RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CREATIVE LEADERSHIP PRACTICES AND SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS

K. Arivayagan, Z.A. Lope Pihie

University Putra Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
Recently research in creative leadership has ballooned to encompass the essential qualities in organizational leaders (Petrie, 2014). According to Thomson (2011) creative leaders are the mixture that able to create and manage the organizational culture and maintain school innovation and effectiveness. Turnbull (2012) explained that creative leaders inspire and encourage feedback by demonstrating through their nourishment behavior by not being castigated. In this paper, generativity theory will be utilized to explore the concept of creativity in leaders. Epstein (1999) presented four main core skills and abilities that assist people in expressing creativity individually which are capturing, challenging, broadening and surrounding. Model of high performing school by Shannon and Bylsma (2007) will be utilized to measure school effectiveness.