American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

School Administrators: Establishing Positive Relationships with Stakeholders
Dr. David E. Bartz, Dr. Cliff Karnes

It is essential that school administrators establish positive relationships with stakeholders that result in productive support and accomplishment of the goals they are expected to achieve. Holistically, positive and productive relationships are achieved by school administrators with stakeholders engaging in two-way or multi-party communications, active listening, giving encouragement and support, setting clear goals and expectations, explaining the “why” of goals and related tasks, providing feedback to stakeholders, and coaching to help stakeholders be their best. Specific areas that school administrators need to address in establishing positive and productive relationships are basic principles of positive psychology, communication skills, effectively utilizing diversity, social intelligence, empathy, vulnerability, outward mindset, and impressions management.

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