Journal Articles Review

Journal Articles Review

Journal Title: “An emerging model of board development including coaching and feedback” by David E. Lee and James T. Fox

The article’s primary purpose is to establish the effectiveness in decision making among school board members (Lee & Fox, 2019). In doing so, the authors put to task what school boards do with thousands of dollars each year yet there is little to show for the expenditures. The authors bring to question the school board’s decision to send the staff to expensive seminars where they acquire knowledge that rarely implemented. It is therefore apparent that the authors have achieved their desired objectives. More importantly, the authors present facts and use logical reasoning which also links with the article’s purposes.

Reading the article, the reader can quickly point out the effectiveness and efficiency of how the authors have presented and backed up the points of argument. As a result, the ideas in the paper are easy to relate and follow thus enhancing understanding.

Journal Title: “Haas Research on Leadership: An Introduction” by David J. Vogel

The author seeks to shine a light on critical components of leadership and their essentiality in addressing challenges associated with guidance (Vogel, 2017). The author brings forth the issue on the need to innovate to remain competitive and as to why leaders need to give incentives to their employees such that they stay creative and original. The writer emphasizes the need to credit employees for their work. David provides a rationale to which leaders can explore in closing the gender gap within the workplace. Additionally, there is reiteration on preserving product quality and encouraging sustainability. Primarily, the author sufficiently explores the content to support the thesis statement.

In reading the article, students inarguably acquire knowledge to develop their skill set in leadership as the writer clearly defines future desires in business leadership. Those already in leadership can testify to the author’s presentation of concepts by the present times.

Journal Title: “Is critical leadership studies ‘critical’?” by Mark Learmonth and Kevin Morrell

Regarding this write, the authors are in pursuit to create the need to embrace and include a plurality of perspective in critical leadership studies (Learmonth & Morrell, 2016). It is on this basis that the authors counter to differentiate leader and follower from manager and worker. The writers in a bid to define leadership attribute its meaning to the reliance on the logic of equivalence. The author’s presentation of the argument ensures the readers’ enlightenment into the world of leadership. Though challenging to attribute leader and administration to specific meaning and consequently differentiate it from the manager, the authors manage to achieve their objective in ascertaining criticality in leadership studies.

The journal provides for the readers a mind-boggling experience.  Its presentation of facts and examples. It is a recommendation to any enthusiast in leadership agenda and prospective leaders. It is a good read for scholars in leadership classes.

Journal Title: “5 Steps Educators Can Take to Close the ‘Tech-Spectation’ Gap” by Elliot Levine

The main agenda in the journal is the need by schools to provide quality learning to students through appropriate technologies (Levine, 2018). Notably, it addresses critical issues on the use of technology in learning and teaching. Arguably, it prescribes the need to have up-to-date technologies as it is a contributing factor affecting education in regards to learner expectation. It is easy to single out the suggestion in training educators on technological device use to curb their phobia, and to create an appetite within them such that the tutors appreciate the devices. Clear observations point out that to close the technology expectation gap may not be easy as it will take time.

From one’s comprehension of the argument by the author, it is wise to note the establishment of facts that one can relate. This, in turn, creates a sense of authenticity and ease of understanding within the readers’ mind.

Journal Title: “President’s Perspective: Now What?” by Frank C. Pugh

In this journal, the author confronts the issues of what to do with and how to implement essential information one acquires through learning and networking opportunities in creating productive schools (Pugh, 2018). An insight into the essence of attending enlightening seminars and conferences comes into question as a majority of people rarely concentrate while in attendance. Within the journal, much consideration has been given in identifying challenges affecting learning in district schools. It is not in doubt that avenues to explore and counter these challenges are highlighted and understandable to the readers. For the leaders, a chance to sit down and reflect on the gaps one misses or refuse to address is most notable within the journal.

As a reader, one sees the need to critique some of the mechanism of achieving positive progress. The author’s arrangement of argument is point notch and astute for students to comprehend and practice.

Journal Title: “Tom on Point: A Sound Investment” by Thomas J. Gentzel

The author addresses concern on policy-making decisions made by those in leadership and the corresponding effect as a result (Gentzel, 2018). Drawing examples from the decision by Congress, the author brings out the positive impact as a result of what can be described as responsive leadership. The facts presentation is relatable to the readers as it is something the citizens have experienced first hand. There is enough justification for the intermarriage of decisions and results within the journal texts. As to the aspect in delays of achieving results, the procedures taken are at times to blame and not the decision makers. There appears an urge for the more in-depth focus as the decision-making process is restricted to specific tiers of leadership based on demands of the task.




Gentzel, T. (2018). Tom On Point: A sound investment | National School Boards Association. Retrieved from

Learmonth, M., & Morrell, K. (2016). Is critical leadership studies ‘critical’?. Leadership13(3), 257-271. doi: 10.1177/1742715016649722

Lee, D., & Fox, J. (2019). Behavioral Governance | National School Boards Association. Retrieved from

Levine, E. (2018). 5 Steps Educators Can Take to Close the “Tech-Spectation” Gap | National School Boards Association. Retrieved from

Pugh, F. (2018). President’s Perspective: Now what? | National School Boards Association. Retrieved from

Vogel, D. (2017). Haas Research on Leadership: An Introduction. California Management Review60(1), 5-7. doi: 10.1177/0008125617735339