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A pandemic of uncertainty: Leading together when we can't see the future alone

Miller, Vachel


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4261955", 
  "container_title": "Journal of Contemporary Education Theory & Research", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "A pandemic of uncertainty: Leading together when we can't see the future alone", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2020, 
        10, 
        30
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p><strong><em>Purpose: </em></strong><em>In this research note, I reflect on the role of certainty in educational planning, amid the challenges to certainty posed by the COVID pandemic.&nbsp; This reflection is autoethnographic, based on theoretical literature from the field of organizational leadership, as well as my own teaching observations.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p>\n\n<p><strong><em>Methods: </em></strong><em>Over the past several months, the COVID pandemic has undermined and frustrated efforts to plan the future.&nbsp; In this paper a litterature review research was adopted.</em></p>\n\n<p><strong><em>Results: </em></strong><em>The possibility opened by the pandemic is that organizational leadership can become more relational, fluid, and responsive; rather than relying on assumptions of certainty. To further enrich this argument, follow-up studies could explore specific examples and cases in which organizations have adjusted their assumptions regarding certainty, planning, and leadership.</em></p>\n\n<p><strong><em>Implications: </em></strong><em>Insight identified in this article has lasting implications for how educational institutions approach planning and how organizations can cultivate leadership to be more resilient and nimble.</em></p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Miller, Vachel"
    }
  ], 
  "page": "46-49", 
  "volume": "4", 
  "note": "SUBMITTED: JULY 2020, REVISION SUBMITTED: SEPTEMBER 2020, ACCEPTED: OCTOBER 2020, REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY, PUBLISHED ONLINE: 30 OCTOBER 2020", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "issue": "2", 
  "id": "4261955"
}
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