lead their school community and maintained their SWB. The material presented has been developed from scientific research conducted in Australia with experienced principals.
Participants will be presented with practical ways that some principals have used to maintain their SWB and introduced to the theory of MegaPositioning. Feeling competent in the role of leadership, experiencing a feeling of control over one’s life and having a strong sense of meaningful work are all important components of MegaPositioning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Oral presentation. Abstract only published.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 01:26
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: school leaders, educational leaders, principals, subjective well-being
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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