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

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

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AuthorCarter, Susan
Year2017
Place of PublicationQueensland
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://qasel.org.au/category/qaselcon/qasel-con-2017/
Conference/Event2017 Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders Conference (QASELCON17)
Event Details
2017 Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders Conference (QASELCON17)
Event Date
24 to end of 26 May 2017
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
Abstract

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.

Keywordsschool leaders, educational leaders, principals, subjective well-being
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
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Oral presentation. Abstract only published.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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