Management of Things and Human Relations
Prof. S. N. Mukerji thinks that “Education administration it concerned with the management of things as well as with human relationships, i.e., the better working together of people. In fact, it is more concerned with human beings and less with inanimate things. ‘It is, therefore, primarily a social enterprise.”
Recognition to good Work Done: According to Online Teacher Training, “Nothing will more encourage a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, to greater effort than an encouraging recognition of good work one, of sincere effort made, or good qualities shown. If those in charge of institutions and those carrying on the administrative work of departments wish to enable those working with them to do their best, they should always realise value of ungrudging recognition of all that merits recognition.”
Head not by Appointment but by Superior Ability: He must not be respected by his staff and students that he is their head by appointment only but they should feel that he is their leader by superior ability, energy and character.
Health: A person with indifferent health and poor stamina will not be able to discharge his multifarious and heavy responsibilities of the head of an institution.
Life One of Immolation: According to Early Childhood Education “The prowess of the school community is his thought by day and dream by night, and his aching passion is to wear himself out in the service of the shrine in which he feels spiritually wedded. It is his convictions that while the life of a teacher are one of consecration that of the Headmaster should be one of immolation.”
Leader by Courage and Reason and not by Power: He must learn to lead by reason, by his larger knowledge and courageous enthusiasm rather than to drive by reason of his superior power. He must reach up out of the routine of school supervision and execute duties into the higher level of educational statesman. The successful administrator gets people to work with him, not primarily because he has power over them and can order them but because he is the kind of leader for whom they want to do their best.
Man of Integrity: He fights all temptations to pad his purse with money to which he is not entitled. To quote S. Balakrishna Joshi, “He does not try to exploit school influence for private gains because he realizes that if he does it, his sagas his moral death-warrant. The result is that no amount of pressure can wean him from the path of duty and justice. Authority cannot coerce him, nor can temptation reduce him into any course of conduct, not conducive to the highest interests of the school.”
Optimistic Outlook: He has an unlimited faith in himself. He always thinks of success all the time. Ryburn stresses, “It is essential, therefore, that he be not only a man of high character but also that he is a man of faith; faith in his vocation, faith in his pupils, faith in human nature, and faith in his staff.”